Experience all things to do in Byron Bay! In Byron Bay, you can.....Tour the town and environs on sightseeing coach tours; see the coastal panoramas and fantastic surf beaches from the Lighthouse; experience the thrill of Whale Watching as they migrate past this most Easterly point; visit the Hinterland villages and see the birthplace of "hippy culture" in Australia; and enjoy the magnificent rainforest scenery, from fern lined, moss covered rocky creeks to spectacular lookouts, while you hear and see its wildlife.
Visit Tropical Fruit World for a taste of exotic fruits. Go horse riding along the beach, ocean kayaking, hot air ballooning, hang gliding and skydiving. The beauty of Byron's Northern NSW location also means that you can easily take a trip to the Gold Coast to visit the theme parks, shop and enjoy the dinner show at the Casino. Byron Bay provides a great location for those wishing to see the concentrated tourist areas of South-East Queensland while being tucked away in a beautiful natural destination just over the border, making day trips to a number of significant Queensland or Northern New South Wales attractions both as accessible as one another - simply get in your car or bus, and off you go!
In addition, if you're looking for more information on what to do in New South Wales, be sure to check out our state page!
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Byron Bay is famed for its location as the Easternmost point of mainland Australia. A small, coastal town that was previously more of a sleepy, countryside type place, it has seen significant development over recent years and has become a popular tourist destination combining cosmopolitan, chic cafes and restaurants with the inherent natural beauty of the nearby beaches and the surrounding greenness of the nearby mountains and lush national parks. The town's centre is laid out first along the coast and then branches off towards the South, extending past both national park and swamp nature reserve areas.
The most famous icon of Byron Bay is undoubtedly its lighthouse, which draws thousands of tourists a year and can be accessed with a walk or ride down the aptly-named Lighthouse Road.