Broadwater National Park

Situated between the villages of Evans Head and Broadwater, Broadwater National Park is a great place for hiking, picnicking, birdwatching, surfing and whale watching.

Broadwater National Park is a great place to visit with friends and family, especially if you enjoy birdwatching. The swamps and marshlands of Broadwater are home to many waders such as ibis, herons and brolgas. The rare jabiru, which is a large stork originally from the Americas, is occasionally sighted around Salty Lagoon.

There’s also a great diversity of animals in Broadwater so keep an eye out for swamp wallabies, red-necked wallabies, echidnas, bandicoots, bush rats, blossom bats and ringtail possums. Early mornings and early evenings are the times when you’re most likely to see these creatures when they’re feeding or hunting.

There are some short walking tracks in Broadwater that lead to beaches where you’ll be able to see examples of the large sand dunes and swale gullies that were formed between the ice ages some 60,000 years ago. In spring and winter, take a look out to sea while you have a picnic and enjoy some whale watching.

Nearby events

  1. Eltham Valley Pantry Private Dining Experience

    Wednesday 22 August 2018 to Saturday 03 August 2019 , Lismore

    Enjoy an intimate breakfast or lunch at a private table set in a pecan plantation in the picturesque Eltham Valley. This stunning property offers local produce and a French-style breakfast of freshly baked croissants, petite Danish pastri…

    22 Aug - 03 Aug
  2. The Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize

    Wednesday 22 August 2018 to Sunday 23 September 2018 , Lismore

    The Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize is a biennial prize. Now in its sixth year the prize started as The Northern Rivers Portrait Prize, a painting and drawing prize open to artists Australia wide whose artwork depicted a person from the Nor…

    22 Aug - 23 Sep
  3. The Wonders of the Hannah Cabinet

    Wednesday 22 August 2018 to Wednesday 06 February 2019 , Lismore

    The Hannah Cabinet is Geoff Hannah’s masterpiece and was made over a six year period using 34 different Australian and international timbers, four species of shell and 17 varieties of precious stone with extensive marquetry inlays on 18 doo…

    22 Aug - 06 Feb