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Evans Head.


The other day while travelling between Sydney and Brisbane, The Pillion and I decided to take a detour off the Pacific Highway for a rest break.

The Pacific is the main highway between the two cites, and has improved much in the 30 or so years since we first traveled it.

Back then it was a one lane affair for most of the way and meandered its way along the coastal route to Brisbane through many small townships and villages.

Now it’s mostly a 2 lane freeway that bypasses these towns and although time-saving, is as boring as watching grass grow to drive on.

Our rest break was at Evans Head. We’d stopped here before, but had never been up to Razorback Lookout.

I’d like to share some photos of that place with you in this post.

Razorback Lookout Facing South (Towards Woody Head/ Iluka)

Razorback Lookout Facing North (Towards Ballina)

The lookout lays (lies?) at the mouth of the Evans River which starts at Rocky Mouth Creek, Woodburn, about 10km (6 miles) to the west, and offers spectacular views north and south along the NSW coast.

Even though the town has a steady population of around 3100, at peak tourist times it can grow to a whopping 12000.

Fortunately, the beaches are long (about 6km, 4 miles) and there is plenty to see and do in the surrounding area. So it’s not hard to get away from the holiday crowd.

‘The Anchor’ Razorback Lookout

There has been much wreckage washed up along the shores of Evans Head over the centuries, one piece in particular is the anchor in the picture above.

The Anchor is believed to be from the schooner Jessie Matilda that was caught in a gale, driven ashore and wrecked on July 18, 1889.

It sits quietly in the Razorback rest area, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. A memorial to those who sailed the trade route between Sydney and Brisbane all those years ago.

What A Great Name For A Coffee Shop

There is much history in this little township. Sadly, time was not on our side this visit, we still had another 290km (180 miles) to go before we were home.

We were on a dead line and chasing a removalist truck.


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15 responses

  1. Beautiful photos of a lovely area. I must ask what the purpose of a removalist truck might be? We don’t have that term here in the US. 😉

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    March 18, 2017 at 11:46 PM

    • Thank you

      A removalist Is some one who packs all your belongings, furniture and all, and moves you across town or across a continent

      Stay tuned. All will be revealed shortly 🙂

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      March 19, 2017 at 6:20 PM

      • Aha! We call those relocation companies or more simply, movers. 😊 How exciting!

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        March 19, 2017 at 11:57 PM

  2. Gosh, I don’t think I’ve been there……yet….. Thanks for sharing 👍

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    March 19, 2017 at 9:57 AM

  3. “There has been much wreckage washed up along the shores of Evans Head over the centuries…” That could tempt one to hang around for the next piece to wash ashore–though if we’re talking centuries, that could be a while. 😉

    Your shoreline pics make me want to visit the ocean again. I’ve been to the Pacific just a handful of times, and one memory I’m left with is how one can smell the sea long before one reaches it. Maybe this summer–we’ll see.

    Another great post, Ghost. 🙂

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    March 19, 2017 at 2:25 PM

    • Thanks Ry. You know I’ve never seen the sun set over the ocean. For that i need to head over to Western Australia.

      That’s something id like to do some day.


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      March 19, 2017 at 6:16 PM

  4. Bob

    Ah. There you go teasing with those ocean pics again. We’re riding over to our coast on the Atlantic side this coming May, to spectate a motorcycle Concours de Elegance event. Looking forward to sitting on the beach and watching a beautiful sunrise. Nice photos!

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    March 19, 2017 at 10:48 PM

    • Thanks Bob. A Concours by the sea, now that would be a nice backdrop.

      Someday in my travels I hope to see the atlantic and the Indian oceans. Sunrise or sunset…. I’m not fussy.

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      March 20, 2017 at 5:57 AM

  5. Sure a pretty view of the ocean. The Pacific looks a lot more blue/green that far south, than it looks when we see it at the Oregon coast.

    Great name for a coffee shop too, someone is creative.

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    March 20, 2017 at 1:04 AM

    • The water colour may change the closer you get to the subtopics.. not sure.

      You’re right though. The Pacific off Sydney is more green than it is near us.


      March 20, 2017 at 6:06 AM

  6. LB

    Oh how I’d love to ride along the ocean! How beautiful those views from your rest stops.
    Can’t wait to hear about this mystery news you will someday reveal!
    By the way, I’ll be visiting New Zealand next March and plan to rent a bike to ride 🙂

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    March 20, 2017 at 5:27 AM

    • LB

      Hit send too soon: Too bad I can’t just pop over to your country for a ride 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      March 20, 2017 at 5:28 AM

      • You’ll get over here one day I’m sure. But there are so many nice roads and things to see… that could take some planning.


        March 20, 2017 at 6:14 AM

    • Ah, New Zealand. I want to get over there for a ride one day as well. I’ve heard nothing but good things about the place

      The reveal is written. Stay tuned


      March 20, 2017 at 6:10 AM

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