Destination guide

Settle into Brunswick Heads holiday homes for rent

The town of Brunswick Heads, on the northern coast of New South Wales, is a small village of just around 2,000 people, but it offers all of the exciting travel amenities you could want. In Brunswick Heads, you’ll find a wealth of restaurants for fine dining, specialty and boutique shops, cafes and entertainment activities. These include a number of family festivals and celebrations all year round. If you’re looking for an exciting outdoor adventure for your family holiday, you won’t go wrong when you book holiday homes for rent near Brunswick Heads.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Brunswick Heads

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Brunswick Heads a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Byron Bay Golf Course (9.2 mi / 14.8 km)
  • Macadamia Castle (13.5 mi / 21.7 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Brunswick Heads

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Brunswick Heads is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Torakina Park (1.3 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Belongil Beach (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
  • Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens (5.6 mi / 9 km)
  • Main Beach (7.5 mi / 12 km)
  • The Pass (7.6 mi / 12.3 km)
  • Clarkes Beach (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Brunswick Heads

Fly into Ballina, NSW (BNK-Ballina - Byron Gateway), the closest airport, located 19.5 mi (31.3 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Lismore, NSW (LSY), which is 25.9 mi (41.6 km) away.

How to get around

Brunswick Heads holiday accommodation travel and transport

Most people get to Brunswick Heads holiday accommodation from either Macksville or Sydney. Depending on how far away you are, flying into one of these two places allows you to take a bus, train or taxi to your destination. If you live closer, you can drive in, either using a car hire or your personal vehicle. Rideshares are also a service available in the region. The village itself is walkable, and cycling is another great option for discovering your next favourite streetside cafe or restaurant.

Food & drink 

Brunswick Heads food and drink to enjoy near holiday rentals

As part of the New South Wales region, Brunswick Heads has a lot of great food and drink to try. This is wine country, and while here you should enjoy local Shiraz red wines and Semillon white wines from the Hunter Valley. It’s also a seafood region and, so you may want to try locally sourced John Dory prepared in any number of ways at local restaurants near holiday rentals. Local desserts take advantage of the many delicious fruits grown in the area, like avocado, guava and berries. Finally, Sydney rock oysters are renowned for their unique flavour.

Essential info

What to know about your Brunswick Heads holiday homes

The first thing to understand is that Brunswick Heads is a small village with a hospitality-driven economy, which means that it’s generally a safe place to travel. You needn’t worry about booking holiday homes here so long as you exercise basic caution and common sense. The New South Wales climate is semi-arid, meaning there’s low rainfall, and temperatures tend to be fairly comfortable even in the winter, though they can get hot in the summer. The area offers lots of options for outdoor adventure, and it’s a family-friendly place to visit.

Family friendly

Kid-friendly fun near Brunswick Heads holiday rentals

For those with kids, there are also fun activities near your holiday rentals. At Crystal Castle and Shambhala Gardens, visitors can enjoy rainforest walks, see massive crystal formations and peruse the gift shop. The Mullumbimby Farmers Market offers entertainment events specifically targeted toward kids, as well as live music and shopping. The Byron Stand-up Paddle tour allows you to explore the bay and see natural scenery and wildlife. Another fun activity for the whole family is to take surfing lessons from one of the many schools in the area and learn to ride the waves.

Where to stay near Brunswick Heads?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 933 holiday rentals near Brunswick Heads. From 518 Houses to 71 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Brunswick Heads is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Brunswick Heads?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Brunswick Heads. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Torakina Park: 1,419 holiday rentals
  • Brunswick Picture House: 1,388 holiday rentals
  • Wategos Beach: 1,178 holiday rentals
  • Tallow Beach: 1,157 holiday rentals
  • Cape Byron Lighthouse: 1,176 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Brunswick Heads listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Brunswick Heads?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 518 Houses in Brunswick Heads. Our other popular types of Brunswick Heads holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 71 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 71 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 71 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Brunswick Heads?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 335 holiday homes with pool available in Brunswick Heads. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.