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Did you know?

You can cycle from Tweed Heads to Pottsville off-road

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Take a walk or ride your bike to explore the best of the Tweed.

Walking and cycling are great for your health and wellbeing, and a fun and environmentally friendly way to get around.

For walking and cycling events check What’s On Tweed.

Cycleways and footpaths

Council looks after more than 100km of off-road shared paths in the Tweed.

Shared paths are for both pedestrians and cyclists. When riding, please slow down when approaching children, older people and dogs.

For walks around Murwillumbah, Kingscliff and Tweed Heads see Tweed walks.

Family friendly bike rides

Tweed River Ride:
Jack Evans Boat Harbour to Keith Curran Park (3.8 km return)

Ride along the Tweed River from Jack Evans Boat Harbour to John Follent Park, Tweed Heads. A flat, scenic ride for the whole family. End the ride with a picnic in the newly upgraded Jack Evans Boat Harbour.

Photograph of path at Jack Evans Boatharbour

Chinderah to Fingal (7.6 km return)

You’ll enjoy a nice sea breeze on this ride as you pedal your way to Fingal. With views across to Tweed Heads and the Gold Coast there’s plenty to look at, including lots of boats - and if you’re lucky you might even spot some dolphins.

Photograph of path at Fingal

North Kingscliff to Cabarita
(24 km return)

Beaches, rivers, boardwalks, sweeping Casuarina trees, cafes - this ride has it all. Pack your bag and make a morning of it, and there are plenty of scenic spots to cool off for a swim or a refreshment along the way.

Photograph of path at Cudgen Creek

Where to ride and walk – download map

Tweed Cycleways map

Download Tweed Cycleways map

Ride safe

By law you must wear a helmet when cycling.

Children under 16 years old can ride on a footpath with an adult supervisor. Otherwise you should not be riding on the footpath unless it is signed as a shared path.

Bright coloured clothes and reflective strips help make you visible.

Use clear hand signals to show when you’re turning left or right, and remember to:

  • keep to the left
  • giveway to pedestrians
  • use your bell to warn others
  • ride at a speed that allows you to stop quickly
  • try to give pedestrians plenty of space when passing

For more information about riding on the road see road safety.

Photograph of a shared path sign

Shared path sign

Northern Rivers Rail Trail

See Northern Rivers Rail Trail

NSW Bike Week

Council hosts a program of fun events in September each year during Bike Week. NSW Bike Week is a state government initiative to get more people cycling.

Cycle safety workshops

Council runs cycle safety workshops throughout the year for children and adults. Enrol to boost your confidence and learn how to ride safely. Workshops are advertised on Facebook and in the Tweed Link.

Report a hazard

If you see a hazard or a damaged area, please report a problem.

Maintenance of cycleways and footpaths

Council has an ongoing program of planned maintenance. We only replace a footpath or cycleway after assessing a site for safety and condition.

Request a new cycleway or footpath

If you would like to suggest a location for a new cycleway or footpath write to the General Manager at or PO Box 816, Murwillumbah NSW 2484.

Pedestrian access and mobility plan

Council’s Pedestrian Access and Mobility Plan will be replaced by a new Active Transport Plan in 2021.

Community consultation will help us to set priorities for new footpaths, shared paths and cycleways. The plan will consider walking and cycling, mobility scooters, e-scooters and e-bikes. We will also review supporting infrastructure such as pedestrian crossings, kerb ramps and pedestrian refuges.

You will be invited to Have your say on the Active Transport Plan in 2021.

Photograph of family cycling

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