nature

Aug 082016
 
Byron2Bruns Beach Run

The Byron2Bruns Beach Run is a 5km & 10km run from Belongil Creek (just north of Byron Bay) to the Brunswick Surf Life Saving Club in Brunswick Heads, NSW. FREE shuttle buses provided by BVC take runners from Brunswick Heads SLSC to the starting line at Belongil with the race starting at 8.30am. DO NOT GO DIRECTLY TO START LINE. See Race Day Event schedule All money raised from the event goes towards the Brunswick Surf Life Saving Club. The Brunswick SLSC is responsible for patrolling the area from the Belongil Creek mouth in the south to the surf beaches of New Brighton and South Golden Beach to the north on weekends and public holidays from September to April each year. Tide times & heights: Main Beach Byron Bay Event: 10km beach run around Byron Bay, NSW. Location: from Belongil to Brunswick Heads Date: Sunday, August 19, 2018 Charity: Raising

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Aug 082016
 
Byron Bay Lighthouse Run

Now in its 11th year, the Byron Lighthouse Run is a community event proudly supported by local business. The organising committee take no money so that all proceeds can go to Charity. Tide times & heights: Main Beach Byron Bay Event: 6k walk or a 10k run. Date: Sunday, 22 October 2017 Location: Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481 Charity: This years Charity cause is Crackin Cancer and the Mai Wiru Foundation. Early Bird registrations: 1 June to 1 Aug, get your tickets via https://www.qsmsports.com.au Phone: +61 414 856 061 Email: byronrun@gmail.com Website: www.byronbaylighthouserun.com.au   Video courtesy of Motioncircus

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Feb 112015
 
Byron Shire Beaches

Billinudgel Nature Reserve South Golden Beach New Brighton Beach North Wall Brunswick Heads Christmas Beach (north bank Brunswick River) Torikina (south bank Brunswick River) Brunswick Heads Main Beach Tyagarah Nature Reserve (clothes optional) Belongil Beach The Wreck Byron Bay Main Beach Clarks Beach The Pass Wategos Little Wategos Tallow Beach Suffolk Park Kings Beach (Broken Head) Brays Beach (Broken Head) Map is part of the Byron Trails Map. Surf life saving services in Byron Shire are provided at specific beaches within Byron Shire Council during the NSW and Queensland School Holidays. Beach patrols are also provided by Surf Life Saving Volunteers at Brunswick Heads and Byron Bay Main Beach on weekends and Public Holidays from Saturday 20 September 2014 to Sunday 26 April 2015. (source: Byron Shire Council) Local marine habitats include exposed and sheltered sandy beaches, rocky shores, rocky reefs, submerged pinnacles, small rocky islands, coral communities, riverine estuaries,

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Jul 242014
 
Mullumbimby Community Gardens

  Mullum Community Garden is a community group for organic gardening, composting, water conservation and energy efficiency. Address Southern end of Stuart Street, Mullumbimby, 2482 Coordinator: Jeannette Martin Phone: 0412 32 2255 Postal: PO Box 149, Mullumbimby 2482 Email: info@sharacommunitygardens.org Website http://mullumbimbycommunitygardens.org/ Mullumbimby Community Garden (MCG) is a not for profit, community based project of Mullum S.E.E.D. (Mullumbimby Sustainability Education and Enterprise Development incorporated) Mullumbimby Community Garden lies on 5 hectares of lush Bundjalung country in Northern NSW. We acknowledge and respect the past and present custodians of this rich and fertile land.     The Living Community Festival When: 10am – 6pm Sunday 7th September 2014 Where: Mullumbimby Community Gardens Enriching fun and learning for all, workshops will be presented in Permaculture, Biodynamics, Biochar and Sustainable Technologies; whilst the local food, arts and crafts market delivers the quintessential Northern Rivers experience.

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Jul 242014
 
Shara Community Gardens

Shara Community GardensSouth Golden Beach / North Ocean Shores To bring people together to grow food, promote sustainable living and share knowledge, creativity and culture. Shara Community Gardens is a not for profit community association formed to assist/educate members & local community in sustainable living practices. Address Shara boulevard, North Ocean Shores, 2483 Phone 0401 662 511 Email: info@sharacommunitygardens.org Website http://www.sharacommunitygardens.org

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Jun 242014
 
Migaloo - The Rare White Humpback Whale

Rare Albino White WhalePlease contact me if you are the photographer Migaloo in Botany Bay as he makes his way up the east coast. Photo: www.whalewatchingsydney.com.au Migaloo is an albino humpback whale that travels up and down the east coast of Australia became famous in the local media on account of its extremely rare, all-white appearance. Migaloo is the only known all-white humpback whale and is known to be a true albino. First sighted in 1991, and believed to be three to five years old at that time, Migaloo was named for an indigenous Australian word for “white fella”. Migaloo was shown to be male in 2004 by analysis of sloughed skin samples. Because of the intense interest, environmentalists feared he was becoming distressed by the number of boats following him each day. In response, the Queensland and New South Wales governments introduce legislation each year to create a 500

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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 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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