Three Day Costal Itinerary

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Discover our costal wonders

Day One - Evans Head

Start the Morning

Start your day off by floating the Evans Head river. Rent a Tinnie offers affordable boat hire for locals and visitors of Evans Head. Explore the beautiful Evans River and enjoy a spot of fishing, or simply head up stream and relax among the banks of Bundjalung National Park.

Seafood Lunch

Surely, you’re craving a nice seafood meal for lunch! Let your taste buds savour the flavours of a great affordable meal from one of the local fish and chip eateries.

Take a walk

No trip to Evans Head is complete without exploring the Dirawong Reserve walking tracks! Dirawong Reserve is a magical place of natural beauty, comprising of approximately 300 hectares of sanctuary. Take an afternoon dip in one of the many secluded beaches along the walk.

Go Fishing

Looking for a relaxing way to end your day? Arrow’s Fishing Charters offer a 3-hour sunset cruise, the perfect way to view the stunning sunsets of the Northern Rivers. You might even be lucky enough to spot a whale. Two for the price of one!

Or book a 6-hour fishing charter with Evans Head Fishing Charters for the following day.

If you didn't catch a fish, there is plenty to eat

Enjoy a nice meal for dinner at one of the many eateries Evans Head has to offer. From mouth-watering steaks from the char grill, fresh Australian seafood, gourmet burgers and sensational salads, Evans Head eateries has something for everyone.

Day Two - Broadwater / Rileys Hill

Morning Historical Walk

Start your day off by exploring the days when steamships and riverboats commanded the waterways. During this period, the Riley’s Hill Dry Dock was the ‘service station’ of the Richmond River.

Six interpretive signs are stationed along the walk to the docks to give you an insight into the interesting and colourful history of the site.

Pack a picnic lunch and head north to Broadwater.

Located on the Broadwater-Evans Road, Broadwater Inland Lookout is excellent for superb scenic views of the Pacific Ocean with opportunities for bird watching and whale watching. It’s a short steep walk through wooded forest dominated by coastal banksia and grass trees.

After your walk, try the nearby Broadwater Beach picnic area and relax over a leisurely picnic lunch before exploring the rest of Broadwater National Park.

Beach Time

Once lunch has settled, take advantage of the nearby beach and take the kids out on their boogie boards for some afternoon fun in the sun.

Head to Evans for a BBQ and Icecream

You’re definitely craving some ice-cream right? Head back to Evans Head and stop by Muzza’s Milk Bar for a delicious treat (or two). Keep it simple for dinner and cook up a barbecue for the whole family to enjoy. Wind down for the night and get read for another adventure day tomorrow.

Day Three - Bundjalung National Park

Explore National Parks

Not far from Evans Head, Black Rocks campground is a great place for a family camping or day trip.

Getting to the beach is easy along the short walking track that leads you north along the creek banks and through wetlands to the mouth of the ocean. Take a shot of the kids exploring the coffee rocks along the beach and share on Instagram tagging @discoverrichmondvalley.

Jerusalem Creek, perfectly positioned right near Black Rocks, is another great location for some family fun.

Take the Jerusalem Creek walk which traces the water’s journey to its connection with the sea. The full circuit is nearly 10.3km, so it makes a nice day walk, but if you’re feeling like a shorter hike, you can take the easier option of starting and finishing from Black Rocks Campground.

Bring the canoe for a paddle along Jerusalem Creek paddle route which follows the tranquil tea-tree lined waters and offers the perfect combination of convenience and seclusion.

When you’ve finished your activities, enjoy a picnic at Booroora picnic area or stay overnight at Black Rocks campground.