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Evans Head

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Things to do: sightseeing, museums
Evans Head is a town in Richmond Valley Shire of the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia. At the 2011 census, Evans Head had a population of 2,722 people. It is 726 kilometres north of Sydney, and 11 kilometres east off the Pacific Highway from Woodburn.HistoryEvans Head is named after a marine surveyor, Lt Evans, RN who carried out the first marine survey of the coastline in the area.AttractionsIt is a coastal town and a holiday resort. It is sandwiched between two national parks, the Bundjalung National Park and the Broadwater National Park. There is a wide curved beach that is popular for fishing, surfing and swimming. The 1874 wreck of a timber schooner, Pilot, is visible on the beach north of the town in times of high erosion.There is a prawn fishing fleet permanently moored in the estuary. Other industries include tourism and there is some sugar cane growing further inland.TransportThe town's airport, the Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome (now the Evans Head Airpark following recent developments) can be found to the north of the town and is a former RAAF base.
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