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Three Sisters walking track (Broken Head)

Broken Head Nature Reserve

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Three Sisters walking track (Broken Head).

Track grading

Features of this track


1.6km return


30 - 45min

Quality of markings

Clearly sign posted

Experience required

No experience required


Gentle hills

Quality of path

Formed track: The walk is 1.2m-wide and mostly gravel, with a section at the end that's concrete.


Occasional steps: There are sets of steps throughout the walk in sets of between 3 to 16, with a long set of 50 steps at the end of the walk.

Other barriers

Pinch points: There are points where the track narrows due to tree roots, rocks and plants.

Getting there and parking

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    On entering Broken Head Nature Reserve:

    • Continue 100m from the entrance to the picnic area at Broken Head
    • Three Sisters walking track starts from the southern end of the picnic area


    Parking is available in a paved carpark at Broken Head picnic area, at the start of the walking track. The carpark includes 2 accessible parking spaces.

    It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited.

    By public transport

    The 143 Grafton to Byron Bay bus line and the 637 Byron Bay Interchange to Sunrise Boulevard bus line have stops around 3.3km away from Broken Head Nature Reserve.

    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

    Summer temperature


    19°C and 27°C

    Highest recorded


    Winter temperature


    11°C and 20°C

    Lowest recorded



    Wettest month


    Driest month


    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



    There are accessible flush toilets, an outdoor beach shower, barbecues and picnic tables at Broken Head picnic area, north-west of the start of the track.

    Drinking water is not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.

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    Safety messages

    Beach safety

    Beaches in this park are not patrolled, and can sometimes have strong rips and currents. These beach safety tips will help you and your family stay safe in the water.

    Bushwalking safety

    If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).


    Disability access level - no wheelchair access

    • Three Sisters walking track is a 1.2m-wide track with gentle hills that's mostly gravel and has a section at the end that's concrete.
    • People with reduced mobility may find the walk challenging because of the number of steps. There are around 140 steps throughout the walk in sets of between 3 to 16, with a long set of 50 steps at the end of the walk.
    • There are accessible toilets and 2 accessible parking spaces at Broken Head picnic area, where this walk begins.



    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.

    Three Sisters walking track (Broken Head)

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    Park info

    • 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.

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