Byron Bay Area


Byron Bay is a great place to get active, be it surfing, kayaking, fishing, sailing or just enjoying a swim at the beach.

  • Sunset at The Pass Beach at Byron Bay.
  • Panorama of Tallow beach from Cape Byron lighthouse, Byron Bay, Northern Rivers.

Byron Bay Area

From the lush hinterland to the sparkling beaches on the coast, the region is full of natural wonders. Byron Bay is a melting pot of surf culture, alternative philosophies and hedonistic indulgence.

Byron Bay's natural credentials are impeccable as€“ humpback whales cruise past the headland, storms create rainbows on the mountains across the bay and hang-gliders ride the thermals above the lighthouse.

The laid-back towns of Brunswick Heads, plus the arts-loving villages of Bangalow and Mullumbimby, combine the casual vibe of coastal retreats with a touch of city style.

Explore the coastal town of Ballina, located at the mouth of the Richmond River. The town offers many opportunities to explore the outdoors with great vantage points for whale-watching during migration season, areas for waterfront picnics and barbecues, and dedicated coastal cycle paths. It is also a fantastic gateway to the surrounding national parks, includingBroadwater and Bundjalung National Parks.

Lennox Head is a quiet seaside village situated at the southern end of Seven Mile Beach between Ballina and Byron Bay. There are a range of water activities to take part in, including swimming and surfing at Lennox Head Beach and kayaking along Lake Ainsworth.

You'll find a variety of accommodation in Byron Bay that should suit any need from plush hotels, retreats and resorts to bed & breakfasts, hostels and camping options. 

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  • Beaches

    Byron Bay owes its laidback surfer culture to the stretches of beautiful beaches that surround it. Relax on the sand, swim in the waves or learn to surf at popular beaches such as Main Beach and Clarkes Beach. Surfing lessons are also available at The Pass.

  • Whale Watching

    Visit between the months of May and September to make the most of Byron Bay's fantastic vantage points and watch whales cruise through the water during their annual migration. Get up close by heading out on the waters on a whale watching tour with local guides.

  • Markets

    The Byron Bay Community Market is held on the first Sunday of every month and showcases a wide range of locally-made and imported goods, unique artworks and tasty takeaway meals. Support local growers and buy fresh local produce at the Byron Bay Farmers Markets on Thursday mornings.


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Local areas

  • Ballina Ballina is a bustling holiday town with beautiful beaches and is the home of the Big Prawn.
  • Bangalow Bangalow is a relaxed village close to Byron Bay, an idyllic location to relax in the countryside.
  • Brunswick Heads A beautiful coastal town on the mouth of the Brunswick River that offers a relaxed village experience.
  • Byron Bay Byron Bay is Australia's easternmost town and 'style capital' of the North Coast.
  • Lennox Head Lennox Head is a quiet seaside village situated at the southern end of Seven Mile Beach.
  • Mullumbimby Mullumbimby sits on the Brunswick River with beautiful surrounds of subtropical hills.

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