Byron Bay self-catering holiday villas are located in and around a town in the northern rivers region of New South Wales. Here you’ll be close to mainland Australia’s easternmost point – Byron Bay holiday villas are also in an area famous throughout the world for its fantastic surfing beaches. Many more activities are also available in Byron Bay, from diving to rural hikes.
Within minutes of Byron Bay self-catering accommodation are a number of famous surfing beaches. Byron Main is perhaps the most frequented, with its southern end especially popular due to the wide rollers, ideal for long boarding. Another great beach for long boarding is Watego’s Beach, a little way around the coast from Byron Main. Meanwhile Tallow’s Beach is almost exclusively used by surfers and features a mixture of breakers and mostly larger surf than any other beach in the area. If you’d like to spend a more laid-back day by the ocean then the northern end of Byron Main – Clarkes Beach offers gentle waters perfectly suited to families with younger children.
Another essential activity for anyone visiting villas in Byron Bay would be to go on a whale watching excursions. The best time to do this is in early spring, around September and October. This is one of the most popular places in the country to admire marine wildlife, and a number of operators offer trips to see the humpback whales, which migrate along the east coast of Australia.
For an even closer look at the rich wildlife off the coast near Byron Bay self-catering holiday accommodation you could go diving. This place is considered one of the best diving locations in New South Wales, and the local diving centre organises both snorkelling and diving trips.
It’s well worth seeing more of the inland scenery close to Byron Bay self-catering villas. Mount Warning has the distinction of being the first point on the Australian mainland to catch the sun’s rays and is preserved as part of a National Park.
At Byron Bay holiday rentals there’s warm, beach-suitable weather for as many as seven months of the year. The hottest conditions arrive in January and February, and the remainder of the year is either pleasantly warm or mild.
The best way to reach Byron Bay self-catering holiday villas from the UK would be to fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Sydney (SYD) via British Airways or Qantas. Then you’ll need to catch a connecting flight to Brisbane (BNE) with Qantas or Virgin Australia, before making the two-hour car journey down to Byron Bay.