Green Head

Green Head is a water lover’s paradise with swimming, surfing, water skiing, wind and kite surfing all very popular. For the amenity of visitors there are ablution blocks at Dynamite Bay, South Bay, Anchorage Bay (town jetty), Point Louise, Billy Goat Bay, Tee-tree Bay and Milligan Island. There is also a caravan black waste dump point at the Green Head Community Centre and free water for travelers at the Green Head General Store.

Green Head offers both beach and offshore fishing and there are areas to suit all fishing enthusiasts from complete novices through to more experienced fishers with a catch bucket list.

Offshore, Green Head is known for crayfish, dhufish, pink snapper and baldchin gropers, while fishing from the beach there are many great catches including whiting, herring, tailor, squid and mulloway. There is a recreational jetty and fish cleaning facilities at Anchorage Bay and a boat ramp at South Bay.

Consistently rated in the Top 20 beaches in Australia, Dynamite Bay is a stunning circular-shaped beach that is sheltered from strong coastal winds by its surrounding rocky peninsulas. The still waters are perfect for snorkelling and the protected waters provide a safe haven for an abundance of marine life including corals and fish. Perfect for a picnic and with walk trails, beach fishing and a beautiful outlook from the rocks back towards town, a whole day can be spent at the beautiful Dynamite Bay.

The Three Bays Walkway provides walkers with spectacular views of the three main bays of Green Head – South, Dynamite and Anchorage – with amazing displays of flora and fauna to be found along the route. The walkway was an initiative of the Green Head Townscape Committee since 1998.

Located just off Indian Ocean Drive between the towns of Leeman and Green Head, Milligan Island Camping Node is a unique, nature-based camp offering recreational and ecological experiences, perfect for a relaxing break.  There are 36 campsites set in natural bushland and a short walk from the beach. There are shade shelters, picnic settings and eco-toilets. There is no fresh water or power available at this site. Camping is $20 per night, payable to the Shire Ranger or camp host, and a maximum stay of 2 nights applies. Pets are permitted but must be kept on a lead, no campfires are permitted at any time of year and there is no camping outside of designated areas.

With its stunning natural assets and quiet coastal lifestyle, it’s no wonder that Green Head is the inspirational backdrop for many artistic endeavours. The town itself has many art pieces scattered around as you walk or drive through and there are two galleries that are open to the public (check their opening hours or make an appointment to visit). Deb O’Brien is a wonderful coastal landscape artist whose coastal seascapes at Green Head Gallery are poignant and reflective. Adrian and Irene Toomey’s Blue Ocean Gallery is situated opposite Dynamite Bay with displays of artworks in various formats in their gallery space and outdoor sculpture park. There is also a mini golf course on site – the whole family will enjoy this visit!

Great food and great coffee is a hallmark of the Green Head community with delicious meals available at the Centre Break Beach Stay and Dynamite Bay Takeaways. Pick up an ice cream from the Green Head Caravan Park shop or head to the Green Head General Store for a range of fresh produce, takeaways and other grocery needs.

Accommodation is available at the Green Head Caravan Park or Centre Break Beach Stay.

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