Brunswick Heads

Highlights

Marvellous water sports

An enchanting village at the mouth of the beautiful Brunswick River, Brunswick Heads is perfect for swimming, surfing, kayaking and fishing. Relax on glorious sandy beaches, enjoy delightful coastal walks and take an underwater tour with Blue Bay Divers.

  • Brunswick River, Brunswick Heads
  • Nature reserve, Brunswick Heads

About Brunswick Heads

With a beautiful river and gorgeous beaches, Brunswick Heads is a marvellous destination for water activities. The village, a short drive north of Byron Bay, is next to excellent surfing beaches and the Brunswick River and ocean are great for fishing and boating. Beach fishing is popular too.

You can explore the river with Byron Bay Eco Cruises and Kayaks or Go Sea Kayaks Byron Bay, both accredited ecotourism operators. The river is teeming with life and you'll have the opportunity for close encounters with turtles and birds of prey such as osprey and sea eagles.

Brunswick River, Brunswick Heads

Accommodation options range from motels to holiday parks.The flat terrain in this area of the Byron Bay region is superb for cycling and bushwalking in the Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve. Pack a hamper and head for the Brunswick River picnic area, part of the Cape Byron Marine Park.

Diving and snorkelling tours of the marine park are available with Blue Bay Diving, located at the Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour. Between May and November, Brunswick Heads is a great spot for whale watching with Blue Bay Whale Watching and is often visited by pods of dolphins.

Cape Byron State Conservation area, North Coast

Local festivals are celebrated in a family carnival style, with the annual Old and Gold second-hand treasures festival, Kites and Bikes and the annual Fish & Chips Festival. The Brunswick Markets is on the first Saturday of the month in Memorial Park, where the kids can play and run around.

Flying into Ballina Airport

Ballina Byron Gateway Airport is located 5 km from Ballina’s town centre and 35 km from Byron Bay. Use the shuttle bus or taxi services available at the terminal to make the short trip to these coastal destinations. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.

Direct flights from Sydney, Melbourne or Newcastle are available daily, with four operators - Jetstar, Regional ExpressVirgin Australia and FlyPelican - servicing the region.

  1. Blue Bay Divers

    Blue Bay Divers

    Enjoy the comfort of Blue Bay Divers' 8.5 metre Cougar Cat 'Bay Warrior', one of Byron Bay's most spacious and comfortable dive and snorkel boats. Blue Bay Divers' friendly professional charter...

  2. Blue Bay Whale Watching

    Blue Bay Whale Watching

    Enjoy an intimate encounter with majestic Humpback Whales from the comfort of the 8.5 metre Cougar Cat 'Bay Warrior' without getting wet. The 'Bay Warrior' was purposely built for comfort and stability. It...

  3. Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve

    Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve

    Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve offers all the pleasures of the great outdoors within easy reach of civilisation. Whether you're into fishing, canoeing, birdwatching or picnicking with a view, come and explore this...

  4. Brunswick River picnic area

    Brunswick River picnic area

    Brunswick River picnic area is a great place to enjoy this peaceful coastal reserve, with views of the river and easy-to-access fishing spots. Enjoy lunch with friends and family in the shade of cottonwood hibiscus,...

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