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Brunswick Heads

  • Brunswick Heads Kites and Bikes Festival
  • Boating on Brunswick River

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Brunswick Heads is a beautiful coastal village on the mouth of the Brunswick River. The town is located on the doorstep of many glorious beaches such as Brunswick Heads Beach, a popular spot for swimmers and anglers alike.

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About Brunswick Heads

Despite the ever-increasing popularity of this stretch of coast, Brunswick Heads has remained almost unchanged, very much a traditional, relaxed and unpretentious coastal town. The town is a 15-minute drive from Byron Bay.

Situated at the mouth of the Brunswick River, the area has white sandy beaches, a breakwater and harbour, making it a great location to enjoy a wide range of water activities such as yabbying, boating and kayaking.

Meet the town's friendly locals at the Brunswick Heads' monthly markets, held in the Memorial Park on the first Saturday of each month. The market is located on the riverbank and is within easy walking distance of cafés and shops.

Between the months of May - October Brunswick Heads is a great location for whale-watching and is often visited by pods of dolphins.

Nearby Lennox Head and Ballina are also well worth a visit.

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Fly into Ballina Airport

Family at the 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 three operators - Jetstar, Regional Express and Virgin Australia - servicing the region.

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sunrise at the Cape Byron Bay Lighthouse, Byron Bay. Image credit: Hugh Stewart;Destination NSW
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