Evans Head located in the southern area of Summerland is a delightful, quiet coastal village making it the perfect holiday resort for those wanting to enjoy an easy-going, family orientated environment.
It has something of another era about it yet contains all of the required conveniences of a pharmacy, doctors, small museum, caravan park, hairdressers, hotel, fruit and vegetable shop, second-hand shops, fish and chip shop, cafes/restaurants and a small supermarket.
And yet with all of this, Evans Head is really like a precious gem set amidst spectacular Australian beaches and protected bushlands.
The uniqueness of Evans Head lies in the fact that it is still quite small and set amongst some of the most scenic and naturally diverse and accessible places on the East Coast of Australia.
Situated on the banks of the Evans River it is within an easy drive (approximately 40-50 minutes) of Ballina for more shopping, cinemas, regional and community art galleries and other options for a change of scene.
Nearby towns, Woodburn and Broadwater are interesting to visit and also the New Italy Museum is a must.
Take in the panoramic views from Razorback Lookout and you will soon realise that Evans Head is set amidst not only beautiful headlands and surfing beaches but also two National Parks.
The presence of extensive Aboriginal middens and campsites is an important reminder to the richness and diversity of the Bundjalung tribe who were the first inhabitants.
Bundjalung National Park offers a walking trail not far from town and both Bundjalung and Broadwater National Parks offer bushwalking trails. You can enjoy the natural beauty of the Australian bush, its wild flowers, birds and the occasional sitings of echidna, kangaroos, Koalas or even a Tawny Frogmouth.
There are first class boat launching facilities too and the area boasts a reputation for excellent fishing in the estuaries and pockets along the coast.
Prawn fishing still remains a given and Evans Head’s history tells us that this was the first commercial prawning port in Australia.
Evans Head really is one of the best kept secrets in the Summerland Region with a safe area for swimming in the river, suitable for young children.
Well designed picnic areas, highly prized yet not over-crowded surfing locations and great canoeing conditions on the sheltered inland waterways.
The unique combination of coastal beaches, rivers, heath lands, rainforest, lagoons and wetlands provide an extraordinary holiday location.