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Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve

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Overview

This 3-in-1 adventure with Bryon Bay Eco Cruises & Kayaks is your chance to experience a boat cruise, go paddling in a kayak, and try a stand up paddle board, or SUP on the beautiful Brunswick River.

 

When
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Where
Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve
Accessibility
No wheelchair access
Grade
Easy
Price
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Bookings
Bookings required. Book online or email or call Byron Bay Eco Cruises & Kayaks on 0410 016 926
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Climb aboard a cruise boat with the friendly staff of Byron Bay Eco Cruises & Kayaks, then sit back, relax and immerse yourself in rainforest beauty as you motor up the Brunswick River. 

The fun really begins when the boat stops on the riverbank and you hop into a kayak. With experienced guides to instruct you on paddling, you’ll be led to secret, pristine parts of the river not accessible by boat.

Next comes your chance try stand up paddle boarding. If all this exercise makes you hungry and thirsty, no problem, you’ll find plenty of lunch and refreshments at hand. 

If you’d prefer a leisurely river tour, try a morning or sunset cruise. Enjoy beautiful scenery as you eat, drink and soak up fascinating facts about wildlife and local history.

Byron Bay Eco Cruises & Kayaks is a licensed commercial tour operator with a Parks Eco Pass.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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    Byron Bay river tour and paddle is in Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:

    A home by the beach

    Pied Oystercatch and chick, Brunswick Heads Nature. Photo: Reid Waters

    Forty-three threatened animal species have been recorded in and around the reserve. Humpback whales can be seen off the coast during the migration period, and the world's smallest fruit bat called common blossom, which is just 6cm long, can also be seen. Other animals include the grey-headed flying fox, wallum froglet, long-nosed potoroo and koala. Critically endangered loggerhead turtles and vulnerable green turtles sometimes nest on New Brighton Beach. Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve is also home to threatened pied oystercatchers, sooty oystercatchers and beach stone-curlews.

    • Brunswick Heads guided beach fishing adventures Visit beautiful Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve for a guided fishing excursion with Wilderness Adventures. Whether you’re a seasoned angler honing your technique or just want a relaxing day on the beach, their experts have an experience custom-made for you.
    • Brunswick River picnic area Brunswick River picnic area is a great place to enjoy this peaceful reserve, with scenic views, easy access to fishing and plenty of birdwatching opportunities.
    • Byron Bay river tour and paddle This 3-in-1 adventure with Bryon Bay Eco Cruises & Kayaks is your chance to experience a boat cruise, go paddling in a kayak, and try a stand up paddle board, or SUP on the beautiful Brunswick River.  
    • North Head walking track A short easy walking route on North Head walking track through coastal rainforest to Brunswick River with scenic views and chances for picnicking, whale watching and birdwatching.

    Land of plenty

    Harrys Hill, Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve. Photo: OEH

    Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve lies within the traditional land of the Bundjalung people. The area, once a campground, continues to provide a ready source of food such as dugum (pipis) and julum (fish). Harrys Hill is known as "Durrungbil', which means "water rat". When viewed from the south side of Brunswick River at the right angle, the profile of that water rat can clearly be seen.

    Safe haven

    Harrys Hill Beach, Brunswick Nature Reserve. Photo: L Cameron

    Thirty-six threatened plant species have been recorded in the reserve. Brunswick Heads is a stronghold for many endangered rainforest plants that are either at the southern limit of their distribution or not found in many other places in New South Wales. These include Queensland xylosma, scented acronychia, durobby and white lace flower. The reserve also supports six endangered ecological communities (EEC), including littoral rainforest, swamp sclerophyll forest and coastal saltmarsh.

    • Brunswick River picnic area Brunswick River picnic area is a great place to enjoy this peaceful reserve, with scenic views, easy access to fishing and plenty of birdwatching opportunities.
    • Byron Bay river tour and paddle This 3-in-1 adventure with Bryon Bay Eco Cruises & Kayaks is your chance to experience a boat cruise, go paddling in a kayak, and try a stand up paddle board, or SUP on the beautiful Brunswick River.  
    • North Head walking track A short easy walking route on North Head walking track through coastal rainforest to Brunswick River with scenic views and chances for picnicking, whale watching and birdwatching.

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