Brooms Head is one of those unique beachfront villages that are becoming rare. Originally known as Cakora Point, the name Brooms Head was first used in 1870 when a broom thought to have come from the wreck of the schooner ‘Eureka’ was washed up on the beach. These days many locals affectionately refer to ‘The Broom’ as their favourite holiday destination.
Nestled in the heathland of Yuraygir National Park, Brooms Head has a timeless quality—pristine beaches, friendly locals, away from the hustle and bustle.
Brooms Head has a wide selection of accommodation to choose from. The caravan park located right next to the main beach, quality bed & breakfast and great holiday units guarantee a relaxing and comfortable stay.
There are a number of points of interest in & around Brooms Head. Go up to the lookout and take in the panorama—it’s also a wonderful vantage point for dolphin and whale watching. Mud-crabs abound in this watery haven and the fishing is good. If you enjoy deep-sea fishing, you can launch a boat on the southern end of main beach. South of the boat ramp is a great spot for snorkelling.
Take a short drive down to the lovely Sandon camping ground with the Yuraygir National Park. It’s a beautiful spot to swim, fish or picnic.
The actual village of Sandon is on the northern side along the beach from Minnie Water or by boat.
Along the drive to Brooms Head and down into the Sandon camping grounds you can often see kangaroos and wallabies grazing along the roadside. You may also see one of the last flock of coastal emus.