Cape Byron State Conservation Park
Starting from the Cape Byron Lighthouse, take the Cape Byron Walking Track and enjoy a scenic stroll through coastal paths with cliffs, rainforest and spectacular beaches. The entire 3.7km loop takes about two to three hours. You may likely to encounter friendly wallabies and local Australian brushturkeys along the way. Remember to stick to the track and stay away from cliff edges.
Keep your eyes on the water and look out for dolphins, turtles, rays and sharks. If you are lucky, you can see whales migrating to the north in June to July and to the south in September to November. Bring your binoculars!
Byron Bay Beaches
Byron Bay’s beaches are among the best in Australia. Clean and undeveloped, the beaches are not overcrowded, and many are sheltered from the southerlies and offer great surf breaks. The beaches in Byron Bay are legendary in the surfing community and charming people from around the globe to ride their waves. That said, you don’t have to be a surfer to enjoy the beaches. You will still be in awe of the beaches even if you just want to go for a swim, sunbathe or bask in the beauty of dusk.
Located to the west of the town centre and stretches 2.5km towards Brunwick Heads from Byron Bay, Belongil Beach is hidden by its high dunes and avoids the worst of the crowds. Swimming conditions vary throughout the stretch of the beach; the safest areas are located south-eastern towards Main Beach and away from the creek. There are professional lifeguard services operating over the Easter, Spring and Summer school breaks.
If you are feeling “adventurous”, the area north of Belongil Beach, near the creek is an unofficial free beach, which means clothes are optional.
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