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Australia's Best Kept Secret

By: Jacob Courtade - Published: • References: newtweedcoast
Miles of pristine, picture-perfect beach are all the eye can see, almost as if stranded alone in a tropical paradise.

Only miles away from the Gold Coast (a 15 minute drive from its airport) lies the New Tweed Coast. Arguably one of the most beautiful coastlines in Australia, this new holiday destination will appeal to all. From the multitude of accommodation choices, to the fine-dining options, to the expansive choice of activities, spending two days in this Australian dream world won't disappoint.

The new vacation destination has developments taking place across both the Salt Village and Domain Casuarina Beach Resort areas. Accommodations in the former include the top-of-the-line Peppers Salt Resort and more affordable Mantra Village. A luxury vacationer opting for the Domain Casuarina Beach Resort ought to seek refuge at Santai, a Balinese-inpsired resort.

For a real Australian experience during your vacation, be sure to ride the waves at the beaches along the New Tweed Coast. Surfing lessons, featuring authentic Aussie surfers as instructors, are available from New Tweed Coast Adventures.

Looking for activities beyond the beach? Rent a bike from Peppers' Salt Resort and cycle into the town of Kingscliff for lunch. A leisurely 15 minute ride includes a river crossing where children swim in a shallow bend and ends in this sleepy town at the northern tip of New South Wales. Pick up a burger from one of the many cafes peppered along the main street and head down to the shore, only metres away. Sun-soaked and content, the ride back feels just a little longer.

For those who may prefer to stay out of the heat during the day, the Golden Door Spa has a location on site Peppers' Salt. Boasting the largest day spa in Australia, this location has partnered with Peppers to provide packaged services for resort guests. Full body massages are highly recommended, notably the hot stone therapy, available in both 50- and 80-minute sessions (stick with the latter).

Two days in this sun-drenched oasis of coastline pass as if only minutes had gone by. Solace is found in the prospect of future visits – the thought of glorious sunrises on the pristine beaches that will be there to greet its fortunate visitors once again.