Byron Bay is a quiet beachside town in New South Wales, close to the Queensland border. If you are looking for a relaxing holiday or weekend away, Byron Bay is the place to be.
I travelled to Byron Bay for the weekend away from the Gold Coast which is an easy 1 - 1.5 hours drive along the motorway. I loved it as everyone in the area is so friendly and the atmosphere is so peaceful.
Anywhere you choose to stay in Byron Bay you will have easy access to the beach which is great for surfers or people like me looking to relax on the sand in the sun.
Byron Bay is a unique and colourful town that attracts many visitors to the area. There can be a crowd especially in the summer months, but it is still definitely worth visiting.
There is some great shopping in Byron with a lot of one-off boutiques and markets. There are also a few great cafes, restaurants, clubs and bars located within the small town.
My highlight of Byron was visiting Cape Byron which reaches out to the most easterly point of Australia's mainland. It is the perfect place to watch the sunrise or sunset with fantastic views across the water.
Cape Byron is home to the Byron Bay Lighthouse. From the lighthouse you can follow a three kilometre trail around the Cape offering more wonderful views and the opportunity to see a range of wildlife.
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Posted By chantelle on 4th August 2011
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If you are a young traveller I would recommend staying at one of the many hostels in the area, they are among the best in Australia personally my favourite is the Arts Factory Lodge as it has a bar, pool, internet, game room and everything a backpacker needs plus you can meet some other awesome travellers! For a good night out I’d recommend the Beach Hotel as a starting point they have great gigs on all the time and a relaxed, fun atmosphere plus awesome views of the waterfront.
Posted By CClark on Tuesday 8th April 2014 @ 11:54:15
Love Byron Bay. Pretty busy nowadays but still a must visit for anyone visiting Australia.
Posted By Jason on Tuesday 20th September 2011 @ 14:00:28
I love Byron Bay. Trendy cafes, great beaches and cool shops!
Posted By Claire on Tuesday 9th August 2011 @ 18:57:04
Yes, we have a Gold Coast to Byron Bay Tour departing from Brisbane or Surfers Paradise that you may like, you can find out more on this page.
Posted By Chantelle on Tuesday 9th August 2011 @ 11:14:11
I'm looking at visiting Byron Bay when I visit the Gold Coast is there a tour that goes from Surfers Paradise to Byron Bay?
Posted By James on Tuesday 9th August 2011 @ 11:09:51
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