Northern Rivers New South Wales

The Northern Rivers is a favourite for lovers of sun, surf and fishing. Byron Bay and the villages on its fringe are notable for their vibrant arts scene and laid-back lifestyle. From Byron's streetscapes with their organic food stores, top restaurants, and fascinating arts, crafts and alternative stores, you can explore the quaint towns in the area, with their country appeal from another era – fruit stalls, antique stores, interesting boutiques, cake shops and cafes.

Byron Bay may well be Australia's only true global village, a beachfront microcosm of all levels of society drawn together by the sheer beauty of its natural environment and overwhelmed by the warmth of its climate and all embracing ambience.