Byron Bay is the eclectic jewel in the treasure trove of natural wonders of the Northern Rivers region of NSW. Famous for it’s laid back nature, alternative and beach lifestyles, Byron Bay offers an abundance of things to see and do. Set back from a glittering ocean beach, Byron Bay is host to a diverse range of clothing and specialty stores, bakeries, cafes and restaurants. It is here the barefoot and carefree mingle with the vibrant and colourful. Where visitors and locals enjoy the truly unique vibe that is Byron Bay. Every year, Byron Bay hosts the popular Byron Bay Bluesfest music festival, which sees more than a hundred thousand revellers descend onto the beachside town for five days of music fun in the sun. Other annual events include the music festival Splendour in the Grass, as well as the Byron Bay Writers Festival and Byron Bay Film Festival. Every year on the second Saturday in May, more than a thousand people compete in the Byron Bay Triathalon. Cape Byron, the headland just south of the township of Byron Bay, is the easternmost point of mainland Australia and is home to the famous Byron Bay lighthouse. With a scoping view of the ocean and a rich history, the Byron Bay lighthouse is a popular place to visit when visiting this historic town. Other things to see and do in Byron Bay include nature walks, mountain biking, golf, scuba diving, surfing, snorkelling, fishing and whale watching. More extreme activities include sky diving, ballooning and hang gliding. Byron Bay is renowned for its spiritual vibe and alternative lifestyles, therefore you will find an abundance of activities for the body, mind and soul when visiting this vibrant town. These include day spas, retreats, massage and yoga. Keeping in line with the creative ambience of the town, you will also find a great deal of arts and crafts activities, galleries, as well as a colourful community market.