Juxtaposed against steep cliffs and dark-green shrubs, Byron Bay in New South Wales lures swimmers and surfers alike. Surfers can enjoy the rich-blue water, frothing at the mouth while they glide across each wave, while swimmers can keep their eyes peeled for dolphins. Take advantage of being in Australia’s easternmost city by waking up early and watching the sunrise before anyone else in the country! After relaxing on this expansive beach, do not forget to visit the lighthouse for a view of the seemingly never-ending horizon. Byron Bay is an ocean lover’s paradise.
Ballina/Byron Bay Gateway Airport in Ballina is served by Virgin Blue, Regional Express and Jetstar. Various shuttle buses will get you to Byron Bay in around 35 minutes. Gold Coast Airport situated on the Queensland/NSW border, is conveniently located 40 minutes from Byron Bay. Byron Bay is situated just 6km off the Pacific Highway, 180 km south of Brisbane and 35 km north of Ballina. If you are driving south, approximately 40 minutes south of the Queensland/New South Wales border you will see the turnoff on the left to Byron Bay. This is Ewingsdale Road, which will take you into the heart of Byron Bay. North Americans can get a flight to Gold Coast from most cities including Vancouver, Toronto, Hamilton and Calgary.