Byron Bay is approximately a one hour drive, south of Surfers Paradise. Well know around the country for the laid back lifestyle and alternative ideas on commerce and development, it has often be tagged as 'a town full of hippies'. Although it is true that the standard of dress for most consists of a pair of thongs and a backpack, Byron Bay is also the destination of many of the countries wealthiest holiday makers.
On the short drive out the the light house, that stands on the end of the short peninsular, the famed Watego Bay now houses some of the most expensive holiday homes in the country.
In addition to the lazy days spent on the beach, Byron Bay offers and eclectic selection of restaurant, cafes and galleries featuring collections from many of the local artists.
For more tips and ideas on what to see in Byron Bay, visit byron-bay.com.
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