Byron Bay Travel Guide

Byron Bay - Australia

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Homepage of the travel and news guide to the coastal town of Byron Bay in NSW, Australia.


Byron Bay Welcome
Byron Bay is situated on the most easterly point of Australia. It is on the New South Wales north coast, about 790 kilometers north of Sydney and 173 kilometers south of Brisbane.

Byron Bay got its name from Captain James Cook who commented on the place by saying "It may be known by a remarkable high peaked mountain lying inland northwest by west from it. Inland it is pretty high and hilly, but near the shore it is low; to the southward of the point the land is low, and tolerable level." It was named "Cape Byron" after the grandfather of the poet Lord Byron, Vice-Admiral John Byron.

It is a place that is famous for its beautiful beaches and unspoiled nature reserves. Byron Bay has seen a dramatic rise in population with busy city people seeking refuge from their stressful lives. Wealthy baby boomers are also choosing to move to the beachside town in large numbers to retire in the idyllic surrounds.

Byron Bay probably gets most of its media attention from the alternative culture that the town has taken on, and the numerous celebrities that choose to reside or recuperate in the place.

Byron Bay is an accepting place where wealthy city folk, young backpackers, baby boomers, and freedom loving hippies all live side by side.

Featured Byron Bay Pages

  • Raggamuffin 2008 Byron Bay Touring reggae music festival in Australia with UB40, The Wailers, Maxi Priest, Arrested Development and Katchafire, playing in Byron Bay.
  • Third Music Lineup List third announcement of musicians and bands to play at the 08 BluesFest in Byron Bay.
  • 2008 Blues Festival musicians announced, dates and location of Bluesfest 2008.
  • Cape Byron Lighthouse - Photos and information on the most easterly lighthouse in Australia, Byron Bay.
  • Byron Bay Real Estate - Browse through Byron Bay real estate agents that provide properties for sale, holiday rentals, and long term rentals.
  • Byron Bay Ballooning - The Byron Bay Ballooning company offers visitors spectacular hot air balloon flights over the region of Byron Bay.
  • Summerhouse Luxury Accommodation - The Summerhouse provides 5 star luxury accommodation in Byron Bay, Australia. Just minutes from the beach and the center of town.
  • Byron Bay Transportation - Browse through Byron Bay transportation services which include car hire, limousine hire, taxis, trains, and airport transfers.
  • Whale Watching Byron Bay - Whale Watching Byron Bay are whale watching tour operators taking visitors out to watch the migrating humpback whales that pass through Australia's most eastern point from June through to November.
  • Byron at Byron Resort, Spa & Conference Center - Byron at Byron is set on 45 acres of lush tropical rainforest and just a short walk away from the popular Tallow Beach. It is also just 5 minutes out of the center of Byron Bay and only minutes to the Byron Bay Golf Club.
  • O-Sushi Restaurant - O-Sushi is a popular Japanese restaurant in Byron Bay, Australia.

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