Byron Bay

Cheer Up, Slow Down, Chill Out... with The Byron Insider Blog.

Brunswick Heads, You'll Want to Stay Forever

You are here

Brunswick Heads offers a stunning natural environment where simple pleasures abound, all available in easy walking distance from the centre of the friendly town where the sparkling turquoise river meets the sea.

Just 20 mins north of Byron Bay, this friendly, chilled-out town is a popular choice for couples and families looking for fun and easy holiday fun. Start your day with breakfast at one of the cafes serving great coffee and fresh local food made with love. Cross Simpson’s Creek on the foot bridge where you can see fish and stingrays in the crystal clear water as you pass. Then take a stroll along the beach with views towards the Byron Lighthouse. Yours can be the first footprints on the long stretch of clean white sands. Watch out for whales breaching beyond the breakers, and dolphins gliding through the waves.

Shady nooks make swimming in the gentle and protected waters of Torakina Beach inside the river mouth feel like a tropical heaven as you laze beneath the Pandanus palms and enjoy the vibrant colours of the river as it changes throughout the day.

Caffeine addicts, fear not! Brunswick Heads has a vibrant cafe culture with 26 eateries to choose from offering contemporary Australian cuisine, a range of ethnic options and some of the best takeaway and fish and chips that you will ever eat. After lunch browse the boutique shops, many of which stock an eclectic mix of treasures you will not find anywhere else. Stroll down Mullumbimbi Lane and visit Wheel of Life ceramics studio, or drop in to Mina Mina Gallery and see their contemporary Aboriginal art.

Exhausted by all that fun? You can relax with a massage, beauty therapy or pampering experience. Take a yoga session. Check the surf? Or why not experience the Brunswick River in all its glory with a guided kayak tour, hire a kayak, stand up board or canoe, or go on a cruise to explore the many facets of the natural world of the river and its tributaries.

The new Brunswick Heads Fairy Trail is proving to be a delight for children and adults alike. Take your family on a mission following clues to find the fairy houses hidden around the town.

Walk out along the rock wall to the sea at sunset and you won’t know where to look, to the west the sunset glows behind Mount Chincogan and the caldera rim, and out to sea dove grey and pink skies farewell another beautiful day at Brunswick heads.

And when it’s time to put up your feet, what better spot than the iconic Hotel Brunswick, with its famous beer garden overlooking the beautiful Brunswick River? Magic! When it comes to dinner there are so many delicious food options, you can dine at the Pub or sample a wide range of dining options around town.

For further "Bruns" information and a wealth of local knowledge be sure to visit the Brunswick Heads Visitor Information Centre. Open seven days a week at 7 Park St, Brunswick Heads and / or visit their website www.brunswickheads.org.au.

Have a question or need help? Please Contact Us