The Best Hotels and Places to Book Your Stay in Brunswick Heads, New South Wales

Enjoy the peace and quiet – not to mention the spectacular views – at Blackbird, near Brunswick Heads
Enjoy the peace and quiet – not to mention the spectacular views – at Blackbird, near Brunswick Heads | Courtesy of Blackbird / Expedia
Photo of Richard Collett
29 October 2021

Drive 15 minutes north of Byron Bay and you’ll find Brunswick Heads, the sleepy alternative to the busiest beach town in northern New South Wales. Brunswick Heads has everything you need for a beachside getaway – and this small tourist town has boutique hotels, riverside cabins and luxury apartments waiting to be booked. To inspire your Aussie holiday, here are the best hotels and places to stay in Brunswick Heads, New South Wales – now bookable on Culture Trip.

The Brunswick, Brunswick Heads for an adults-only getaway

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The Brunswick is one of the most boutique hotels in Brunswick Heads, and it’s perfect for couples looking for an adults-only escape. Mellow but stylish colours, smooth Leif botanical amenities and a mini-bar stuffed with locally sourced, gourmet products make this a unique place to stay. You’ll be staying in a poolside suite or a treetop suite, where you can spend all day lounging in the shade beneath the paperbark trees in the tropical garden as you escape the world around you.

Blackbird for hinterland vistas and dark sky stargazing

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You’ll have panoramic vistas of the Byron Hinterland from the stylish veranda of your detached Pavillion cabin. Wait until the sun sets, then once the fiery colours have subsided open your cabin’s stargazing manual and enjoy the dark skies. During the day, take the opportunity to enjoy a mineral bath in the magnesium pool, or relax and unwind in Blackbird’s infra-red sauna. This might be one of the most remote boutiques in Brunswick Heads but in the evenings, you’ll be able to order a fine dining degustation meal from the private chefs.

Aloha Byron Bay for Hawaiian vibes

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Sleek wooden furnishings and bright but minimalist decor give the Aloha Byron Bay that tropical feel you’re searching for in northern New South Wales. You’ll feel like you’re in Hawaii or Bali, as the stylish studio-villas and apartments are set around a central outdoor swimming pool. Cook up breakfast in the early morning sunshine using the shared poolside kitchen facilities, before walking just a few metres down to the coast to spend the day on one of Byron Bay’s best beaches.

Brunswick Heads Chalet Motel for boutique luxury

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Even the motels in Brunswick Heads are boutique – and you can certainly embrace the town’s laid-back lifestyle and casual holiday vibes at the Chalet Motel. The 12 glamorous motel rooms offer luxury linen and complimentary Malin + Goetz toiletries, while the saltwater swimming pool is surrounded by shady cabanas and features a communal barbecue area. At the Chalet Motel, you’re just a short stroll away from both the village and the beach – and the staff will be happy to help you hire stand-up paddleboards, kayaks or canoes.

Glen Villa Resort for camping and caravanning

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Road tripping New South Wales? Call into the Glen Villa Resort when you’re passing by Brunswick Heads and Byron Bay, and you’ll find shady camping spots just a short walk from the beach. You’ll be camping out in tropical gardens packed with local wildlife – but if the humidity gets too much, there’s a saltwater swimming pool to cool off in. If camping isn’t your style, book out a glamping-style beach hut or a luxury deluxe cabin featuring a kitchenette and spa bath.

Reflections Holiday Parks Terrace Reserve for riverside camping and cabins

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One of the best places to stay in Brunswick Heads is Reflections Holiday Parks Terrace Reserve, where you can camp out by the river just a short walk from the centre of town. Wake up to the sound of the river, then head out onto the water for a morning kayak, canoe or paddleboarding session. There are powered and non-powered sites available at Reflections Holiday Parks Terrace Reserve, but you can also book out a self-contained and fully equipped riverbank cabin if you prefer.

A Perfect Stay – Sunset Beach for a luxury apartment in Brunswick Heads

Smooth wooden floors, a timber staircase, bright white decor and minimalist yet comfy and functional furnishings make this Luxe and Bloom luxury apartment one of the most stylish stays in Brunswick Heads. This large apartment sleeps up to six people, with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen helping you to settle right in. Hang out on the covered balcony, cosy up on the comfy couches or take a short stroll and you’ll soon find yourself basking in the sunshine on the banks of the Brunswick River.

Sunset Beach Apartment – Surfside for a secluded beach stay

This Sunset Beach apartment offers luxury and privacy just a short walk from the beach. Book this stylish self-contained apartment and you can wake up each morning for a swim on Torakina Beach. You’re just a short walk from the Brunswick River, too – where you can canoe and paddleboard on calm, sheltered waters. The apartment has two bedrooms, one bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen and a huge private garden and terrace.

Reflections Holiday Parks Ferry Reserve for nature lovers

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Located in a secluded spot overlooking the Brunswick River, Reflections Holiday Parks Ferry Reserve is one for nature lovers. Camp out in shaded spots along the river bank, where both powered and non-powered sites offer riverside vistas. If you’re looking for an upgrade, book out the spacious self-contained cabins that have all the kitchen facilities you could need. The holiday park has boat and kayak launching ramps, too, so you can explore the river at your leisure.

For more great places to stay in New South Wales, check out our pick of the best hotels in Kiama, New South Wales, bookable on Culture Trip.

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