North Head walking track
Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve
All the practical information you need to know about North Head walking track.
Grade 2Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
15 - 30min
Quality of markings
Clearly sign posted
Quality of path
No experience required
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
North Head track is in the North Head precinct of Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve. To get there, park in North Head carpark and follow the signs.
Park entry points
- North Head carpark See on map
The unsealed road is in poor condition with a lot of holes for the last kilometre so drive very slowly and carefully.
- Unsealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- All weather
Parking is available at North Head track. It can be a busy time on weekends, so parking may be limited.
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, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.
The toilets have a ramp and are wheelchair-accessible.
- Non-flush toilets
Maps and downloads
A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.
- Murwillumbah office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 02 6670 8600
- Level 1/135 Murwillumbah Street, Murwillumbah NSW 2484