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Broadwater National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Broadwater National Park.

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    From Ballina:

    • Follow Pacific Highway south
    • Turn left onto Macdonald Street where there will be signs for Evans Head
    • Continue onto Evans Head-Broadwater Road
    • Park entrance is on the left

    Park entry points

    Parking

    By bike

    Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.

    By public transport

    Evans Head is accessible by bus from Ballina. For information about public transport options, visit NSW country transport info website.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Broadwater National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

    Autumn

    Enjoy a beach walk in the milder weather, birdwatching as you go.

    Spring

    Wildflowers at this time of year will just about knock your walking socks off with their vivid and varied colours This is the peak season for seeing migrating whales swimming closer to shore with their new calves .

    Summer

    When the weather's hot, the best thing to do is go swimming or have a surf.

    Winter

    This is the peak season for northern migration of whales.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    19.1°C and 27°C

    Highest recorded

    41.7°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    10.4°C and 19.2°C

    Lowest recorded

    2.7°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    March

    Driest month

    September

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    449mm

    Facilities

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    However you discover NSW national parks and reserves, we want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Our park and reserve systems contrast greatly so you need to be aware of the risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

    Prohibited

    Pets

    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the OEH pets in parks policy for more information.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Broadwater National Park

    Contact

    • in the North Coast region
    • Broadwater National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

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    Nearby towns

    Evans Head (11 km)

    Evans Head is a peaceful, coastal fishing village located on the banks of the Evans River.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Ballina (28 km)

    Ballina is a bustling holiday town and service centre and home of the Big Prawn. It's situated at the mouth of the Richmond River, close to superb beaches.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Lismore (35 km)

    Lismore is a major North Coast commercial, cultural and administrative centre. It's set in undulating country on the north arm of the Richmond River.

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    Pig Face flower, Broadwater National Park. Photo: R Gates