Positioned on the North Coast of New South Wales, Byron Bay is an ideal place to head regardless of whether you’re looking to return to nature, immerse yourself in culture, get active, or simply slow down and escape the daily demands of city living.
From long stretches of warm golden sands to lush, leafy hinterland, Byron Bay boasts an abundance of natural beauty. Stretch your legs during a scenic bushwalk, kayak through pristine waters or enjoy a bird’s eye view of the region during a tandem skydive. Pay a visit to one of the national parks surrounding the town to spend time exploring untouched wilderness or strap on a snorkel and encounter the unique species that inhabit the waters of the Cape Byron Marine Park. Stop by the Australian mainland’s most easterly point, Cape Byron early in the morning to witness an unforgettable coastal sunrise.
No visit to the popular holiday destination would be complete without a swim in sparkling blue waters, riding waves at famed surf spots or simply lazing in the sun with the sand between your toes. Wander along the expansive stretch of untouched sands found at Tallow Beach, learn how to surf at Clarkes Beach or enjoy a day out with the family swimming in the patrolled waters of Main Beach.
Between May and September, Byron Bay’s coastline transforms into a prime whale watching spot, with the region’s beachside lookouts, viewing platforms and headlands acting as fantastic vantage points. See the majestic mammals meander past from the shore or head out on an expert-led whale watching tour and watch on from near by.
The Byron Bay area is also home to a community of creative minds, ranging from artists and musicians to designers and architects. See the fruits of local artisan’s labour and experience a sense Byron Bay’s community atmosphere during a visit to one of the region’s regular markets or make your way to a local gallery to discover fine works of art on show. If your time in Byron Bay coincides with one of the area’s popular music and arts festivals, such as Byron Bay Bluesfest, Splendour in the Grass or The Falls Music and Arts Festival, please your ears with the sonic delights of talented local and international musicians.
Byron Bay is also a fantastic base for exploring surrounding towns and villages, such as Ballina, Lennox Head and Bangalow. Soak up the region’s relaxed beach culture while discovering all that each locale has to offer.