Australia’s bohemian enclave has been attracting visitors to the area for its laidback lifestyle and seaside ambience since the 1960s. With an abundance of beautiful beaches, charming country towns and lush scenery, it’s no wonder visitors to this region have an overwhelming urge for a sea change.

One of the most popular sights is the Byron Bay Lighthouse. Australia’s easternmost point is the spot to greet the day with pods of dolphins, whales and turtles in the waters below. It’s not the only life-affirming experience you’ll have here. Byron Bay is the place to concentrate on your inner and outer wellbeing in the most idyllic environment. Consider yoga on the beach or at a rainforest retreat. Pamper yourself with heavenly natural skincare, or treat your body to a wealth of alternative therapies and tasty organic cuisine sourced locally, of course. Make sure you visit the weekly markets to sample the best local produce from the verdant countryside surrounding Byron Bay.

The Byron Bay region is also home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Australia including Belongil and Wategos and a great diving spot off the shore in Julian Rocks, which attracts a unique mix of both temperate and tropical marine life and aquatic birds.