Welcome to paradise
Mainland Australia’s easternmost town is a melting pot of surf culture, alternative lifestyles and hedonistic pursuits. It’s home to excellent beaches, lush rainforests, great regional dining and a plethora of well being offerings… You won’t want to leave.
The intense popularity of Byron Bay can be, at first, a mystery. Sure, the beaches are sublime, but there are spectacular beaches all along this coast. Its locals have come to symbolise an Australian haute-boho lifestyle, yet much of the town is a architectural mishmash and occasionally has a traffic problem. So why the legions of global fans? Byron has a magical undercurrent that invites curiosity and for many, leaves a lasting impression.
Come to surf epic breaks at dawn, paddle through hazy beach afternoons and sigh at the enchanting sunsets. Come to restore, refine your yoga practice, do a raw fast and hang with the fire-twirlers by the beach at sunset. Idle with an eclectic range of locals at the towns excellent restaurant tables, then if you’re not heading home for an early evening in preparation for your sunrise coastal walk, there is much to explore and enjoy after hours!
Domestic flights arrive at Ballina Airport, a 25 minute drive south of Byron Bay, or at Gold Coast Airport, a 45 minute drive north of Byron Bay. Many people choose to drive to Byron Bay: it’s about a nine hour drive north from Sydney or a two hour drive south from Brisbane.