It’s no secret that Byron Bay is one of Australia’s prime tourist locations with more than 2 million people visiting the region every year. The natural beauty and splendour of the local landscape and community creates a sense of awe and wonder among all of those who visit. Here’s just a few of our local tips to help you have an authentic and memorable escape!
Byron Bay Hinterland
We know this is going to be difficult, but get off the beach! Yes, Byron has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. You may even stumble across a fragment of beach that is unscathed leaving you to enjoy it by yourself and your loved ones. But we highly recommend you take a day to go on an adventure in the Byron Bay hinterland.
Beautiful Byron hinterland is home to World Heritage-listed rainforests, lovely quaint small communities like Bangalow, Newrybar and Federal and some of the finest restaurants and cafes in the region.
Hiking and Waterfalls
Nestled away in the hinterland are some excellent hikes that are designed for all levels of fitness. We know that sometimes convincing yourself to go on a long walk might be difficult when you are on a nice relaxing getaway in Byron. That’s why nature has you covered by placing some of the most stunningly beautiful waterfalls you have witnessed at the end of some walks to reward you for your hard work.
Check out Killen Falls, Minyon Falls and Protestors Falls for some incredible scenery. Remember to takes your togs to Killen Falls as a swim in the waterhole is simply a must.
Ti Tree Lake
Just a simple 5 minute walk north up Broken Head Beach towards the lighthouse will have you stumbling across a well-hidden ti tree lake. A local delight but not widely visited means that you will have a scenic and serene experience. The water which is dyed a dark brown due to the native ti tree surrounding the lake is well known for their healing properties.
Relax and soak yourself in the beautifully enriching water surrounded by pristine nature in one of the most calming environments on offer.
Arts and Culture
Byron Bay’s local arts and culture scene is not a hidden secret. In fact, it is home to some of the most well-known and beloved artists, musicians, chefs and designers that Australia has on offer. There is so much art and culture in Byron and not all of it is found in the main street and bars.
Venture outwards and visit parts of Byron that are a little less known. We recommend checking out the Byron Bay industrial area. There are a range of artists from a variety of disciplines found in there that are simply incredible. You might be surprised with the absolute quality and range of the products on offer.