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Evans Head - Cities, Towns and Localities
Located on the east coast just south of Ballina, is the coastal town of Evans Head. Set amid picturesque headlands and surfing beaches, and surrounded by national parks, Evans Head is a popular holiday destination.

There are magnificent views from Razorback Lookout, and shallow, sandy beaches along the Evans River estuary, great for families with children. The main beach (north of the breakwater) is patrolled during the holiday seasons and weekends by lifesavers.

The swell that sweeps around ‘Goanna Headland’ is popular with the serious board rider, whilst this is also a place of great significance to the Bundjalung Nationa (represented by 13 tribes), who have been here for many thousands of years.

‘Goanna Headland’ is believed to be the body of the mythological ‘Dirawong’, a goanna, the benevolent protector that taught the Aboriginal the laws by which they should live.

Evans Head is popular for fishing, both in the estuaries and along the coast, and is also home to a commercial fishing fleet. Historically, it was home to the first commercial prawning port in Australia.

Check out our listing of Evans Head accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

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Ballina Visitor Information Centre
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Evans Head Attractions

Razorback Lookout
• Ocean Drive Loop
• On a clear day from Razorback Lookout you can see Cape Byron Lighthouse to the north, as well as Broadwater National Park stretching back from the coastline. To the south is Bundjalung National Park. It provides a great vantage point for whale watching during annual whale migration. There is also views over ‘Goanna Headland’, with signage explaining the significance to the Bundjalung Nation who were the original indigenous people of the region.

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Evans Head Events

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Evans Head Community Markets
• Evans Head Recreation Reserve
• 4th Saturday of the month
• A great place to check out the local wares and produce.
Evans Head Fishing Classic
• July
• 2007 saw the 12th annual event, with major sponsors and cash prices. Check the website for application form, conditions of entry and subscribe to the e-newsletter.

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Evans Head Tours

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Evans Head Fishing Charters
• 11 Seamist Lane, EVANS HEAD NSW 2473 • Ph: 02 6682 5672 • Mobile: 0428 828 835 • Email
• If you have never been to Evans Head you are in for a treat. Evans Head has some of the most beautiful coast line and headland in the world. The Evans Head Reef System has an array of great species of fish and is an awesome playground for the fishing and diving enthusiast. Come the month of May, we add to that the sightings of a range of migrating whales - the Humpback and Southern Right Whales, making their annual migration north up the coast and back down again through August, September and October. A magical sight and spectacular sight to be seen from the charter boat. The Evans Head river is a tidal river and holds many fish species such as bream, flat head, blackfish, whiting and plenty of other species that are just great fun to catch, especially for the kids.
Evans Head Surf Shack
• 3 McDonald Place, EVANS HEAD NSW 2473 • Ph: 02 6682 4325 • Mobile: 0434 939 215 • Email
• We are a learn to surf camp in a prime location on the Evans River. We cater for beginners to advanced surfers always finding you the best waves for your ability. We run 2-5 day all inclusive camps and do free pick ups from Byron.
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Evans Head Distance

Distance to Evans Head
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Evans Head:
• Ballina 37.9
• Byron Bay 74.3
• Grafton 105.3
• Lismore 44.1
• Mullumbimby 81.4
• Murwillumbah 113.5
• Nimbin 76.5
• Sydney 711.9
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
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