Hostings - Tweed

Mike Whintey

Date: 16th July 2017

Episode: 24

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Unique, the best word to describe Mike’s trip to the Tweed region of NSW. He takes a tour of Madura Tea Estates, Australia’s only sub-tropical tea plantation, cruises through the last of the rainforest in NSW on the historical Tweed River and spends the night in a luxury chalet nestled in the hinterland of Mount Warning!

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Madura Tea Estate

753 Clothiers Creek Road Murwillumbah NSW 2484

Tours cost $7pp and $14 per family

6670 6000

ecOasis resort

55 Tatyewan Ave, Smith’s Creek, Uki NSW 2484

Chalets from $275, per night

Ph: 6679 5959

Mount Warning Tours

30-32 Bay Street, Tweed Heads

Seafood Rainforest Cruise from $89pp

Ph: 0422 405 011

Sydney Weekender Special

Mount Warning Tours

Seafood Rainforest Cruise only $70pp

*Terms and conditions apply

Tumbulgum Tavern

136 Riverside Drive, Tumbulgum NSW 2490

Open 7 days

Ph: 6676 6202

Prices correct as at 16/07/17


Sydney Weekender, hosted by Mike Whitney, is now in its 24th year!
Travelling around the city and throughout the length & breadth of the state, each episode investigates the best places to stay, eat and play so you can make the most of your weekend. 

After retiring from international cricket, Mike first appeared on Sydney Weekender back in 1994, and since then has loved every minute of it. 

Over the years, Mike has hosted Sydney Weekender from all over New South Wales; from Eden in the south, to Tibooburra in the far northwest of the state. 

One of Mike's favourite moments was when he had the chance to fly in a fully restored De Havilland Vampire fighter jet at the Temora Aviation Museum. "The pilot opened the throttle and sent the Vampire vertical," he says, "It was such a blast - the whole time I was thinking - I've got the best job in the world."

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