What is Byron Bay most known for?

Byron Bay is a coastal town located on the far-north coast of NSW, Australia. Home to Australia’s most easterly point and the iconic Cape Byron lighthouse, the region is known for its spectacular beaches, unique shopping and dining experiences, world-class festivals, and vibrant community spirit.

What is Byron Bay used for?

Today tourism drives the local economy. Visitors flock to Byron Bay to stroll its beaches and surf, to scuba dive and snorkel in the protected habitat of Cape Byron Marine Park (2002), for eco cruising and kayaking, and to visit nearby quaint villages.

What is the Byron Bay area called?

The local Arakwal Aboriginal people’s name for the area is Cavvanbah, meaning “meeting place”. Lieutenant James Cook named Cape Byron after Royal Navy officer John Byron, circumnavigator of the world and grandfather of the poet Lord Byron.

What towns are in the Byron Bay Shire?

Byron Shire includes the suburbs, townships and localities of Bangalow, Billinudgel, Binna Burra, Booyong (part), Broken Head (part), Brunswick Heads, Byron Bay, Clunes (part), Coopers Shoot, Coorabell, Eureka, Ewingsdale, Federal, Goonengerry, Hayters Hill, Huonbrook, Koonyum Range, Main Arm, McLeods Shoot, Middle …

What is in Byron Bay?

Things to do in Byron Bay

  • The Cape Byron Walking Track.
  • Chill out on one, or all, of Byron Bays fabulous beaches.
  • Watch the sunrise and sunset from the beach.
  • Walk the Cumbebin Wetland Sanctuary boardwalk.
  • Visit the Cape Byron Lighthouse.
  • Arakwal National Park and Tallows Beach.
  • Whale watching.
  • Spend some time out on the water.

Where do the hippies live in Australia?

The Ridge commune is located south of Ballina in northern New South Wales. The Ridge commune is located south of Ballina in northern New South Wales. The Ridge commune is located south of Ballina in northern New South Wales.

How did Byron Bay become famous?

John ‘Strop’ Cornell Mr Cornell, who produced Crocodile Dundee and played Strop on television’s Paul Hogan Show, is said to have used his celebrity status to advertise Byron Bay and pull punters to his pub.

What state is Byron Bay?

New South WalesByron Bay / State

Is Byron Bay a regional area?

If you’ve ever been to Australia, no doubt heard of the (in)famous Byron Bay, which is a close second on our list for Regional Locations.

What area is Byron Shire?

218.8 mi²Byron Shire / Area

Is Ballina part of the Byron Shire?

Byron Shire is located on the far north coast of NSW, we share our boundaries with the Tweed, Lismore and Ballina Local Government Areas. Brisbane is about 200km north and Sydney about 800 kms to the south. Our shire is 556 square km in size and our region is famed for its rural beauty and beaches.

What is Byron Bay culture?

Behind sunsets, fashion and amazing food, one of the things that makes the Byron Shire so special is the sheer amount of incredible art and culture. This also sees a strong connection to traditional Aboriginal Culture, much of which is strongly embraced throughout the Shire.