SUP, Kayak, Canoe Or Cruise
Local guided tours on SUP’s kayaks, canoes and boat cruises are available on the Brunswick River. If you are feeling adventurous, another option is to hire one and explore the Brunswick River . You can check the weather and tide conditions here.
Visit Brunswick Tackle & Surf in Park St to pick up a local fishing licence, gear and bait necessities along with the best local advice on fishing spots.
For The Thrill Seekers
Feel like exploring Bruns by bike? No problem, The Sails Motel offers bike hire for our guests to cruise around town for the day and see the sites. Cost: $20 for 4 Hours.
A great free activity for children, The Brunswick Heads Fairy Trail brings a little bit of magic and adventure to your visit. Discover lovely little fairy houses tucked into interesting locations all around Brunswick Heads (maps are available from The Sails reception or The Visitors Centre in Park Street to guide you).
Whale Watching, Diving & Snorkelling
Get up close and personal with the marine life. The whale watching season runs from June to early November with diving and snorkelling available all year round.
The Ocean Shores Country Club is only a 5 minute drive from Brunswick Heads and offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and the scenic hinterland of the Northern Rivers Region.
For those of you who need a little bit of balance on your holiday or if you are a seasoned Yogi, why not take a Yoga class while you are here. The local Yoga studios offer a variety of classes to accommodate any level of experience from beginner to experienced.
Our recommendation – Yoga By Nature
Enjoy some exercise or bring the whole family for a few hours of fun. The tennis courts are located opposite the Brunswick Heads SLSC at the end of South Beach Road. Court hire is available 7 days a week from 8am to 10pm, you can book by phone 02 6685 1511 (keys, rackets and balls available at Network Video – 7 Fingal St, Brunswick Heads).
The river is often ‘post card perfect’ at high tide. Take a refreshing dip in the river or head over to the beach for some fun in the waves. If you are a family with small children, Torakina Beach offers sandy beach access that is inside the breakwall of the river and is protected from large swell, ideal for the little ones. Don’t want to go anywhere? You are in luck! The Sails Motel has a pool on-site, so just sit back and relax!
The best place to surf in Brunswick is generally south of the breakwall. Bring your own board or hire one from The Brunswick Surf Shop. If you are looking for a lesson, just head south 15 minutes to Byron Bay. Byron also has one of the best surf breaks in Australia but can tend to be busy. If you want a bit more space, north or south of Byron beaches are usually less crowded.
Walks, Waterfalls & Bird Watching
Brunswick Heads is a great place to explore on foot. A number of easy walks can be taken around the township and along the foreshores. The Brunswick Nature Reserve is also an important habitat for birds including the threatened pied oystercatchers and little terns who use the intertidal area as a feeding ground. Resident Pelicans can be seen all year round with migratory birds such as eastern curlews and whimbrels utilising the reserve in the summer months.
For those of you seeking some bush and rainforest walks, a short drive inland will allow you to explore the many hiking trails and waterfalls of the beautiful Northern Rivers hinterland.
Entertainment, Pubs & Clubs
The Hotel Brunswick, overlooks the peaceful Brunswick River. This 1940’s hotel retains much of its original charm and architecture and is host to many great bands and events. Sunday session is always popular for a drink and some dancing.
The Ocean Shores Country Club offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and the scenic hinterland of the Northern Rivers Region. It entertains a renowned championship golf course, two beautifully maintained bowling greens and restaurant.
The Bruns Bowlo offers fun, food & friendship for all ages. Live entertainment, pool, trivia nights & monster meat raffles are run each week. If you enjoy the friendly social environment, fun and competition of a great day’s bowling in a beautiful bush setting, visit the Brunswick Heads Bowling Club.
Go For A Drive
If you are not keen on a big walk or just would like to see the beauty of the region. Simply jump in the car and drive. The coastline is beautiful with many spots to stop and enjoy. Alternatively head into the hinterland and enjoy kilometres of beautiful bush and rainforest scenery along with national and state parks. Take in a lookout or two and don’t forget to pack a picnic to enjoy in many of the great rest stops along the way.
Shop Till You Drop
Brunswick is full of quaint little boutiques and interesting secondhand stores. Enjoy the day walking through town and sifting through little treasures to find that perfect souvenir to take home. You may find the ‘Northern Rivers Second-hand and Collectables Trails’ map available from the Visitors Centre or from the motel reception.