Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

 

Coastal paradise @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Coastal paradise @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

This small coastal township of 1613 inhabitants has always been a favourite stopover point of mine. Life gigs at the Brunswick Hotel are legendary, just as much as their friendly service.

Outdoors lif gigs @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Outdoors lif gigs @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Life gigs are also frequent by the south beach in recent times. Drums and dance have relocated from busy Byron Bay.

Outdoors life gigs under the full moon @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Outdoors life gigs under the full moon @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

The full moon added to the ambience.

Brilliant surfing conditions @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Brilliant surfing conditions @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Surfing conditions can be brilliant as they were today.

Surfers are out in force @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Surfers are out in force @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

A platoon of surfers took advantage of great conditions, showing of their skills.

Barrels of fun @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Barrels of fun @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Perfect barrels for the complete surfer.

Short Barrels of fun @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Short Barrels of fun @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Even though for short time only.

Me enjoying the surf with my camera @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Me enjoying the surf with my camera @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

These photos were perfectly captured from the headland.

Decent swell @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Decent swell @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

It took some skill to ride these waves. It was a decent swell.

Slip-up in the wash @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Slip-up in the wash @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Many surfers didn’t get far, it didn’t take much to slip up.

Sunny pacific ocean @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Sunny pacific ocean @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Sunlight reflections over the water makes this a shiny spectacle.

Curtain of waves @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Curtain of waves @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

The cold south-westerly wind blew a curtain over the tube.

Curtain spray @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Curtain spray @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Where’s the surfer when you need one?

Whoops! There he is @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Whoops! There he is @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Oops, there he is.

Brunswick Heads is surrounded by water. Two creeks join the Brunswick River not far from the shoreline.

Tricky bar @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Tricky bar @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

The Brunswick River then spills into the Pacific Ocean over a tricky bar.

Navigating through the swell @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Navigating through the swell @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Navigation skills are essential.

Maritime Rescue comes to the rescue @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Maritime Rescue comes to the rescue @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Thank goodness for Maritime Rescue and their always present presence. This creek and river delta appears like an arrow on the map. These waterways are precious habitats for wildlife of all kinds.

Flapping to the fishing grounds @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Flapping to the fishing grounds @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Numerous fish hatch within shallow waters. This attracts plenty of fish feeding feathered friends.

Beaksize matters @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Beaksize matters @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Tag teams emerge from the creek waters. Although, beak size did matter in this case. Australia’s most common parrots screech as they are passing by.

Birds hotspot @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Birds hotspot @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Or sitting in tall trees above.

Three more kookaburras @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Three more kookaburras @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

The iconic kookaburra surely finds that amusing. Amphibians find shelter here just as well as lizards and swamp wallabies do.

Beach to Byron @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Beach to Byron @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Pristine beaches line all the way south to Byron Bay.

Tyagara nature reserve info @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Tyagara nature reserve info @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

The Tyagara Nature Reserve is mostly untouched by human influence. It is also one of the biggest beach and swamp reserves in Northern New South Wales.

Dune foreshore track @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Dune foreshore track @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

A fire track can be walked or cycled to or from Tyagara Swamp.

Tyagara Swamp reflections @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Tyagara Swamp reflections @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

These shallow stagnant waters contain oils and tiny natural particles.

Black and still waters @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Black and still waters @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

They are black and they are flat. Ideal photo conditions for reflection on landscape pictures.

Mirror reflections at tyagara swamp @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Mirror reflections at tyagara swamp @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

It is hard to tell, which part is reflected or not.

Mirror reflections in black and white at tyagara swamp @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Mirror reflections in black and white at tyagara swamp @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Fabulous in black and white.

Artistic at tyagara swamp @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Artistic at tyagara swamp @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Strange creatures appeared.

Beach cycle with dolphins and whales @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Beach cycle with dolphins and whales @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

The low tide lines for an optional cycle along the beach. With no one else around. A pod of dolphins accompanied me for a while, riding the waves better then any surfer. Humpback whales enjoyed the sunny day too, splashing over the horizon. Wow, where else can you experience that?

Doggie’s playgrounds @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Doggie’s playgrounds @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Sandy creek beaches at low tide  are popular by humans and ideal for bird chasing dogs.

Fun times @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Fun times @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

This border Collie had the time of his life.

Change of tactics @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Change of tactics @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Utilising various hunting techniques, he was just adorable.

Shallow waters speed @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Shallow waters speed @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Chasing along the shallow beach gave him speed.

Deep plunger @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Deep plunger @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

In deeper waters not so much.

Drenched and confused @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Drenched and confused @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

How does this drenched dog look?

Lucky escape @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Lucky escape @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

He really did try hard to snatch a seagull. Thankfully, he wasn’t successful.

Advantage camera! @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Advantage camera! @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Sunny conditions, reflective waters and a playful dog gave my camera the edge.

Sunset viewpoints @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Sunset viewpoints @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Being surrounded by different waterways, splendid sunsets photos are guaranteed. One can take a pick from various locations. The Brunswick River’s bend lines the setting sun perfectly from the rock wall. Big swell had waves crushing into huge boulders along this wall.

Slow shutter spray @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Slow shutter spray @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Slow shutter photography picks up the spray nicely.

Sunny reflections of the rocks @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Sunny reflections of the rocks @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

The wet rocks reflect golden sunlight nicely.

Dramatic view @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Dramatic view @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Dramatic appears the aerosols light deflection.

Mountain range @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Mountain range @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

The not so far, but impressive mountain range adds dramatically to the frame. Mount Warning is the highest of these peaks.

Sunset view from the bridge @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Sunset view from the bridge @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Another good sunset vantage point is over the bridge.

Orange reflections from the bridge @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Orange reflections from the bridge @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

The reflective calm waters capture the setting sun in bright orange.

Full moon @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Full moon @ Brunswick Heads, Northern New South Wales, Australia

 And lucky for me, the full moon appeared on my last visit. Actually, l stayed an extra day just for that reason. I surely didn’t mind and neither did the locals. This really is a place to stay for a day or two. 

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