Simply put, the top of New South Wales is top class.
The Northern Rivers region represents everything that’s great about holidays. Long stretches of glittering coastline. Sparkling beaches. Easy access to treasured national parks. A laidback vibe. Superb climate.
And to top it all off, northern NSW is home to some of Australia’s favourite holiday hotspots, like Byron Bay and Tweed Heads.
Want to know more? Check out our northern NSW cheat sheet – you’ll fall in love with the region in no time.
Join a river cruise. Relax in style and immerse yourself in a wide variety of magnificent scenery. Choose from the following:
You’re in luck – Northern Rivers is blessed with a huge collection of brilliant beaches that suit surfing, swimming, fishing, or a scenic stroll. Among the highlights are:
Wildlife, walks, and wonderful views abound in Northern Rivers’ national parks. Choose from the following:
Tackle the Cape Byron walking track in Byron Bay. This 3.7km loop showcases outstanding, variable scenery: wander along the clifftops for stunning coastline views – and the chance to spot marine life – and mix that with beautiful rainforest.
Allow at least a couple of hours to take on this track: it’s graded ‘hard’.
Then head straight for Cape Byron Lighthouse, a major feature along the Cape Bryon walking track. Not only does this mark the spot of the most eastern point of mainland Australia but it’s just minutes from the centre of Byron Bay.
While here, take a historical lighthouse guided tour or simply soak up breathtaking coastal views.
Just 15 minutes north of Ballina you’ll find Pat Morton Lookout at Lennox Point. This top spot provides outstanding ocean views, with the chance to glimpse marine life. From here, you can also watch surfers and hang gliders in action.
The options are endless! But that’s no real help to you, so we’ve narrowed it down to the following attractions:
Northern NSW has many family-friendly attractions, and among them are these beauties:
Couples will love the chance to unwind and relax at Buddha Gardens Day Spa in Byron Bay. How’s the serenity?
Explore the Scottish-influenced town of Maclean, just 15 minutes’ drive inland from Yamba. It bills itself as ‘Australia’s Scottish Town' and backs it up with tartan-painted power poles, Gaelic street signs, and a large Scottish cairn, among other attractions.
If there’s memory left on the camera after you’ve snapped at beaches, national parks, and other sensational scenery, then try these:
So does the Northern Rivers region! Here’s a handful to check out:
Head straight for Stone & Wood brewery in Byron Bay and sip on its flagship Pacific Ale. Brewery tours are available but should be booked in advanced.
You could be in luck! Byron Bay is home to a Hemsworth. That’s right, Hollywood heartthrob Chris Hemsworth recently bought a multi-million-dollar pad in town, and you might just catch a glimpse of him.
With us, of course! When you’re looking for accommodation in the Northern Rivers region, BIG4 has you covered. Check out our parks below.
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