Evans Head

Attractions

There are many fine national parks and nature reserves including Bundjalung National Park, Goanna Headland and Broadwater National Park.

At South Broadwater adjacent to the highway, is the Broadwater Koala Park. It provides a shady rest area for tourists and koalas alike.

Razorback Lookout offers spectacular views of the entire area.

Bushwalks abound around the points and headlands, and through the National Parks.

Evans Head is a picturesquetown, with the beautiful Evans River lazily meandering its way through town to the breakwater. The banks of the river have picnic tables and BBQ facilities, ideal for family recreation; and the breakwater is great for leisure fishing. The beaches at Evans Head are some of the safest surfing beaches on the North Coast.

Beaches

Airforce Beach is a long stretch of beach with headland views to the south. Four-wheel drive access is permitted on the northern section and is a leash free area for dogs. Horse riding is also permitted on Airforce Beach. 

This beach has plenty of surf and is a great place to fish, swim or peaceful walk along the beach. Heading South will take you to Main Beach and the Evans Head Surf Club.

Airforce Beach is not a patrolled beach.

 

 

Airforce Beach

Airforce Beach

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One of the most popular beaches on the north coast, Airforce Beach is patrolled during the summer holiday period. It has fairly consistent surf with the best wave direction being f...more

Canoe Evans River Paddle Route

Canoe Evans River Paddle Route

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If you want a water based adventure without getting your feet too wet, it could be hard to pass up the chance to paddle up the Evans River at the northern tip of Bundjalung Nationa...more

Chinamans Beach Evans Head

Chinamans Beach Evans Head

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Bound by the native bushland of Bundjalung National Park, this secluded beach is a short drive from Evans Head township. Follow the walking track from Chinaman's Beach car park, do...more

Evans Head Beach

Evans Head Beach

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The surf at Evans Head is ideal for inexperienced surfers because it enjoys protection from the big southeast swells that get the local big-wave riders excited. The river estuar...more

Evans Head Living Museum

Evans Head Living Museum

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The Evans Head Living Museum is located at the Old School site in Woodburn Street, Evans Head. The Museum boasts historical photographs, newspaper articles, World War II memora...more

Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome Heritage Aviation Museum

Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome Heritage Aviation Museum

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Discover heritage aviation at the exciting Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome Heritage Aviation Museum, which thousands of magnificent men and women called home while undergoing bombing...more

Evans River

Evans River

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The Evans River is located in the heart of the seaside village of Evans Head. It is the ideal setting for on water activities such as canoeing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, ...more

Goanna Headland

Goanna Headland

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In the mythology of Bundjalung Nation, the Dirawong (a goanna) is the Creator Being that taught the people various aspects of Aboriginal cultural and customs. Goanna Headland, at E...more

Gummigurrah Walking Track

Gummigurrah Walking Track

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After a leisurely lunch at Gummigurrah picnic area, put on your hiking boots for a medium walk along the picturesque Evans River. Located close to the Evans Head entrance, Gummigur...more

Razorback Lookout Evans Head

Razorback Lookout Evans Head

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Razorback Lookout is situated on Ocean Drive, South Evans head. Razorback Lookout offers stunning panoramic views of Evans Head and the surrounding Coast and Hinterland. The L...more

Shark Bay

Shark Bay

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The small and protected beach of Shark Bay is on the south side of the river mouth and below Razorback Lookout. There is a great stretch of sand here when the tide is out with the ...more

 

 

Things to do

Fozie's Fishing Adventures

Fozie's Fishing Adventures

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Rob has 40 years fishing the Evans Head / Ballina region, both professionally and recreational and a extensive knowledge of the area. Fozie's Fishing Adventures offer Fishing Cha...more

Sport

Many sports are played in Evans Head, but the beach and the river lend themselves to fishing and water sports.

Evans Head is the venue for the annual 'Fishing Classic'. Held in July, it is one of the richest fishing classics with prize money in excess of $62,000.

For surfers, there is the Evans Head Longboard Competition. Held over the long weekend in October, this event heralds the start of the surfing season.

There are kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddle boards available for hire down by the River. 

Evans Head Deep Sea Fishing Charters supplies a great day out, with a high catch success rate. 

Woodburn-Evans Head Golf Club is a nine hole course with tree-lined fairways, and only 5 minutes out of Evans Head.

Evans Head hosts the annual Seafood Bowling Carnival in August every year. Held at the Evans Head Bowling Club, this popular event attracts bowlers from many areas. Strong competition on the bowling green, as well as a seafood smorgasboard keeps drawing people back every year.

Evans Head also has an aquatic and gym centre with a 25m heated pool, great kids pool and water play, modern gym facilities and massage room located on right next to the Football grounds at Stan Payne Oval.