Byron Bay Bluesfest 2015


Byron Bay is known for its stunning beaches and landscape so the best way to experience Byron tends to be outdoors in a bathing suit. Luckily for visitors, there are numerous beaches and beach-side attractions to explore, not to mention what the surrounding areas have in store.

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  • Lighthouse Walk

    The lighthouse walk is a favourite of tourists and locals alike. It's a 5km round trip from Watego's beach, which takes you along the coast, rainforests of the Arakwal National Park and more. Great for a workout, for photos, and even for a cup of tea at the Lighthouse Cafe! This isn't the only walk to do in the area. Some more can be found here.

  • Surf/Swim/Beach

    An obvious one but why not take a dip in Byron's beautiful beaches while in town? Worth the photo alone if the chance for a swim doesn't arise!

  • Nimbin (Side Trip)

    • Nimbin, NSW 2480

    If you're looking for a good day trip, then embrace your hippy at heart and head to Nimbin, the unofficial hippy "alternative" capital of Australia. Austin Pick has described it best as "a smoky avenue of Amsterdam (as if it) has been placed in the middle of the mountains behind frontier-style building facades... Nimbin is a strange place indeed."

  • Mullumbimby (Side Trip)

    • Mullumbimby, NSW 2482

    Another nearby area to the site is Mullumbimby, which isn't much further than Byron itself. Even though it's referred to as "The Biggest Little Town in Australia", there isn't much to see here but is a great example of the archetypical Australian country town - a few shops, come great cafes and a good chance to escape the madness of both the festival site and Byron Bay. Mount Chincogan is a beautiful part of the area, too.

  • Gold Coast (Side Trip)

    • Gold Coast, QLD 4217

    Before or after Bluesfest, why not take some time out on Collangatta or the Gold Coast? It's a good hour or so trip north to the Gold Coast, where you'll be treated to the nation's capitals of theme parks, tourist favourite hotels and beaches, and a strip of bars in Surfers Paradise that will leave you feeling wobbly the next morening - regardless of whether or not you threw in some roller coasters in the mix.