Unwind in Australia's easternmost town - home to sweeping surf beaches, lush rainforests, great regional dining and new-age retreats. Walk the Cape Byron Track to the trademark lighthouse, kayak with dolphins, trawl the markets and indulge in a day spa. Drive the Pacific Coast Touring Route from Sydney or Brisbane, and explore the surrounding national parks on the Rainforest Way.
What you can see in Byron Bay
Explore the highlights of this relaxed beachside town where dolphins play in the waves. Indugle yourself at rainforest retreats and the relaxed bohemian culture.
Byron Bay Bluesfest
2 – 6 April 2015 Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, 11km north of Byron Bay in northern NSW. One of the most beloved festivals in Australia, the Byron Bay Bluesfest attracts some of the best blues and roots performers from across the globe. Past performers have included Buddy Guy, Paul Simon, Iggy and the Stooges and Elvis Costello. The festival also boasts wonderful camping grounds and any number of great food and beverage market stalls.
The Legendary Pacific Coast Touring Route, New South Wales
Explore the sparkling beaches and lush hinterland of the Central Coast, the wineries of the Hunter Valley and the picturesque inlets of Port Stephens. Work on your swing in a rainforest golf course on the Coffs Coast and your aura on the beach in Byron Bay. Dive with brightly coloured fish in Solitary Islands Marine Park or into the bright lights of the Gold Coast. This scenic drive takes you from Sydney to Brisbane, offering sweeping beaches, sleepy villages, mossy rainforests, adventure and relaxation along the way.
The Rainforest Way
Explore World Heritage-listed rainforests, national parks, mountains and relaxed towns on short, scenic drives around the hinterland of the Gold Coast and Byron Bay. Travel through the foothills of the Great Dividing Range or watch the corkscrew progression of the Border Loop Spiral Train. Walk through the lush rainforest of Lamington National Park on your way to Tamborine Mountain. Fly the mountains and green farmland of the Scenic Rim on a glider or walk around the base of towering Mount Warning (Wollumbin). Drive from Lismore to spectacular Minyon Falls and climb to the rim of an ancient caldera in Border Ranges National Park.
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