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Once Byron Bay was only a simple whaling station later discovered by surfers. In the sixties the hippie culture moved in and now the place is swarmed with tourists and celebrities wanting to experience the alternative town, which is now one of the hippest destinations on the East Coast. Despite the coastal town’s reputation of being laid back and alternative, it is anything but boring and visitors have the time of their lives in Byron Bay!


Population 30,000
Currency Australian Dollar (AUD) $1 = 100 cents
Opening hours Opening hours are varied but most shops are open 9am-5.30pm on weekdays, Saturdays 9am-12am with the major centres open until 5pm and on Sundays some bigger shopping centres are open 10am-4pm. Many of the bigger centres have Thursday and Friday night shopping until 9pm.
Website www.byronbay.org,
Newspapers The Byron Shire Echo,
Byron Shire News
Emergency numbers 000 for any emergency
Poisons information: 13 11 26
Lifeline: 13 11 14
Tourist information Byron Visitor Centre
Tel: +61 2 6680 8558
Opening hours: Daily 9am-5pm
Email: info@visitbyronbay.com