Welcome to Byron Bay
and the Northern Rivers of New South Wales, Australia
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We often have the three times ASP World Tour Surfing Champion, Mick Fanning surfing at The Pass in Byron Bay along with local friends like, Joel ‘Parko’ Parkinson, twelve times ASP tour winner and actors, Liam and brother Chris Hemsworth, Hollywood megastar who’s A-listing profile is the voice of Tourism Australia, just a few of our Byron Bay locals.
Our website offers to take you to whatever your heart desires … to unwind relaxing on the beach, spotting whales or dolphins frolicking in the waves to the ultimate adrenalin adventure such as a balloon trip or skydiving, from camping out at one of our holiday park’s to 5 star luxury accommodation at one of our world famous resorts, we have it all waiting to be explored by you in Byron Bay and the Northern Rivers.
Byron Bay has long captured the hearts of travellers from around the globe and for many the love affair lasts a lifetime.
From world-renowned beaches to lush hinterland surrounds, Byron Bay offers something for just about everyone with an eclectic and laid-back mix of alternative, surfie and trendy culture.
Originally known as Cavanbah or ‘meeting place’ by the original Bundjalung people of the area, Byron Bay continues to live up to its traditional heritage with people flocking from everywhere to shop, surf, scuba dive and of course, walk the famous Cape Byron Lighthouse track. Located at Australia’s easterly most point, this walk offers a stunning vista of migrating whales as well as resident dolphins and leopard sharks.
Known to many as the Rainbow Region, Byron Bay is home to a thriving local community of musicians and artists and hosts a variety of colourful markets and festivals. The beaches are also popular for romance, with the Byron Bay Surf Club being a favourite wedding venue.
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Meander through rainforest world class beaches to the lighthouse.The light that shines by night over Cape Byron Marine Park emanates from a tower as famous as the town of Byron Bay itself. Built at the turn of the 19th century to protect ships passing along the coast, Cape Byron Lighthouse stands resolute on the most easterly point of the Australian mainland. Operated by resident keepers until 1989, its now automated light is clearly visible from the Byron Bay Township.
Whale Watching in Byron Bay
As Byron Bay is the most easterly point of Australia, it is here that whales pass by extremely close to the mainland on their journey to the warm, shallow waters of Queensland to give birth to their young and some species are accompanied by the males to mate. Humpback whales are the stars of the annual whale migration and are one of the most common whales you will see. The male humpback whale is famous for its extraordinarily long and complex songs which travel very far throughout the oceans.
Cape Byron Marine Park
Julian Rocks has over 1000 recorded species of tropical, temperate and pelagic fish.
One of the most prolific fish dives in the world. Situated within the Cape Byron Marine Park and just 2.8 kilometres from shore, Julian Rocks was named one of Australia’s top snorkel destinations by Australian Geographic and rated as one of the best dive sites in Australia. The marine life is amazingly diverse.
One of the unique joys of the Northern Rivers is the consistent access to a diverse range of local markets. Each one has its own distinctive charm and weekly farmer’s markets are the highlight of the week for fresh locally grown produce.
Buy freshly picked produce that is full of nutrients gleaned from our rich volcanic soils and get back in step with what nature intended.
A perfect day out and a perfect place to find that original gift to take back home.
Unique Shopping in Byron Bay and Beyond
If you are looking for a unique shopping experience then Byron Bay and the surrounding towns are the place for you.
From jewellery by local designers to eclectic, original clothing stores, gifts for everyone, natural cosmetics alongside surf shops run by local legends, Byron Bay will make your shopping fun and rewarding. The main shopping areas are Jonson Street, Lawson and Fletcher Streets. Visit the Arts and Industry Park for hidden treasures, original clothing and art design.
Byron Bay Weddings
It is such a joy to have your fantastic wedding in Byron Bay, as there is a creative freedom that is liberating from the confines of the ordinary that allows for the extra-ordinary, as only Byron Bay can. For the couple whose dream is a tropical beach ceremony, there are seven gorgeous beaches which range from small secluded coves to long open beaches, some with venues that overlook iconic beaches as dolphins and whales frolic in the warm waters here.
Byron Bay Eateries
Dining out is part of the culture and lifestyle of Byron Bay and is well known for its special creative flair. Choose your surroundings from stunning beach and ocean vistas, funky, alfresco dining or source the favourites from the locals at our iconic local farmer’s markets.
You are invited to a visually sumptuous space of the vibrant and eclectic streets of Byron Bay and coastal villages.
Health and Beauty in Byron Bay
In the heart of Byron and just beyond you will find a plethora of natural wellness outlets providing yoga, meditation, indulgent aromatherapy massages or a pampering beauty treatment all in tropical rainforest locations. A range of organic, healthy food outlets and beauty products abound for those in need of rejuvenation and replenishment.