Evans Head

A charming coastal fishing village in the Lismore region on the far North Coast of NSW, Evans Head has beautiful beaches for surfing and swimming or for just rolling out the towel and relaxing on soft sand. You’ll also find great beach fishing and the Evans River is ideal for kayaking, canoeing and fishing.

Evans Head Beach is ideal for inexperienced surfers because the area is protected from southeast swells that generate big waves at other beaches around Evans Head. Airforce Beach is popular with 4WD enthusiasts and surfers like Shark Bay for waves that sweep around the headland.

Goanna Headland - Evans Head Beach - Lismore Area

Razorback Lookout offers spectacular panoramas of the coast and hinterland. North and south of Evans Head are national parks, with plenty of beaches. Bundjalung National Park is south of Evans Head and Broadwater National Park is north. You’ll find good bushwalking trails in both parks.

You can buy fresh seafood caught that day by the small, local fishing fleet. And the great fishing in the area is celebrated at the annual Evans Head Fishing Classic, a week-long event attracting anglers of all ages and experience. Places to stay suit a range of budgets, from hotels and motels to cabins, caravan parks and campgrounds, including Black Rocks.

For fascinating World War II history, visit the Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome Heritage Aviation Museum and the Evans Head Living Museum. The town’s airfield was used for gunnery training. A collection of military and heritage aircraft is housed at the airfield.

Lismore Regional Airport

Fly into Lismore Regional Airport

Lismore Regional Airport is located 4 km from Lismore town’s centre. Use the car rental or taxi services available at the terminal to make the short trip north. Lismore is also a gateway to Byron Bay, less than an hour’s drive northeast. Rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.

Regional Express operates more than 50 direct flights to and from Sydney weekly. For other major Australian cities, connect via Sydney to travel into Lismore.


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  1. Crankfest

    Saturday 30 June 2018 , Evans Head

    Crankfest is the Far North Coast of NSW's largest Regional Youth Festival. Set at beautiful Evans Head's Main Beach area this one day event celebrates Youth Culture and Arts. The event is a youth driven collaboration between the Mid Richmo…

    30 Jun
  2. Evans Head Fishing Classic

    Friday 06 July 2018 to Friday 13 July 2018 , Evans Head

    Evans Head Annual Fishing Classic is the perfect place for you to experience a week of fun and fishing, with your family or solo. Held each year during the June/July NSW School holidays, Evans Head offers a unique holiday experience for y…

    06 Jul - 13 Jul
  3. Santa visits Evans Head

    Monday 24 December 2018 , Evans Head

    From 5.30pm on Christmas eve, Santa will visit Evans Head. Listen out for the NSW Fire Brigade Truck as Santa visits the residents before flying back to the North Pole.…

    24 Dec