Byron Bay is the Australian destination for surf enthusiasts world-wide. Several different beaches offer amazing surf sites for all ability levels. The seacoast is bejeweled with a quaint lighthouse and an old whaling village that became a popular haven during the 1960s hippie and surf counter-culture. An array of fascinating sea life and local tours abound for visitors to enjoy and is accessible by car hire or on foot.
The Aussie Surf Experience
The beaches at Byron Bay are known the world over for exceptional surfing. "The Break" is a world-famous break known for the surfing challenge it poses during large swells. Main beach is popular among surfers and is a safer beach for children. It lies due north of a short car hire ride from Hinterland National Parks. Surfing beginners fare well at sheltered Clarkes Beach resting on the eastern end of Main Beach. Traveling west of the Byron Bay lighthouse is found the beaches of Wategos and Little Wategos along with "The Wreck" at Belongil Beach. Tourists can purchase surf lessons from instructors located in and around Byron Bay.
Many tours are available to enjoy while visiting Byron Bay. Visitors can journey along the coast of Byron Bay during an amazing whale watching tour. Other adventures are available that include dolphin watching and a walk through the rain forest. History enthusiasts are enthralled by tours of the famous Cape Byron lighthouse and Crystal Castle. Lighthouse tours are guided by volunteers who relish in the history of their local landmark. Pony rides are always a thrill for the children.
After a day at the beach, activities abound in and around Byron Bay. Hiking trails traverse the region that bring visitors to sites displaying gorgeous views of the coastline and sea. The Cape Byron lighthouse can also be reached by a walking path. It's not unusual to spot a hot air balloon or hang glider floating through the clear, azure sky. The town is laden with friendly locals and continues to sport a hippie flair including double-decker psychedelic buses. Unique cafes abound in the village and offer customers delicious local fare.
The beaches at Byron Bay are the ideal vacation destination; truly a welcome escape from a hectic lifestyle. The area offers a prime selection of gorgeous beaches and a plethora of activities to enjoy when the day of sun and surf ends.