Encompassing superb headlands and steep rainforest-clad slopes sweeping down to secluded beaches, Broken Head Nature Reserve is a fascinating place to explore and a peaceful spot to relax. One of the few areas in NSW where the beaches are fringed with rainforest, you will also experience a wealth of bird life in the reserve, both […]
The beautiful World Heritage Nightcap National Park is easily accessible by car from Byron Bay. This large lush rainforest is home to the awesome 103m Minyon Falls, the world famous Protestors Falls and scenic Mt Nardi. An array of walks of varying levels and difficulty can be experienced throughout this National Park. If touring by […]
Border Ranges National Park is a World Heritage rainforest park on the rim of a vast, ancient volcano. Pinnacle Lookout offers views of Mount Warning, the escarpment and all the way to the coast. The park is a haven for native fauna such as Alberts lyrebird and the pouched frog. You can reach Border Ranges National […]
Cape Byron Marine Park extends from the Brunswick River to Lennox Head. Marine life includes many species of dolphins, seabirds, turtles, fish, seaweeds and invertebrates such as sponges, corals and anemones. Threatened marine species that occur in the Cape Byron Marine Park include little terns, grey nurse sharks and sea turtles. Humpback whales travel through […]
Along with Broken Head and Tyagarah, the Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve forms a vital stepping stone for migrating birds. Species from north and south-east Australia overlap here, providing unusually diverse plant and animal communities. Relax with a quiet picnic, a bushwalk or a spot of river fishing. A short walk from the carpark takes in […]
Declared in 1915, Lamington National Park covers 20,590 ha and boasts extensive walking tracks along the McPherson Range, which allow visitors to explore the area’s forests, creeks and waterfalls. Dramatic lookouts afford views over the Gold Coast, south-east Queensland and northern New South Wales. Lamington is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage […]
This beautiful 7 km stretch of surf beach is popular with the locals. With the iconic lighthouse in view to one end and beautiful Broken Head at the other, Tallow Beach is a scenically stunning beach. This unpatrolled beach is also dog friendly for several kilometres.
Cosy Corner is the northern end of Tallow Beach and so named as it offers a sheltered spot when the northerly winds are blowing. A popular local surfing spot and a place to watch the hang-gliders as they launch from overhead.
Located next to Wategos Beach, Little Wategos is a quiet and secluded beach accessed by a long walking track (inaccessible by car). Situated under the Byron Bay Lighthouse, this north facing beach often offers a sheltered and protected spot for sunbathing and swimming.
One of Byron’s many great surf beaches especially for the longboarder, this picturesque unpatrolled beach is in one of Byron Bay’s most exclusive suburbs. There are free electric BBQs in the scenic picnic area.