Bound on three sides by National Parks and on the east by the Pacific Ocean, Evans Head is a snug resort town on the northern NSW coast. The town, which is also the centre of the state’s prawning industry, has safe surf beaches and sandy river flats.
It is a very popular fishing spot and every July hosts one of NSW’s richest competitions, the Evans Head Fishing Classic. Even if you are an absolute dummy when it comes to dangling a line, you can still be assured of a fresh seafood meal at a restaurant which is owned and run by the experts - members of the local trawler fishermen's co-operative.
It has all the facilities you’d expect in an off-highway village. Many of Australia’s World War II RAAF air crews will have fond memories of Evans Head where they did their training.
A 3km drive north takes you to the picnic ground entrance to the Broadwater National Park, a 4209ha reserve conserving coastal health, forest and wetlands. You can follow the Salty Lagoon walk through virgin marsh, swamp forest and 60,000-year-old sand dunes.