Broken Head picnic area
Broken Head Nature Reserve
All the practical information you need to know about the Broken Head picnic area.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
On entering Broken Head Nature Reserve:
- Continue 100m from the entrance to the picnic area at Broken Head
- Sealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- All weather
Parking is available in an asphalt carpark at Broken Head picnic area, including a designated accessible parking spot. Please note that this is paid parking. Bus parking is not available.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Broken Head Nature Reserve. Here are some of the highlights.
Pack a picnic and enjoy the beautiful setting at Broken Head picnic area. Enjoy a game of beach cricket or explore the wonders of the tideline.
Enjoy the incredible view from Broken Head headland as humpback whales and their new calves breach and blow as they make their way south.
Get away from the crowds and spend the day picnicking at the beach, walk through the lush rainforest, and enjoy spectacular views from the headland.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
19°C and 27°C
11°C and 20°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
- Flush toilets
- Gas/electric barbecues (free)
There's an accessible cold outdoor shower at the picnic area.
- Cold showers
The picnic area is flat and step-free, with a concrete path that runs through the picnic area and past the toilets. There are also hard-packed ground pathways that lead to the beach.
To reach other parts of the picnic area you'll need to cross over flat grass.
- Step-free outdoor pathways
Seats and resting points
Maps and downloads
Disability access level - medium
Broken Head picnic area is flat and step-free, with the following accessible facilities:
- 1 accessible parking spot in the asphalt carpark
- An accessible flush toilet, which you can reach along a concrete path
- An accessible cold, outdoor shower
There's a concrete pathway that runs through the picnic area and hard-packed ground pathways that lead to the beach. To reach the other parts of the picnic area, you'll need to cross over flat grass.
A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.
- Byron Bay office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 02 6639 8300
- 22 Tallow Beach Road, Byron Bay 2481
- in Broken Head Nature Reserve 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. Tap and pay card or phone payments accepted at pay machines. Cash and credit cards accepted at Byron Bay Office.Buy annual pass