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.

Canoeing on 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.

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.


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    Sunday 27 January 2019 to Sunday 29 March 2020 , Byron Bay

    Half a day meditation and mindfulness workshop in nature. You will learn different meditation techniques to quiet the mind and become more in control of your thoughts. The workshop includes sitting meditations and walking meditations. …

    27 Jan - 29 Mar
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    Sunday 03 February 2019 to Sunday 02 February 2020 , Byron Bay

    Byron Bay Community Market is held on the first Sunday of each month, with additional markets held on the third Sunday of December and January. Byron Community Markets are a fanfare of colour and music amidst a myriad of exotic flavours…

    03 Feb - 02 Feb
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    Monday 04 February 2019 , Byron Bay

    Launch into LOLs with RAW Comedy, Australia’s largest and most prestigious open mic comedy competition! For over 20 years RAW Comedy has seen performers ride that comedy wave, with past competitors including Hannah Gadsby, Ronny Chieng,…

    04 Feb