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Provided by: Hugh Stewart

Cape Byron Headland and Lighthouse

Cape Byron Headland Reserve offers walking tracks through spectacular beaches and beautiful and rare coastal vegetation. Visit the Cape Byron Lighthouse, built in 1901, above the cliff at mainland Australia's most easterly point. The view is magnificent in every direction, from the Cape Byron Marine Park and vast Pacific Ocean to the verdant hinterland. Look out for dolphins, turtles, wallabies and whales in season. At dawn, marvel at the glorious sunrise.
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Kayaking with dolphins

Kayak with dolphins and whales or snorkel over a hidden volcanic reef with green and loggerhead turtles in Cape Byron Marine Park. Go Sea Kayak, owned and operated by local surf life savers, will take you close to marine life and entertain you with tales of Byron Bay history and Indigenous stories. Spot the majestic humpback whales as they migrate along the coast, and ride the waves at one of Byron's famous beaches on your kayak. This is an experience to remember.
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Surfing

Surfing is a tradition in Byron Bay, with some of the best waves on the East Coast of Australia. The region has waves to suit all levels of experience, from beginners to advance surfers. You'll find surf schools that will help you learn to surf and hone your skills. Mojosurf, Byron Bay Style Surfing School, Kool Katz Surf, Rusty Miller Surf School, Soul Surf School and Surfing Byron Bay are great options for a surf tour. You'll enjoy the thrill of riding a surfboard and have a great time in the water.
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Diving and Snorkelling

The ocean around Byron Bay is home to a thriving underwater world. The Julian Rocks, just 2.5 km off the coast in Cape Byron Marine Park, is one of the best dive sites in the world to see fish and other marine life. Whales, dolphins, manta rays, leopard sharks, grey nurse sharks, and turtles are all common in the marine park, thanks to a unique blend of tropical warm currents from the north, with cooler temperate waters from the south. Sundive is Byron Bay's only PADI 5 Star Dive Centre. If you are not a certified diver, this is the place to train.
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Crystal Castle and Shambhala Gardens

A short scenic journey into Byron Bay's hinterland are private botanical gardens filled with extraordinary crystals and sub-tropical plant life. Walk among beautiful gardens and rainforest on the Buddha Walk, Rainforest Walk or around the labyrinth. The Peace Experience offers an enriching sound-healing bath, meditation session and Kora Walk around the Kalachakra stupa for world peace, a sacred monument that has been blessed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
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