Goanna Headland

In the mythology of Bundjalung Nation, the Dirawong (a goanna) is the Creator Being that taught the people various aspects of Aboriginal cultural and customs. Goanna Headland, at Evans Head (one of the most easterly points on mainland Australia and the town where Queen Elizabeth II flew into during her Royal visit to Australia in 1954), is believed to be the body of the mythical Dirawong.

Goanna Headland has been the mythological place of origin of the Bundjalung Nation for thousands of years. The Australian Aboriginal tribal groups of the Bundjalung Nation call it "The Dirawong". Within its landscape are many sacred, secret and ceremonial sites. To date some 24 archaeological sites have been located on Goanna Headland to the south of Evans Head Village.

Enjoy this peaceful environment and stunning views or venture along the walking track through the heath following the coastline.

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