<![CDATA[Byron Bay is just under 500 miles drive north from Sydney and 100 miles south of Brisbane.
If you are planning on driving to Byron Bay, make sure you have a solid economical car such as a Renault Megane, to make your journey a comfortable one. Byron Bay was discovered and named by Captain Cook in 1770 and since then it has grown into a small but friendly holiday area loved by Australians and overseas visitors alike.
The coastline around Byron Bay is dotted with lighthouses and its waters are populated by dolphins, turtles, rays and whales. Indeed, for a long time, Byron Bay was home to a whaling station, but the whales are safe these days! Byron Bay is renowned for its laid back approach to life and you can certainly spend your time here simply relaxing on the beach or eating out in many of the cafes and restaurants dotted around the Jonson street area.
If you are looking for something more exciting to do, there are a number of surfing schools such as Byron Bay Surf School and Surfaris that will take you out for a tryout in the waves and even well-organised surf trips that, in some cases, go on for a whole week.
If surfing is not your thing, sea kayaking is also a very common activity in the area. Finally, if land-based activities are more your thing, organised bush walking and horse riding tours are the ideal ways to discover the countryside around town.
Whether you are looking for a relaxing time, or want to do something more active, Byron Bay can offer you what you are looking for in a beautifully scenic part of the country. Don’t miss it!