Walking Track – Three Sisters, Broken Head Nature Reserve - Broken Head


  • Stunning coastal scenery walking track
  • Easy to medium difficulty level
  • Panoramic vistas and great spot for watching the sea-life
  • Make a day of it with the beach and barbecue facilities


General Information

Encompassed by littoral rainforest, Broken Head Nature Reserve extends over a headland from which the coastal scenery is stunning. A well-signposted easy to medium walking track takes you from the beachfront holiday park up through the rainforest, and then trails around the cliff top before delivering you at the magical Three Sisters Lookout. The panoramic coastal vista reveals pristine beaches, rocky coves, and verdant rainforest.

Along the way, you will find informative signs listing the native shrubs, plants and trees plus the Aboriginal story behind the name Three Sisters.

Just before you reach the lookout platform you’ll come upon a large grassy knoll. This is an excellent spot on which to have a picnic or just sit and watch the birds and sea-life below. The slopes surrounding this headland, however, are very steep. So you’ll need to watch your children all the time if they’re very young.

Although Broken Head is less than a ten-minute drive from Byron Bay, its secluded bush nature make it feel much further away. Located at the end of Broken Head Reserve Road, it contains all the facilities a family needs for a great day out.

Across the dunes from Broken Head beach and adjacent to the Broken Head Holiday Park is a large open and grassy area complete with undercover picnic tables, barbecues, and a substantial amenities block. Basic supplies – and the obligatory ice-creams and cold drinks – can be obtained from the kiosk in Holiday Park. They also have a tourist information wall full of leaflets of things to do in the area.

Since this Reserve is managed by the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service, you’ll be charged hourly parking fees unless you possess either a Single Parks Pass or a Country New South Wales Parks Pass which can be obtained online or in person at their local office on Tallow Beach Road. Byron Shire Residents Parking Exemption does not apply to these areas. There are some free parking spots available just outside the reserve but these are limited and often go quite quickly.