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Byron Bay is a beautiful beach town on the North Coast, New South Wales. It is also home of the most easterly point of the Australian mainland. And is very popular with local and overseas tourists, particularly backpackers!
Blanchs Buses - Mullumbimby - Byron Bay - Suffolk Park - Lennox Head - Ballina - Ballina Airport.
Getting around town and the main beach are easily walked.
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There are plenty of cafe's, restaurant's and convenience stores through out town. There are also two supermarkets, one in Johnson Street and one in the Byron Industrial Estate.
|Middle Reef Beachhouse||13 Marvel St||Hostel||-|
|Main Beach Backpackers||Cnr Lawson & Fletcher Sts||Hostel||-|
|Amigos Guesthouse||32 Kingsley Street corner Tennyson Street||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Baystay Bed & Breakfast||30 Marvell Street||GUESTHOUSE||83|
|Byron Springs Guest House||2 Oodgeroo Gardens||Guesthouse||-|
|Treetops Guesthouse||Byron Bay 70 Plantation Drive||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Treetops Studios||7 Seeana Court||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Wollongbar Motel||19-21 Shirley Street Byron Bay||HOTEL||-|
|Arts Factory Lodge||Skinners Shoot Rd||HOSTEL||78|
|Cape Byron Lodge||78 Bangalow Rd Nsw||HOSTEL||-|
|Nomads Byron Bay||Lawson Lane||HOSTEL||80|
|Greenland Guesthouse||53 - 59 Broken Head Road NSW||Guesthouse||-|
|Evans Head Surf Shack||3 McDonald Place||Guesthouse||-|
|Backpackers Inn- Byron Bay||29 Shirley Street||Hostel||83|
|Cape Byron YHA||Cnr Byron & Middleton Sts Byron Bay||HOSTEL||83|
|Byron Bay YHA||7 Carlyle Street Byron Bay NSW 2481||HOSTEL||81|
|Backpackers Holiday Village||116 Jonson St Byron Bay||HOSTEL||83|
|Aquarius Backpackers Byron Bay||16 Lawson St||HOSTEL||81|
|Byron Beach Resort||25 Childe Street Belongli Beach||HOTEL||84|
Internet cafés are very common in the larger Australian cities and popular tourist destinations. However, once you leave the major population centres, you might have trouble finding somewhere to log on. Free wifi is getting more and more common (either with or without a code) in places like restaurants, some bars and coffee places and hotels. Sometimes a fee is required.
See also: International Telephone Calls
Australia is on a GSM 900/1800 network, so if you have an unlocked phone that works on those frequencies, you will be able to buy a prepaid SIM-card and stick into your phone when you're in Australia. You will receive a new Australian phone number with the SIM-card.
To dial out of Australia use the prefix 0011, followed by the calling code of the country you are trying to reach, followed by the area code of the city/town (without the 0!) and finally the phone number.
Within Australia, it is necessary to add an area code to the phone numbers if you are calling from outside the area. Below are Australia's area codes:
000 is the emergency telephone number in Australia, but the international GSM mobile emergency telephone number 112 also works on mobile phones.
Australia Post is the government's postal service. Most suburbs will have at least one post office. Opening times are mostly from around 8:00 or 9:00am to 5:00pm though larger ones keep longer hours sometimes. A standard letter or postcard sent within Australia will cost $0.60. Internationally, it costs $1.70 to send postcards anywhere in the world. Letters cost $1.85 to send within the Asia Pacific region and $2.60 to anywhere else in the world.. It is also possible to send things as parcels or by express mail. You can also use use private courier companies like TNT, UPS or DHL as they are competitive and reliable.
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