Ultimate Guide to Evans Head
Evans Head is the perfect place to recharge, a sleepy coastal town just 2 hours from Brisbane and right on the water. Pristine beaches, national parks and plenty of walking trails, our Evans Head Guide will help you make the most of your holiday.
Evans Head is one of the best places for you to bring the caravan or the tents and set up camp at Reflections Holiday Park. This park is one of the largest in New South Wales and is close to everything in Evans Head. Make friends around the campfire, chat with the locals and learn about the best places to go fishing. Reflections Park have BBQ’s, waterside villas, camp kitchen, playground and more! And, they’re pet friendly.
If you’re looking for something a little more luxe, the Evans Head Bowling Club Luxury Cabins have got you covered. These newly built facilities are perfect for anyone travelling alone, in a couple or with a large family. Located in the very centre of town, a restaurant and bottle-o on-site, you will barely need your car when you stay there.
Things To Do
Just North of Evans Head main beach is Airforce Beach. It’s a fave among fourby enthusiasts, dog owners and regular beachgoers. A pristine, seemingly untouched beach, it offers you the escape from the bustling world that you need when on a holiday. South of the 4WD access point is the dog-friendly part of the beach, this is an off-leash beach so they can run around and play to their heart’s delight.
It’s an easy drive for 4WD’ers and there’s no permit required so you can drive straight onto the sand. For more information on driving on the beach, click here.
A pristine walk that traces the water from the sea inland. This natural waterway is a really important part of the Evans Head ecosystem and for the local flora and fauna. The full walk is a full days hike at 10.3km but if you’re after a shorter walk you can start and finish the track at Black Rock campgrounds. It’s a brilliant place to reconnect with nature, and at the Booroora Picnic Area, you can sit down and enjoy the tranquillity the national park offers.
Evans Head is known for its extraordinary fishing, so much so that it has its own fishing classic run during the Winter school holidays each year. The Evans River is a really good spot for fishing and many locals are known to go to The Jetty and regale tourists with their stories and knowledge. If you want to head onto the water and drop a line there are a few fishing charters that go out.
If you want to know more about fishing in Evans Head, check out our trip down South here.
Broadwater National Park
A short drive from the Evans Head town centre is the beautiful Broadwater National Park. A perfect trip for hikers, picnicking, whale watching and more. There are a few short walking trails that lead you to different parts of the park, you can end up at the beach or at inland lookouts. The park has a natural swampland and marshland that are home to so many different types of native wildlife including wallabies, echidnas, bandicoots and more.
Evans Head has a really fascinating history, one that might be unexpected for this beautiful sleepy, coastal town. Back during World War II Evans Head was home to thousands of young Aussies undergoing bombing training. You can explore, interact and learn all about this time at the Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome Heritage Aviation Museum.
Need To Know
Anyone can enter New South Wales unless they have travelled to Victoria in the last 14 days. You must comply with the states own entry requirements. If at any point you start displaying symptoms, each state requires for you to get tested immediately.
When travelling from Queensland to New South Wales you’ll need a Queensland Border Declaration Pass, you can apply for a pass here.
South Australia requires all returning travellers to not travel through Victoria and to register their intention to travel, you can do so here.
ACT currently doesn’t have any forms needed to fill out, just make sure you keep up to date with New South Wales’s alerts.
Western Australia is currently not allowing people who have travelled to NSW back into the state unless you are essential personnel.
Anyone arriving in Northern territory must fill in a border form and if you have been in a COVID-19 hotspot are required to quarantine for 14 days.
Tasmania’s borders are closed for recreational travellers currently but they are talking about opening up in October – here’s hoping!