The Tweed Region has so much to offer, we’re going to have to work hard to pack in as much as we can in this micro-adventure.
We are offering three trips to the Tweed/Norther Rivers with different focuses:
Trip 1 – Moderate fitness – up to 12km hikes, kayaking, cycling, art gallery – focus – Archibald Exhibition, night time hike using night vision goggles
Trip 2 – Beginner fitness – Easy hikes up to 8km, art gallery, cycling, local food producers – focus – hand picked eateries for lunches, dinners or high teas
Trip 3 – Advanced fitness – hikes up to 21 km, art gallery, local food and distilleries visits – focus – challenging hikes and rewarding eateries.
It’s a great opportunity to make new friends in a small group environment. This short break is about making connections; connections with the local area, to the local people and businesses, to the stunning natural landscapes, to your fellow adventurers and maybe even to yourself as you take on new challenges and experiences.
Don’t worry, it isn’t all go-go-go, there will be downtime to relax and get to know your fellow travellers.
Our trips are about filling your life with experiences. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show.
So, what are you waiting for? Grab the bull by the horns and join in today, you know you want to!
Tumbulgum, Tweed Valley, NSW
0800hrs Toowoomba option
There are six rooms at this beautifully renovated house on the banks of the Tweed River. To make things fair rooms are priced according to their size and facilities, so you can choose a room to suit.
If you want a double occupancy room (either twin, queen or king) you must book nominate who you are sharing with at time of booking.
Rooms are booked on a first come, first served basis. So our advice is – book quickly!
ROOM 6 – Twin room share bathroom $1,550/pp double occupancy max 2 people
ROOMS 5 & 4 – Queen room share bathroom $1,550pp double occupancy, $1,650pp single occupancy
Room 3, 2 & 1 – King room w/ensuite $1,750pp double occupancy, $1,850pp single occupancy
From her starting position as tea lady, a job she took way too seriously (trust us, tea is something of an obsession with her), she wins the gold star for giving everything a go.
As a former police officer, Suzanne joined the ICON team with not only a can-do attitude but also a bloody-well-will-do attitude too. If she’s in charge of a tour or helping to organise independent travel for you, you can be rest-assured it will be like her tea, done to the highest and most meticulous standard.
If you are travelling from Toowoomba meet the transport at 10.00am for departure. We’ll take a leisurely drive to the Tweed Valley, northern NSW*
We’ll check into our comfortable accommodation, unpack and meet the gang.
If the weather is lovely we’ll take a 10min stroll to the Husk Gin Distillery and have a relaxed afternoon sitting in their beautiful grounds overlooking the green rolling hills. Use this time to get to know the others in the group over a cheese platter and tasting (all drinks at own expense).
Tonight we’ll try one of many eateries within walking distance to our ‘home in the Tweed’ (dinner at own expense).
*If you prefer to take your own vehicle, meet us at the accommodation in Tumbulgum at 2pm for check-in.
Today you’ll have the option of trying out one of the Tweed’s many hikes*.
The Tweed Hinterland has so much to showcase when it comes to hiking. From private properties to National Parks, there are green hills, steep mountains and cascading waterfalls to be appreciated. Depending on the weather and energy levels we’ll find a walk to suit.
After a hike, we’ll stop for lunch (own expense) at one of the quaint little hinterland villages.
Afternoon at leisure.
In the late afternoon, we will hop on board Spirit of Wollumbin, a traditional Huon Pine River ferry. You will glide slowly upstream on the majestic Tweed River and/or the scenic Rous River whilst enjoying cold beverages & fresh wood-fired pizza.
Complimented with 1 x individual serve of local wood-fired pizza, wine & beer. A perfect way to celebrate wine down Friday!
*Please note that Mount Wollumbin (Mt Warning) is currently closed.
Today we’ll head toward the beach. Here we will park the vehicle and pick up our bikes.
There are miles of flat boardwalks and cycle paths perfectly set up along the Tweed Coast. It offers some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. Check out the $million homes, why not pick one out for your retirement!
An added bonus to the beautiful North Coast New South Wales scenery, are the many cafes at the various towns along the ride. So if we want to stop for a rest on the beach or refreshments, you’re not short of options.
We will ride as far as we are comfortable, then return the bikes to the pick-up destination.
If we have time we’ll call into Tweed Valley Whey, a local cheese producer to sample their award-winning cheeses on our way home.
Tonight as our last evening we’ll dine at Mavis’s Kitchen, arguably the regions top restaurant almost in the foothills of Mount Wollumbin. You will have worked hard today so you deserve a three-course degustation menu to choose from! (Alcoholic drinks at own expense)
After a leisurely breakfast we’ll visit a farm before we head home; Bucks Farm.
Buck cultivates and harvests his very own finger limes that are native to the 350 acre farm. His finger limes have become a delicacy in many top restaurants around the country supplying chefs to the likes of Tetsuya (Sydney) and Rene Redzepi (Noma, Denmark).
Buck also grows a variety of bush foods such as Davidsons Plums, Lemon Myrtle and Aniseed Myrtle. He also outsourced exotic Asian Fruits and harvests them when in season. These unique, often unheard of fruits, consist of the Himalayan Buddha’s Hand, Japanese Yuzu Fruit and the Kaffir Lime Fruit that is used in Thai cooking. Buck also has the Indian Neem Tree and the ultimate health benefit plant Turmeric.
The tour finishes after the visit.
Return transport to Toowoomba for those who require it.