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Broken Head Nature Reserve

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Surround yourself with the spectacular beauty of Broken Head Nature Reserve. Experience Aboriginal culture, rainforest walks, whale watching, and fishing from pristine beaches.

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Had enough of the crowds and looking for somewhere quiet and peaceful? Spend your day in this idyllic spot, where lush rainforest meets sandy beaches and a live history lesson unveils before you.

Pack a picnic, cook up a storm on the barbecue, and enjoy the day swimming and walking on the beach. Play a game of beach cricket, relax with your fishing rod or just sit under a shady tree and laze away the day with a good book. Wander through the rainforest to Three Sisters lookout and emerge to stunning views of a pristine beach fringed with majestic trees.

Look out to the glistening blue waters and try spotting a passing whale, or a sea eagle diving for fish. Take a moment to admire the rocky outcrops in front of you and learn about the Aboriginal story they tell and the ancient culture they represent. With all this on offer, it’s easy to see why Broken Head is treasured by locals and visitors alike.

Highlights in this park

  • Aerial view of picnickers and picnic tables at Broken Head picnic area in Broken Head Nature Reserve. Photo: John Spencer/DPIE

    Broken Head picnic area

    Indulge in some picnicking, swimming, surfing, and birdwatching, while discovering a secluded paradise where lush rainforest meets the beach.

  • 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 wha...


Whale watching top spots

NSW national parks have the best vantage points to see whales during their annual migration, which takes place from May to November. Plan your next coastal adventure.

A humpback whale breaches the water off the NSW coast, near Sydney. Photo credit: Wayne Reynolds &copy Wayne Reynolds


Saving Our Species program

Australia is home to more than 500,000 animal and plant species, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. Saving our Species is a statewide conservation program that addresses the growing number of Australian animals and Australian native plants facing extinction.

Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) in a tree. Photo: Courtesy of Taronga Zoo/OEH

General enquiries


  • 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.

    Buy annual pass
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