Evans Head Travel Guide

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Evans Head Things to Do

  • FAIREY BATTLE PLANE

    The Fairy Battle Plane was located on the corner of one of the streets. On reading the signage, I found this was a replica, 1/3rd the size of the original Fairey Battle Plane.Evans Head airfield was used for bombing and gunnery practice, and had some 70 Fairey Battle aircraft, as well as Wirraway & Avro Lancaster aircraft from the Amberley RAAF...

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  • THE FLYING FOX COLONY

    Located in the Evans Head wetland area, there is a large Flying Fox [Bat] colony. During the day, all will be quiet as the Bats will be "hanging around" asleep. Night is when they come alive, and this is when you will hear their screeching and carrying ons!What ever you do, don't park under a tree where Bat's roost. Bat poo is damaging to paint...

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  • FISHING TRAWLERS

    Evan's Head has a smallish fleet of Prawn Trawlers. Where they dock, is along Ocean Drive, so if you haven't seen a Trawler close up before, this is your chance to see one!Trawling in Evans Head began in 1947 and was very successful!Back in 1998, the industry was worth more than $370 million, with the prawning industry representing 13% of seafood...

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  • SCULPTURE NEAR THE BREAKWATER

    On my walk along the bike/walking path in the Reserve alongside the River Evans, I came across the very interesting 360 degree sculpture in my photo. Unfortunately, I haven't had any success finding information. I could see that it commemorates nautical history from Captain Cook through to the current surf lifesavers. The coast in the vicinity of...

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  • THE ANCHOR

    Located in the Picnic area of Razorback lookout, is a big, old anchor. This old anchor became entangled in one of the Trawlers nets from Evans Head. It was towed back, untangled and put on display here in remembrance of the 89 vessels that sunk while trying to navigate the Ballina bar.

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  • SHARK BAY

    Shark Bay road leads into a nice Picnic area where there are shelter sheds under which are bbq's and seating. The road continues a little way past, to a parking area. From here, you can walk out onto and along the breakwater rock-wall, this is on the opposite side to our Caravan Park.I did notice a "danger," sign, so do read it before going...

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Evans Head Restaurants

  • DEVONSHIRE MORNING TEA

    The New Italy Museum Complex is in such a position, that travellers along the Pacific Highway use the area as a rest-stop.We decided to order a Devonshire morning tea, which included two hot scones, strawberry jam and cream and a cup of coffee. Presentation was lovely, as were the scones.We sat under the verandah where the grape vines were growing...

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  • CHEAP AND GOOD!

    As the name suggests, this is not a Restaurant, but a Kiosk.We were staying at the Silver Sands Caravan Park which is located next to the Kiosk. Not wanting a big meal for dinner, and having already checked the prices for take-away in the main street [quite expensive], we decided to try the Riverside Kiosk.It happened to be blowing a gale, so we...

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Evans Head Shopping

  • BEAUTIFUL GLASS WARE

    This shop is located beside the New Italy complex on the Pacific Highway.We were the only ones that looked at this shop, I wondered why? It was our good luck and their bad luck, as this shop was full of lovely glass pieces and very other interesting pieces of craft work, quite different to what I had seen elsewhere. Prices weren't bad for the style...

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  • ITALIAN SAUCES & GIFTS

    New Italy's Café, has a small gift shop and a large display of Italian sauces, vinegars, relish, chutnies etc. for sale, quite a nice gift for somebody!Open 7 days 9 - 4pmThe complex also has a gift shop, the double story house known as "Casa Vecchia."Meaning ‘old house’, the Casa Vecchia is built out of mud bricks. This Gift Shop has more Italian...

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  • NEW ITALY - THE PAVILION

    The Pavilion at New Italy was my favourite part of the Museum exhibition. The display is excellent! The exhibitions are in separate booths, each one covering one of the 20 Italian Provinces in Italy. Each has information on the area, and a painting of a woman in traditional dress, quite interesting reading. In the centre of the pavilion, is another...

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  • NEW ITALY

    NEW ITALY is a Museum complex located on the Pacific Highway, not far from Evan's Head.If your Italian, then I think you will find the Museum extra interesting. We entered the Museum first, FREE ENTRY - DONATION'S APPRECIATED.It was here, where we learnt the New Italy settlers left Barcelona, arriving in Australia in 1881. The Italian's were...

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  • OUR DAILY BREAD CAFE

    Old Australian Churches are put to all types of use, usually as a cheap home for somebody.In Broadwater, just a short drive from Evan's Head, is a beautifully painted old Church that has been turned into "Our Daily Bread Café." It was the Broadwater Catholic Church that was no longer used and left to rot away. A business couple bought the Church...

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  • FREE CAMPING

    New Italy at Woodburn is a FREE CAMPING area for those travelling along the Pacific highway. There is plenty of room to park your camper van and shade if the days are hot. Toilets are located behind the buildings, and somewhere there are showers [so I was told] Picnic benches and BBQ'S are at the location.There doesn't seem to be a time limit to...

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  • SUGAR MILL @ BROADWATER

    The town of Broadwater is where we turned off to go to Evan's Head.Broadwater is all about the sugar mill which is located beside the Pacific Highway.The sugar mill began operating in 1880. In the early days, the cane was carried to the mill on punts, not so today! The Mill is still working and is a major employer of people living in this area. We...

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