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Evans Head

  • Chinaman's Beach, Evans Head
  • Evans Head ice creamery

Highlights

Evans Head is a peaceful, coastal fishing village located on the banks of the Evans River. With 6 km of beaches, there's no shortage of activities to keep you entertained. Visit Airforce Beach for a 4WD adventure, walk your dog off the leash, and enjoying swimming and surfing.

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About Evans Head

Evans Head is an old-fashioned beach town surrounded by national parks, with 6 km of surfing beaches and pretty coastal scenery. It's the perfect location for an easy-going family holiday where the kids can swim in the river or at the shallow beaches along the river estuary. The town claims to have one of the largest caravan parks in NSW, right by the river with plenty of shade and access to the town's facilities.

Be sure not to miss Razorback Lookout with views north to Cape Byron Lighthouse on a clear day. Explore the NSW national parks along the coast to the north and south of Evans Head. Bundjalung National Park has 38 km of beaches while Broadwater National Park to the north has 8 km. There are good bushwalking trails, perfect for enjoying the beautiful wild flowers and birdlife.

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  • Chinamans Beach, Evans Head

    Beaches

    Evans Head boasts long stretches of beaches great for fishing, surfing and simply relaxing on the sand. Visit Evans Head Beach for a surf, or swim in the nearby river. A short drive from the town centre is Chinamans Beach, a beautiful secluded beach framed by the native bushland of Bundjalung National Park.

  • Esk River Broadwater National Park

    National Parks

    Admire the waterways of Bundjalung National Park, a luscious park boasting a combination of river, freshwater lagoons and beach. Explore the park by taking a trip down Evans River on a canoe, mountain biking the Serendipity fire trail or walking along Ten Mile Beach. Nearby, Broadwater National Park is a luscious swampy area ideal for bird watching.

  • North Coast Holiday Parks, Silver Sands

    Caravan Parks

    Evans Head is a popular vacation destination during the holiday season with caravan parks a great option for families and those on budget. Stay in prime waterfront positions by the river or beach. The scenic and convenient locations offer a great way to experience this coastal town, its beautiful beaches and spectacular lookouts.

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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4WD vehicle on road travelling between Dunoon (north of Lismore) and Murwillumbah. Image credit: Hamilton Lund; Destination NSW
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