Kingscliff - Things to Do

Beach Activities

Kingscliff is a popular destination for surfers, sun-lovers, people eager to do a little fishing, whether it be river or beach fishing, and those who just want a lazy, family holiday. The beaches in the Kingscliff area are particularly beautiful and far less crowded than the more popular beaches further north.

Best surf breaks is the right hander which starts on the northern side of Cudgen Creek stretching down to in front of the bowls club.

Reef breaks only for the experienced on South Beach and off the Creek Mouth.

Other breaks include Fingal (both sides of the headland), Various beach breaks all down the Tweed Coast Beach, and Cabarita Headland.

For watersports including Kayaking, SUP hire, bike hire and fishing gear contact Kingscliff’s very own Watersports Guru.

Markets

The local market schedule around the area is as follows:

1st Saturday of the Month
Brunswick Heads
Murwillumbah Cottage Market

1st Sunday of the Month
Pottsville Beach Markets (market opposite caravan park)
Banora Point Farmers Market (markets at Club Banora)

2nd Saturday of the Month
Kingscliff Markets (200 metres north of Bowls Club)

2nd Sunday of the Month
The Channon Market inland from Byron Bay in the hills (bit of a drive but the markets worthwhile)

3rd Sunday of the Month
Banora Point Farmers Market (markets at Club Banora)

4th Saturday of the Month
Kingscliff Markets (200 metres north of Bowls Club)

5th Sunday of the Month
Banora Point Farmers Market (markets at Club Banora)

Kingscliff Bowls Club

Offers "barefoot bowls and brekky" every Sunday Morning for the novice or an ideal way to spend Sunday mornings.

Fingal Lighthouse

Also of interest is a walk up to Fingal Lighthouse. Park at the end of Lighthouse road just past the Fingal Trading Post and there is an easy walk along the sand tracks and up to the lighthouse. The old slatted walkway has been now replaced with a timber one, so its now much easier to get to the top. Here you can view the the unique basalt rock formations where lava (see notes on Mt Warning below) formed vertical columns through contraction due to cooling while stationary (rather than flowing)when the hot lava came incontact with the ocean. The joints (cracks) are exposed today as the outlines of mostly 6-sided columns but there are others with 3, 4 and 5 sides.

Here you can view the Giants Causeway, where waves are trapped by the basalt formations sending each wave exploding into the air. This rocky outcrop is a popular rock fishing spot only for the experienced.

600m offshore is Cook Island and its nature Reserve, making the ideal dive spot. There is a ban on fishing around the island.

Tropical Fruit World

Tropical Fruit World is an agri-tourist destination based around a tropical fruit plantation. It is open daily from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m., tel: (02) 6677 7222. To get there head west from Kingscliff along Cudgen Road for about 8 km and turn left onto Duranbah road (watch for the signposts). WEBSITE