Located in the Richmond Valley Shire, NSW, Australia, Evans Head is a small town with a lot to see and do. From the beaches to the dining, the hostels to the hotels, this little town makes a huge impact on anyone staying in it. It is a good place to visit with a family or alone, and the weather tends to be sunny for most of the year.
Try to find a hostel near Shark Bay, one of the most popular parts of Evans Head. It is small and quite secluded, and it is right next to the Evans River. You can come here for boarding on the waves or even have a swim. The beach is surrounded by rocky walls, making it feel very intimate. Ask your hostel owner or a local guide for a tide map, though, as the high tide covers the beach sometimes.
For other beaches that are not as out-of-the-way as Shark Bay, check out the Airforce Beach. Located on the North Coast, it is patrolled by the local military police. It has some great options for surfing and is a short walk away from the nearby Caravan Park. You can rent out an ATV and go on an off-road adventure along the sandy beach.
If you would like to get in touch with nature instead, check out the walking track at Gumigurrah, in the Bundjalung National Park. You will need your books as you trek alongside the river through the forest, woods, and heaths. There is a lot to see on the track, including rare birds, mangrove swamps, scenic views of the river, and more.
To learn about the original natives here, the Bundjalung People, try visiting the Goanna Headland, a sacred place for the people of the Nation. The Headland is thought to be the body of the Creator of the Earth, according to the native people.
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