Visit Byron Bay
Famous for its mix of stunning surf beaches, picturesque pastoral land, dramatic ridgelines, cosmopolitan people and inspirational creative vibe, people have always been drawn to the most easterly point of Australia. Visit more than xx tours around 'The Bay'.
Nestled among rolling hills, about 13 kilometres south-west of the Bay, Bangalow features some of the region's best street architecture and is home to art and craft studios and producers of subtropical fruits, coffee, macadamia nuts and herbs.
Brunswick Heads boasts beaches of untamed surf and the more tranquil currents of the estuary at Torakina. Here, you can enjoy water sports at the headland, discover marine life up river, fish by the marina, stroll through littoral rainforest or enjoy a meal el fresco.
Broken Head, five kilometres south of Byron Bay, is home to a sub-tropical coastal rainforest nature reserve and some of the most secluded beaches in the Byron region. Visit the xx tours at one of the few places in Australia where rainforest meets the sea.
Nimbin, about 50 minutes drive west of Byron Bay, was transformed by the arrival of the Aquarius Festival in 1973. Today, its colourful streetscape affords visitors a concentrated window to alternative lifestyles, while its eclectic sidewalk inhabitants provide a glimpse of belligerent drug culture. To its east lies the World Heritage listed Nightcap National Park.
'The biggest little town in Australia' is the name local residents have fondly given this bustling town of curios, organic food and watering holes at the foot of Mount Chincogan - an unusually shaped conical hill covered in lush vegetation.