Welcome to Byron Bay
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 offers something for just about everyone with an eclectic and laid-back mix of alternative, surfie and trendy culture.
Originally known as Cavenbah or ‘meeting place’ by the original Bundjalung people of the area, Byron 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.
While many come for rest and relaxation, there is also a lively nightlife to be enjoyed as the streets come to life with local and international musicians and street performances. Combined with the many great restaurants, cafes, clubs and pubs, there’s always something to do on those long summer nights.
More than a holiday destination, Byron Bay offers a unique lifestyle that has many coming back for more. Visitors can find accommodation to suit every taste and budget any time of year and no matter how many visits, there’s always more to explore.