Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve

The Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve is a protected nature reserve located in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia. The 221-hectare (550-acre) reserve is situated near Brunswick Heads and contains an intact segment of littoral rainforest.

Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve
New South Wales
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
Littoral rainforest in the reserve
Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve
Nearest town or cityBrunswick Heads
Coordinates28°32.133′S 153°33.206′E
EstablishedJanuary 1979 (1979-01)
Area2.21 km2 (0.9 sq mi)[1]
Managing authoritiesNSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
WebsiteBrunswick Heads Nature Reserve
See alsoProtected areas of
New South Wales

Much of the Australian littoral rainforests have been destroyed for agriculture, mining or housing. Species of tree include Tuckeroo, Three-veined Laurel, Myrtle Ebony, Wild Quince, Moreton Bay Fig, Broad-leaf Lilly Pilly and Riberry. The rare Stinking Cryptocarya and Scented Acronychia are known from this area.[2]

The reserve is a sanctuary for many endangered species of plants and animals which are found in and around the park. These include humpback whales which can be seen during the migration time and common blossom which is the smallest fruit bat in the world. Other threatened species found here are the grey-headed flying fox, loggerhead turtles, wallum froglet, pied oystercatchers, beach stone-curlews, etc. The list of endangered rainforest plants includes the Queensland xylosma, durobby, scented acronychia and white lace flower.[3]

See also


  1. "Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve: Park management". Office of Environment and Heritage. Government of New South Wales. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
  2. Floyd, A. G. (1990). Australian Rainforests in New South Wales. Volume 2. pp. 50, 53. ISBN 0-949324-32-9.
  3. "Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve". NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.

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