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A hugely popular destination for family holidays, Kingscliff is a gorgeous North Coast NSW beach town nestled just south of the Gold Coast. If you're a water baby this is the place for you - with amazing surfing, snorkelling and sailing opportunities. Of course, you can choose to laze the day away on the beach or hire a bike and take a leisurely ride along the coast, keeping a watchful eye out for dolphins and whales. Whether you're travelling for business or pleasure, don't forget our Best Price Guarantee means you can be sure of booking at the best rate.

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Why visit Kingscliff

A small, coastal village with laid-back vibes, Kingscliff feels like a secret getaway. Fifteen minutes from the Queensland border, Kingscliff is a welcome respite from bustling city centres. With one main street and a handful of delicious restaurants and unique shops, Kingscliff is the perfect place to leave all your worries behind.

Best time to visit Kingscliff

If you're planning on hitting the water, the best time to visit Kingscliff is over summer (December to February). Temperatures average over the high 20's to low 30's in degrees celsius and the water temperature is at its warmest. Summer can bring some humidity and wet weather though overall the temperature is still best for swimming. Visiting over spring or autumn will bring slightly cooler temperatures but remaining warm, whilst visiting over winter will see average temperatures in the low to mid 20's. Winter is the most popular time to travel to Kingscliff so there may be crowds and increased rates.

Getting around Kingscliff

There are limited public transport options in Kingscliff though there are some buses that can get you around. With that in mind, most of Kingscliff can be traversed by foot for those who are staying centrally and aren't planning on venturing too far. Organising a hire car or looking into private coaches is best for those with exploring in mind.

What to do in Kingscliff

Indulge in the serenity of this peaceful village by spending a day at The Spa at Salt or enjoying a scenic walk and picnic in Springbrook National Park. Snorkel with the sea turtles off Cook Island, taking in the vibrant coral ecosystem and the abundant marine life all around. Learn to surf at Kingscliff Beach or spend the afternoon soaking up the sun. Walk the trail from Kingscliff Beach to Salt Beach, stopping at the boardwalk for lunch and a cocktail. Cudgen Creek is a local favourite for water activities. Paddleboard or swim in the crystal-clear waters.

Free things to do in Kingscliff

Get in the water Cool down in Kingscliff at one of the many beaches dotted along the coast. Take to the water at Kingscliff Beach and then relax on the sand before unwinding at one of the many cafes along the cafe strip. For calm crystal clear waters, head over to Cudgen Creek, the local's favourite water spot. Go for a stroll Get out and about in the fresh sea air with a stroll along the coast. One of the more popular walks is the track that runs from Kingscliff to Salt Beach. About 40 minutes one way, this is an easy walk for most and offers calming waterside views.

Fun things to do in Kingscliff

The Spa at Salt Head on over to Salt Village for a spot of shopping and pampering. Make your way to The Spa at Salt for the best in spa services. Indulge in a little R&R on your holiday. Snorkel with turtles Located 1km from Fingal Headland is Cook Islands, a small volcanic outcrop that is home to reefs and a number of different turtle species. Organise a snorkel with tour operators to swim with the turtles and other marine life. This is one of the best experiences to have in Kingscliff as voted by visitors.

Where to eat & drink in Kingscliff

Watch the sunset as you dine alfresco at Kingscliff Surf Club, where you'll find live music and fresh, local cuisine. For fresh Mediterranean food in a chic greek-inspired restaurant, visit Taverna. Offering archetypical seaside fare with vegan options in a charming little white building with a blue door. For your brunch and coffee needs In the mornings head over to The Salt Mill to get your caffeine fix with a side of ocean views.

Where to stay in Kingscliff

With everything within walking distance, finding central accommodation in Kingscliff is easy. When you stay at one of our Accor hotels & resorts in Kingscliff you'll find convenience, comfort and style to help you make the most of your holiday in Kingscliff. With beachfront locations, lagoon-style pools, and on-site resort facilities, all of our Kingscliff accommodation options have your travel needs covered. Mantra on Salt Beach Kingscliff helps you create your relaxing, beachside escape—stroll or cycle along the beach and let the ocean waves soothe away the stress of regular life. Or visit Peppers Salt Resort and Spa, where you can embrace breezy, seaside style and indulge yourself with a day lounging by the pool or at the on-site spa.

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