Kingscliff delivers serene landscapes along Wommin Bay, where world-class surf breaks and fresh seafood restaurants complement long stretches of soft sand and ocean. From a World Heritage-listed national park to exotic fruits and chic cafes, Kingscliff creates an ideal family beach holiday.
Things to do in Kingscliff
There are so many excuses to get outside while in Kingscliff, from surfing and kayaking in the Coral Sea to deep-sea fishing and swimming with green sea turtles during a guided snorkelling cruise. If you prefer dry land, jump on a bicycle and cycle up the coast to the 19th-century Fingal Head Lighthouse.
Immerse yourself in local life with a stroll down Marine Parade, home to friendly cafes, boutiques and waterfront hotels. There’s a cluster of restaurants at one end, including Kingy Fish Chips & Burgers and Red Hot Thai Cafe. Head to Kathmandu Kitchen & Restaurant for authentic Nepalese and Tibetan cuisine.
If you’re searching for a unique souvenir or specialty item, visit Kingscliff during the Kingscliff Markets, held every month. Here you can find stalls selling gourmet produce, artisan crafts, artwork, jewellery, flowers and other local goods.
If you’ve got time for some day trips, drive about 15 minutes to Tropical Fruit World, where you can sample exotic fruits from around the globe, take a Wildlife Boat Cruise, meet cuddly creatures in the Fauna Park and ride on a miniature train. For a more physical challenge, head to Wollumbin National Park and climb to the top of the 1,156-metre-tall Mount Warning for spectacular views of the region.
Getting around Kingscliff
If you’re flying to Kingscliff, land at Brisbane Airport, Gold Coast Airport or Ballina Byron Gateway Airport and hire a car to drive into town. The Pacific Motorway links Kingscliff with surrounding cities and towns. You can easily walk or cycle around town, but you will need a car or taxi for attractions further afield.