Brunswick Heads is a north coast holiday village situated at the mouth of the Brunswick River NSW. Nestled within the breakwater is a safe peaceful beach while white sandy surf beaches stretch to the south and north.
The north bank of the river hosts a protected rainforest and the southern bank provides a harbour and a small marina for fishing boats and small craft. Mount Chincogan provides a spectacular hinterland backdrop to the river that meanders up to the small town of Mullumbimby.
The village of Brunswick Heads is the perfect destination to enjoy the simple pleasures of a laidback coastal lifestyle yet boasts a great mix of cafes, restaurants, specialty shops, accommodation and a variety of outdoor activities.
Plus there are some great accommodation options in the Brunswick River region.
5 best family-friendly things to do in Brunswick Heads
The charming, seaside town of Brunswick Heads, only 15 minutes from bustling Byron Bay, is an ideal destination for families seeking a memorable vacation. From stunning beaches to outdoor adventures and delicious dining options, there's no shortage of activities to keep the whole family entertained.
1. Brunswick Beach Days & Watersports
Brunswick Heads is famous for its picturesque beaches, perfect for families looking to soak up the sun and enjoy some quality time together. Torakina Beach is a favorite spot for families, with calm waters making it safe for kids to swim and play. Exploring the Brunswick River by kayak or paddleboard is a stunning way to immerse yourself in nature.
2. Fish and Chips by the River
Indulge in a classic Australian experience with delicious fish and chips by the river. The riverfront park in Brunswick Heads offers picnic tables and a serene setting, making it a perfect spot for a family picnic. As you savor your meal, you can watch the boats go by and take in the tranquil ambiance.
3. Explore the Fairy Trail
For families with young children, a visit to the Brunswick Heads Fairy Trail is a magical experience. The trail winds through the town's parks and reserves and is adorned with charming fairy doors, whimsical decorations, and hidden treasures.
4. Explore the Nearby National Parks
While in Brunswick Heads, take advantage of its proximity to several beautiful national parks. Just a short drive away, you can explore Cape Byron State Conservation Area, which includes the iconic Cape Byron Lighthouse.
5. Whale and dolphin spotting from the shore
Keep an eye on the ocean from the beaches and the walking trails for dolphins playing and during the whale migration season for a sign of these magnificent ocean dwellers.
Accommodation Options in Brunswick Heads
Camping in Brunswick Heads
From waterfront, powered and unpowered campsites, there are plenty of ways to camp in Brunswick Heads. Bring your caravan, motorhome, campervan or tent and set up to relax at any of the 3 Reflections Holiday Parks in the region. All 3 parks offer fantastic park amenities like BBQs, camp kitchens and all are an easy stroll to the water and to town.
Caravanning in Brunswick Heads
Only 15 minutes from Byron Bay, but with a whole different vibe, the relaxed town of Brunswick Heads is sure to leave you utterly relaxed. With flat grass or slab sites, your perfect caravan spot is waiting for you.
Cabin stays in Brunswick Heads
From unbeatable, tiny homes and premium cabins to powered sites with water views, Brunswick Heads is sure to please and suit every budget.
Where to stay in Brunswick Heads
Massy Greene Holiday Park
Brunswick Heads, NSW
If you’re seeking a place where the grass is greener – a riverside retreat where you can’t help but leave behind the daily grind – it’s hard to go past Reflections Holiday Parks Massy Greene.
With the Brunswick River at its doorstep, close to beaches, creeks, parks and reserves, Massy Greene Holiday Park is a hub for happy campers; a place where smiles abound, the laid-back atmosphere is contagious and its natural playground is just waiting to be explored.
Enjoy a paddle on the calm, clear waters of the river. Fish to your heart’s content by boat or by bank; the network of waterways is a fisherman’s dream. Don the snorkel and explore what’s under the surface or head to the surf beach for some wave-catching fun. Find more fun things to do near Massy Greene here
Reflections Holiday Parks Massy Greene features large, flat sites for your caravan or camping holiday in Brunswick Heads, all close to the inviting waters of the Brunswick River. Guests can also stay in one of our cabins, as well as enjoy access to the parks’ facilities and activities.
