Walks and Wildlife
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. Pick up a map at the Brunswick Visitor Centre at 7 Park Street or read more...
Explore one of the most beautiful river systems on the East Coast by kayak. You will be amazed by the range of wildlife, birds, turtles and fish as you leisurely paddle along the Brunswick River.
If you like the sound of watching the sunrise or full moon rise from a kayak, a gentle afternoon paddle, or even tackling the famous 9km Mullum to Bruns, we can help you there! All of our tours are guided by local nature enthusiasts, who love to point out environmental features along the way. There's plenty of little breaks for historical and Aboriginal story telling, and as it starts to warm up, we like take a break on the riverbank for a swim and a tasty snack.
Our tours are all flexible and always taken at your pace. Anyone can do it, even children as young as 3 are welcome. We can meet you in Brunswick Heads or happily pick you up and drop you off in Byron Bay.
Byron Trails is a guidebook of 50 walks accessible from Byron Bay. It was created by local resident Mairéad Cleary out of her desire to connect people with nature. Maried loves to walk and share her love of exploring the wonders of the beauitful environment here in the Byron hinterland.
Here's what people are saying about the book:
"It will be the perfect guide. Please donate to help ensure Mairead's book is published - here's a natural winner." Bob Brown.
"Byron Trails is a fantastic book celebrating what we have to offer, and providing clear and supportive information." Simon Richardson, Byron Shire Mayor.
This insiders guide to where to walk will be published in July 2016. You can pre-order now to receive one of the first copies of the book - http://byrontrails.com/pre-order-byron-trails/.
The Brunswick Nature Reserve is an important habitat for birds. Threatened pied oystercatchers and little terns use the intertidal area as a feeding ground, and migratory birds, such as eastern curlews and whimbrels migratory birds utilise the reserve in summer.
Other birds which can be sighted while paddling along the river (according to suitable habitat) include:
Silver gull, cormorant, darter, black duck, egret, white-faced heron, mangrove heron, white ibis, whimberel, masked plover, spoonbill, brahminy kite, white breasted sea eagle, osprey, crested hawk, rainbow lorikeet, scaly-breasted lorikeet, eastern rosella, sulphur crested cockatoo, corella, welcome swallow, laughing kookaburra, kingfisher, dollarbird, rainbow bee-eater, willie wagtail, wren, blue-faced honeyeater, noisy friarbird, brown honeyeater, figbird, currawong, magpie, butcherbird, magpie lark, crow, bar-tailed godwit, bush-stone curlew, beach-stone curlew, sooty oystercatcher and pelican.
An active birdwatching group operates in the area. For more information on birds in the Brunswick and surrounding areas contact the Byron Bird Buddies group.
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
With hundreds of native Australian animals on display in natural bushland and rainforest settings, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary provides a rare opportunity to see and experience our amazing native wildlife. Now includes Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Precinct and Green Challenge Adventure Park. Read more...
28 Tomewin Street Currumbin QLD 5534
p: 07 5534 1266