Step into Tweed history during walk tour
TAKE a step into years gone by in the Tweed, during an interactive walking tour designed to guide people through the history of the region.
Hosted by Gold Coast Tweed Tours, the fully guided walking tours provide an insight into the local history, geography, people, places and events that have shaped the Gold Coast-Tweed community.
On a two-and-a-half hour, 3km walk, participants learn about native and European history at places like Point Danger, Duranbah, Coolangatta Beach and the Kirra foreshore.
The tours are the brainchild of history teacher Bryson Coverdale, who has been a Tweed region history teacher for 18 years.
While teaching students, Mr Coverdale realised there was an opportunity in the tourism market to highlight historical details that may not be readily available when exploring the area.
“The idea started from the enthusiasm of the students and I thought I would test the commercial viability (of the tour),” Mr Coverdale said.
“I’ve always had an interest in local history and that’s been something I’ve always been passionate about.
“It’s been nice to bring that (history) forward for students and the general public and I’ve had a lot of positive feedback.”
Little-known facts about Point Danger and how Duranbah Beach got its nickname are revealed and explained by Mr Coverdale.
Mr Coverdale said although historical facts would enlighten participants, it was the laidback nature that enriched the experience.
“More than anything, it’s a social outing,” Mr Coverdale said.
“It’s an activity where people can meet others and enjoy the environment and outdoors while learning about the local history.”
The tours run Sunday to Friday. Morning and afternoon options are available, at 9.30am and 1.30pm, and participants have the option of purchasing a cup of tea and morning or afternoon tea on a designated stop at a local cafe. For more information visit goldcoasttweedtours. com.au.