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Broadwater National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Broadwater National Park.

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    From Ballina:

    • Follow Pacific Highway south
    • Turn left onto Macdonald Street where there will be signs for Evans Head
    • Continue onto Evans Head-Broadwater Road
    • Park entrance is on the left

    Park entry points


    By bike

    Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.

    By public transport

    Evans Head is accessible by bus from Ballina. For information about public transport options, visit NSW country transport info website.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Broadwater National Park. Here are some of the highlights.


    Enjoy a beach walk in the milder weather, birdwatching as you go.


    Wildflowers at this time of year will just about knock your walking socks off with their vivid and varied colours This is the peak season for seeing migrating whales swimming closer to shore with their new calves .


    When the weather's hot, the best thing to do is go swimming or have a surf.


    This is the peak season for northern migration of whales.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature


    19.1°C and 27°C

    Highest recorded


    Winter temperature


    10.4°C and 19.2°C

    Lowest recorded



    Wettest month


    Driest month


    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    However you discover NSW national parks and reserves, we want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Our park and reserve systems contrast greatly so you need to be aware of the risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.

    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).



    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.

    Broadwater National Park


    • in the North Coast region
    • Broadwater National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

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    Nearby towns

    Evans Head (11 km)

    Evans Head is a peaceful, coastal fishing village located on the banks of the Evans River.

    Ballina (28 km)

    Ballina is a bustling holiday town and service centre and home of the Big Prawn. It's situated at the mouth of the Richmond River, close to superb beaches.

    Lismore (35 km)

    Lismore is a major North Coast commercial, cultural and administrative centre. It's set in undulating country on the north arm of the Richmond River.