Facts About Byron Bay
Byron Bay is a very relaxing and magnificent town in New South Wales coast, Australia, with history starting back from 1770. Sydney is only 12 hours’ drive away from this place. This former whaling station turned tourist town is still inclined to its bohemian history.
Origin: It was discovered by Captain James Cook in 1770. He named this place after John Byron who was a famous naval officer.
History: Around 1880, the local economy was centred on food industries specifically fishing, whaling and dairy farming. The dairy industries here had shifted to meat trade in 1930 and whaling almost stopped around 1963. Tourism is the main business in present era.
Festivals: The city also plays host to a number of fun festivals and seasonal events. One of the main events is the “East Coast International Blues and Roots Music Festival” or “the Byron Bay Blues fest” which is presented over the Easter weekends
Landmarks: Cape Byron Lighthouse, Two Sisters Rocks at Broken Heads, rivers (Clarence River, Richmond River and Tweed River), scenic valleys and several cascading waterfalls at the Nightcap National Park are some main landmarks to explore in Byron Bay.
This is a coastal city and is famous for its spectacular beaches. Dolphins and whales are main attraction for the tourists and so is the nightlife culture of Byron Bay. There are other activities also like scuba diving, sea kayaking, adventure sports, etc.
Byron bay has always welcomed diversity and also kept hold of its unconventional culture.