Brunswick Heads Walks and Wildlife
The river, beaches and Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve provide visitors with plenty of options to experience the local wildlife. There are many self-guided walks and natural settings to enjoy, or a range of tours and activities to try.
Vision Walks - Eco Tours - Award Winning!
Luxury, small group tours departing from Brunswick Heads and Byron Bay. Connect with nature, explore the local lifestyle and culture, experience all the best things in and around Byron Bay. Offering a wide range of affordable tours hosted by a qualified Park Ranger. Choose from the Wildlife Safari, Night Vision Walk, Byron and Beyond Hinterland Tour, Minyon Falls Walks, Hippy Trail Tour, Crystal Castle Tour and many more. Click here to check availability and to book.
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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...
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
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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...
Available to purchase from the Brunswick Heads Visitor Centre, Byron Trails is a guidebook of 50 walks accessible from Byron Bay and surrounds. It was created by local resident Mairéad Cleary out of her desire to connect people with nature. Mairéad loves to walk and share her love of exploring the wonders of the beauitful environment here in the Byron and Tweed Shires.
Pop in to the Brunswick Heads Visitor Centre and grab your copy, then start following the trails. The Brunswick Heads River Walk and the Tyagarah to Brunswick Heads loop start right here! Read more
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.