You can either paddle from Brunswick Heads to Mullumbimby and return. Or else organise for some non-paddlers to start you at Mullumbimby or pick up from Mullumbimby depending on the tide.
A paddle from Mullumbimby to
Launch point at Brunswick Heads is from your caravan park if possible or from the boat ramp near the Air Sea Rescue (close to
The launch, pick-up or rest point in Mullumbimby is the boat ramp in the park on Brunswick Terrace, which is before the
Distance / Time to allow for the trip
Approximately 10 kms one way. If you paddle up and back with the tide it will be an easier paddle.
What to expect Ð water conditions, etc.
The area can get windy as with any surfing beach, and certain parts of the river have oyster leases to keep any eye out for, try to go out against the tide (as usual) so that the return trip is going with the tide which is easier.
The River is winds in sections and there are a couple of places where you need to make sure you take the correct turn.
PFD and nylon jackets can assist in keeping you warmer in the winter months.
How to get there
Brunswick Heads is 2 hours easy drive from
14 klms north of the
Camping facilities, accommodation, etc.
There are also a couple of motels in the area, and accommodation is also available at the hotel, bearing in mind that they often have a band on during the weekend.
Other attractions in the area
The beauty of this place is that you can walk to the surf, shops, pub and local restaurants. Lots of people enjoy fishing in the area
Brunswick Heads markets are well worth a visit and are on the first Saturday of the month behind the Ampol Service Station, operating until
Both markets are great and have plants, clothes, food, fruit & vegies, etc.
There is a great walk from
There are also lots of nice drives that can be done including Lennox Head, Myocum,
Other useful information
There are local sea kayak trips from Byron, and brochures can be collected from the
The NSW Waterways has a range of information to assist you on their website at: http://www.waterways.nsw.gov.au/index.html