Evans Heads is a seaside town surrounded by natural beauty, from the sparkling Evans River and the magnificent national parks to the beautiful beaches and the azure sea. Enjoy boating, fishing, surfing, kayaking and more. Relax on uncrowded sandy beaches. You’ll find fascinating military heritage, too.
The calm estuary is ideal for kayaking,
There are spectacular coastal views from Razorback Lookout and Goanna Headland, which has a deep spiritual connection with the local Aboriginal people. You can spot humpback and other whales during their annual migration, and pods of dolphins frolic in the waves along the sandy beaches.
Evans Head Beach is ideal for inexperienced surfers because it’s protected from southeast swells that generate big waves elsewhere. In the right conditions the breakwall creates a good wave. Just north is Airforce Beach, a long stretch popular with 4WD enthusiasts, beach anglers and dog owners.
The great fishing is celebrated at the Evans Head Fishing Classic, a tournament held every winter school holidays that attracts fishers of all ages and experiences. Check out the events calendar for more fun, including the youth festival Crankfest, the delicious Beef Meets Reef and aviation shows.
The heritage-listed aerodrome was one of the largest Royal Australian Air Force training bases in World War II. A collection of military aircraft is in the Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome Heritage Aviation Museum and you can explore the history further at Evans Head Living Museum.
Places to stay suit a various budgets, from the Black Rocks campground in Bundjalung to a riverside holiday park, motels and a hotel. Bring your bicycle and explore the coast on shared cycling and walking paths. There are also picnic and barbecue facilities in pretty waterside parks and reserves.