Broken Head lawn

Broken Head Nature Reserve

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Set where lush rainforest meets the glistening blue ocean, Broken Head lawn is an idyllic spot for your wedding. Located on the North Coast in Broken Head Nature Reserve, say your vows in a secluded paradise.

Venue is suitable for
Wedding ceremonies
Maximum people: 100
Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, carpark, drinking water, public phone, showers, toilets

Contact the Byron Bay office for venue hire fees.

Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Available for hire 7 days a week.
Venue available for exclusive hire
Bookings are required. To make a booking or for more information contact the Byron Bay office.

For an unforgettable wedding destination on the NSW North Coast, you can’t go past Broken Head lawn, just a short drive from Byron Bay. Hold your ceremony on the grass in this natural paradise where coastal rainforest meets the beach.

Enjoy champagne and canapes at one of the sheltered picnic tables as you listen to the sounds of rolling surf and birdsong. After your ceremony, your guests can take a stroll down Broken Head Beach to feel the sand between their toes.

If you’d like to explore further afield, it’s only a short walk to the famous Tallow Beach where you and your guests can admire the views to Cape Byron Lighthouse. Or take the half-hour walk to Three Sisters lookout where you’ll be treated to incredible vistas of secluded beaches, rocky coves and dense rainforest.

As you wander along the beaches and in the rainforest, you’re likely to meet locals like brush turkeys in the understorey. And if you visit in winter and spring, you may be lucky enough to spot whales as they migrate north.

For directions, safety and practical information, see venue info


  • A woman walking along Three Sisters walking track, overlooking the beach in Broken Head Nature Reserve. Photo: John Spencer © OEH

    Three Sisters walking track (Broken Head)

    Take the family walking through the rainforest on a day-trip to this spectacular lookout. Find out about its Aboriginal heritage, and after, enjoy whale watching and picnicking by the beach.

  • Tallow Beach, Arakwal National Park. Photo: John Spencer/NSW Government

    Tallow Beach

    Tallow Beach is 3.2km from the heart of Byron Bay and a great place for swimming, birdwatching, whale watching, beach fishing, and just throwing down a towel to soak up the sun.

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All the practical information you need to know about Broken Head lawn.

Getting there and parking

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    When you enter Broken Head Nature Reserve, continue 100m from the park entrance to the picnic area at Broken Head.

    Road quality

    • Sealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • All weather


    • There are 2 long asphalt carparks that run the length of the lawn and picnic area on either side of Broken Head Reserve Road, including 2 accessible parking spots on the beach-side of the carpark.
    • Please note that this is paid parking.
    • Bus parking is not available.


    There are no rubbish bins at this venue. Please take all waste with you when you go and leave the area clean and tidy. There may be a fee if significant cleaning is required.


    • Flush toilets

    Picnic tables

    Barbecue facilities

    • Gas/electric barbecues (free)


    Drinking water

    Public phone


    • Cold showers

    Step-free access

    • The lawn is flat and step-free.
    • There are no pathways in the area that you can hire for ceremonies, but the nearby picnic area has a concrete path that runs past the toilets, and hard-packed ground pathways that lead to the beach.
    • To reach other parts of the lawn and picnic area, including some of the shelters and tables, you'll need to cross over flat grass.

    Seats and resting points

    Maps and downloads

    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.

    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 - medium

    Broken Head lawn is flat and step-free, but there are no pathways. From the carpark, you'll need to cross over short wooden platform sections and flat grass to reach the lawn.

    The picnic area next to the lawn has the following accessible facilities:

    • 2 accessible parking spaces on the beach-side of the asphalt carpark
    • Accessible flush toilets, set at the end of a concrete path
    • Bench seats for resting

    There are also picnic tables, shelters and barbecue facilities at the picnic area - you'll need to cross over flat grass to reach them.


    Food and drink

    • A celebratory glass of champagne may be provided to guests for a toast
    • You may bring 1 bottle of wine or champagne for every 4 guests

    Please ensure this is included as part of your application.

    Plant materials and flowers

    You may bring flower arrangements containing no seed material. A florist can arrange this for you on request. Artificial or silk flowers are preferred.

    Structures, staging and furniture

    • Small portable archways
    • 1 table, maximum 1.2x1.2m
    • Up to 24 chairs with rail-style legs

    Commercial filming and photography

    • 1 photographer and 1 photographer's assistant
    • 1 videographer and 1 videographer's assistant

    Commercial photography and video, including drone use, may be permitted on application. You’ll need a small-scale photographer and wedding filming license.

    Photography is included in the booking fee for the same location. If photographer is at another location, a booking will need to be made for that location.

    Power, lighting and amplified sounds

    Non-amplified music like a string duo, trio or quartet is permitted at this venue.


    Balloons, plant materials and animals are not permitted, including:

    • Decorations consisting of flowers or plant materials that contain seeds or vines and exotic plant materials
    • Throwing rice or petals
    • Confetti, rice, petals or streamers
    • Balloons
    • Candles or open flames

    Horse-drawn carriages are not permitted at this venue.

    Tents, marquees and banners are not permitted. Please do not put up signage or cordon off structures or areas at Broken Head lawn.




    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.