It’s a short steep walk through wooded forest dominated by coastal banksia and grass trees up onto Broadwater Headland for magnificent scenic views over the Pacific Ocean and south to Evans Head and Goanna Headland. Encourage the kids to count the steps on the way to distract them from their physical exertion.
Broadwater inland lookout is also a great vantage point for whale watching in spring and winter as well as seeing birds of prey doing their things along this gorgeous coastline. If you’re interested in birdwatching, you’re likely to spot white-bellied sea eagles, osprey, brahminy kites and whistling kites throughout the year.
Can you tell the difference between these two types of kite? Both are a similar size and, depending on whether you’re looking at a juvenile or not, it’s sometimes hard to tell them apart by their markings. So have a listen and you’ll know a brahminy kite because it’s call is “pee-ah-ah-ah” and the whistling kite’s is “si-si-si-si-si”. After your walk, try the nearby Broadwater Beach picnic area to rest a relax over lunch.