Brunswick River picnic area is a great place to enjoy this peaceful coastal reserve, with views of the river and easy-to-access fishing spots. Enjoy lunch with friends and family in the shade of cottonwood hibiscus, which shows its large yellow flowers in the warm weather, and listen to the wind gently whoosh through the swamp oaks. Then cast a line and relax.
The access road to this picnic area is lined with many threatened rainforest trees, such as marblewood and stinking laurel (which doesn t actually stink). In spring, the brilliant purple flowers of the hovea bush decorate the way as well.
This quiet spot is ideal for birdwatching. Pied oystercatchers feed on the rocks, while birds of prey – brahminy kites and white-bellied sea eagles soar overhead. If you re really lucky, you ll see an osprey stealthily snatch a fish from the water.