in Byron Stays
Aug 15th 2016 11:48am
Byron Bay is an iconic Australian holiday destination, located in Northern New South Wales it has much to offer visitors.
The popularity of Byron Bay has grown significantly, once a farming town, it began to transform in the 80’s with an alternative movement and today the colourful town has an air of sophistication with pristine resorts and upmarket restaurants nestled in among popular cafes, galleries, boutiques and stores selling locally crafted wares.
That’s not all, Byron Bay and the surrounding beaches offer some of the most sought after surfing conditions in the world attracting a range of surf enthusiast’s from beginners to pro and everyone in between. Not only do the waters offer fantastic surf, the Byron Bay Marine Reserve is full of marine life. The protected bay provides the ideal conditions to experience sea life by kayak, paddle board, snorkelling, scuba diving or on a boat tour. Or just lay on the sand and take in the magnificence as you relax and unwind.
The Byron Bay Lighthouse has been built at the most Easterly point of Australia and during whale season these beautiful creatures can be seen easily from the beaches and viewing points along this section of the east coast. Not only is the whale watching spectacular you may see dolphins, turtles and other marine life and birds.
The Lighthouse itself is a draw card, providing marvellous walking tracks through the rainforest with stunning views all along the way; the reward of reaching the lighthouse is something else as you take in the breathtaking views of Byron Bay and beyond. The lighthouse is cared for by NSW Park Rangers and volunteers, they offer daily tours and open up the lighthouse gallery for visitors to explore old photographs and historical information.
If beaches, rainforest walks, trekking and water activities aren’t your thing, don’t worry Byron Bay has much more to offer. You might like to peruse the local galleries and boutique shops or visit the regions markets. They are some of the best in Australia and are on in a different town each weekend offering locally made artisan products, services from natural health practitioners and massage therapists, great food and entertainment by local performers.
The town features great food with a number of cafes and restaurants using local produce ‘farm to plate practices’ ensuring that what is served to you is the freshest available, filling your body with nourishing and tasty food to make your cells feel alive.
Once you’ve had your fill of Byron itself there is plenty to see in the region, with beautiful scenery in every direction, enjoy the rolling hills and rainforest of Byron Bay’s hinterland as you self-drive and explore the region for yourself.
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