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Evans Head is surround by national park and home to the Dirawong Reserve. Explore the coastal heaths and walking tracks, grab the binoculars and observe the wildlife or load up the canoe and go for a peaceful paddle in the calm and protected waterways.

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Dirawong Reserve

Dirawong is a magical place of natural beauty, comprising of approx. 300 hectares of coastal heaths and rocky headlands. Located on the eastern side of Razorback Lookout, walking tracked are littered throughout the reserve and are a great way to explore the unique coastline of the headlands. The Dirawong Reserve Walking Tracks brochure can be downloaded on the Discover Richmond Valley website.

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Broadwater National Park

Broadwater National Park is situated between Evans Head and Broadwater comprising of coastal heaths and swaps, sand dunes and over 10 kilometres of accessible coastline. The Broadwater inland lookout is located just south of Broadwater Beach on the Broadwater - Evans Head road and provides excellent views of the park and surrounding coast. For more information visit the National Parks website. 

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Bundjalung National Park

Bundjalung National Park stretches from Evans Head in the north to Iluka in the south. The coastal park is home to many species of birdlife and native wildlife and is accessible from Bundjulang Street in Evans Head, via the gap road south of Woodburn and via Woody Head in the Clarence Valley. 

For more information visit the National Parks website.


Doubleduke State Forest

Doubleduke State Forest is located 9 kilometres south of Woodburn, just 20 minutes drive from Evans Head and home to the New Italy Mountain Bike Forest. The tracks are a cross country trail network located within beautiful sclerophyll forests. There are about 30km of  purpose built single track mountain bike trails. The trails are for the exclusive use of mountain bikers only. For more information visit their website. Temporarily closed.

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