Tweed Heads is the northernmost town in the Australian state of New South Wales and is located approximately 100 km south of Brisbane. It forms the southern end of the Gold Coast of Queensland and is joined at the State border with Coolangatta. The town takes its name from Tweed Heads Tweed River, at the mouth of it lies. Tweed Heads was officially founded in 1886 and has about 52,000 inhabitants. At the end of the 19th century the place was not only a center of the timber industry, he and the coastal region was a popular holiday destination. Today he fits seamlessly to the rest Resort Gold Coast and is also a popular retirement home. Biggest attraction of the area is Mount Warning, the remnant of a long extinct shield volcano, the largest in the southern hemisphere. Also within easy reach of the Lamington National Park. Tweed Heads is located in the administrative area of Tweed Shire.
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