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Located on the NSW north coast, Byron Bay was a very popular destination for those who were attracted to an alternative lifestyle. Today, people from all walks of life are residents, whilst a large number of visitors continue to book it as their holiday destination.

Located approximately 790 km north of Sydney and only 173 km south of Brisbane, Byron Bay is nestled between the rocky headland of Cape Byron and the hills to the west. With surf, sand, beaches, and rainforest, it provides a tropical paradise. For those seeking natural pursuits there are the annual migration of whales, fishing, numerous tours and bushwalking opportunities.

For the more active among us there is surfing, hang gliding, tandem sky diving, ultra light flights, canoeing, scuba diving, snorkelling, just to name a few.

Byron Bay Attractions

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Cape Bryon Headland Reserve
• Includes the lighthouse and has a number of great walking tracks. The track north, winds around the cliffs to the most easterly point and then down to Wategos Beach. The track south follows the ridge towards Captain Cook’s Lookout. In May, August to October, it is a ideal spot to whale watch as the humpbacks migrate up and down the coast.
Byron Bay Lighthouse
• Located 300 m south of Australia’s eastern most point, the lighthouse was completed in 1901, stands 22 m high, 113 m above sea level, with a range of 42 km out to sea. It also offers accommodation, contact the Cape Byron Trust on Ph: 02 6685 8565
Whale Watching
• A popular location for whale watching, the mighty Humpback Whales migrate north in July/August and south in September/October.

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Byron Bay Events

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Byron Bay Markets
• Butler Street Reserve
• Held on the 1st Sunday of each month.
• With over 300 stalls, this great market offers a huge array of arts and craft, locally grown produce, food stalls and live entertainment. There is something for the whole family.
Big Scrub Rainforest Day • Rainforest Rescue
• Annual event held in September
• This annual event is Australia’s largest annual Landcare information and education event. Range of activities provides something for everyone from early morning birds of the rainforest tours, presentations by leading experts in rainforest plants and animal’s, workshops on rainforest restoration, farm forestry, plant propagation and weed control. There is music, a wide variety of food and information stalls, children’s activities and much more, creating a festival atmosphere.

Focus of the day is ‘Big Scrub Day’. Once the largest expanse of subtropical rainforest in Australia, the ‘Big Scrub’ once covered a circular area where Lismore, Ballina, Byron Bay and Mullumbimby are presently situated. Of the original 75,000 hectares, now less than 1 percent, only 300 ha, of scattered rainforest fragments remain. Click here for more information about ‘The Big Scrub’.

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