Get Inspired / Regional New South Wales Byron Bay & Surrounds Highlights, Australia Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Regional New South Wales Byron Bay & Surrounds Highlights, Australia story by: Inspire Sydney & Surrounds Byron Bay is renowned for beautiful golden beaches, surf culture and a laid-back lifestyle that’s just a little bit hippy. Luxury resorts and fine restaurants sit alongside yoga schools and market stalls offering treats like locally grown organic coffee. With its handy location just an hour or so south of Gold Coast Airport, this colourful spot is easily accessible. Once you’re here, it’s a good idea to hire a car because as well as that spectacular coastline, you’ll want to head into the hinterland where you will find more stunning natural scenery including National Parks like Mt Warning and Mooball – home to such exotic-sounding species as the long-nosed potoroo and marbled frogmouth. As Australia’s most easterly region, Byron is the closest point to New Zealand – we should claim it for our own. HIGHLIGHTS • Dish Restaurant – Enjoy a dining experience which captures Byron’s individual style and creativity and offers the freshest in Australian produce. Be sure to try the freshly shucked oysters! • The Rails – Head here for a great night out with the locals, right in the heart of Byron Bay and world famous for its fantastic live music every night of the year! You haven’t experienced Byron until you’ve experienced The Rails. • Byron Bay Markets – Treat yourself to a little something made or bought from these markets. The community market happens every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, with arts, crafts, jewellery and skin care on offer, as well as plants and furniture. The farmers’ market is on every Thursday morning, offering fresh organic produce and a huge range of other locally produced goodies. • Crystal Castle – Venture into the hinterland to the Crystal Castle, where you can have your aura read, wander through the magical gardens or mystic statues, and marvel at the exquisite jewellery, crystals, books and treasures on offer. Indulge in the local produce and coffee as you relax and take in the hinterland views. • Cape Byron Lighthouse – Take an early morning walk to Australian mainland’s most easterly point, and watch the sun rise – the views are amazing and on a good day you can see the entire coast of Byron Bay. It’s popular with adrenaline seekers and you’re likely to see plenty of kites and kitesurfers. It’s also the perfect place to look out for dolphins, turtles, wallabies, and between June and November, humpback whales Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street CBD: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist 5 of the best city escapes outside of Sydney Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Myth busting Newcastle Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.