About the area

Byron Bay

Byron Bay, Australia's most easterly point is a unique cosmopolitan town bursting with natural beauty. Byron is home to a wide variety of colourful people & is regularly visited by an array of international & local travellers, from the Hollywood Stars to the Surf loving Combi Drivers, & all for good reason. Miles of unspoilt northerly and easterly facing beaches capture the sun and the surf in all seasons - fantastic restaurants and a relaxed chilled-out atmosphere sets Byron as a real point of difference.

For thousands of years Aboriginal people came to the Bay to swap stories, find marriage partners and trade goods. They called it Cavvanbah, and later when Captain James Cook found a safe anchorage and named Cape Byron after John Byron, who had circumnavigated the world.

Byron is located 759 kilometres north of Sydney and 140 kilometres south of Brisbane.

Ballina

Just 20 minutes south of Byron Bay along a scenic coastal road is Ballina at the mouth of the Richmond River offering a host of water activities in crystal clear waterways. The Ballina Coast with long stretches of white sandy beaches and the lush subtropical hinterland is a playground for beach lovers, surfers, boaties, anglers, bushwalkers and eco adventurers from around the globe.

It’s a quieter pace in Ballina township with many restaurants and cafes along the river bank where you can relax, enjoy the pelicans on the water and sample fresh local seafood. If you want a little more activity explore the pristine coastline along the extensive coastal cycleways or take a boat trip for an up close look at the annual migration of humpback whales as they frolic in the coastal waters.

Lennox Head

Lennox Head is a laid-back seaside village perfectly situated just 15 minutes south of cosmopolitan Byron Bay and 10 minutes north of Ballina. One of the town's greatest assets is Seven Mile Beach, a beautiful pristine line of white sand along a stretch of water that is renowned internationally for its great right hand surfing break and bountiful fishing.

The main street of Lennox is lined with a host of great shops, alfresco dining and cafes and some of the finest restaurants around. In and around Lennox Head there are a number of things to do such as enjoying the unique therapeutic freshwater of Lake Ainsworth (a natural tea-tree lake), the tranquil waters of the lake makes it a popular swimming and picnic spot for young families. Catamarans, canoes and windsurfers can be hired for use on the lake.