The village has a regular population of around 6,000 but this increases dramatically during the holidays. Byron village surrounds Cape Byron, the most easterly point on the Australian mainland.
Cape Byron was named by Captain James cook and was named after the circumnavigator John Byron - who was the grandfather of noted English poet - Lord Byron
This Far North Coast village is 600km north of Sydney and 140 south of Brisbane so it lies quite close to the Queensland border and the Gold Coast and Surfer's Paradise.
Byron shire has been our home for the last 10 years and the village of Byron one of our local villages. Although we have seen amny chages during this time, the village still retains a lot of it's original character and spirit and retains it's village atmosphere and community spirit.
The village scape has changed quite a lot but with strict building regulations such as no building being allowed to be over 2 stories high and retention of the beaches and shoreline in as natural a state as possible the impact of change has been kept to a minimum.
The 'New Age' consciousness of the area with natural therapies, complimentary medicine and organic ways and produce make Byron stand out - combine all that with beautiful beaches, stunning coastline, natural rainforest and bushland, idyllic farmland and above average rainfall and you have what a lot of people would describe as close to paradise.
We hope you enjoy your 'Byron' experience and fall in love with the place too.
Explore Byron Bay
A list of what you might like to explore while you're here