Tweed Heads

Tweed River and Rainforest lunch Cruise

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From USD 64.08

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Cruise along the Tweed River to the rainforest on this half-day scenic boat trip with morning tea and lunch. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins as you start your trip upriver, passing by islands and sandbanks. Continue your journey through the Northern Rivers region up to Stotts Island Nature Reserve and enjoy incredible views of birds of prey and pelicans, along with an informative and entertaining commentary from your captain.
  • Enjoy the views from the open-air viewing platform on top of the boat
  • See birds of prey and pelicans gather on the riverbanks at feeding time
  • Watch the world go by on the riverbanks over morning tea and a local lunch
  • Learn about Indigenous history and the river’s wetlands and wildlife

Sample Menu


Tweed River grazing board

Tweed trawler prawns local smoked chicken craft breads with deli meats and cheese, green salad, homemade quiches, fresh seasonal fruits.


Morning Tea

Fresh plunger Coffee and local teas home baked cake

What's Included

  • feeding the birds of prey
  • Captains 5 star commentary on the Tweed River Region
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Tour escort/host
  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • amazing views and photo opportunity of the beautiful natural landscape of the Tweed River and Valley
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Drinks (available to purchase)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 2 River Terrace
    2 River Terrace, Tweed Heads NSW 2485, Australia

Start time

11:30 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required.
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years.
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required.
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet minimum requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • A small amount of walking is involved.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 46 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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99 reviews
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A good day out
Max_C, Nov 2022
The bird life were very good to observe. The staff were very pleasant and able. Commentary was also very informative
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thanks for the review Max, so glad you could enjoy the birds of prey!
Lovely, relaxing way to see the Tweed
Michelle_K, Nov 2022
A beautiful day cruising up the Tweed River - both the weather and the experience. Food was plentiful and the commentary very informative. We are locals but got to see the countryside from a different perspective.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We love that you are local and decided to join us on this cruise. We agree with you, the Tweed looks so different from the water :). Hope to welcome you on board again some time soon.
A lovely way to spend four hours
Moira_O, Apr 2022
The trip was just after the floods so the water was murky but it was still a beautiful trip to the rain forest. The food was excellent and there was plenty of room to move around.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thank you for joining us after the floods, its been a tough time for our region to get going again. So it greatly appreciated that you come along and joined us on our beautiful cruise, enjoyed our food and our spacious vessel the Golden Swan.