about 13 hours by bus from Sydney
I stayed here from 24.10.96 till 28.10.96 in the Backpackers Inn, which is the closest hostel to the beach and about 500m from the town center. They have nice and clean 4 bed dorms ($14), a pool and very nice cooking facilities. I liked this small and relaxed town with it's gorgeous beaches and the wonderful surf so much, that I returned to Byron Bay at the end of my journey (31.12.96 till 8.1.97) to celebrate new years eve. The second time I stayed at the Backpackers Holliday Village, because I didn't get a bed at Backpackers Inn, but the staff there was quite rude and unfriendly.
What you can do: half day surf course, scuba diving, canoeing, go to the Light House (by bike or on foot), 1-day trip to Nimbin, and party, party, party...
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|Nice surf on the Tallow Beach, view from the Light House, the most eastern point of Australia.|
|Waterfall on the way to Nimbin.||Living as a hermit, between Byron Bay and Nimbin.|