Byron Bay is best known for its surf culture, alternative philosophies and hedonistic indulgence. With lush hinterlands to sparkling beaches on the coast, the region is full of natural wonders. View humpback whales as they cruise past the headland, Outdoor activities include hang-gliding above the lighthouse, surfing, kayaking, fishing, sailing or just enjoy a swim at the beach. Architects, designers, craftworkers and software engineers have set up shop here making Byron Bay a chic seaside town. Visit the famous Cape Byron lighthouse and walking track, weekend markets, national parks and waterfalls. Byron Bay offers a huge choice of restaurants, cafés, galleries, boutiques and shops. Also well worth a visit nearby is Lennox Head, Ballina and Brunswick Heads.
Lismore and the surrounding areas: Nimbin, Evans Head and Casino are best known as the hidden jewels between the rainforest and the sea. They are, also known as the Rainbow Region. Explore Nightcap National park and heritage-listed rainforests with subtropical valleys south of Mt Warning surrounded by picturesque mountains. The area offers a relaxed blend of city convenience, country charm and contains nearly one third of NSW’s forest reserve.