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Kingscliff - Lifestyle is a Breeze

If you’ve been to Kingscliff in New South Wales, just south of Queensland border, you will know what seaside lifestyle is like. It’s what you might imagine paradise to look like. Beautiful and deserted beaches, scrubs and forests perfectly lay along the coastline, rolling sand dunes that give way to long stretches of pristine beaches and the vast blue ocean beyond.

Long stretch of beach with minimal activity
A view to thrill that stretches out to the vast blue ocean

Where and how to get to Kingscliff?

Kingscliff is located 820km north of Sydney and only 115km south-east of Brisbane. It is a small coastal beach side town, north of New South Wales nestled between the Tweed River (the mouth lies further north at Tweed Heads) and a run of attractive beaches which stretch from Cabarita in the south to Fingal Head in the north. It is only a short drive away from the Queensland border south of Tweed Heads. 

Getting to Kingscliff is accessible by road from Sydney but can take few days of driving, Alternatively, any visitors may want to fly into Brisbane and take a few hours of driving to Goldcoast. But the easiest option for anyone is to fly direct to Coollangatta, in Goldcoast and take a drive from there. Driving to Kingscliff from Goldcoast takes only 15-20 minutes from the Queensland border

Getting around and enjoying Kingscliff

Kingscliff is all this and much. It is safe and relaxing atmosphere. You will find a near-perfect climate during summer periods where you could enjoy fresh air and sunshine every day. You will be likely to be happier than ever as you will have the world-class and perfect holiday destination are so close at hand. 

Since this beach side town is connected and accessible to all roads from the south, north or west, driving around made it possible for me to take time and see more of the surrounding areas during my visit. Kingscliff is home to beautiful beaches and relaxed lifestyle by the beach side makes it one of the hot spots for going out to enjoy variety of places at the cafes and restaurants. For me, I simply wanted to let the day go by taking a walk along well-paved pathways and boardwalks that leads to beaches, amazing views and lookouts. Every surrounding areas becomes so pretty and the best of all was taking a dip into the cool crystal clears waters without worrying about stingers or crocodiles. Though it only takes 20-30 minutes of drive to Goldcoast’s main tourist hub, surface-Paradise, pristine and secluded getaway is what I wanted to experience and this place thrilled me everywhere I went.

Enjoying the views with very little tourist activity
Enjoying what crystal clear waters is like
Pathways that leads to beaches and stunning views and lookouts

Since getting around in Kingscliff is easy and everything you need is within walking distance. This also means that you’re able to leave your car parked at your accommodation for days without using it. With only one main street in the town, it is alive with busy cafes and restaurants. From what I have seen, experienced and spoken to tourists in the cafes, restaurants or pubs, I must say, it is a destination that is favoured by many year after year and without a doubt it is loved by locals.

For those who are taking a drive further south beyond Kingscliff, I would highly recommend to take a detour from the main road as it is tucked away off the Pacific Highway. You have to make sure that you make a right hand turn for a short visit as drive along. Kingscliff is one of the great place to start your journey if you’re travelling further south.

For me to fully enjoy my stay in Kingscliff and make the most of the town’s attractions, I stayed for a week which gave me enough time to enjoy the sun, sand and surf as well as getting to sample some of the beautiful attractions with a feel of laid-back factor and undoubtedly, this is where the true heart of Kingscliff shines. Yes, I stayed on top of one of the apartments that over-looked right out to the ocean and I certainly had plenty of space to enjoy the tranquil atmosphere and what an ideal introduction to the area. I can see why locals love it here and many of them had never had the desire to move out of this town.

A view to a thrill from the balcony of the apartment

The township of Kingscliff is within close proximately to a number of beachside towns including Hasting Point and Portsville which have endless attractions on what to see and do. They all have its own unique stunning views of beautiful beaches, lookouts, camping sites, boardwalks and parklands. Many visitors come here to enjoy the sun, sand and surf in a more laid-back relaxing atmosphere.  

For those visitors wanting to explore and enjoy more of the towns lifestyle and surrounding countryside, take time to stay a little longer and you will appreciate what this laid-back beachside town and its surrounding has to offer. 

From personal perspective:

After spending a week here in this quiet little beachside town away from the major tourists hub, it made me realise how pivotal life can be. We live in a world of WOW factor and not realising how important it is to take time out to rejuvenate and reflect on our daily living. The most important for me is relaxing and appreciating everything around me in a more authentic way.



Papua New Guinean living in Cairns, Australia. Weekend getaway adventurer and Free-Independent-Traveller (FIT). Lover of unique and exotic travel experiences with a touch of luxury. Follow me to my travel world, brining you closer to your destination.

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