Broken Head Nature Reserve

The Broken Head Nature Reserve is a protected nature reserve located in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia, adjacent to the promontory of Broken Head which lies approximately 9 km south of Cape Byron, the easternmost point of Australia. The 98-hectare (240-acre) reserve contains an intact segment of littoral rainforest. Much of the Australian littoral rainforests have been destroyed for agriculture, mining or housing. Species of tree include Tuckeroo, Broad-leaf Lilly Pilly, Native Elm, Pear Fruited Tamarind, Bennett's Ash, Bangalow Palm, Rusty Rose Walnut and Hoop Pine. The extremely rare Scented Acronychia may naturally occur here. Climbers such as Whip Vine and Lawyer Cane are very common. The weed lantana is a serious problem in disturbed areas.[1] The area is noted for its Aboriginal culture, rainforest walks, whale watching, and fishing from pristine beaches.[2]

Broken Head Nature Reserve
New South Wales
road through Broken Head Nature Reserve
Broken Head Nature Reserve
Nearest town or cityByron Bay
Coordinates28°43′S 153°37′E
Area0.98 km2 (0.4 sq mi)
Managing authoritiesNSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
WebsiteBroken Head Nature Reserve
See alsoProtected areas of
New South Wales

See also


  1. Floyd, A.G., Australian Rainforests in New South Wales Volume 2 - 1990 ISBN 0-949324-32-9 page 50 & 53
  2. "Broken Head Nature Reserve". NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. Retrieved 8 January 2017.

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