Canoe Evans River Paddle Route

If you want a water based adventure without getting your feet too wet, it could be hard to pass up the chance to paddle up the Evans River at the northern tip of Bundjalung National Park. Here, the river, ocean and rainforest meet in a festival for the senses.

Paddling upstream from Gummigurrah picnic area, the outside world will melt away as you pass river islands, mangroves, rainforest as well as heathland and coastal banksia. A birdwatching paradise, listen for the distinct call of the eastern whip-bird and the toy trumpet like call of the rare barred cuckoo shrike. You might glimpse shorebirds such as the white faced heron or pied oystercatcher.

At dawn and dusk, eastern grey kangaroos, red-necked wallabies and swamp wallabies often come out to feed. Scour the tops of nearby trees and there could be a sleeping koala or two. Stretch your legs along Gummigurrah walking track after returning.

Nearby events

  1. Beef Meets Reef

    Sunday 19 May 2019 , Evans Head

    The fun takes place in Oak Street, Evans Head. Beef Meets Reef is a huge celebration of seafood, salt air and beef skewers for all the family to enjoy. Come and taste the local offerings of scrumptious Reef and Beef while you are…

    19 May
  2. Crankfest

    Sunday 30 June 2019 , 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…

    30 Jun
  3. Evans Head Fishing Classic

    Saturday 13 July 2019 to Friday 19 July 2019 , 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 July NSW School holidays, Evans Head offers a unique holiday experience for you…

    13 Jul - 19 Jul