Holiday Accommodation in Brooms Head, NSW, Australia
Originally known as Cakora Point, Brooms Head got its name in the late 1800’s, when a broom from a local shipwreck washed up on the beachfront. Affectionately referred to as ‘The Broom’, local people that have holiday homes here or visitors that come to book holiday accommodation there, declare the broom as the ultimate holiday destination.
Just 25km outside of Maclean and surrounded by the stunning Yuraygir National Park, this small seaside town is perfect for families wanting to get a break from a hectic life in the city, to just unwind, get back to nature and spend time with each other at their holiday home on the beach.
Things to See and Do
Well known for their perfect beaches, postcard perfect views and safe swimming beaches, Brooms Head is a refuge for all those beach bums and ocean lovers, who come here to surf the foamy wave, swim in the sparkling sea and relax on the soft beach sands. If you meander along to the Brooms Head Lookout you will be able to see playful pods of dolphins and massive pods of whales during the migration season, as they make their way to their summer destinations to breed and rear their calves.
Wildlife and nature photographers come from all over the world to capture the magical essence of Mother Nature, aerial photographs over the Brooms Head region, showcases a breath-taking view of deep emerald waters, rugged coastline, cashmere sands and coral reefs all against a striking blue background of the cloud free sky. The lush green headlands and the nature reserves makes photographers thankful for the technology of digital photography, and they can just click away in peace, without having to miss that perfect shot because they are changing a spool. Wildflowers are particularly and when in bloom their bright colours offer terrific contrast to the blue ocean and green headlands. Bird lovers should head to the mud flats to view Jabirus, swans and other wading birds.
Yuraygir Coastal Walk
The stunning Yuraygir National Park offers a plethora of activities for nature lovers for all ages and fitness levels. One of the most popular activities in the park is the well-known Yuraygir Coastal Walk, a hike that takes 4 days to travel through the dense bush and forests, that make up the glorious coastline of New South Wales. Holiday accommodation is not 5 star luxury, but it is right in the heart of nature, rustic and comfortable, and it passes through the village of Brooms Head, where you can enjoy a hearty full continental breakfast before continuing on your journey through nature.
As Brooms Head offers so many different opportunities to explore the marine life and get out into the sea and lakes, the one spot you must not miss is a change to swim or snorkel around in the tidal lagoon. The crystal clear waters, the warm summer days, with nice warm water temperatures makes it the perfect day trip or outing for the entire family. Pick up an underwater camera and capture your underwater memories forever.
Schnapper Rock is the local favourite fishing spot or take a boat out on Lake Cakora.
Brooms Head doesn’t offer bright lights and disco nights but there’s a restaurant at The Bowls Club open to non-members and no self-respecting Australian beach town would be without a fish and chip shop. The one ion Brooms Head sells a good selection of fast food as well as freshly caught and cooked seafood.
The gorgeous climate of Brooms Head only makes it that much more of a coveted holiday home destination, as the glorious summer days and mild winter months make it a delight to visit at any time of the year. The summer months run from October to April bringing averages of 17C to 31C and the winter months bring cooler temperatures of 18C to 8C.
Getting there from the UK
The closest airport to Brooms Head is Coffs Harbour, which is just over 82km away. Connecting flights into Coffs Harbour are from Sydney or Brisbane. On arrival at Coffs Harbour, pick up a hired car and enjoy the short drive to your holiday home on the beach front.