Evans Head


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.


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.





Things to do


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.