Australia is famous round the globe for its serene and picturesque beaches. Every beach lover loves the beaches of Australia. If you too are crazy about beaches, make it a point to visit Byron Bay, a beautiful beachside town. This town is full of scenic views. It is tranquil and an easygoing place. There are many things to see and do in Byron Bay. This makes it a very popular tourist destination. Another plus point in the tourism of Byron Bay is the climatic conditions. The winters are mild and the summers are warm, but can be hot sometimes. The overall climate here remains pleasing and comfortable. This also makes it a favourite destination among the travelers.
Location of Byron Bay
It is located about 103 mi (165 kilometres) south of Brisbane and 480 mi (772 kilometres) north of Sydney in Australia.
History of Byron Bay
The first European establishment in the Byron Bay began in the year 1770, when a safe anchorage was found by Lieutant James Cook. He named Cape Byron after John Byron, his fellow sailor.
The first industry to occur here was cedar logging followed by gold mining. The other industrial production untill 1963 was dairy factory, abattoirs, whaling and fishing. In 1960s the Longboard surfers landed here and that marked as the beginning of tourism in Byron Bay and with the Aquarius Festival in 1973, this place established a reputation of a happy, easygoing and hippy town and an amazing tourist destination.
Things To Do
There are many beaches in this town that makes it a popular place for surfing and other adventurous sports. Kayaking with the dolphins, snorkeling and scuba diving are other amazing things that you can do here. If you want an adrenaline rush, you can try skydiving
Whale watching at Byron Bay is one thing that you should not miss. You can also cycle or walk Cape Byron lighthouse along the oceanway runs.
The Nightcap National Park is also at a closed vicinity of this town, you can also plan a visit there.
If you are a hardcore foodie and want to relish fingerlicking food, The Byrons’ Farmer Market is the place to be. There are many organic stalls that serve tastiest as well as healthiest meals. Kickstart your day at the Byrons’ Farmer market with a delicious coffee and breakfast and you are good to go. This will be the best kickstart to your day at the Byrons Bay.
There are also many events that take place at the Byron Bay that attracts many travelers. The East Coast Blues & Roots Music Festival which is held during Easter is a very popular music festival. Other festivals include pagan gatherings, yoga retreats, the Byron Bay Writers Festival, the Byron Underwater Festival, Byron Spirit Festival, Byron Bay Surf Festival and many more. The Byron Bay Triathlon is also a popular event heldon May’s second Saturday every year.
This little town is so happening. There are many beautiful things to explore, many things to experience and do at Byron Bay, that you will never get enough of it. This place is a bundle of joy.
Too crazy about beaches and loved the beach-side town of Byron Bay? Loved Surfing, snorkeling and kayaking with the dolphins? Share your adventurous experience with us and let us know here what you loved the most in Byron Bay, or fire a comment below.
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