Brunswick Heads businesses were generally very happy with the busy school holidays and festive season and lots of happy visitors popped in the Visitor Centre to book tours and find out what to do around the region. There’s been a few changes in the business mix with Old Maid’s Burger bar taking over from KCs on Tweed St, Park St News closing down, Hotel Brunswick opening a new Champagne and Oyster Bar, Ballyhoo now providing yum cha at Brunswick Picture House, new owners at Table View café and Valiant Music and Clem’s Cargo transforming into Clem’s Marketplace. If you haven’t been to Bruns for a while, now the perfect time for a visit.

The Bruns Visitor Centre again partnered with The Falls Music & Arts Festival in 2017/2018 for the “Taking Care of Brunswick during Falls” Project, to mitigate the possible negative effects of the festival. The project was managed by the VC with partnership funding provided by Falls Fest. Arrangements were made with Byron Shire Council to provide extra rubbish bins, extra rubbish collection, extra toilet cleaning and after hours contact details. Information pamphlets were produced by the VC and distributed to patrons on the bus. A team of 11 volunteers welcomed and dispersed festival patrons who arrived by bus, surveyed people about their experience in town and kept an eye out for anything that may have potentially disturbed the harmony of the town.  Volunteers also patrolled all illegal camping spots as well as collecting rubbish from around the whole of Brunswick Heads. They did an excellent job, the town was cleaner than usual and there were no long queues at the toilets. Success!

Brunswick Heads Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Centre 2018 memberships are now due and the AGM in on Tuesday 20 February at the Brunswick Picture House. We welcome new members, contact Kristina on 0402406441 or to find out more.

After achieving Gold in the NSW Tourism Awards, Byron Bay Adventure Cruises & Kayaks are finalists in the Australian Tourism Awards finals on 23 Feb in Perth.  Good luck to Simon & Lorraine and the crew!  BBECK’s multi-award winning cruises & kayak/SUP tours have delivered so many happy customers that they need to expand to a bigger, all weather boat with a toilet that ensures passenger comfort no matter what the weather. ‘Jasmin’ will hold 49 passengers is available for bookings from Mon 2 April.

101 Things to Do In Brunswick Heads has recently been reprinted with some great new ideas for spending time in Bruns. Would you like a supply of this handy DL flyer to distribute? With a great selection of dining and shopping options, offering quirkiness and quality, the village atmosphere makes Brunswick Heads an enjoyable part of the shire to spend a day. Don’t forget to check out the program at the Brunswick Picture House, it’s truly one of a kind. And this time of year is perfect to take a cruise, kayak or stand up paddleboard tour of the Brunswick River. Email for a supply of flyers or for more information on Bruns.

Upcoming events in Brunswick Heads include The Mullum 2 Bruns Paddle, Sunday 27 May and the Old and Gold Festival, Saturday 9 June. Sponsorship opportunities are now open for both events.