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Tweed Heads. Megan Elliott. About Tweed Heads. Tweed Heads is located at the mouth of the Tweed River. The twin towns; Coolangatta and Tweed Heads share a main street that straddles the State Border - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Tweed Heads

Megan ElliottTweed Heads1About Tweed HeadsTweed Heads is located at the mouth of the Tweed River. The twin towns; Coolangatta and Tweed Heads share a main street that straddles the State BorderTweed Heads has so much to offer, including some of the best sun bathing, swimming and surfing in Australia2Major Cities Tweed heads is a 2 hour drive from the Sunshine CoastAnd only a 35 minute drive from Surfers ParadiseIt is a 85 minute drive from BrisbaneBut a 10 hour drive from Sydney3Major Gateways for Transport Networks

There are several different modes of transport that can be used to reach Tweed Heads, which can include flying by aeroplane. There are a number of different airlines available they include: Jetstar, Virgin Blue, and Tiger, and They depart from; Sydney, Canberra, Newcastle, Melbourne, Adelaide, Cairns and Townsville to the Gold Coast Airport at Coolangatta, which is a 10 minute drive to Tweed Heads

4History in BriefTimber cutters originally moved to the Tweed Valley in 1844. After the timber had been cleared, farmers moved in and bananas, sugar cane and dairy farming became prominent as well as a fishing industry developing also.

5EconomyGiven its closeness to the Gold Coast, Tweed Heads has a shared economy with Coolangatta, which is based heavily on tourism.

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Local customsThe Wintersun Festival is a 10 day annual retro nostalgia festival featuring more than 1500 pre-1974 hot rod, classic, and custom cars in driving events and static display.

7There will be 100 bands and performers playing Rock and Roll, Rockabilly, Swing, Concept and Tribute. Performers are from every State in Australia as well as international acts. Also enjoy market stalls featuring all things retro as well as traditional markets, fairground, Street Parades and lots of family fun.

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More than 75,000 people attend this eventwhich has been running since 1988 so put on your dancing shoes, turn the clock and remember when the good times rolled!9Local Facilities around Tweed HeadsSome of the local Facilities around Tweed Heads include:Beach Break Buslines 0755908332Tweed Taxi 132227Terry White Chemist 0755364455After Hours medical centre 0755369940Centro Tweed Mall 0755364066Tweed Heads Markets 0755991714These and many, many, more!

10Geographical FeaturesTweed Heads is the most northerly town in the state of New South Wales. Tweed Heads is located next to Coolangatta.

Tweed Heads is located within the along the Northern Rivers on the North Coast.

ClimateThe climate is the best in NSW, due to its close proximity to QLD, with summer temperatures averaging at 28*C, and 20*C in winter.

11Climate of Tweed HeadsTweed Heads experiences some of the most pleasant climate in New South WalesOn average 51 days during the summer months are not interrupted by rain. The temperatures of Tweed Heads offer a very moderate year round climate and a very pleasant place to live.

12When planning your holiday to Tweed Heads, you can expect exceptional weather, with warm sunny days and cool summer nights perfect for getting out and about, which is what people love to do while on holidays.

13Major Geographical Features of Tweed HeadsMt Warning is a volcano which covered a massive 400 square kilometres and can be found within the Mt Warning national park. Given its name by Captain Cook, it was used as a warning to sailors of the dangerous Point Danger near Tweed Heads.

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Mount Warning was added to the World Heritage list in 1975. Mount Warning at the heart of the park, is the remnant central plug of the Tweed shield volcano. The 'Tweed Caldera' is one of the largest and best examples of an erosion caldera in the world.

15Current Health and Safety Issues when visiting Tweed HeadsHealth RisksFor tourists travelling inbound, may need to receive a Swine Flu injection. It is also recommended that you receive Hepatitis B & C injections before arriving in Australia.Weather DisastersThe cyclone season is between early December and late March, though may not hit there can be severe storm surges due to these cyclones.

16Ross River Fever is common to the area of Tweed Heads. It is important that you were lose clothing, also that you do not leave doors open especially during the evening, you will also need to regularly check that the fly screens on your windows are on securely.

17Dangerous AnimalsSnakes there are also poisoness snakes at and around Tweed Heads, which include both Red Belly Black Snakes and Eastern Brown Snakes.

Spiders poisoness spiders can also be found in Tweed Heads, the ones to be most cautious of are both the Red Back Spiders and the White Tail Spiders.

18When swimming at the beaches at Tweed Heads it is extremely important to swim between the flags, and also be aware of Blue Bottle Jelly Fish.

19Also be warned when swimming in the ocean, not to swim with large swarms of Bait Fish because there is a high probability that sharks are hunting them at that time.

20General Information on Different Tourism Products There are many different tourism products that can be found at Tweed Heads by visiting their tourist and information centre, which includes products such as;BrochuresSupplier information kitsPamphletsAdvertising flyers

21Also before your arrival at Tweed Heads, you are also able to visit various websites, which include:http://www.tweedtourism.com.au/http://www.goldcoast.com.au/article/2007/07/02/92_about-gold-coast.htmlhttp://www.tweed.nsw.gov.au/http://www.australianexplorer.com/tweed_heads.htmhttp://www.tropicalnsw.com.au/aaa_site/places/towns/tweed.html

22Storage of Destination InformationThere are various ways of storing the information I have collected on this destination which include: Cards referenced systemsfiles and notes for specific of customer groups Though the system I have chosen is using bothFiles and notes of a particular destination, which is printed out as a hard copy. As well as usingComputerised database of information, which would be using the wiki.

23Formal and Informal ResearchI collected my information using a variety of resources, which were both formal and informal. They include:Informal discussions with colleaguesUndertaking formal study, both at Tafe and at homeAccessing and reading promotional information, travel guide books, and product brochures, which were done at both Tafe and visiting the Visitor Information CentreAlso I interviewed one of my school teachers (Mr Colberts), whom has first hand experience of living at Tweed Heads, as he previously lived there for 10 years.24

The EndBy Megan Elliott25

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