Byron Bay is a must visit destination along the North Coast of New South Wales. Famous for it’s laid back vibes and boasting some of the best surf breaks in the world this area is also home to the most artisans and artists in Australia.
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Byron is surrounded by stunning beaches so you will have a few to choose from during your time here. Main Beach is perhaps one of the best know as it is situated right in town. It has the most amazing vibe and is a great place to soak up the Byron atmosphere while watching surfers and listening to an impromptu drumming circle.
There are also many gorgeous coastal trails along these beaches for those that enjoy breathtaking scenery.
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Out On the Water
Getting out on the water gives you the opportunity to see all your fave marine wildlife such as turtles, rays and dolphins in Cape Byron Marine Park. During whale-watching season you can watch the whales pass from along coastal look-outs or get up close with one of the local Kayak tours for an experience you will treasure forever.
If the crystal-clear water is calling you, how about heading to Julian Rocks Marine Reserve with Sea Turtle Snorkel Tours to snorkel with these beautiful creatures?
Another option on the water is to catch some of those world famous breaks. If you are new to the sport join up to one of the great surf schools such as Soul Surf School and get a huge rush when you ride your first wave.
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Byron from Above
Seeing this place from the ground and water is not enough. Make sure you catch a birds-eye view to really appreciate how stunning this coastline is. For the brave there is skydiving or hang-gliding. If you prefer a gentler pace why no jump on a hot air balloon ride with Byron Bay Ballooning and watch the sun come up?
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If you have seen images of Byron, chances are there was a shot of the historic Cape Byron Lighthouse. This lighthouse has been perched on Australias most easterly spot for over a century. The walk to the lighthouse is a must do and has amazing panoramic views scanning over the hinterland to Byron Bay. You can even stay in the Cape Byron State Conservation Area with the quaint keeper’s cottages and plenty of eco-tourism destinations available. For more info head here.
Byron Bay has become a hub for wellness and health. All through the main town are clean eating and sustainable food cafes. The Farm has become a local fave and with the motto ‘Grow, Feed, Educate’ it’s easy to see why. Here you can have first hand experience with behind the scenes tours showing ethical and sustainable farming practises as well as tasting amazing fresh and healthy food.
After all this adventure you may want to take some time out and enjoy time at the Eléme Day Spa Byron Bay. This place is all about restoring balance back into your life and has earned a reputation for its treatments and relaxation.
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Another famous landmark for Byron is The Crystal Castle and Shambhala Gardens
Here you can walk through amazing rainforest and beautifully kept gardens. You have the chance to see some huge crystal formations as well as beautifully designed jewels. A trip here is all about your senses and spirit so take the time to recharge and regenerate your soul.
We hope that you get to experience this amazing destination for yourself one day soon.
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