Brunswick Heads Riverside Walks
Being a coastal village located at the mouth of the Brunswick River, a popular activity in Brunswick Heads is taking a riverside walk. Here are six easy walks to help you explore the beauty and wildlife of the region.
1. Breakwall walk
Start at the road bridge. Follow the path anticlockwise around the edge of Torakina Park to arrive Torakina beach and then along the breakwall. Cape Byron lighthouse is to the south. Turn back at the end for a magic river view.
2. Simpson's Creek walk
Start at the pedestrian bridge. Walk through the Terrace Caravan Park, along the Terrace and meander along the shady brownstone path to the Bowling Club. Important riverbank restoration is being undertaken by the local Landcare group.
3. River walk
Start at the road bridge. Follow the river's edge past the pirate boat to the end of the L-wall and back, and past the small beach and caravan park to the boat harbour.
4. Under the bridge boardwalk
Start at the boat harbour. Walk through the bush/reserve and under the highway via the new boardwalk to arrive at Ferry Reserve Caravan Park
5. Oyster Lease walk
Start south end of highway bridge. Cross the bridge, turn right at Oyster Lease Rd and walk through the bush to the small rock wall on the northern side of the river.
6. North Beach walks
From the carpark at the end of North Beach Rd on the north side stroll 300m through littoral rainforest to the mouth of the river, to excellent swimming. Two short tracks from North Head Rd take you to the ocean beach or to mangrove-lined Marshalls Creek.