Once a haven for those escaping the hustle and bustle of modern life, today, Byron Bay's relaxed lifestyle continues to attract travellers from all walks of life. The most easterly point of the mainland boasts the beautiful lighthouse – consider walking up to the lighthouse for the sunrise. After the relaxing stroll, head to the beach to chill on the sand and admire the view across the Pacific Ocean.

Byron Bay: Lighthouse

Byron Bay hosts several festivals throughout the year including the East Coast Blues and Roots Music Festival and the Splendour in the Grass Music Festival. Also seasonal is whale watching – plan a flight to Byron in September or October to watch these magnificent creatures of the deep.

Byron Bay: Beach