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North Head walking track

Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve

Overview

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.

Where
Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve
Distance
0.7km return
Time suggested
15 - 30min
Grade
Grade 2
Price
Free
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch or whale watch.

It’s a short, easy stroll on North Head walking track from the carpark down through a lovely section of endangered littoral rainforest to the mouth of Brunswick River. Tear yourself away from scenic ocean views and head down this trail for a change of scenery. You may spot a goanna along the way, or a harmless carpet python.

For birdwatchers, there are plenty of feathered friends to feast your eyes upon as you walk, such as rainbow bee-eaters. As the name suggests, these birds are brilliantly marked and, although they will eat all sorts of insects, particularly relish a good bee and are immune to the sting. Keep an eye out for this multi-coloured beauty during the warmer months and have your binoculars handy.

Two other short tracks also lead from North Head carpark to the ocean beach and to mangrove-lined Marshalls Creek.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

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North track, Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve. Photo: L Cameron/NSW Government