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Byron Bay New South Wales Australia Information

December 29, 2012 1 comment

Byron Bay NSW Australia Information

Byron Bay is a beachside town located in the far-northeastern corner of the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is located 772 kilometres north of Sydney and 165 kilometres south of Brisbane.

Cape Byron, a headland adjacent to the town, is the easternmost point of mainland Australia. At the 2006 Census, the town had a permanent population of 4,981. The town is in the Byron Shire Council area.

The local aboriginal name for the area is Cavvanbah. Captain James Cook named Cape Byron after John Byron, circumnavigator of the world and grandfather of the poet, Lord Byron.

Byron Bay weather online here and the Byron Bay surf cam here. John D’Errey is a local photographer who has a nice portfolio online.

Byron Bay Airport, ‘The Ballina Byron Gateway’ (closest airport) is located in Ballina (30mins south)

Gold Coast Airport, is located in Coolangatta QLD (60mins North).

Byron Bay Visitor and Tourist Information Centre is in the old Stationmaster’s Cottage in Jonson Street. Their website lists a huge range of information on tours, festivals, transport, things to do, activities, events, markets and more. Telephone +61 2 6680 8558., and the Byron Bay Community Portal list a range of information about the Byron Bay area and what you can see and do around town.  You can go on a rainforest tour, ballooning, bush walking, hang gliding, tandem sky diving, ultra light flights, Harley tours, cycling, canoeing, surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling, horse riding, deep sea fishing, vintage car tours or the flying trapeze. Rusty Miller’s Byron Bay Guide is a local well known printed publication.

Visit NSW provides a range of information about Byron Bay and the nearby towns of Bangalow, Brunswick Heads and Mullumbimby. Byron Bay is blessed with beautiful beaches and subtropical rainforests and mountains close by.

Byron Naturally has an excellent range of videos you can watch about the local Byron Bay attractions.

Business professionals may be interested in Byron Events as it lists local  workshops, seminars & gatherings and Byron United, the local Chamber of Commerce. The Byron Shire Echo Newspaper has a local Gig Guide and BayFM is the local Community Radio Station at 99.9FM.

Annual Events around Byron Bay

Byron Arts Classic (January)
Australia Day (26 January)
Byron Bay International Film Festival (March)
Byron Spirit Festival (March)
Byron Bay Blues Festival (Easter)
Ben King Memorial Easter Surfing Classic (Easter)
Byron Bay Ocean Swim Classic (May)
Byron Bay Triathlon (May)
Bangalow Billy Cart Derby (May)
Brunswick Heads Old and Gold Festival (June)
Lismore Lantern Parade (June)
Splendour In The Grass (July)
Byron Bay Writers Festival (August)
Bangalow Music Festival (August)
World of Women Film Festival (August)
Underwater Festival (September)
Big Scrub Rainforest Day (September)
Sample Food Festival (October)
Byron Lighthouse Run (October)
Byron Bay Surf Festival (October)
Byron Latin Fiesta (November)
Bangalow Show (November)
Mullum Music Festival (November)

Byron Shire Weekend Markets

Every Saturday
Artisan Market – Railway Park – Byron Bay 5pm – 9pm  (Runs from the first Saturday in October through to the Saturday before Easter)
Nimbin Arts Craft and Recyclers market every Saturday 9am til 3pm. Food and Entertainment

Rotating Markets
1st Saturday of the Month – Brunswick Heads Markets
1st Sunday of the Month – Byron Markets
2nd Sunday of the Month – The Channon Markets
3rd Saturday of the Month – Mullumbimby Markets
3rd Sunday of the Month – Uki Markets, Lismore car boot sale
4th Sunday of the Month – Bangalow Markets and Nimbin Markets
5th Sunday – Lennox Head Makets
5th Sunday – Nimbin Markets

Byron Shire Farmers Markets

New Brighton at New Brighton Oval River Street 8am – 11am
Lismore Farmers Markets at Lismore Showground Alexandra Parade 8am – 11am
Murwillimbah Farmers Market at Murwillumbah Showground 7am – 11am (aka Caldera Farmers Market)
Byron Farmers Markets – Butler Street Reserve 8am – 11am
Mullumbimby Farmers Market – Mullumbimby Showground 51 Main Arm Road 7am – 11am
Bangalow – 1 Byron Street 8am – 11am
Uki Farmers Markets – Thrower Drive 6am – 12 noon

More suggestions for things to do online at

You may also be interested in reading our ‘What’s On and Markets‘ page which lists a variety of markets, locations, times and phone numbers (to check if they are running before you visit).

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La Maison Pacifique November/December 2012 Update

La Maison Pacifique


1. Happy New Year – New Year’s Eve for 2013

How quickly 2012 has passed and now the New Year is upon us.

On 31 December 2012, New Year’s Eve for 2013, you could be in any of these amazing cities around the world in person or virtually via webcam/live crosses on websites:
New York – Times Square – Crossroads of the World
Paris – Tour the Lights
Shanghai – Biggest Population City in the World
London – Fireworks from The Eye
Tokyo – Red and White Song Festival – Kōhaku Uta Gassen
Singapore – Marina Bay Countdown
Rio de Janeiro – wear white for good luck in the New Year
Brisbane – Fireworks, festivals and music
Sydney – Harbour cruises, fireworks, concerts – and a phone app

2. Byron Bay New South Wales information

We have compiled a range of information, links and details for attractions, markets, festivals, events and local resources around Byron Bay, New South Wales at

3. Tourism Australia Trade Events 2013

A variety of events for the new year are listed at,eventModuleName

4. Activity Options at La Maison Pacifique

There is now another X-Box system in the upstairs media room and a new television and T-hub in the kitchen.

If you would like to ride a bike during your stay, the local Cabarita Beach Cycles at 2/36 Coast Road, Cabarita has a range of bikes for hire at reasonable prices. You can contact Jeff on 02 6676 1519, or The owners don’t use their car very much when they are staying as the local bike paths are fantastic – particularly the one on the beachfront which stretches from Cabarita through to Kingscliff.

Another favourite activity of theirs is surf lessons through Josh Fuller (ex pro surfer) at  They have had loads of fun with Josh and he is very patient with both novices and surfing stars.

5. Our Listing Online

Our property is now online at
Let Yourself
Owners Rentals
Smart Crowd – Mobile Website
Waterside Holidays

You may also like to visit these other accommodation websites:
SwapNights (share your property)
Holiday Crash Pads (list your property)

Until next time – enjoy your day wherever you are from La Maison Pacifique, your boutique designer luxury holiday home vacation rental in Casuarina, New South Wales, Australia – half way between the Gold Coast and Byron Bay.

Di Hendy

Di Hendy
Property Consultant
La Maison Pacifique

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