Brunswick Heads is amazingly unspoiled by development and so given the other Northern River resort towns, Brunswick Heads surprises. Brunswick Heads will be encounted when traveling north (or south) from Ballina to Brisbane. Brunswick heads may be the ideal stop off point before visiting the big smoke.
Originally inhabited by people of the Bundjalung nation, the Brunswick River was charted by Captain Rous in 1828. His visit was followed more than 20 years later by cedar cutters whose activities led to the first town in what is now Byron Shire. By the 1880s Brunswick Heads was a busy port and a robust little commercial centre.
Brunswick Heads is a small coastal holiday village situated at the mouth of the Brunswick River. Nestled within the breakwater there is the safe and peaceful Torakina Beach, while a white sandy surf beach stretches to the south. The north bank of the river hosts a protected rainforest and the southern bank provides a harbour and small marina for fishing boats and small craft. Mount Chincogan and Mount Warning provide a spectacular hinterland backdrop to the river that meanders up to the small town of Mullumbimby ("The Biggest Little Town In Australia").
Given the beaches and touristy things to do Brunswick Heads could easily earmarked for a multi-day stop over.