Five things to do on the Tweed this weekend

Melinda Gagen at the new Antipodean Steampunk show.
Melinda Gagen at the new Antipodean Steampunk show. John Gass

Nothing planned for the weekend. Here are our top five suggestions to keep you entertained.


1. RUGBY League fans are spoilt for choice this weekend, with QRL and NRRRL games played at home this weekend.

The Tweed Seagulls will take on the Ipswich Jets at Piggabeen, kicking off at 3pm Sunday and Murwillumbah Mustangs face off against the Grafton Ghosts in a ladder-topping rumble at Stan Sercombe Oval, kicking off at 5.30pm Saturday.


2. WHALE watching is eventful this time of year and Coolangatta Whale Watch can help you get out to sea for a close look.

The crew have a 100% viewing success rate, so give them a call on 07 5599 4104 to organise a trip from $85.

Alternatively, head to some of the Tweed's coastal high points, such as Point Danger or Fingal Heads lighthouse, to catch a glimpse of the whales by yourself for free.


3. A VARIETY of exhibitions are available for viewing at the Tweed River Art Gallery this weekend, with stunning steam punk, prints and painted art just a taste of what's on offer.

The Antipodean Steampunk Show, Creative Power, the art of George Baldessin, Kelly Speaking by Anthony Joy and Ben Quilty: After Afghanistan are guaranteed to impress.

The Gallery Café is also open during gallery hours, Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm, and serves great coffee and tea, delicious cakes and light lunches.


4. KINGSCLIFF Markets are on again this weekend, offering a great opportunity to get involved with some shopping with a difference.

Held from 7am to 1pm Saturday at Jack Bayliss Park, Kingscliff Beach, a vast array of gourmet food, produce, craft, artwork, fashion and much more will be available.

If the weather's good, take a dip at Kingscliff Beach or go for a relaxing stroll around the pretty little coastal town.


5. FINGAL Head's Sheoak Shack will host musicians Rebecca Ireland and guest Danni Ilach Saturday from 3pm.

Rebecca is set to bring her own brand of groove on both electric and acoustic guitar, with her inspired songwriting storytelling adding colour and depth to the proceedings.

As a solo act, Rebecca is dynamic and intimate, drawing on a vast palette of tones and textures, she carves out the stories, alternating the electric and acoustic guitars and stomp box.

The successful 2011/12 tour of 'Love & Sticky Tape', with her 6 to 8 piece band, 'The Old Souls', saw packed shows in Melbourne, Brisbane and The Mullum Music Festival.

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