Tweed River and Rainforest Lunch Cruise

Meals included
Self drive
Fitness level low
Intensity level low
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4.48 reviews

Highlights & inclusions

3.5 hour river cruise
Delicious Tweed Riviera Grazing board for lunch
Spacious outdoor decks to sit and relax on board
Enjoy bird of prey feeding
Comprehensive Captain's commentary
Be enchanted by the rainforest & abundant bird life
Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to experience

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Mon, Jul 15, 2024

What you can expect

Enjoy a relaxing 3.5 hour scenic Tweed River cruise through sugar cane fields and sub-tropical rainforest with a scrumptious locally sourced lunch. It’s hard to imagine that an unspoilt and largely undiscovered picturesque region lies on the southern doorstep of the Gold Coast, but this is exactly what the Tweed Valley has to offer. This cruise highlights the diverse ecosystem of the Tweed Heads area (bordering the QLD and NSW states) and is the only eco-certified rainforest cruise on the Gold Coast.


What you need to know

  • Tweed Eco Cruises (TEC) River & Rainforest Cruise aboard the river cruiser
  • The Golden Swan delivers an unforgettable 3.5 hour return trip journey along the Tweed River
  • Guests have the opportunity to relax while taking in the abundant nature that the regions river and mangrove system hold, whilst enjoying local Tweed Valley grown tea and roasted coffee served with a beautiful morning tea
  • The tour provides commentary where guest learn about the regions history and world class eco system that forms part of the UNESCO World Heritage Gondwana Rainforest
  • Enjoy a bird spotting experience with birds of prey and pelicans at Stotts Island Nature Reserve
  • Morning tea and a delicious lunch made with locally sourced food
  • Hotel transfers are not available
  • 3.5 hour Tweed River & Rainforest Cruise aboard the Golden Swan
  • Birds of prey and pelican spotting
  • Delicious Tweed Riviera Grazing Board for lunch
  • Informative Commentary
  • Locally sourced delights with Tea and Coffee from the Tweed Valley
  • Cruise departs from Tweed Marina, River Terrace, Tweed Heads. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday 11.30am - 3pm (NSW time)
Sample Menu
  • Morning Tea:
  • Locally made delights
  • Locally sourced Tea & Coffee
  • Main Menu – Tweed Riviera Gourmet Platter (includes fresh prawns):
  • Delicious locally caught King Prawns with house made seafood sauce
  • Scrumptious smoked Chicken
  • Light and fluffy harvest quiches made from local seasonal vegetables & local meats
  • Freshly baked gourmet bread with a selection of deli meats and cheese.
  • Seasonal fruits
  • Green salad
  • Vegetarian Menu:
  • Local delights made from local seasonal veggies
  • Light and fluffy harvest quiches made from local seasonal veggies
  • Freshly baked gourmet bread with delectable freshly made tapenade and cheese.
  • Seasonal fruits
  • Falafel and hummus dip
  • Green salad
  • Please contact the supplier if you have any other dietary requirements 72 hours prior to boarding. We are limited in supplies once cruising up the river please inform us of any dietary need 24 hours before cruising or at time of booking, we do apologise in advance if we are unable to cater for your needs.
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

Recent reviews

4.48 reviews

Great tour, lovely staff, good food! Stunning views.

Beautiful day on the boat, staff were genuinely very lovely, super helpful and informative. Our lunches were lovely, nice variety of food on the platters and plenty of prawns! I took my mum for her 70th birthday and she thoroughly enjoyed the stunning views, the birds, the dolphins and turtles.

Rebecca Montgomery 10 months ago

Cruise and commentary were good

Cruise and commentary were good. Morning tea was nice with freshly brewed cuppas. BBQ lunch pretty ordinary, sausages cheap, steak grisly and salads were pretty tasteless. Seafood looked good and feedback from others on that was positive. Overall a pleasant experience.

Lorri Lambert almost 5 years ago

Was amazing

Was amazing. Easy to book and also to locate for boarding. The cruise was not only enjoyable but informative as well. The food was plentiful and delicious also the stop over at Tumbulgum was an added bonus. The feeding of the pelicans was hilarious and got some great video moments to treasure. Thank you.

Bernadette Hanisch almost 5 years ago