Fingal Booningbah Cruise
Enjoy a morning tea cruise on the stunning Tweed River in the North Coast region of New South Wales. Discover local shipwrecks, ancient Aboriginal history, scenic views of a rich and diverse region, and local tour of Fingal.
The Tweed River, Tweed Heads, NSW. We are located 5 km from Gold Coast Airport or 40min by car from Surfers Paradise.
What to expect
Depart Tweed Marina and journey to Ukerabagh Island (birth place of Neville Bonner – Australia’s First Indigenous Senator), then on the search for one of our local ship wrecks (The Ebenezer) before beach landing at Fingal for a local tour.
For those who don’t mind an extra stroll, and are looking for a special add-on feature (optional) you can engage in an insightful look into our first people with Currie Country (the Traditional Owner’s of Fingal) where they provide a guided walk down to the beach discussing their cultural significance, the flora & fauna, the 6 seasons and when to harvest food, the story of the black dog spirit that roams Fingal and deeper insights of living traditionally on Country.
Come take a walk with a Currie Country member to Fingal Beach. On this guided tour will follow the bush track down to the beach.
Along the way we will discuss traditional uses of plants and the significance of the places, to our people.
- Guided walk to Fingal (additional price)
What is included
This 2.5 hour tour departs every Friday at 9:30am from the Tweed Marina, 2 River Terrace Tweed Heads place.
*Note that Start time is based on local New South Wales time (AEST).
- 2.5 hour Tweed River cruise
- Morning tea
- Fingal Tour
This tour is suitable for all ages and requires basic fitness levels.
230 Kennedy Drive, Tweed Heads, New South Wales. *Note that Start time is based on local New South Wales time (AEST).
What to bring
YOUR EXPERIENCE PROVIDER
Tweed Eco Cruises (TEC) is privileged to have its roots deeply embedded in a region the rest of our nation refers to as Australia’s holiday playground.
TEC, a second-generation family owned and operated business is fully staffed by proud long-term Tweed and southern Gold Coast residents who are committed to promoting the region known as The Northern Rivers.
The NSW Northern Rivers holds a significant natural beauty and the Tweed in which run our cruises boasts long stretches of untouched pristine beaches, world-class surf and reef breaks, natural turtle habitats and whale watch from the crowning headlands of Fingal and Cabarita.
The Tweed Valley is a natural amphitheatre recognised alongside the Daintree and Kakadu as being one of the three most bio-diverse regions in Australia. Formed millions of years ago by a large shield volcano, the crowning glory of the region is Wollumbin Mt Warning. Dominating the landscape, it’s the first place to see the sun on the east coast of Australia. The Tweed River, a 78km waterway on which we cruise, runs through the heart of this ancient landscape.
Ecotourism is central to our philosophies and practices at TEC, our mission is to be a benchmark for other tourism businesses operating in the Tweed region. We aim to inspire and assist other local businesses within our region to protect and promote our pristine natural environment, the Tweed through the provision of unique and educational activities with a minimal environmental footprint and sustainable operations.