9.5 out of 10

Kingscliff

Ranked 2nd best suburb in Richmond-Tweed
-28.2626709564449 153.552891715559
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Eating Out
  • Resale or Rental Value
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Tourists

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great spot to raise your family on the East Coast of Australia"

Difficult to write this without being biased considering I have lived here for 34 years and mowing raising our 3 kids here also. We have travelled the whole East Coast of Australia and must say the Tweed Coast has by far the best range of facilities regarding schools, beaches, wilderness, mountains, sports, airport and within a short distance to the Gold Coast if ever needed and the list goes on......Pay us a visit, there is a good chance you will never leave......
Pros
  • Beaches
  • Cafes
  • Family
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
nicoled7
nicoled7 Very helpful review. Would love to make a sea change here...If I manage to pluck up the courage.
Jan 24, 2017
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Sensational Kingscliff"

Kingscliff is a thriving coastal village with everything a professional, retiree or family could need. The main town is by far the better area as it still has that that character that the newer parts lack ( salt , casuarina ) with a mix of what is was like 20yr ago along with trendy up market restaurants, cafes ect. The main beach is safe and good all year round, the fishing even better. The people in the main part of kingscliff are mostly long term residents who are friendly and most welcoming.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
rileylove
rileylove hi there I was wondering about how popular it is during the year for holidays? We want a bit of a sea change, but initially we would have to buy a property and rent it out to holiday makers until we could move up there. Obviously we would need to rent it out for the maximum weeks possible- do you know where we could get that info?
thanks!!
2yrs+
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5/5
2yrs+
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"A great place to bring up your kids!"

I live in Salt Village with my partner and 2 children aged 2 and 5 not forgetting the Guinea Pigs! We moved down from the Gold Coast as it was too busy, and the community spirit was not there. I am in my last year of studying a primary school degree which has given me great insight into the schools locally. They are all good. Public and private. It is a safe community, quiet and very friendly. The local cudgen creek is great for young children to swim and play safely, the beaches are clean and lifeguard patrolled. There are many restaurants and cafes and local shops. 10 mins from Tweed City shopping centre and 20 mins from Robina Town Centre which has all your department stores. There are lots of activities and parks for kids, Murwillumbah is 15 mins away, with an indoor heated pool for winter and an indoor play centre. Byron Bay is only 30 mins away. It is a family place, the locals and nonlocals(I am from England) respect it, look after their gardens, enjoy the weather and meet together at Salt Village park for many different events, Surfing, Xmas Carols, Opera in the park, etc. Its an amazing place, I cannot think of anything I do not like about it.
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  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
LizB2
LizB2 This sounds lovely. we are from England too and I am a teacher and are thinking of coming to Salt in Jan! Lovely to read such positive comments.
2yrs+
DanielleGrinevD
DanielleGrinevD Hi i would love some insight to a great co ed private primary and high school that has great support, opportunities and a loving environment that does not tolerate bullying. We are looking at moving in the next few years around Casuarina? need some advice, especially with your background, I was looking at Pacific Coast Christian or Lindisfare Anglican? Thanks so much for any advice ;0)
Jul 24, 2016
nicoled7
nicoled7 What a phenomenal insight into what being local has to offer. After our 2nd holiday here (from Melbourne) in 9 months my family and I have fallen in love with Kingscliff.
I am an oncology nurse and was wondering about insights into the day oncology units at John Flynn private and tweed heads public hospital. Both seem to be 20 mins drive from Kingscliff.
Any adice or insight would be brilliant
Jan 24, 2017
jocelyng
jocelyng Hello, We are looking at moving from Canberra. We really love the area? I'm also a teacher and I'm finding it hard to find a school that best suits my philosophy, do you know if there are any schools in or near kingscliff that use the Reggio Emilia philosophy?
Apr 03, 2017
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4/5
2yrs+

"Kingscliff seems a little bit out of the way, but if you are there to stay it wouldn't be so bad."

Kingscliff has become a very popular town for retirees and holiday makers. That is why I don't think that the fact that it is a little out of the way would matter too much. Once you were there you probably don't leave too often as it is not really a commercial centre.

The weather at Kingscliff is fantastic, not too hot and bearable in winter. It is very picturesque with fabulous beaches and a real café/restaurant atmosphere is in town. And why not, it is a town of people with not a lot to do and there is nothing better than to sit around in a café and enjoy the sunshine.

Recent developments mean that most of Kingscliffe is quite modern looking and most people who go there want to go back at some stage. I have heard that there is a great retirement village there and the residents are very active and social.

Getting to Kingscliffe means coming off the Pacific Highway when coming north and wending your way out to the coast, or coming from the north you can access it from the highway once you have crossed south over the Tweed River. It is about a 1/2 hr drive north to Tweed Heads from Kingscliffe.
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  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
browzer
browzer Just wanted to add that Kingscliff is NOT 1/2 hour from Tweed Heads! It takes about 10 minutes (depending on highway traffic).
2yrs+
Twinklestar
Twinklestar I am sorry but as a resident I have to disagree that Kingscliff 'is a town of people with not a lot to do' and it is for holidaymakers and retirees. It is also a place that a huge number of young familes live hence the expansion of schools and preschools about to take place. It is a safe, thriving, community full of community events, surf clubs events, aswell as being only 20 minutes drive north from Robina Town centre, a huge shopping mecca with Myers/ David Jones, upmarket boutique shopping aswell as family orientated shops. It is 10 mins from Tweed City, 15 mins from the Gold Coast Airport, 30 minutes from Byron bay. As a mother of 2 young children I have no time for cups of coffee at the cafe's! I am taking my children to swimming lessons, dancing lessons, roller-blading(Indoor arena at tweed), cycling, swimming at the creeks, gymnastics, concerts, kayaking, numerous parks where mothers meet and chat, Nippers on a Sunday, Macadamia castle, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. I came back from Wet and Wild today (only 40 mins drive north on M1). Kingscliff community is made up of not just Kingscliff but Cudgen, Fingal Head, Casaurina and Salt. The schools are wonderful, the community is very open and friendly and a mix from all walks of life. I am English born and have lived here 3 years and to me this place is heaven on earth. My days are full and not with coffee!
2yrs+
olivia2004
olivia2004 I know this was posted a while ago, but can you recommend the catholic primary school? Do you know what the secondary feeder schools are as well. Sounds like a great place to move to. Cheers cheryl :)
2yrs+
Twinklestar
Twinklestar Yes St Anthony's is a very good school as are all the schools in the area. I know many friends whose children go to St Anthony's. They feed into St Josephs College in Banora which is 5-10 mins drive which also has a good reputation. I am not Catholic so opted for Kingscliff Primary which is fantastic also. Kingscliff high school has a great reputation for the best variety of course subjects however it is a big school (1300?), the other option is Lindisfarne Anglican college, a private school but the fees are not too expensive especially if you compare them to Gold Coast fees. However by the time my children begin high school I imagine another high school will have been built. Expansion is forthcoming in Casuarina a neighbouring township and Kingscliff High school has a max capacity of 1400 so something will have to be done sooner rather than later. It is a great place to move to:)
2yrs+
nicoled7
nicoled7 Great insights. Thanks guys.
Jan 24, 2017
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