Far North Coast

Murwillumbah district - Photo courtesy of Tourism NSW

Six of Australia's precious World Heritage Listed areas can be found here. Mt Warning which has a rich history for the Aboriginal people, providing a traditional mythology that extends back to the Dreamtime. Many smaller parks, nature reserves, rainforest remnants and State Forests offer the visitor a wonderful experience.

This region also includes Cape Byron, which is the most easterly point in mainland Australia, and one of the best places for seasonal whale-watching.

Scattered throughout the Northern Rivers are dozens of delightful towns, villages and rural hamlets. There are classic country hotels, cafes and guesthouses and an abundance of fetes, fairs and festivals.

The region's cultural mix has produced a vibrant and exuberant regional identity,with thriving visual and performing arts communities. Food lovers will find a new taste sensation at every turn - with an almost unlimited choice of eating houses and dining styles.

A visit to the world famous seaside resort town of Byron Bay wouldn't be complete without a walk to the Cape Byron Lighthouse, Australia's most easterly point.

Murwillumbah district - Photo courtesy of Tourism NSW

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Angourie Beach, Yuraygir National Park - Photo courtesy of Tourism NSW
Rock fishing off the breakwall - Photo courtesy of Tourism NSW
Jacaranda tree on the Clarence River - Photo courtesy of Tourism NSW

Climate

With average summer temperatures of 21°C - 28°C and average winter temperatures of 15°C - 21°C, both locals and visitors are able to enjoy plenty of outdoor activities including the many festivals throughout the year.

Underwater Recommendations

A mix of temperate and tropical currents provide this part of the New South Wales?Ĭ Coast with a myriad of marine creatures. Mainly rocky reefs with coral outcrops.

Getting There

Most localitlies just off the Pacific Highway. Airports at Coolangatta and Ballina serve the area.

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