Discovering Pottsville, the perfect family holiday destination.
Looking for the ultimate family escape? Look no further. A stay at the vibrant and colourful coastal town of Pottsville ticks all the boxes.
A charming seaside town lined with gorgeous swimming beaches, where you can enjoy countless water-based activities with absolute ease. Plus, with plenty of exciting attractions at your fingertips, you’ll never be bored on holiday again.
Here is a look at our top 10 things to do in and around this perfect family holiday destination.
1. Beat the summer and hit the Water
Make a splash and discover the pristine waters of Pottsville. Surf the hallowed stretch of patrolled coastline or dive into the calm waters of the Mooball Creek, perfect for the SUP [stand-up paddle boarding] and gliding through the mangroves on a kayak. Bring your snokel to discover the world underwater with a snorkel. For a fun filled afternoon the whole family can enjoy, In2Surf offer lessons for all levels, and will have you and your crew enjoying the thrill of the waves! here
- 2. A unique Farm Tour Experience at Tropical Fruit World
Explore more than 500 types of fruit at Tropical Fruit World. Climb aboard the tractor train and get up close with a fully guided plantation safari. Relish in a fruit tasting session, enjoy a wildlife boat cruise of the island recreation area, fauna park, and an introduction to Australian Bush Tucker & more. Don’t depart without breakfast or lunch at Plantation Café. Bookings are essential here.
- 3. Explore the Pottsville Markets
Join the fun and explore these charming community run markets. Gather the fam bam and explore farm fresh produce, plants, home-made treats, local art and craft, clothing, jewellery and entertainment. Held on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month at the Phillips Street Reserve.
- 4. Get arty at the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Fill your art heart with a delicious art gallery you can feast your senses on. This exceptional gallery overlooking the Tweed River is an architectural delight and home to some of Australia's finest works. Located in Murwillumbah, just a 15-minute drive from Pottsville, you can explore the various rotating exhibits and take in the awesome Margaret Olley (Australia’s most celebrated painter of still life and interiors) installation. The Gallery’s exhibition spaces host a vibrant program, including kids activities exploding with fun to inspire and delight. The onsite café brings you a breakfast, brunch and lunch menu, and breathtaking panoramic views of the Tweed River. You won’t be disappointed! Find out more here
- 5. Husk Farm Distillery
With lush, green lawns that spill out from the charming, recycled brick distillery, the perfect place to spread your picnic blanket and enjoy loaded charcuterie and local cheese boards from the onsite ‘Planter’s Cafe’. Bring your whole tribe and while mums and dads sip carefully crafted cocktails, the kids can play games on the lawns. Stroll through the grounds or book a ticketed tour or experience. Only 20 mins drive from Pottsville, and trust us, you will be back!
- 6. Family fun Bush Tucker & crab catching cruise with Tweed Eco Tours
Get ready for a whole lot of family fun in nature. Embark on a 2-hour adventure cruise on the Tweed River. Gather the squad for some fishing, pelican feeding, yabby pumping, and trapping for crabs, all while you cruise the Tweed River. Wash it down with morning tea and bush tucker tastings. Only 20 mins drive from Pottsville. Discover this cruise and more here.
- 7. Taste Handmade Artisan Cheeses at Tweed Valley Whey Cheeses
For a sensory experience that truly needs to be savoured, beeline it to Tweed Valley Farmhouse Cheeses. This family-owned and run artisan cheese factory situated in the lush pastures of Burringbar is a beautiful 15-minute drive through rolling hills from Pottsville. Learn firsthand how all your favourite gourmet cheeses are made. The dairies licensed café hosts a unique providore of local produce, unique handmade pottery, great coffee with amazing views of the valley. Open Wed to Sun.
- 8. Up, up and away with Byron Bay Ballooning
Take to the skies and experience a spectacular sunrise up close with a sunrise balloon flight. You will fly sky high with views over the amazing Tweed coastline, Byron Bay and it’s surrounding Hinterland. Following your flight enjoy a delicious breakfast at renowned restaurant Three Blue Ducks. Kids over 7 (and min 120cm in height) can fly too! Just a short 30-minute drive from Pottsville, this unique experience that will leave you feeling an incredible sense of freedom, and, well, uplifted. Find out more here
- 9. A High Tea at Flutterbies Cottage Café
Bursting with charm, Flutterbies takes you back to yesteryear. Housed in a historic white cottage filled with country style hospitality and adorned with French linen, fresh flowers and shabby chic vintage crockery, the tearoom perfectly aligns with the quintessential high tea. Each delicacy on the three-tiered platter is made by the fair hands of their speciality pastry chef fresh on the day, so bookings are essential. A slice of heaven located in the picturesque heart of the Caldera. Take drive through Chillingham and Crystal Creek via the Numinbah/Zara Road and discover this little gem. Book a high tea here.
- 10. Relaxing in our holiday parks
With two holiday parks located right in the heart of Pottsville, your accommodation needs are sorted.
Our parks are favourites with families. Our Pottsville North Park is equipped with two pools, one a perfect splash zone for toddlers, two courts, a basketball and volleyball court, and a playground. The waterways of the Mooball Creek run directly behind the park, with direct access from within. While our Pottsville South Park offers absolute waterfront sites and cabins, so you can relax in the shade of your annexe whilst watching the children splash about.
There has never been a better time to visit. So delight the kids and impress the adults these school holidays. Happy Travels!