Northern Rivers

Taking the world-famous cultural and tourism centre of Byron Bay, the Northern Rivers is a favourite for lovers of sun, surf and fishing. Yamba, Ballina and Lismore each has its own vibrant arts scene and picturesque villages complete with fruit stalls, antique stores, boutiques, cake shops and cafes. You can learn about the local produce at Tropical Fruit World or the Melaleuca Tea Tree Plantation, or find yourself among Byron's streetscapes replete with organic food stores, top restaurants, and fascinating arts, crafts and plenty of alternative lifestyle choices on offer.

Byron Bay may well be Australia's only true global village, a beachfront microcosm of all levels of society drawn together by the sheer beauty of its natural environment and overwhelmed by the warmth of its climate and all embracing ambience.