Byron Bay is the jewel in the North Coast’s crown and an urban escapist’s dream locale. You’ll love the beautiful beaches, lush landscapes, an alternative lifestyle and a laid back culture that celebrates creativity, diversity and chilled-out vibes.
Experience Byron Bay and take in the spectacular sights including the Arakwal and Bundjalung National Parks (Iluka Bluff) the famous walk to the Cape Byron Lighthouse, which offers incredible seascape vistas at Australia’s most easterly point. For water dwellers, boogie board over the waves at The Pass or Wategos Beach, kayak or cruise around the headland, or snorkel with humpback whales as they migrate straight past Byron from May to September.
Byron Bay offers some spectacular diving spots, particularly Julian Rocks, where ancient rock crusts provide the perfect nook to spot grey nurse sharks in the winter. In summer, it’s a fab spot to catch sight of docile leopard sharks and manta rays as they glide effortlessly through the ocean waters. You can also swim through the infamous Cod Hole, Cray Cave or The Needles with sea stars, clown fish and tuna at any time of the year.
If you’re searching for even more adventure, try the famous break at nearby Lennox Head known as the ‘surfing capital of the Far North Coast’ or hang glide above the thermal airwaves atop Cape Byron.
Byron Bay is a haven for those wishing to explore their artistic inclinations, from painting to pottery, woodwork to jewellery making, architecture to engineering. This relaxed seaside retreat harbours many talents along with loads of style, cute boutiques and a great espresso to boot!
In fact, in recent years Byron Bay has become a mecca for gourmet travellers on the lookout for some delectable dining experiences, whether its five stars or five thousand. Filled with an abundance of cafes and restaurants that feature fresh local seafood and organic produce, you won’t have to go far to find a tasty morsel washed down with a local brew.
Only twenty minutes from Byron Bay, Ballina is popular with visitors looking for a quieter and more family-oriented destination on the North Coast. This little town is less touristy and also provides easy access to some of the area’s most scenic national parks.
Other areas worth exploring along the North Coast include the beautiful beaches of Coffs Harbour, the bright lights and buzz of the Gold Coast, and the quaint town of Bellingen, a cosmopolitan delight filled with cafes, relaxing spas, cute local shops and great fishing spots. The scenic town of Dorrigo is also great with its 100 year old trees and national parks, all only a few short hours’ drive from Byron Bay.
So whether you catch a flight to Ballina or a flight to the Gold Coast, Byron Bay is easy to get to. Just hire a car at the airport or hop on a train or bus and you’ll be sea dreaming in Byron Bay in no time. So bring your towel, togs, surfboard and taste buds for an unforgettable experience in our Byron Bay accommodation.