Broadwater National Park

National Parks and Reserves

Broadwater National Park is a great place to visit with friends and family, especially if you enjoy birdwatching. The swamps and marshlands of Broadwater are home to many waders such as ibis, herons and brolgas. The rare jabiru, which is a large stork originally from the Americas, is occasionally sighted around Salty Lagoon.

There’s also a great diversity of animals in Broadwater so keep an eye out for swamp wallabies, red-necked wallabies, echidnas, bandicoots, bush rats, blossom bats and ringtail possums. Early mornings and early evenings are the times when you’re most likely to see these creatures when they’re feeding or hunting.

There are some short walking tracks in Broadwater that lead to beaches where you’ll be able to see examples of the large sand dunes and swale gullies that were formed between the ice ages some 60,000 years ago. In spring and winter, take a look out to sea while you have a picnic and enjoy some whale watching.


Lookouts Non Smoking Picnic Area


Fishing Surfing Swimming

Disabled Assistance

Disabled access available

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Evans Head Main Beach

Evans Head Main Beach

Evans Head, Richmond Valley

Broadwater inland lookout, Broadwater National Park. Photo: L Walker

Broadwater inland lookout

Broadwater, Richmond Valley

evans head boat harbour

Evans River

Evans Head, Richmond Valley

Evans River

Evans Head Living Museum

Evans Head, Richmond Valley

Aircraft interior

Evans Head Heritage Aviation Museum

Evans Head, Richmond Valley

Half Tide walking track

Goanna Headland

Evans Head, Richmond Valley

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