Byron Bay – Shire

Byron is the main town in Byron Shire, a generous lush green habitat with pockets of small village style rural towns, agriculture, mountains, rivers and long sandy surf beach coastline as it hugs around it’s famous ocean bay where dolphins and whales are seen playing as they migrate up and down the South Eastern Pacific Ocean. The lighthouse at Cape Byron is iconic for the ever fresh thrill of natures contrasts where sky, land and ocean meet.

The main towns in the Byron Shire are Bangalow, Brunswick Heads, Byron town, Mullumbimby, New Brighton, Ocean Shores, Suffolk Park and here is a list of all the suburbs and towns in Byron Shire.

Jun 182013
 

The following are the BSC approved holiday parks & camping grounds. Source: Byron Shire Council website In New South Wales there are a number of roadside rest areas where you can stop and refresh. For more information and locations see Roads and Maritime Services / Rest areas Byron Bay First Sun Holiday Park Byron Bay Lawson Street Byron Bay 02 6685 6544 info@firstsunholidaypark.com.au firstsunholidaypark.com.au Byron Bay Tourist Village 399 Ewingsdale Road Byron Bay 02 6685 7378 touristvillage@byronbayresorts.com www.byronbaytouristvillage.com.au Glen Villa Resort 80-86 Butler Street Byron Bay 02 6685 7382 glenvilla@byronbayresorts.com www.glenvillaresort.com.au Clarkes Beach Holiday Park Off Lighthouse Road Byron Bay 02 6685 6496 clarkesbeach@nchp.com.au www.northcoastholidayparks.com.au Red Devil Park Camping Corner Bangalow Road & Broken Head Road Byron Bay 0402 937 116. red_devilpark@hotmail.com www.byronbaycamping.com.au Beaches of Byron 5 – 37 Brokenhead Road Byron Bay 02 6685 6751 Bookings@BeachesofByron.com.au www.beachesofbyron.com.au Belongil Fields Caravan Park 394 Ewingsdale Road Byron Bay 02 6680 8999

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Apr 252013
 
Byron Shire Council Local Government Area (LGA)

Byron Shire Council Local Government Area (LGA) is located on the north coast of NSW and shares its boundaries with the Tweed, Lismore, and Ballina LGAs. The Northern Rivers comprises the seven Local Government Areas of Ballina, Byron, Clarence Valley, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley and Tweed Shire. Brisbane is approximately 200 kilometres north and Sydney approximately 800 kilometres to the south. Map of Byron Shire, NSW The principal economic driver in the Byron LGA is tourism, with an estimated value of $370.0m in 2006 from about 1.3m visitors. Tourism has a major impact on the retail, food, accommodation, construction and wholesale sectors. Agriculture and related value added products, and the creative industries also contribute substantially to the economy. Byron Shire LGA “Byron Shire is located at Australia’s eastern-most point with a population of almost 29,000. It is a thriving community where residents and visitors live, work and play in a

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Sep 202012
 

Mayor Simon RICHARDSON (GNS) Councillor Michael Lyon (GNS) Councillor Paul SPOONER (CLP) Councillor Jeannette Martin (GNS) Councillor Sarah Ndiaye (GNS) Councillor Basil CAMERON (OSF) Councillor Alan HUNTER (IND) Councillor Jan Hackett (CLP) Councillor Cate Coorey (IND) General Manager Ken GAINGER Council Meetings http://www.byron.nsw.gov.au/meetings More information: http://www.byron.nsw.gov.au/councillors Election results: http://vtr.elections.nsw.gov.au/byron-shire-council

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Jun 192012
 

Farmers Markets Bangalow Farmers Market New Brighton (S.G.B.) Market Byron Bay Farmers Market Mullumbimby Farmers Market Saturdays 8 – 11am Tuesdays 8 – 11am Thursdays 8 – 11am Fridays 8 – 11am   Monthly Arts, Crafts and Food Markets Brunswick Heads Byron Bay Mullumbimby Bangalow First Saturday First Sunday Third Saturday Fourth Sunday

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Jun 172012
 

Suburb/Town Post Code Andersons Hill 2482   Bangalow 2479   Billinudgel 2483   Binna Burra 2479   Blind Mouth 2482    Booyong 2480 ***  Broken Head 2481 *** Brunswick Heads 2483   Byron Bay 2481    Clunes 2480 *** Coopers Creek 2480   Coopers Lane 2482   Coopers Shoot 2479   Coorabell 2479    Crabbes Creek 2483 *** Durrumbul 2482   Eureka 2480   Everitts Hill 2482   Ewingsdale 2481   Federal 2480   Golden Beach 2483   Goonengerry 2482   Huonbrook 2482   Koonyum Range 2482   Lavertys Gap 2482   Main Arm 2482   Mcleods Shoot 2479   Middle Pocket 2483   Montecollum 2482   Mullumbimby 2482   Mullumbimby Creek 2482   Myocum 2481   Nashua 2479   New Brighton 2483    Newrybar 2479 *** Ocean Shores 2483   Ocean Shores North 2483   Opossum Creek 2479   Palmwood 2482   Palmwoods 2482   Possum Creek 2479  

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Jun 172012
 

Postal Address PO Box 219, Mullumbimby, NSW, 2482 Address 70 – 90 Station Street, Mullumbimby, NSW, 2482 Phone 02 6626 7000 Fax 02 6684 3018 DX 20007 Mullumbimby Area (sq Km) 567 Population 32126 Email council@byron.nsw.gov.au Web Address http://www.byron.nsw.gov.au Contact page http://www.byron.nsw.gov.au/contact-information

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Apr 182012
 
Cape Byron State Conservation Area

Cape Byron is the easternmost point of the mainland of Australia. It is located about 3 km (1.9 mi) northeast of the town of Byron Bay and projects into the Pacific Ocean. The Cape is home to Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Built in 1901, the Cape Byron Lighthouse is the last of the great 19th-century Victorian era lighthouses managed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS). It is constructed from concrete blocks and stands on the most easterly point of the Australian mainland. There are a number of walking trails which traverse the park. Most of it is wheelchair accessible, and bicycles can also use the path. A 3.7 kilometres (2.3 mi) loop walk can be started at any point with parking available at Captain Cook Lookout, Palm Valley, Wategos Beach and the Lighthouse. Cape Byron is part of the 22,000 hectare Cape Byron Marine Park, which was

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Mar 312012
 
Byron Bay - Placename & History

The local Arakwal Aboriginal people’s name for the area is Cavvanbah, meaning “meeting place”. The history of Europeans in Byron Bay began in 1770, when Captain James Cook found a safe anchorage and named Cape Byron after Captain John Byron, who circumnavigated the globe in 1764-66 and thus preceded Cook on the Pacific. In the 1880s, when Europeans settled more permanently, streets were named for other English writers and philosophers. Byron Bay is part of the erosion caldera of an ancient shield volcano, the Tweed Volcano, which erupted 23 million years ago. The volcano formed as a result of the Indo-Australian Plate moving over the East Australia hotspot. 1770: Captain Cook sails past and names Cape Byron as a tribute to his fellow navigator, Vice-Admiral John Byron, grandfather of the famous poet. The area was called Cavvanba, meaning meeting place, by the local Arakawal and Minjangbal tribes. 1840s: The “Big

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