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Travel Guide Oceania Australia New South Wales Northern Rivers Byron Bay

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Introduction

Byron Bay lighthouse

Byron Bay lighthouse

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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!

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Sights and Activities

  • Long sweeping white sand beaches
  • Excellent surfing breaks
  • Cape Byron lighthouse
  • Skydiving and Gliding
  • Scuba diving Julian Rocks Marine Reserve
  • Mountainbiking through hinterland rainforest
  • Arakwal National Park
  • Whale and Dolphin watching
  • Market Day - (1st Sunday of the month)
  • Mount Warning National Park walk
  • Jim's Alternative Tours
  • Meditation, massage and mud-packs

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Getting There

By Plane

By Train

By Car

By Bus

By Boat

The nearest ports are in Ballina and Brunswick Heads.

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Getting Around

By Car

  • Byron Bay Taxis - (02) 6685 5008
  • Mullumbimby Taxis - (02) 6684 3322

By Public Transport

Blanchs Buses - Mullumbimby - Byron Bay - Suffolk Park - Lennox Head - Ballina - Ballina Airport.

By Foot

Getting around town and the main beach are easily walked.

By Bike

Bikes can be hired from places such as Byron Bay Bicycles or Cycling Tours.

coastline

coastline

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Eat

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.

  • Bay Kebabs is located on the Jonson St Roundabout and serves excellent kebabs.
  • Fishheads[ serve seafood right at the end of Jonson Street overlooking the sea.
  • Hog's Breath Cafe serves steaks at 4 Jonson Street

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Sleep

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Middle Reef Beachhouse13 Marvel StHostel-
Main Beach BackpackersCnr Lawson & Fletcher StsHostel-
Amigos Guesthouse32 Kingsley Street corner Tennyson StreetGUESTHOUSE-
Baystay Bed & Breakfast30 Marvell StreetGUESTHOUSE82
Byron Springs Guest House2 Oodgeroo GardensGuesthouse-
Treetops GuesthouseByron Bay 70 Plantation DriveGUESTHOUSE-
Treetops Studios7 Seeana CourtGUESTHOUSE-
Wollongbar Motel19-21 Shirley Street Byron BayHOTEL-
Arts Factory LodgeSkinners Shoot RdHOSTEL78
Cape Byron Lodge78 Bangalow Rd NswHOSTEL80
Nomads Byron BayLawson LaneHOSTEL81
Greenland Guesthouse53 - 59 Broken Head Road NSWGuesthouse-
Evans Head Surf Shack3 McDonald PlaceGuesthouse-
Backpackers Inn- Byron Bay29 Shirley StreetHostel83
Cape Byron YHACnr Byron & Middleton Sts Byron BayHOSTEL81
Byron Bay YHA7 Carlyle Street Byron Bay NSW 2481HOSTEL85
Backpackers Holiday Village116 Jonson St Byron BayHOSTEL83
Aquarius Backpackers Byron Bay16 Lawson StHOSTEL79
Byron Beach Resort25 Childe Street Belongli BeachHOTEL84

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Keep Connected

Internet

Internet caf├ęs 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.

Phone

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:

  • 02 - New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory (Sydney, Canberra)
  • 03 - Victoria & Tasmania (Melbourne, Hobart)
  • 07 - Queensland (Brisbane)
  • 08 - Western Australia, South Australia & Northern Territory (Perth, Adelaide, Darwin)

000 is the emergency telephone number in Australia, but the international GSM mobile emergency telephone number 112 also works on mobile phones.

Post

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.[1]. 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.

Newspaper

Radio

  • BayFM 99.9 - Award winning Community radio station

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References

  1. 1 Australia Post. Sourced 10 May 2013

Quick Facts

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Population
5 609
Coordinates
  • Latitude: -28.643387
  • Longitude: 153.612224

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