Perhaps you need a break from the buzz of the Sydney CBD? Maybe Melbourne's thermometers aren't reading high enough? Cue cheap flights to Byron Bay. They're your ticket to the splendid stretches of shoreline that fringe the northern edge of New South Wales. Just a couple of hours in the air can whisk you across to the glowing sands and rock-fringed inlets, where surfers carve over the swells of The Pass, folk keep watch for dolphin pods under Byron Light House, and lush rainforests rise to the back with the remote valleys of the Border Ranges. Beach days, surf lessons, whale watching – it's all on the menu in this awesome corner of Oz.
Hit the walking trails of Cape Byron and you'll be treated to beautiful views of the rock-ribbed coastline of New South Wales, along with visions of the iconic Byron Light House.
A wide scythe of beige-tinged sand that slopes into the Pacific Ocean, Belongil Beach is a haven for swimmers and surfers.
The submerged remains of the SS Wollongbar create awesome swells for surfers and promise an underwater adventure for those with the snorkel in tow.