Cycling and walking in the Tweed

Bike rides Where to ride and walk Ride safe

Family cycling in the Tweed


Did you know?

You can cycle from Tweed Heads to Pottsville off-road

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.

Why not try the Northern Rivers Rail Trail or Uki Mountain Bike Park. For walking and cycling events and other things to do check out What’s On Tweed.

To find out how we maintain the more than 100 km of off-road shared paths, head to footpaths and cycleways.

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

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.

Cycling Jack Evans Boat Harbour to Keith Curran Park

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.

Cycling Chinderah to 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.

Cycling North Kingscliff to Cabarita

Where to ride and walk - download the map

Download the Tweed Cycleways map(PDF, 952KB) to view the network of paths around Murwillumbah, Kingscliff and Tweed Heads.

Tweed cycleways brochure(PDF, 952KB)

Ride safe

Shared path sign 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.