Byron Bay is a colourful, energetic town at the most eastern point of Australia, just twenty minutes south of the Queensland border. The land traditionally belongs to the Arakwal Nation, who are a vibrant community, rich in traditional culture. The first European colonisers came for farming and whaling in the 1800s, but now the town is renowned worldwide as a party-place for backpackers and the wealthy seeking a lifestyle change.
There are more boutiques than Balmain, but also a rich cultural life, represented by the musical, literary and other arts festivals offered in Byron throughout the year. There is a genuine love of the artisan-made and organic in Byron Bay and a chilled, friendly atmosphere that makes it an international must-see town. Byron Bay represents modern Australian culture at its best.
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