Brunswick Heads

Travel Guide
Brunswick Heads showing 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, 2483
The price is £71 per night from 16 Jun to 17 Jun
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly motel in Brunswick Heads. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a terrace. Our guests praise the bar and the helpful staff ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (306 reviews)
"The perfect place to explore Brunswick Heads from. Comfy beds, gorgeous staff. A very cool place to stay."

Reviewed on 12 Apr 2022

The Sails Motel Brunswick Heads
The Brunswick, Brunswick Heads
The Brunswick, Brunswick Heads
3.5 out of 5
2-6 Old Pacific Highway, Brunswick Heads, NSW, 2483
The price is £106 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly motel in Brunswick Heads. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (332 reviews)
"Staff helpful & friendly."

Reviewed on 4 Feb 2022

The Brunswick, Brunswick Heads
Brunswick Heads Chalet Motel
Brunswick Heads Chalet Motel
3 out of 5
68 Tweed Street, Brunswick Heads, NSW, 2483
The price is £88 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly motel in Brunswick Heads. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and an airport shuttle. Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (81 reviews)
"Nice motel.parking was a bit tight when there are a lot of cars. Quieter at night than we expected."

Reviewed on 12 Feb 2022

Brunswick Heads Chalet Motel
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.
Reflections Holiday Parks Massy Greene
Reflections Holiday Parks Massy Greene
4 out of 5
Tweed Street, Brunswick Heads, NSW, 2483
Stay at this 4-star campsite in Brunswick Heads. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a marina. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (21 reviews)
"Location is Great Unit very clean and roomy Staff very helpful"

Reviewed on 31 Jan 2020

Reflections Holiday Parks Massy Greene
Reflections Holiday Parks Terrace Reserve
Reflections Holiday Parks Terrace Reserve
4 out of 5
Fingal Street, Brunswick Heads, NSW, 2483
Stay at this 4-star beach campsite in Brunswick Heads. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a lazy river. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (9 reviews)
Overpriced
"Cabin 1 not so good due to location right on edge of park, beside public carpark, end of public footbridge. Streetlight right in front. Close to office, kiosk with an annoying ding dong everytime someone opened door. WIFI did not work and stsaff not very receptive to the problem. On the whole the ..."

Reviewed on 23 Mar 2021

Reflections Holiday Parks Terrace Reserve
Central Brunswick Heads
Central Brunswick Heads
Brunswick Heads, NSW
Stay at this apartment in Brunswick Heads. Enjoy free WiFi, on-site parking and a kitchen. Popular attractions Brunswick Picture House and Torakina Park are ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (5 reviews)
Great location and lovely manager
"We had an excellent stay in Brunswick heads in this cosy studio apartment. It’s a small space but packed with plenty of built in comfort. We also really liked the property manager who was very accommodating. Highly recommend."

Reviewed on 22 Apr 2022

Central Brunswick Heads
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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