Byron Bay is a coastal town located on the far-north coast of NSW, Australia. Home to Australia's most easterly point and the iconic Cape Byron lighthouse, the region is known for its spectacular beaches, unique shopping and dining experiences, world-class festivals, and vibrant community spirit. Beyond the township of Byron Bay, the region includes many seaside villages, quaint hinterland towns, and large regional centres, all with their own unique character.
NSW Govt orders visitors to stay away from Byron Shire. Orders from the NSW Minister for Health and Medical Research, Brad Hazard, have officially made Byron Shire off-limits to visitors. The Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order 2020 directs that a person must not leave their residence without a reasonable excuse such as food shopping, work, exercise or going to a medical appointment. Going on a holiday is not a reasonable excuse.
Mayor, Simon Richardson, said the message cannot possibly be any louder or clearer – do not come to Byron Shire for a day-trip or the Easter weekend.
Explore the region's beaches by kayak, on horseback, by taking surf lessons, or whale watching. Get a birds-eye-view of the mountains and coastal landscape by balloon, or cross sky-diving off your bucket list. Shop local designers and producers at the community markets, be the first in Australia to watch the sunrise, or treat yourself to an indulgent day at the spa. Hike to the iconic lighthouse, people-watch with a cup of coffee, or discover the local art scene at one of Byron's galleries or live music venues.
We acknowledge the Arakwal People as the Traditional Owners of the Byron Shire area, we pay our respect to the Elders past, present and emerging.