Just 15min drive south of Byron Bay on the North Coast of NSW, Lennox Head is the perfect seaside village for a laidback holiday. It’s home to world-renowned surf breaks, golden beaches tranquil lakes, cafes, restaurants and a classic waterside pub.
Surfing and beaches
Lennox Head is one of Australia’s National Surfing Reserves. Experts will love the waves at Boulders Beach and beginners can take a lesson with Soul Surf School or Kool Katz. Watch surfers carve up the waves from Lennox Point’s Pat Morton Lookout or catch all the action of the Lennox Longboard Classic in August.
Beach-goers will want to head straight for Seven Mile Beach, a pristine stretch of sand that runs from Lennox Head north to Broken Head. You can also drive a 4WD along the northern end. You’ll find stunning coastal scenery all around town, with headlands offering views over the beach and a beach-side lake ideal for kayaking and canoeing.
Whales and dolphins
Dolphins often join surfers riding the waves. Between May and November, you can spot whales on their annual migration. As the coastline in this regions just further out to the east, the whales can often be seen very close to shore.
Things to do in Lennox Head
Tea trees line Lake Ainsworth, offering families a safe swimming area away from the waves plus excellent facilities for picnics and barbecues. For an aerial view, enjoy the thrill of paragliding with Poliglide or hang-gliding with Byron Airwaves. You’ll also find delicious waterfront cafes and restaurants as well as the monthly Lennox Community Market.
Getting there and where to stay
Lennox Head is an 8hr 20min drive north of Sydney and just over two hours south of Brisbane. You can fly into the Ballina Byron Gateway Airport, a 20min drive away. Accommodation options in Lennox Head include lakeside camping, holiday houses and beachside resorts, like the four-star Lennox Beach Resort.