Byron Bay is a city in the state of New South Wales, located on the eastern shores of Australia. It is 772 km north of Sydney and 165 km south of Brisbane.
The city got its name in honor of John Byron. This English admiral traveled around the world in 1764-1766 on the ship “HMS Dolphin”, his grandson is the famous British poet Lord Byron. The city got its modern name in 1894 thanks to James Cook. Prior to the arrival of Europeans, the Bandjalang tribes lived here, and the current Byron Bay was then called in the local language Cavvanbah.
A lighthouse built in 1901, the Cape Byron Light, is visible from afar and is considered one of the main attractions of this small town. Due to the large and very long open bay, Byron Bay is an ideal surfing paradise.
The city is a popular tourist destination for both Australians and foreigners. Near the city there are many picturesque beaches, which attracts surfers from all over the world, as well as scuba diving enthusiasts.
Access : Coordinates: -28.643056, 153.615 / Byron Bay Located on the easternmost point of Australia, 772 kilometers north of Sydney and 165 kilometers south of Brisbane.
- Cape Byron is the easternmost point of mainland Australia The small Australian resort town of Byron Bay is a paradise place where amazing panoramas of sunrise and sunset.The small Australian resort town of Byron Bay is a paradise place where amazing panoramas of sunrise and sunset
- Byron Bay Beaches : Byron Main , Wategos Beach ,Tallow BeachWide, long and relatively free beaches are wonderful. Near the city there are many picturesque beaches, which attracts surfers from all over the world, as well as scuba diving enthusiasts.
- Byron Bay Lighthouse : Cape Byron Lighthouse . This snow-white building was built of concrete blocks at the very beginning of the last century, in 1901. Charles Harding became the ego architect.
- From 1954 to 1962, whales were hunted in the Bay of Cap Byron and processed on the southern outskirts of the city in the Byron Bay Whaling Station, located close to the shore. This whaling station has been abandoned and Byron Bay is now known as a whale watching destination as humpback whales regularly pass Cape Byron. / 61 Jonson Street: Byron Bay Post Office / Casino-Murwillumbah railway: Byron Bay railway station
- Every year around Easter, the major open-air music festival East Coast Blues & Roots Music Festival has been taking place since 1989.
Activities : sightseeing / photo opportunities / trekking, Cape Byron walking track / Surfing / Beachgoing / Byron Bay Whale Watching / Walking and cycling
Go next : Nimbin : a village in northern New South Wales, 30 km from Lismore and an hour’s drive from Byron Bay / Murwillumbah : a town in Northern Rivers, in northern New South Wales, Australia. / Mount Warning National Park is in the Tweed Coast Hinterland on the North Coast of New South Wales, Australia.