The park is a three-minute walk from the town centre, with its shops, restaurants, clubs and cafes. Relax in the beer garden at the Hotel Brunswick. Enjoy a game of bowls at the Brunswick Bowling Club. Take in a round or two at the stunning Ocean Shores Golf Club. And for a memorable outing, a visit to the lovingly restored Brunswick Picture House is a must.
Stay in Brunswick Heads, or explore further afield. There are plenty of day trips to choose from. From Byron Bay to Ballina and Tweed Heads to Tintenbar, the North Coast region of NSW is rich with natural beauty, lively attractions, adventures, shopping and incredible food and wine.
*Unfortunately our park is not dog-friendly. For a full list of dog-friendly parks head here.
Terrace Reserve Holiday Park
Brunswick Heads, NSW
Stunning, peaceful and conveniently located in the heart of Brunswick Heads, Reflections Holiday Parks Terrace Reserve is the ultimate seaside sanctuary, perfect for escaping the daily routine and taking a well-deserved break.
Less than two hours from Brisbane and an easy 20-minute drive from lively Byron Bay, Terrace Reserve Holiday Park occupies prime position on Simpsons Creek, just a stroll away from the surf beach across the town’s famous footbridge. Take your pick of ways to relax and unwind.
Beach walks and refreshing swims. Surfing and snorkelling. Fishing the Brunswick River, or paddling its pristine waters by kayak. Enjoying a meal at the famous Hotel Brunswick, or browsing the quirky shops and markets of Brunswick Heads. Find more things to do at Terrace Reserve.
When it comes to Brunswick Heads accommodation, this riverfront caravan park has plenty to choose from. Set up your caravan, RV or tent on one of the level, shady spots, or take your pick of cabin accommodation and enjoy the park’s range of activities and facilities.
Enjoy your beach side glamping experience in our all-in-one premium cabin accommodation. Our deluxe, modern cabins have all the home comforts and amenities to make your holiday even more enjoyable.
You won’t need to move your car while you’re here. Everything you need is an easy walk away. Picnic at Torakina Park. Visit the beautifully restored Brunswick Picture House. Dine in the applauded Fleet Restaurant. Or make the most of the year-round calendar of events and festivals in Brunswick Heads and surrounds.
Energetic or easy does it; either way is OK when you take a break at Reflections Holiday Parks Terrace Reserve.
*Unfortunately our park is not dog-friendly. For a full list of dog friendly parks head here.
Ferry Reserve Holiday Park
Brunswick Heads, NSW
Slow down and meander like the Brunswick River at Reflections Holiday Parks Ferry Reserve; a waterside oasis that’s perfect for enjoying the sweet, simple pleasures of nature.
Paddling and splashing the river depths. Fishing from its banks as white-bellied sea eagles soar overhead. Strolling along nearby beaches and trails, picnicking under shady trees, then basking in the sunset splendour over Mount Chincogan.
Nestled on the edge of Brunswick Heads, Ferry Reserve Holiday Park features direct river access and a boat ramp, making it easy for boaters, paddlers and fisherfolk to explore the river’s riches. Find more things to do near Ferry Reserve.
The dog-friendly, flat and spacious sites are ideal for your caravan or camping holiday in Brunswick Heads. There are also cabins with sparkling water views, and the parks’ facilities and activities will make your trip complete.
The park is minutes from the centre of Brunswick Heads, a charming village that boasts a luxuriously laid-back atmosphere. Enjoy a meal at the Hotel Brunswick. Visit the beautifully restored Brunswick Picture House. Or make the most of the town’s various local events and festivals.
Reflections Holiday Park Ferry Reserve is also an ideal base for exploring the wider North Coast. Visit Byron Bay and indulge in some boutique shopping. Devour delicious fresh seafood in Ballina and explore the waterfalls, rainforests and national parks of nearby hinterland towns.
*We are proud to say we are dog-friendly! Dogs are currently welcome all year round on all sites and selected cabins. Up to 2 dogs can be booked online, by phone, or in park.