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Verified traveller29 Nov. 2019
Had to sleep in my car to avoid bites from whatever was in the bed.
Whether you’re admiring the hinterland backdrop from a riverside trail or swimming in gentle breakwaters, adventure is just around the corner in this idyllic region.
Experience the North Coast’s full spectrum of magnificent scenery in Brunswick Heads. This coastal village has rainforest-fringed hillsides, hinterland splendor, crystal-clear river waters, sheltered beaches and barreling surf breaks. Set out on a kayaking adventure down the tree-lined river or begin a fishing charter from the marina. Dive or snorkel in the protected waters, scan the horizon for whales or have some quiet meditation in a perfect spot in the nature reserve.
Start your visit at Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour. From here, embark on a sightseeing tour or a wildlife-watching charter. You might see dolphins or migrating whales in the cooler months. Sign up for a snorkeling or diving tour around the nearby Cape Byron Marine Park and discover the underwater world beyond the shoreline.
Join a cruise or a kayaking trip along the Brunswick River. Peer into the rainforest canopy to spot birds or watch turtles swimming below your watercraft. Check the surf at the beaches neighboring the small village or relax at tranquil Torakina Beach located inside the breakwater.
For activities on dry land, be sure to check out the Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve, which has a range of hiking and cycling trails, as well as pretty picnic spots.
Stroll down the town’s main street for a meal at a casual café serving fresh seafood and dishes using local produce. Join locals at one of the annual events, such as the Old and Gold Festival and second-hand market or the family-friendly Kites and Bikes Festival. Visit Memorial Park on the first Saturday of the month to experience the Brunswick Markets.
Brunswick Heads is easily accessible via Ballina Byron Gateway Airport, which is a 30-minute drive away. The town is a pleasant daytrip destination from Byron Bay, about 11 miles (17 kilometers) away. Tropical Brunswick Heads is a great place to visit at any time of year. Visit in spring and fall for the best chance of spotting whales.
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Swim or stroll at this beach sheltered by the rocky bluff of Cape Byron and you might see dolphins surfing on the offshore swell.
Whether you’re relaxing in the sun and surf or keeping watch for some of the region’s diverse wildlife, there are plenty of ways to enjoy this broad, sandy beach.
Snap photos of the emerald peaks, take part in aquatic activities at the surf club and stroll through forest paths near this urban beach.
Put your snorkel gear on and jump into the waters of Julian Rocks Marine Reserve. Swim alongside sea turtles in their natural habitat in the Cape Byron Marine Sanctuary. Swim among schools of exotic fish and experience the underwater brilliance of Julian Rocks Marine Reserve.
Take a day trip to Byron Bay—Australia’s premier resort town. Relax on the beach, stroll past the shops and cafes, take in panoramic views from the famous lighthouse, and visit the magical destination, the Crystal Castle.
Join a private surf lesson with a professional instructor and you'll be riding the waves in no time. Tackle the crests of Byron Bay, one of the world's most popular surf destinations, and gain valuable tips from an experienced surfer during this personalized introduction to the sport.
Experience the underwater brilliance of Julian Rocks Marine Reserve. Swim with marine life such as turtles and manta rays, as well as interesting Southern Ocean animals like blue gropers and wobbegong sharks.
Learn how to surf on the shores of Byron Bay with an expert instructor who shows you how to ride the waves with ease. Your instructor joins you in the water while providing helpful tips and tricks to conquer the waves so you feel confident and secure during this wild and wet adventure.
Itinerary Depart from the harbour on our small boat Reflections. We tow the kayaks and Stand up Paddleboards behind the boat to a small beach up river about 10 minutes away. There you will leave the boat and enjoy a guided kayak tour on a beautiful side creek for approx.
Verified traveller23 Sep. 2019
have been going to brunswick heads for over 40 yrs every chance i get best place for quiet relaxing holiday