An alluring town awash with pizzazz, Kingscliff is a popular retreat for families and couples. It boasts friendly, uncrowded beaches and a main street full of celebrated restaurants. Within steps of most Kingscliff holiday accommodation are renowned estuaries, sea cruises, and exciting festivals. Rainforest picnics and mountain treks are only a short drive away.
Vast farmlands surround Kingscliff holiday villas, some open to the public. Tropical Fruit World is a family favourite. Within the grounds of the interactive plantation is the largest variety of tropical fruit in the world. Train rides, safaris, and riverboat cruises guide visitors around the many splendid sites including a fauna park, the Magic Garden, and Treasure Island. Sample the native fruit and appease hungry appetites with a snack in the Plantation Pavilions. Organic beauty products are also available. Plan to spend a full day traversing the immense farmlands of Tropical Fruit World before heading back to family holiday houses in Kingscliff for a night of well-deserved relaxation.
Similarly, the Melaleuca Station is a Ti-Tree plantation accessible via a train ride on a recreated Victorian railway. From the steam train, visitors can view an animal sanctuary and the tea tree plants. There is also a commentary on the production of tea tree oils.
Nearby parks and nature reserves are a common feature of Kingscliff serviced apartments and homes. Koalas and sea turtles are a highlight of the Cudgen Nature Reserve. Sparkling next to the rainforests and heathlands of the reserve, Cudgen Lake is an ideal spot for barbeques and canoeing. At the edge of the lake are artefacts and stone arrangements of an Aboriginal quarry. Spectacular views of the hinterlands are accessible from Cudgen Mountain.
Fifteen minutes north of Kingscliff is Fingal Head. Off the shores of Fingal Head is Cook Island Aquatic Reserve. Leopard shark, wobbegong, and stingray sightings are frequent and whales can be heard singing during the appropriate season. Diving is allowed in the reserve, but fishing is prohibited to protect the biodiversity.
Additionally, in Fingal Head near Kingscliff family accommodation is the Fingal Lighthouse, also known as the Fingal Head Light. The current structure was built in 1878 to warn ships of the dangerous terrain around the sea at Fingal Head. It is still in operation and provides fantastic views of the ocean.
Opportunities for exhilarating water sports such as free diving, snorkelling among the coral reefs, and surfing are prevalent around Kingscliff holiday apartments and homes. The enticing estuaries are famous for fishing and swimming, and the nearly uninhabited beaches allow privacy in sun bathing. Lounge on the pristine beaches, build sandcastles, and enjoy a life of seaside luxury.
Kingscliff embraces its café culture. A welcomed consequence of the surrounding farmlands, the restaurants are known throughout New South Wales and Queensland for incorporating the finest produce into their recipes. Charming establishments, from boutique cafés to fine dining, are prevalent along Marine Parade. During the warm summer months, it is common for hundreds to be seated outdoors, enjoying the sea breeze as they eat.
Sunday markets allow guests of self-contained apartments and homes to replicate tasty meals at their own convenience. On the second and fourth Sunday of every month, farmers from around Kingscliff gather to tender fresh fruit and vegetables, crafts, and novelty items. Annual jubilees, such as Art, Food, and All That Jazz and the Main Street Festival provide music and entertainment along with the opportunity to purchase sweet treats.
Exquisite, bright summers await Kingscliff holiday home guests, especially in the months of December to February, ideal for trotting to the beach and alfresco dining. For those seeking holiday deals during the Australian winter, expect comfortably mild temperatures.
As Kingscliff is in northern New South Wales, travel from Sydney requires a flight on a national airline, such as Jetstar of Virgin Blue, to the Gold Coast Airport in Coolangatta. It is an estimated 20 minute drive along the beautifully scenic Pacific Highway from the Gold Coast Airport to most holiday accommodation in Kingscliff.
Alternatively, Brisbane International Airport is an hour and a half away from Kingscliff. Both Qantas Airways and Singapore Airlines run services from London to Brisbane. Interstate rail and bus services are available for those requiring public transportation.
Savour the local coffee, indulge in the delectable cuisine, relax by the sea, and bring the family on an epic adventure to any of the surrounding plantations and lighthouses. There are many unforgettable activities in Kingscliff that appeal to all ages. A stay at a Kingscliff holiday rental is more than a family sabbatical; it is a legacy of memories.