Towns and Villages
Chinderah is approximately a 1.5 hr cruise and is the first town you will come along on your venture up river. A great place to stop off and pick up some bait and supplies. If you aren't having too much luck with the fishing, pop on over the fish and chip shop and pick yourself up some local seafood or stop in at Chinderah Tavern for a pub lunch. A jetty has recently been installed to make easy access for boaties.
While you're in town don't forget to check out Chinderah Bay Antiques and Museum.
Tumbulgum, a small peaceful village situated on the banks of the Tweed River, was one of the first settlements in the valley. It's name is an aboriginal word meaning "meeting of the waters" as the Rous River joins the Tweed River here.
It was been a busy commercial and maritime centre from the middle of the last century, however is now a tranquil riverside village.
Tumbulgum was originally a cedar loggers settlement and many of the early buildings were constructed of red cedar and have been gazetted by the National Trust.
These days, activity at Tumbulgum centres on the river. A public wharf is conveniently located near the shops, and bait and tackle can be had by those who fancy a lazy day's fishing.
The village has an Art Gallery, Coffee Shop, General Store, Newsagency and more, catering for most needs. The area's popular watering hole is the historic Tumbulgum Tavern where the food is excellent.
Rous River at TumbulgumThe Rous River is an small inlet with beautiful scenic views of the Tweed Valley. If you're up for a bit a historic walk, the Pioneers Cemetery is well worth a look and is easily accessible using your tender.
Further up river you will come across the small town of Condong, approximately a 4 hour journey from Tweed. On the banks of the river is the Condong Sugar Mill which was first established in 1880 and is still up and running today. Condong has nice calm water perfect for skiing and wakeboarding.