Byron Bay

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Byron Bay’s beaches

Epic surf beaches cling to the north and the south of Cape Byron, making up some of NSW’s most iconic coastline. Don’t miss the family-friendly Main Beach, Clarke and Wategos Beaches, great for beginner surfers, and Little Wategos, Australia's easternmost beach, only accessible on foot.

  • Byron Bay Lighthouse
  • Ballooning over Byron Bay

Visit Byron Bay

Byron Bay's natural credentials are impeccable. With its gorgeous beaches and lush green hinterland, this NSW North Coast paradise casts a spell over everyone who goes there. As€“ humpback whales cruise past the headland, storms create rainbows on the mountains across the bay, and hang-gliders ride the thermals above the Byron Bay lighthouse, take in the stunning views from Australia's most easterly point and begin your adventure.

There are many opportunities to take in the beauty of Byron Bay. Follow the Cape Byron walking track for unparalleled views of the Cape Byron Marine Park, check out the views from the Minyon Falls Lookout, with amazing views of the falls themselves, and on a clear day you can see all the way out to sea. Byron’s beaches are not to be missed; check out the popular Main Beach and the sheltered Wategos Beach.

In recent years, Byron Bay has become a haven for ‘seachangers’, especially those with artistic inclinations or a new-age take on things. Architects, designers, craftworkers and software engineers have set up shop, grafting their talents and energy on to this small, relaxed coastal village, and earning Byron its reputation as the 'style capital' of the North Coast. You can find some fantastic local produce and handmade goods at the Byron Bay area’s many markets.

Today Byron Bay is a chic seaside town with glorious beaches, a New Age tinge and loads of style, and you'll find a vast array of Byron Bay accommodation to suit all needs from hotels, apartments and resorts, to hostels and camping options. Nearby Brunswick Heads, Lennox Head and Ballina are also well worth a visit.

  • Surfer at Byron Bay

    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 in Byron Bay

    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 in Byron Bay

    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.

Flying into Ballina 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.

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