Byron Bay

Overview

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. Beyond the township of Byron Bay, the region includes many seaside villages, quaint hinterland towns, and large regional centres, all with their own unique character.

Nature and Climate

Byron Bay has a humid subtropical climate with warm summers and mild winters. Winters have daily maximums usually reaching 19.4 °C and a minimum of 12 °C. Summer can be hot, with a daily average of 27 °C. Summer evenings can be wet, cooling the day down.
Our Shire has an extremely high level of biodiversity. Our region is known to support high numbers of rare or threatened plants and animals, with approximately 70 plant species and 90 animal species recognised as vulnerable or endangered.

Arts & Culture

Byron Bay is brimming with, fashion and amazing food, incredible art and a diversity of culture. The Arts and the Industrial estate at North Byron is home to a myriad of local designers, craftsmen, galleries and showrooms all dedicated to showcasing the incredible amount of constructed beauty and artistic talent on offer in the Byron Bay area.
Byron Bay is home to the 30 years running “Bluesfest” a 5-day event which, over the years, has seen performances from a diverse array of world-class artists such as John Butler Trio, Buddy Guy, Kendrick Lamar and Joss Stone. Bluesfest is an all ages event, offering an abundance of arts and craft and delicious street foods that the whole family can enjoy. The Byron Bay festival line-up is also graced by the inevitably “sold-out” Splendour in the Grass and, new to the bill, “Falls Festival”.

Popular Attractions

Cape Byron Bay Lighthouse, Cumbebin Wetland Sanctuary boardwalk, Byron Bay Beaches.