The small town of Byron Bay, beside the Pacific, is located only two hours' drive away from Brisbane. It is known throughout Australia and beyond for its excellent surfing and distinctive laidback atmosphere.
Byron Bay fosters a philosophy of life which is reminiscent of a village of the sixties, where people prefer to travel around on bikes, where greeting people is a natural gesture, where a local restaurant owner has more chances than a McDonalds and where nature is an integral part of daily life. The Byron Bay lighthouse, in the extreme east of the country, contemplates the ocean which offers brilliant waves to surfers. Swimmers will also find idyllic spots there in order to relax or to have a "shindig".