Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve
All the practical information you need to know about Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
From Ocean Shores:
- Travel east along Orana Road
- At Warrambool Road roundabout, turn left to stay on Orana Road.
- Continue along Orana Road, which becomes Strand Avenue.
- Turn right onto North Head Road and drive all the way to the end of the gravel road
Park entry points
- Brunswick River access See on map
- North Head Road access See on map
Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.
By public transport
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 Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve. Here are some of the highlights.
During this season humpback whales accompanied by new calves and migratory shorebirds can be seen. Look out for bar-tailed godwits, which undertake the longest non-stop migratory flight of any bird in the world.
Late June and early July is the peak time to see humpback whales migrating north to mate and calve in tropical waters. New Brighton Beach and the north wall of Brunswick River are the best viewing spots.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
20°C and 27°C
12°C and 19.5°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Maps and downloads
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.
- in the North Coast region
Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Byron Bay office
02 6639 8300
Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 22 Tallow Beach Road, Byron Bay 2481
- Byron Bay office
Brunswick Heads (2 km)
Brunswick Heads is a holiday village with clean, uncrowded beaches. It's a coastal location on the estuary of the Brunswick River.
Mullumbimby (10 km)
Mullumbimby sits on the Brunswick River and is overshadowed by subtropical hills.
Byron Bay (19 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.