About Byron Bay

Widely recognised as having some of the most desirable real estate in Australia.

Byron Bay is considered one of Australia’s leading beachside towns situated in the far north of New South Wales on the most easterly point of Australia. It’s located 759 kilometres north of Sydney and 140 kilometres south of Brisbane.

Byron Bay offers over 30 km of open beaches and has established itself as one of Australia’s most sought after holiday destinations with an estimated 1.7 million visitors annually.

The main source of revenue for the Shire is tourism, with approximately $400 million believed to be spent annually, by the visitors who travel to the region. 

Byron Bay was awarded the Travellers Choice 2013 award as one of the top 10 Beach destinations in Australia by Trip Advisor.

The iconic surf beaches of Byron Bay include Watego’s, The Pass, Clarke’s, Main Beach, Tallows and Broken Head Beach.  The magical  hinterland, with its rainforests and sub-tropical climate creates a lush backdrop to the overall landscape.

A vibrant and eclectic mix of environmentally conscious people live work and play in Byron Bay paying respect to the custodians of the land – the Arakwal people, and where the community accepts and celebrates diversity unlike any other town. 

A popular destination with the rich and famous, celebrities can be spotted blending in with the locals on the beach, in the surf, and in the local eateries.

Byron Bay originally experienced radical population increases during the summer months, however, the popular holiday destination is now no longer restricted to a seasonal influx with tourists visiting all year round. Its proximity to three major airports makes this possible:

  • Brisbane (2 hours)
  • Coolangatta (45 minutes)
  • Ballina (25 minutes)
  • Tyagarah Airfield for private planes (10 minutes)

To assist you in finding out more about the area, we have included some useful website links below: