The magical Brunswick River, family-friendly Torakina Beach, the Break Wall, sweeping ocean beaches all the way to Byron Bay, a vibrant village brimming with ecclectic and unique shops and more than 20 excellent eateries ... there's more than 101 Things To Do in Brunswick Heads and an abundance of 'Simple Pleasures' to indulge in from surfing to fishing, whale watching to kayaking tours, river cruises, canoe and boat hire - please explore everything we have on offer through this website. While you're here soaking up the natural attractions of Brunswick Heads, why not explore the nearby towns and hinterland attractions, all offering a fabulous day out for the whole family...
Brunswick Nature Sculpture Walk
22 Sept - 28 Sept 2021
The 'Brunswick Nature Sculpture Walk' invites nationally recognised artists to present works from the popular to the conceptually demanding.
Providing much needed opportunities for regional artists to engage with community and offer workshops and mentoring by interstate and local artists across different regions and states.
Visitors can engage with a range of sculptures and participate in art and environment workshops, guided tours and information from local environment groups such as Byron Bird Buddies, Landcare and Dune Care specialists.
Byron Bay Eco Cruises & Kayaks
We offer unique AWARD WINNING eco river cruises and guided kayak tours and operate daily on the Brunswick River in the Cape Byron Marine Park (Advanced Eco Tourism certification with Eco Tourism Australia).
Every cruise includes our entertaining, informative commentary on the river’s history, wildlife & environment. Bookings are essential. Read more...
Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens
A short scenic journey into Byron’s hinterland lies a tranquil and magical sanctuary. Home of the world’s largest natural crystals, a walk in the lush rainforest and botanical gardens reveals the wonder of sacred statues and the World Peace Stupa. Now everyone can sit in a crystal cave too (Pic: Cherie and Belinda the marketing team at the Visitor Centre). Be immersed in the magic of the Enchanted Cave, the largest amethyst cave in the world, or stand between the world’s tallest geode pair, The Crystal Guardians. Enjoy the breathtaking views while you sip on a fresh local coffee or enjoy a tasty, healthy meal or a tempting treat in our Lotus Cafe. Enrich your spirit and discover the jewel of Byron. Read more...
Brunswick Picture House
THE PICTURE HOUSE IS CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS FROM JULY 21 FOR APPROX 6 MONTHS. See their website for shows being held in other venues around the Shire!
The lovingly restored Brunswick Picture House lifted the curtains and reopened the doors on the old theatre in 2016. An iconic, picturesque, local landmark, the Picture House produces a vibrant mix of film, circus, music, comedy, cabaret and family friendly entertainment. For show times and tickets www.brunswickpicturehouse.com
30 Fingal Street, Brunswick Heads
NEW!! - VIP Tours see more...
The Macadamia Castle has been the areas most popular activity destination for over 35 years. Our animal park, cafe, nut bar, fine food section and retail store provide a full days entertainment and education. Come and meet Diesel, our hand reared wombat or hand feed our family of kangaroos.
Open daily from 8am - 5pm (except Xmas day).
Tropical Fruit World
Take a fresh look at fun! Explore our farm and discover more than 500 varieties of delicious fruits! Enjoy tractor tours, plantation safaris, mini train rides, jungle riverboat cruise, treasure island, fauna park and fruit tasting shows. Fresh tropical fruits, icecreams, drinks and mouth-watering lunches available, as well as natural skincare and gourmet products. Open daily 10am-4.30pm EST, except Christmas Day.
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
Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre
The Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre is housed in an award winning purpose-built facility with easy access and undercover parking. It is a public art gallery showing an engaging display of portraits, contemporary and historical artworks by local artists, travelling exhibitions and from the Gallery’s Collection. The Margaret Olley Art Centre opened in March 2014 as an extension to the Gallery. It re-creates three rooms of the artist's home in which she painted. As well, there are changing exhibitions of Margaret Olley artworks or works by related artists. The Gallery is located in a beautiful setting with glorious views of the Tweed River, Mt Warning and the Border Ranges which can be enjoyed from the Gallery Café. Gallery and Café opening hours are Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm. Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday. Admission is free.
Byron Shire Arts Trail
Because we are many and scattered throughout the Byron Shire & Hinterland, we (the artistic businesses) thought a comprehensive listing would be helpful to visitors and locals alike.
Our paper flyers are available at all the businesses listed and at the Brunswick Heads Visitor Centre and the Byron Visitors Centre (Johnson St in Byron Bay town). Using this, you can access all the Artists, Artisans, and Art-based businesses from your smart device. You can then mark where you want to visit on your paper flyer and begin your tour.
Most of our listings will have contact details, websites and hours listed so you can plan your visit to the Amazing Byron Bay Shire & Hinterland at your leisure. There are many cafés and even bars close by to break up your tour and make your visit even more enjoyable.