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Cudgera Creek - Tweed Coast

Cudgera Creek is a very small coastal stream that runs parallel to the coast behind the dunes, and enters the sea at Hastings Point. The creek originates behind Pottsvile, a little down the coast. To find Hastings Point fromTweed Heads, take the Tweed Way road along the far north coast south to Kingscliffe, then down to Hastings Point. The creek is tidal, and dries out at low tide. The lower creek runs under the highway bridge just before it enters the sea. Here the water is 20 metres from parking next to the road, with a launch on clean sand. The Hastings Point Headland guards the southern bank at the creek mouth.

The limit of upstream paddling is only four kilometres one way. As the upstream section is within the Tweed Bicentennial Environmental Park, launching or exiting upstream is not recommended. There are no places where launching will not leave very visible scars on the mudbanks and mangrove roots on the banks. Explore upstream at high tide, then return downstream. The creek branches into a left and right arm at the end upstream. A footbridge over the arm closest to Pottsville can be accessed from behind the Pottsville Community Centre, down to behind the sports field oval. Tweed Council has placed interpretive signs at places along the creek.

 

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view of creek from Headland   low tide at the mouth   view from footbridge, Pottsville sports field   looking downstream, Cudgera Avenue, Hastings Point
creek from Headland
low tide at the mouth
view from footbridge behindPottsville Sports Field
Cudgers Ave Hastings Point
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