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Broken Head Nature Reserve

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Visitor info

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

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

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    From Byron Bay:

    • Drive south on Broken Head Road
    • Approximately 2km south of Suffolk Park , turn left into Broken Head Reserve Road.
    • Continue 3km to the end and you’ll arrive at the picnic area and Broken Head Beach

    From Ballina:

    • Drive north through Lennox Head on Byron Bay Road
    • Continue for approximately 12km
    • Turn right into Broken Head Reserve Road
    • Continue 3km to the end and you’ll arrive at the picnic area and Broken Head Beach

    Park entry points

    Parking

    By bike

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

    By public transport

    For information about public transport options, visit the NSW country transport info website.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Broken Head Nature Reserve. Here are some of the highlights.

    Autumn

    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.

    Spring

    Enjoy the incredible view from Broken Head headland as humpback whales and their new calves breach and blow as they make their way south.

    Summer

    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

    Average

    19°C and 27°C

    Highest recorded

    35.1°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    11°C and 20°C

    Lowest recorded

    3.3°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    March

    Driest month

    September

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    652mm

    Facilities

    Maps and downloads

    Fees and passes

    Park entry fees:

    $4 per vehicle per hour. The park has pay and display machines - cash and credit cards accepted.

    • All Parks Pass - For all parks in NSW (including Kosciuszko NP) $190 (1 year) / $335 (2 years)
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    • Multi Parks Pass - For all parks in NSW (except Kosciuszko) $65 (1 year) / $115 (2 years)
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    • Country Parks Pass - For all parks in Country NSW (except Kosciuszko) $45 (1 year) / $75 (2 years)
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    • Single Country Park Pass - For entry to a single park in country NSW (except Kosciuszko). $22 (1 year) / $40 (2 years)
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    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).

    Prohibited

    Pets

    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.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Broken Head Nature Reserve

    Contact

    • 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. The park has pay and display machines - cash and credit cards accepted.

      Buy annual pass
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    Nearby towns

    Byron Bay (8 km)

    Byron Bay is Australia's easternmost town and 'style capital' of the North Coast. It's a place of outstanding natural beauty, set against lush volcanic hills.

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    Lennox Head (14 km)

    Lennox Head is a quiet seaside village situated at the southern end of Seven Mile Beach between Ballina and Byron Bay. It's named after the headland that stands sentinel at its southern gateway.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Ballina (26 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.

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