Located on the NSW north coast, Byron Bay is a very popular destination
for those who were attracted to an alternative lifestyle, so much
so, that it has attracted many wealthy people, and as a consequence
is now becoming an more expensive locale.
of my own personal favourite destinations Byron Bay still caters for all
types of visitors from the down at heel ferals to the wealthy and
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. Cape Byron was named by Captain James Cook in 1770, after
Vice-Admiral John Byron (who was the grandfather of the poet Lord
Byron). In 1828, Captain H J Rous named the bay to the north of the
cape, Byron Bay.
The traditional owners, the Bundjalung Aboriginal
people knew the area as cavaba which is suppose to mean meeting
place. Some early maps spelt this cavvanba, and for a brief
period it was known as Cavanbah.
Check out our listing of Byron
Bay accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information,
contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions,
tours, local maps and other information.