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From Camping Grounds to 5-Stars - Finding the Right Place to Stay in Byron Bay

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The wide range of options in and around Byron Bay makes it easy to find the right accommodation for your needs. Whether you’re a backpacker looking to party, you’re after a beachside apartment for the family, or you’d like to rejuvenate at a secluded spa, the region offers it all.

Byron Bay

 

The town center of Byron Bay is the place to stay if you want to be close to the action. It buzzes all year round, and you’ll have a huge choice of cafés, restaurants, and pubs on your doorstep. The town is packed with inviting shops, and you’ll be close to the colorful markets. Lifesaver-patrolled Main Beach is right at the end of the town’s main street, and you’re also at the casting-off point for watching dolphins, as well as diving at Julian Rocks.

 

Byron Bay town offers accommodation to suit all tastes and wallets. If you’re on a budget, there are backpackers’ hostels and camping areas. For independent travelers, there’s a big range of holiday apartments and houses. Hotels cover the entire spectrum, from bed-and-breakfasts and functional roadside motels, to exclusive boutique hotels and resorts.

 

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Byron Bay Hinterland

 

If you're mobile and want to get away from the crowds, Byron Bay’s hinterland is the place to be. The “Rainbow Region” is a center for alternative culture, and there are several relaxed, picturesque towns including Nimbin, The Channon, and Bangalow. You’ll be in the midst of unspoiled rainforest, green hills, and panoramic views, yet still within reach of inviting restaurants and shops. Highlights like Mount Warning and Minyon Falls are close by, and the beach is never far away.

 

The hinterland offers a wide choice of places to stay, from backpackers’ hostels in the bush to high-end resort hotels. There are lovingly restored cottages on rolling farmland, luxury apartments with sweeping views to the ocean, and secluded rainforest spa retreats.

 

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Lennox Head

 

If you’re looking for a quieter beach vacation, but still want to be close to the attractions of Byron Bay, the seaside town of Lennox Head could be for you. Nearby Lake Ainsworth is popular with wind and kite surfers, and Seven Mile Beach is wild and unspoiled. Although small, Lennox Head offers a good range of shops and facilities.

 

This laid-back coastal town offers a range of accommodation from camping grounds, trailer parks, and backpacker hostels, to motels and international chains. If you’d rather be independent, there are self-catering holiday homes and apartments, many with great ocean views.

 

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Ballina

 

Located at the mouth of the Richmond River, Ballina also offers great beaches, an enticing selection of art and curio shops, and the “Giant Prawn” statue - a local landmark. As well as leisurely coastal walks, there are bike paths and river strolls, and a cinema and water park to keep the children happy. Ballina also has the convenience of being within close proximity to the region's airport.

 

Ballina offers a full range of accommodation, from basic motor inns, many with pools, to luxury beach resorts. A handful of heritage guesthouses and boutique hotels can be found in the center.

 

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