Brunswick River picnic area
Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve
All the practical information you need to know about the Brunswick River picnic area.
Getting there and parking
Brunswick River picnic area is in the Oyster Lease precinct of Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve. To get there:
- Drive north from Brunswick Heads along Brunswick Valley Way and cross Brunswick River on Durrungbil Bridge
- When on the northern side, do a U-turn at the first roundabout (Rajah Road) to head south along Brunswick Valley Way.
- Take the first left into Oyster Lease Road
- Follow to the carpark at the end
- Unsealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- All weather
Parking is available at Brunswick River picnic area.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve. Here are some of the highlights.
During this season humpback whales accompanied by new calves and migratory shorebirds can be seen. Look out for bar-tailed godwits, which undertake the longest non-stop migratory flight of any bird in the world.
Late June and early July is the peak time to see humpback whales migrating north to mate and calve in tropical waters. New Brighton Beach and the north wall of Brunswick River are the best viewing spots.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
20°C and 27°C
12°C and 19.5°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Drinking water is not available in this area.
Maps and downloads
Disability access level - easy
This area is fully wheelchair accessible.
A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.
- This area is within Cape Byron Marine Park. Next to the fishing area is a sanctuary zone, where fishing is not permitted. Check out the Marine Parks Authority website for more information or call on 02 6620 9300.
- Spear fishing is prohibited here and in all of the Brunswick estuary
NSW national parks are no smoking areas.
- Murwillumbah office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 02 6670 8600
- Level 1/135 Murwillumbah Street, Murwillumbah NSW 2484