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Brunswick HeadsAustralia

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.

Top hotels in Brunswick Heads

The Sails Motel Brunswick Heads
The Sails Motel Brunswick Heads
3.5 out of 5
28 Tweed Street, Brunswick Heads, NSW
The price is AU$125 per night from 18 Oct. to 19 Oct.

Situated by the ocean, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Brunswick Picture House and Tyagarah Nature Reserve. North Byron Parklands and Crystal Castle ...

4.4/5Excellent! (247 reviews)

"Clean room with perfectly adequate facilities. Was a little more noise from adjoining rooms, but it may have been the occupants being unusually noisy than the attenuation between rooms. Staff were very polite and efficient, and the location is ideal - just stroll across the road to an IGA or down ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Jun. 2020

The Sails Motel Brunswick Heads
Brunswick Heads Motel
Brunswick Heads Motel
3.5 out of 5
2-6 Old Pacific Highway, Brunswick Heads, NSW
The price is AU$179 per night from 13 Oct. to 14 Oct.

Situated near the beach, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Brunswick Picture House, Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve and Torakina Park. Tyagarah Nature ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (303 reviews)

"Reception lady was so easy going and friendly - we need to keep The Brunswick at Brunswick Heads a hidden gem before it becomes another Byron casualty."…"

Reviewed on 9 Jul. 2020

Brunswick Heads Motel
Brunswick Heads Chalet Motel
Brunswick Heads Chalet Motel
3 out of 5
68 Tweed Street, Brunswick Heads, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$115 per night from 12 Oct. to 13 Oct.

Situated in Brunswick Heads, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve and Tyagarah Nature Reserve. Brunswick Picture House and ...

4.4/5Excellent! (62 reviews)

"Great property, good service, nice rooms & clean, lovely sitting area (under trees/canopy)"…"

Reviewed on 23 Jun. 2020

Brunswick Heads Chalet Motel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Holiday Rentals in Brunswick Heads

Reflections Holiday Parks Terrace Reserve
Reflections Holiday Parks Terrace Reserve
4 out of 5
Fingal Street, Brunswick Heads, NSW
The price is AU$172 per night from 14 Oct. to 15 Oct.

Situated in Brunswick Heads, this beach campsite is within a 5-minute walk of Tyagarah Nature Reserve, Brunswick Picture House and Torakina Park. Torakina Beach ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)

"Wonderful setting and surroundings. Park Managers are awesome and keep the park in immaculate order"…"

Reviewed on 4 Oct. 2019

Reflections Holiday Parks Terrace Reserve
Reflections Holiday Parks Ferry Reserve
Reflections Holiday Parks Ferry Reserve
4 out of 5
Riverside Crescent, Brunswick Heads, NSW
The price is AU$151 per night from 15 Oct. to 16 Oct.

Situated in Brunswick Heads, this beach campsite is within 1 mile (2 km) of Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve, Brunswick Picture House and Marshalls Creek Nature ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (25 reviews)

"We had a great stay. The property is beautifully maintained... nice and quite with friendly staff and plenty of help to enjoy the local area."…"

Reviewed on 10 Jan. 2020

Reflections Holiday Parks Ferry Reserve
Reflections Holiday Parks Massy Greene
Reflections Holiday Parks Massy Greene
4 out of 5
Tweed Street, Brunswick Heads, NSW

Situated on the riverfront, this campsite is within a 10-minute walk of Brunswick Picture House, Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve and Torakina Park. Tyagarah Nature ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (21 reviews)

"Location is Great Unit very clean and roomy Staff very helpful"…"

Reviewed on 31 Jan. 2020

Reflections Holiday Parks Massy Greene
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Brunswick Heads

Wategos Beach
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Wategos Beach

4.5/5(316 reviews)

Swim or stroll at this beach sheltered by the rocky bluff of Cape Byron and you might see dolphins surfing on the offshore swell.

Tallow Beach
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Tallow Beach

4.5/5(173 reviews)

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.

Main Beach
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Main Beach

4.5/5(436 reviews)

Snap photos of the emerald peaks, take part in aquatic activities at the surf club and stroll through forest paths near this urban beach.

Top activities in Brunswick Heads

Sea Turtle Snorkeling Tour
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Sea Turtle Snorkeling Tour

AU$80
Per adult
76% of travellers recommend
Rainforest & Waterfall Tour in Nightcap NP
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Rainforest & Waterfall Tour in Nightcap NP

AU$149
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Dolphin-Spotting Sea Kayaking Tour
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Dolphin-Spotting Sea Kayaking Tour

AU$75
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Hiking & Surfing Day Trip with Lunch
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Hiking & Surfing Day Trip with Lunch

AU$219
Per adult
Crystal Castle Shuttle from Byron Bay (full day)
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Crystal Castle Shuttle from Byron Bay (full day)

AU$101
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Full Barrel Brewery and Distillery tour
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Full Barrel Brewery and Distillery tour

AU$169
Per adult

Reviews of Brunswick Heads

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Verified traveller

18 Mar. 2020

Bruns bakery over-rated.

5/5 - Excellent

Kate

14 Mar. 2020

Brunswick Heads is a delightful place to spend some time, beautiful beaches and friendly locals.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

25 Feb. 2020

Hoopers Hamburgers & their Monday night specials. Bruns Bakery. ;-) Sticky Fingers Pizza.

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveller

29 Nov. 2019

Had to sleep in my car to avoid bites from whatever was in the bed.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

5 Nov. 2019

Brunswick Heads is a beautiful, friendly laid-back place.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

4 Nov. 2019

We love Bruns. You cannot go past the pub - the most excellent spot. It is a lovely town with a relaxed vibe.

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