A local’s guide to the top 6 activities in Brunswick Heads

We love Brunswick Heads for the variety of activities it offers, whether they’re exploring the outdoors while taking advantage of great weather and stunning scenic spots to getting cosy indoors.

Here are some of our favourites.

1. Go kayaking on the Brunswick River

Nothing is quite as relaxing as taking a gentle paddle along the Brunswick River. If you don’t have your own kayak, drop by Scenic Kayak River Tours and hire one of theirs. Better still, why not take one of their guided tours along the river.

The tour includes stops along some of the river’s best beaches and allows you to spot some of the local wildlife that calls this place home. We’re sure you’ll be enthralled when you spot some turtles or dolphins along the way.

Image Source: Brunswick River Kayak Tours

2. Visit Torakina Beach

Beautiful Torakina Beach is situated at the mouth of the Brunswick River. There are two rock walls to protect the coastline and a bridge over the river that allows access to the beach and the adjoining surf club. A man-made beach, Torakina is ideal for families looking for a quieter beach.

3. Shop ‘til you drop at the Brunswick Heads markets

The Brunswick Heads Markets are held on the first Saturday of the month in Memorial Park. Here you’ll find plenty of local produce, handmade goods, and a variety of delicious hot food. And when your feet give out and hunger consumes you, the market is within easy walking distance to the local cafés and shops where you can while the afternoon away.

Not too far from Brunswick Heads, you’ll also find other local markets that include the New Brighton Farmers Market and the Mullumbimby Farmers Market.

4. Get your dose of scintillating live entertainment and movies at the Brunswick Picture House

The Brunswick Picture House, a beautiful piece of history in its own right, has been lovingly restored after sitting dormant and neglected for over 30 years. Rock on down for live events including comedy shows, cabarets, and music.

Image Source – Hotel Brunswick

5. Rub shoulders with the rich and famous at the iconic Hotel Brunswick

While you might not be able to have a beer with Hoges, you can sample the Paul-Hogan-advertised Summer Ale, available only at the Brunswick. Whatever your fancy, you’re sure to enjoy a refreshing drink and a tantalising meal at the iconic Hotel Brunswick, famous for its sensational pub food and lively atmosphere. There is also an impressive lineup of live music every weekend at the Bruns.

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