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.

Things to do and places to stay

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  1. Circa - Peepshow

    Friday 23 March 2018 to Saturday 24 March 2018 , Lismore

    Escape into the world of Peepshow, a thrilling new creation that infuses world-class contemporary circus with the nostalgia of bygone eras. Circa has performed in 39 countries to over one million people with standing ovations, rave reviews…

    23 Mar - 24 Mar
  2. Geoff Harvey: Dogged

    Friday 23 March 2018 to Sunday 01 April 2018 , Lismore

    Geoff Harvey is a Sydney based artist who has been a practicing artist for over forty years. His practice moves across the disciplines of painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, collage, assemblage and sculpture. He has exhibited widel…

    23 Mar - 01 Apr
  3. Beguile: European Masters: 17th-20th Century

    Friday 23 March 2018 to Sunday 06 May 2018 , Lismore

    Looking back at the greats of European art history one cannot help but be impressed by the mastery of the art, and captured by the artistic, social and political climate around which it was made. Lismore Regional Gallery is truly privileged…

    23 Mar - 06 May
  4. Penny Evans: Death to a Stereotype

    Friday 23 March 2018 to Sunday 15 April 2018 , Lismore

    Ceramic and mixed media wall pieces exploring women as carriers of culture, history and information which also pick away at stereotypes and their uneasy history and continuing treatment of Aboriginal Australians.…

    23 Mar - 15 Apr
  5. Eric Clapton Life in 12 Bars

    Friday 23 March 2018 , Lismore

    Directed by Oscar-winner Lili Fini Zanuck (Rush, Driving Miss Daisy), is an unflinching and deeply personal look into the life of legendary 18-time Grammy winner Eric Clapton. Told through his own words and songs, it is a moving and surpr…

    23 Mar