Known for its beautiful beaches, lively atmosphere, and laid-back lifestyle, it’s an ideal spot for to relax and enjoy the outdoors.
Go surfing, kayaking, or simply sunbathe on the beach. The town also has a vibrant nightlife, with a range of bars and restaurants to choose from.
There are also plenty of opportunities to explore the natural beauty of the area, including hikes through the nearby national parks.
Byron Bay is a beachside town located by Cape Byron, Australia’s most easterly point. Byron Bay is a favourite tourist spot in the northeastern corner of New South Wales. It is located 772 kilometres north of Sydney and 165 kilometres south of Brisbane. The town (approx. population 6,000) is the nucleus of Byron Shire, which has approx. 30,000 residents.
The local Arakwal Aboriginal people’s name for the area is Cavvanbah, meaning “meeting place”. Lieutenant James Cook named Cape Byron after Naval officer John Byron, circumnavigator of the world and grandfather of the poet Lord Byron.
The lighthouse, built in 1901, punctuates a beautiful stretch of Australia’s coastline. Longboard surfers arrived in the 1960s and used natural breaks at The Pass, Watego’s, and Cosy Corner. This was the beginning of Byron Bay’s reputation as a tourist destination. Today the area is a favourite with cashed-up retirees and foodies from southern states, and a horde of international tourists.
Byron Bay offers an idyllic world class venue for the Byron Bay Triathlon, at the end of the triathlon season. It’s an event like no other, in a beautiful setting with so many options for a perfect seaside holiday.
Byron Coastal Real Estate is our accommodation partner and offers Byron’s largest range of holiday rental accommodation. From budget apartments to executive villas on Wategos Beach, Byron Coastal Real Estate has accommodation for all tastes and budgets and is offering early bird specials and packages for Byron Bay Tri entrants. Minimum stays of 2 or 3 nights apply.
Byron Bay is a coastal town located on the far-north coast of NSW, Australia. Home to Australia’s most easterly point and the iconic Cape Byron lighthouse, the region is known for its spectacular beaches including Main, Clarkes and Wategoes beaches, unique shopping and dining experiences, world-class festivals, and vibrant community spirit. Beyond the township of Byron Bay, the region includes many seaside villages, quaint hinterland towns, and large regional centres, all with their own unique character.
Byron Bay is located just 7km off the Pacific Highway. It is approximately 1 hour and 45 minute drive south from Brisbane or 3 hour drive from Coffs Harbour. If you come by car please be aware that there are strict parking restrictions in the Byron Shire.
Byron Bay is serviced by the Byron Ballina Airport which is only a 30-minute drive south and Gold Coast Airport just 45 minute drive north. Jetstar, Virgin and Rex airlines all fly to these destinations. Local shuttle bus companies can arrange your transfer from these airports to Byron Bay.
Byron Bay is also regularly serviced by the Greyhound, Premier Motor Service & Countrylink bus companies. All buses arrive at the tourist information centre in the middle of town.
Secure parking for athletes and supporters is available at the Butler Street Reserve.
Parking is central to the Byron CBD and a short walk to registration and transition.
Please do not park illegally as council will be onsite all day giving out fines.