Byron Bay The guide was updated:Subtropical Byron Bay is the hippest destination on the NSW North Coast. A place of outstanding natural beauty, set against lush volcanic hills, Cape Byron is the continent's easternmost point, basked in Australia's first rays of sunshine each day.
Byron Bay’s original inhabitants, the Arakwal people, call it "Cavvanbah" - The Meeting Place. Today surfers, sea changers, new agers, artists, celebrities, backpackers, festival-goers and holidaymakers from all walks of life meet here, drawn by the vibrant energy of Byron Bay.
|Population:||Latest census of Byron Shire 30,000|
|Currency:||Australian Dollar (AUD) $1 = 100 cents|
|Emergency numbers:||Police, Fire and Ambulance 000|
|Newspapers:||The Byron Shire Echo
Byron Shire News
|Opening hours:||Opening hours vary but most shops are open 9am - 5.30pm on weekdays and 9am - 12pm Saturdays with the major centres open until 5pm. On Sundays some bigger shopping centres are open from 10am - 4pm. Many of the bigger centres also have Thursday and Friday late night shopping until 9pm.|
|Tourist information:||Byron Visitor Centre
Old Stationmaster’s Cottage, 80 Jonson Street, Byron Bay, NSW 2481
PO Box 735, Byron Bay, NSW 2481, Australia
Opening hours: Daily 9am - 5pm
Phone: +61 2 6680 8558 www.visitbyronbay.com