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Broken Head Nature Reserve


Surround yourself with the spectacular beauty of Broken Head Nature Reserve. Experience Aboriginal culture, rainforest walks, whale watching, and fishing from pristine beaches.

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Had enough of the crowds and looking for somewhere quiet and peaceful? Spend your day in this idyllic spot, where lush rainforest meets sandy beaches and a live history lesson unveils before you.

Pack a picnic, cook up a storm on the barbecue, and enjoy the day swimming and walking on the beach. Play a game of beach cricket, relax with your fishing rod or just sit under a shady tree and laze away the day with a good book. Wander through the rainforest to Three Sisters lookout and emerge to stunning views of a pristine beach fringed with majestic trees.

Look out to the glistening blue waters and try spotting a passing whale, or a sea eagle diving for fish. Take a moment to admire the rocky outcrops in front of you and learn about the Aboriginal story they tell and the ancient culture they represent. With all this on offer, it’s easy to see why Broken Head is treasured by locals and visitors alike.

Highlights in this park

  • Broken Head picnic area, Broken Head Nature Reserve. Photo: D Mackey/NSW Government

    Broken Head picnic area

    Indulge in some picnicking, swimming, surfing, and birdwatching, while discovering a secluded paradise where lush rainforest meets the beach.

  • Three Sisters walking track, Broken Head Nature Reserve. Photo: D Mackey/NSW Government

    Three Sisters walking track (Broken Head)

    Take the family walking through the rainforest on a day-trip to this spectacular lookout. Find out about its Aboriginal heritage, and after, enjoy wha...


Get Wild About Whales in Byron And Tweed

NSW national parks around Byron Bay have the best vantage points to see whales during their annual migration, which takes place from May to November. Plan your next coastal adventure on the Wild About Whales website.

Cosy Corner, Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Photo: John Spencer/OEH

Conservation program:

Saving our Species conservation program

Saving our Species is a innovative conservation program in NSW. It aims to halt and reverse the growing numbers of Australian animals and plants facing extinction. This program aims to secure as many threatened species that can be secured in the wild as possible, for the next 100 years. 

Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken


  • in the North Coast region
  • Broken Head Nature Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $4 per vehicle per hour. The park has coin-operated or credit card pay and display machines - please bring correct coins.

    Buy an annual pass.
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Broken Head beach, Broken Head Nature Reserve. Photo: D Mackey/NSW Government