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Byron Bay New South Wales Australia Information

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.

Byron-Bay.com, ByronBay.org 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

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

More suggestions for things to do online at http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Australia_and_Oceania/Australia/State_of_New_South_Wales/Byron_Bay-1878574/TravelGuide-Byron_Bay.html

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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