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Byron Bay Area

  • Beach at Byron Bay
  • Cape Byron lighthouse, Byron Bay

Highlights

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

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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 – humpback whales cruise past the headland, storms create rainbows on the mountains across the bay, 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.

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

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Fly into Ballina Airport

Family at the airport

Ballina Byron Gateway Airport is located 5 km from Ballina’s town centre and 35 km from Byron Bay. Use the shuttle bus or taxi services available at the terminal to make the short trip to these coastal destinations. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.

Direct flights from Sydney, Melbourne or Newcastle are available daily, with three operators - Jetstar, Regional Express and Virgin Australia - servicing the region.

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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sunrise at the Cape Byron Bay Lighthouse, Byron Bay. Image credit: Hugh Stewart;Destination NSW
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