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Brunswick Heads
Travel Guide

Brunswick Heads which includes a bay or harbour

Whether you’re admiring the hinterland backdrop from a riverside trail or swimming in gentle breakwaters, adventure is just around the corner in this idyllic region.

Experience the North Coast’s full spectrum of magnificent scenery in Brunswick Heads. This coastal village has rainforest-fringed hillsides, hinterland splendor, crystal-clear river waters, sheltered beaches and barreling surf breaks. Set out on a kayaking adventure down the tree-lined river or begin a fishing charter from the marina. Dive or snorkel in the protected waters, scan the horizon for whales or have some quiet meditation in a perfect spot in the nature reserve.

Start your visit at Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour. From here, embark on a sightseeing tour or a wildlife-watching charter. You might see dolphins or migrating whales in the cooler months. Sign up for a snorkeling or diving tour around the nearby Cape Byron Marine Park and discover the underwater world beyond the shoreline.

Join a cruise or a kayaking trip along the Brunswick River. Peer into the rainforest canopy to spot birds or watch turtles swimming below your watercraft. Check the surf at the beaches neighboring the small village or relax at tranquil Torakina Beach located inside the breakwater.

For activities on dry land, be sure to check out the Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve, which has a range of hiking and cycling trails, as well as pretty picnic spots.

Stroll down the town’s main street for a meal at a casual café serving fresh seafood and dishes using local produce. Join locals at one of the annual events, such as the Old and Gold Festival and second-hand market or the family-friendly Kites and Bikes Festival. Visit Memorial Park on the first Saturday of the month to experience the Brunswick Markets.

Brunswick Heads is easily accessible via Ballina Byron Gateway Airport, which is a 30-minute drive away. The town is a pleasant daytrip destination from Byron Bay, about 11 miles (17 kilometers) away. Tropical Brunswick Heads is a great place to visit at any time of year. Visit in spring and fall for the best chance of spotting whales.

The Sails Motel Brunswick Heads
The Sails Motel Brunswick Heads
3.5 out of 5
28 Tweed Street, Brunswick Heads, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$156 per night from 24 May to 24 May
Situated by the ocean, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Brunswick Picture House and Tyagarah Nature Reserve. North Byron Parklands and Crystal Castle ...
4.4/5Excellent! (269 reviews)
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Reviewed on 4 May 2021

The Sails Motel Brunswick Heads
Brunswick River Inn
Brunswick River Inn
3.5 out of 5
2 The Terrace Road, Brunswick Heads, NSW
The price is NZ$171 per night from 17 May to 17 May
Situated near the beach, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Torakina Park, Torakina Beach and Tyagarah Nature Reserve. Brunswick Picture House and Marshalls ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (158 reviews)
"Location was good for the price you would expect Netflix or You Tube no internet tv old fashion tv"

Reviewed on 1 Feb. 2021

Brunswick River Inn
The Brunswick, Brunswick Heads
The Brunswick, Brunswick Heads
3.5 out of 5
2-6 Old Pacific Highway, Brunswick Heads, NSW
The price is NZ$166 per night from 16 May to 16 May
Situated near the beach, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Brunswick Picture House, Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve and Torakina Park. Tyagarah Nature ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (315 reviews)
"Nothing, Everything was perfect. Nothing to add, Everything was perfect, Great, amazing."

Reviewed on 27 Dec. 2020

The Brunswick, Brunswick Heads
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Reflections Holiday Parks Terrace Reserve
Reflections Holiday Parks Terrace Reserve
4 out of 5
Fingal Street, Brunswick Heads, NSW
Situated in Brunswick Heads, this beach campsite is within a 5-minute walk of Tyagarah Nature Reserve, Brunswick Picture House and Torakina Park. Torakina Beach ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
"Wonderful setting and surroundings. Park Managers are awesome and keep the park in immaculate order"

Reviewed on 4 Oct. 2019

Reflections Holiday Parks Terrace Reserve
Reflections Holiday Parks Ferry Reserve
Reflections Holiday Parks Ferry Reserve
4 out of 5
Riverside Crescent, Brunswick Heads, NSW
Situated in Brunswick Heads, this beach campsite is within 1 mile (2 km) of Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve, Brunswick Picture House and Marshalls Creek Nature ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (26 reviews)
"Right on the river. Short 15min walk to Main Street."

Reviewed on 8 Apr. 2021

Reflections Holiday Parks Ferry Reserve
Reflections Holiday Parks Massy Greene
Reflections Holiday Parks Massy Greene
4 out of 5
Tweed Street, Brunswick Heads, NSW
Situated on the riverfront, this campsite is within a 10-minute walk of Brunswick Picture House, Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve and Torakina Park. Tyagarah Nature ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (21 reviews)
"Location is Great Unit very clean and roomy Staff very helpful"

Reviewed on 31 Jan. 2020

Reflections Holiday Parks Massy Greene
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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18 Mar. 2020

Bruns bakery over-rated.

5/5 - Excellent

Kate

14 Mar. 2020

Brunswick Heads is a delightful place to spend some time, beautiful beaches and friendly locals.

5/5 - Excellent

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25 Feb. 2020

Hoopers Hamburgers & their Monday night specials. Bruns Bakery. ;-) Sticky Fingers Pizza.

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29 Nov. 2019

Had to sleep in my car to avoid bites from whatever was in the bed.

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5 Nov. 2019

Brunswick Heads is a beautiful, friendly laid-back place.

5/5 - Excellent

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4 Nov. 2019

We love Bruns. You cannot go past the pub - the most excellent spot. It is a lovely town with a relaxed vibe.

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