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 at Broken Head picnic area, including several designated disabled spots. 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)
- Cold showers
Maps and downloads
Disability access level - medium
- Assistance may be required to access this area
A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.
Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.
NSW national parks are no smoking areas.
- 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. The park has pay machines - cash and credit cards accepted.Buy annual pass