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.
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.
Monday 3 August to Friday 7 August 2015
Seafood Bowling Carnival Evans Head's annual Seafood Bow
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.
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.
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.
Fishing boats at Evans Head. Image David Young, Northern Rivers Tourism
Chinaman's Beach at Evans Head. Image David Young, Northern Rivers Tourism
Beachside ice creamery at Evans Head. Image Richmond Valley Council