About Byron Bay
Once a sleepy surfing village whose only industry was an abattoir, Byron Bay over the last few decades has transformed itself into an exotic mix of alternative lifestyles. Its world famous beaches, glorious hinterland and unspoilt beauty attract visitors from around the world ensuring its reputation as the premium holiday destination in Australia.
The Byron Bay region offers a wide range of activities from surfing with the dolphins, diving in a marine park, whale watching, learning to surf to exploring ancient rainforests, gourmet to budget dining, spas, massages, meditation, cycling, hang gliding over beach headlands, skydiving or simply relaxing on the beach. Whatever you decide to do, Byron will exceed your expectations.
With miles of unspoilt and uncrowded coastline, Byron Bay beaches beckon those seeking a sun filled holiday, a surf safari, a fishing paradise or one of the country’s best diving spots in the protected Cape Byron Marine Park. The beach is at the heart of the Australian lifestyle and there is simply no place better to indulge that urge than Byron Bay.
No Byron Bay holiday would be complete without a visit to the Byron Bay Lighthouse. Located on the most easterly point in Australia, the lighthouse commands some of the region’s most breathtaking ocean and mountain views. As the locals know, it’s also the best place to take in the majestic migrating whales through the spring and autumn months. Every day, it is the first place the sun rises over Australia and a magnificent dawn viewing is a must. Another famed dawn can be experienced from the top of Mt Warning, the highest point in the district.
If it is some culture you are seeking, then nothing beats the multi award-winning annual Byron Bay Blues Festival. Considered one of the best music festivals in the world, the Byron Bay Blues Festival hits town each Easter over five days and attracts the cream of national and international acts.
The Northern Rivers is considered Australia’s regional centre for arts and culture due to its array of local galleries, art festivals, local craft shops, local gigs and of course the monthly Byron Bay Markets.
Approximately 800km north of Sydney and 200km south of Brisbane, Byron Bay has a sub-tropical climate making it the perfect place to visit all year round.