Cape Byron has developed a reputation around the world as one of the most beautiful places on earth. Its natural beauty and ideal climate has won hearts and minds with visitors from abroad and at home. It is the perfect blend of stunning rainforests and gorgeous beaches. Campervan hire travellers looking for a stunning beachside holiday should consider a trip to Byron bay.
The rugged cliff face of the headland stands 100 metres above sea level and is home to the Byron lighthouse which was built in 1901. It provides amazing views of both the hinterland and the ocean. This makes an ideal vantage point for whale and dolphin watching. The headland is close to the main Byron Bay campground where your motorhome rental will provide a welcome respite from the range of exciting activities on offer.
Cape Byron is accessible to visitors with a 5km walking trail that winds its way through the coastal heath, beach front rainforest, banksias forest and many fantastic lookout points. Cape Byron recreation area is managed by a voluntary community body. You can help these efforts by making sure you leave as small a foot print as possible. Campervan rentals are an ideal way to keep yourself organised and reduce the impact you have on the local eco-systems.
The entire area around the cape is rich in cultural and natural heritage. Aboriginal heritage stretches back for thousands of years and continues to this day through members of the Arakwal clan who are custodians of the Byron Bay area. Its members now take an active role in preserving traditional sites and retaining cultural values.
Visitors to Byron Bay can take advantage of a number of fun holiday activities such as nature walks, day spas, surf schools, kayaking, diving, day trips and more. There are many scenic drives, and with the wide open roads campervan hire vehicles are well suited to many of the popular routes in the area.
Various tour groups operate in the area offering a wide range of destinations. The local area is home to a wide range of native wildlife, you can see kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, whales and dolphins (June-Oct) in their natural habitat. Take a dip in a rainforest rock pool and enjoy the view from the top of one of the many vantage points in the area. For a faster pace there are a number of Mountain Bike tours that traverse the lush rainforests that surround Byron Bay. If horse riding is more your style you can choose between beach rides or hinterland rainforest adventures.
If you prefer to travel at your own pace the area is full of scenic drives, picnic areas, lookouts and bush walking trails. Take your campervan rental for a drive and you will have access to all of your posessions without the hassle of having to pack and unpack.
Scuba divers are well catered for in Byron bay. The Marine Park at Julia Rocks is an outstanding dive location considered one of the top 10 dive sites in Australia. The town is home to several dive and snorkl specialists.
There are also several surf schools operating in the area. Some surf school operators promise that you will learn to stand or get your money back. If you have ever wanted to learn to surf then Byron is the place to do it.
The local fishing scene in Byron Bay is an outstanding mixture of beach and rock fishing. You won't have to look far to find a fishing guide who can show you all the best spots and techniques for landing a big one.
The view of Byron from the air is possibly the best way to appreciate the stunning natural beauty of the area. Hot air ballooning, hang gliding, sky diving, and light plane flights are all offered in and around Byron Bay.