Brunswick Heads is one of those NSW coastal resorts that has been attracting family groups for several generations. And, considering it offers good safe swimming, surfing , canoeing and fishing, it is not difficult to understand the enduring popularity of this northern NSW coastal resort.
Befitting its historic dependence on timber and the harvest of the sea, Brunswick Heads hosts an annual Fish and Chips Festival in January, and the colourful Blessing of the Fleet and Fishing Festival takes place at Easter.
The Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve on the southside of town harbours a remnant of the sub-tropical rainforest which once shrouded the region. The reserve also protects mangroves which underpin the marine ecology.
A charming hotel sits alongside the Brunswick River just behind the beach, while Australia’s most easterly point, Cape Byron, protects the famous Byron Bay surfing beach just 19km to the south. The hinterland boasts spectacular waterfalls and tracks.