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Discovering Byron Bay, Australia

The boho beach town of Byron Bay, Australia—long known for its pristine sands, stunning headlands, and laid-back roots—is trading hippie for hip with a clutch of stylish new hotels and restaurants. In June and July, and again in September and November, the headlands are also ideal for whale-watching as breaching humpbacks fill the surrounding waters.

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Destinations: Byron Bay

Inspired by: Byron Bay Makes Waves — by James Patrick Herman, Published May. 2006

Hotels (3)

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    Rae's on Watego's

    Located on Watego Beach and surrounded by Cape Byron Headland Nature Reserve, this pink Mediterranean-style hotel is more like a luxury guesthouse.

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    Byron Bay Villa

    This BKH-designed luxury villa on the north coast of New South Wales attracts celebrities, surfers, and “discerning Bohemians” to its four bedrooms

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    The Byron at Byron Resort & Spa

    About 75 minutes by air from Sydney, Byron Bay has long been known for its pristine sands and stunning headlands. Set within a 45-acre rain forest,

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Restaurants (2)

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    Fins at the Beach Hotel

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Activities (1)

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    Cape Byron Lighthouse

    The dramatic coastline views along the winding path to the century-old Cape Byron Lighthouse are worth the hike. (Go early to catch the sunrise.) I

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