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Bordered on one side by beautiful coastline and the other by magnificent rainforests, Byron Bay is ideally positioned as a centre for relaxation and activity. Situated at the easternmost point in Australia, this stylish coastal village enjoys a subtropical climate with clean air, crystal clear water and pristine beaches. In today’s hectic world it also offers a chance to escape from the mundane and immerse yourself in wellness activities such as yoga and meditation or simply chill out on the beach.
Those wanting to experience the natural surroundings can partake in activities such as kayaking with the dolphins, snorkelling and scuba diving or head inland to discover world heritage national parks and lush rainforests. While the adventurous can try tandem skydiving, horse riding along the beach, hang gliding or windsurfing. Surfing is also popular and the beaches in Byron Bay offer some excellent options, even for beginners.
The local cuisine is superb and cafés, bistros and award winning restaurants abound. The retail experience is uniquely Byron, with local artisans, and crafts people supported in a diverse range of outlets alongside internationally renowned brands. You can browse the local markets or visit one of the surrounding villages, such as Bangalow, which has a sophisticated yet rustic vibe.
The area truly does offer something for everyone from great surf to peaceful rainforests and luxury experiences to spiritual development.
For ideas on things to do during your stay, check out: Visit NSW – Things to Do on the North Coast, or browse through the below travel guides.
Byron Bay Artists As a centre for creativity and a lifestyle destination for creative types, Byron and the surrounding area boast art galleries featuring a high standard of artistic endeavour.more »
Byron Bay Shopping The Byron retail experience is unique and features local artisans and crafts people, sophisticated clothing and lifestyle brands and local produce and wholefoods.more »
The local markets are a way of life in Byron Bay and visiting is a great way to experience the Byron lifestyle and source items ranging from produce to jewellery and clothing.more »
Byron Bay and the surrounding area offers a wide range of exciting events and activities throughout the year. Major events include the famous East Coast Blues and Roots Festival, The Byron Bay Writer’s Festival and the Byron Bay Film Festival while sporting events such as the Ocean Swim Classic and Byron Bay Triathlon in May are also very popular.more »
Wherever you are travelling from, there is a convenient way to reach the township of Byron Bay, whether travelling by air, car, coach or rail. The weather is fair all year round, with mild winters and balmy summers.more »
Uniquely positioned close to several National Parks, Nature Reserves and incorporating a Marine Park, Byron Bay is a gateway for those wishing to visit some magnificent natural attractions. Subtropical rainforests, water falls, superb headlands, scenic drives and nature walks are all on offer.more »
The beaches within Byron Bay itself and the surrounding area offer clean clear water and a myriad of options, from surfing to safe swimming areas for children. There are several famous surf locations in the area, such as The Pass at Byron Bay and The Point at Lennox Head. While others such as Tallow Beach and Little Wategos offer stunning scenery in a secluded environment.more »
Whether you are seeking action and adventure or a peaceful connection with nature, Byron offers a range of activities and tours to suit. Water based activities include kayaking, snorkelling and diving, while land based activities include four wheel drive and wildlife tours. Alternatively you can take to the air and see it all in a hot air balloon or scenic flight.more »
Located in the heart of the Northern Rivers, Byron Bay is surrounded by quaint villages and small but bustling towns. Many of these provide a great alternative to beach activities as they are located in the picturesque hinterland and offer boutique shopping, art galleries and cafés. Many are also located in or near the National Parks and Reserves, providing ideal gateways to explore the natural attractions.more »