A visit to the Byron Bay area isn’t complete without a visit to the magical Minyon Falls. This worthy walking track offers a gorgeous day out and the opportunity to experience a range of forests, pristine creeks and a spectacular waterfall in Nightcap National Park, which was added to the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Site in 1986.
Winding through Nightcap escarpment, this track is sure to both challenge and delight bushwalking fans. Leading through a rainforest to a scenic waterfall the view of the falls themselves and the coast (on a clear day) is something to behold indeed.
From the lookout, watch the cascades flow over to a deep palm-shaded gorge below that serves as a beautiful natural pool that is perfect for swimming.
Minyon Falls Byron Bay is a great place for a quick stop, but if you’d like to spend longer at this special place, there’s a picnic area with plenty of shady trees, barbecues and picnic tables. There are also a couple of bushwalks that leave from the picnic area, including one trail that follows a 4.5km route from the top of the falls, across the ridge, near Quandong Falls, down into the valley to the bottom of the Minyon falls. This track continues for 2.5km to Minyon Grass, then joins the road for 1.2km back to the falls car park to form a loop. A shorter, 2.5 km track runs from Minyon Grass to the bottom of the falls. Another walking trail in the area is the Boggy Creek Walk from the Rummery Park Campground to the top of the Falls (45 minutes each way).
Note: this walk is in a remote location and weather can be unpredictable, so ensure you’re well-prepared, bring appropriate clothing and equipment, and advise a family member or friend of your travel plans.
Byron Bay is unique in so many ways, but one of the biggest jewels in this world famous town’s crown would have to be its beaches and right in front of the town is one of the best!
Main Beach is located directly in front of the town of Byron Bay and continues southeast toward Clarke’s Beach and the lighthouse. A large grassy park with play equipment, picnic tables and barbeques occupies the beachfront and continues south beyond the Surf Club. This beach’s safe, north-facing curve of beach offers a popular surfing break, soft white sand and turquoise ocean as far as the eye can see.
The Surf Club, which opened in 1907, is the second oldest Club north of Sydney and provides the Surf Lifesavers that patrol the beach year round.
Main Beach is popular with young swimmers and families alike, as most of the waves that reach the shore need to refract around Cape Byron, limiting wave height and providing safer swimming conditions. This also means that the surf breaks are relatively small.
Main Beach is also great for snorkelling adventures. The State’s most northerly Aquatic Reserve is positioned about 3km from the shore around the area of Julian Rocks. This area has many caves and corals that attract both tropical and temperate fish. It is a popular place for snorkelling and diving. You can also snorkel out to the Tassie II, a wreck just off the coast.
Situated between Main Beach and the Pass, Clarkes Beach is an idyllic north-facing beach with beachfront parking, amenities and Caravan Park. A protected area, with near-perfect swimming conditions all year round, the waves here are relatively small in the area, attracting many of the learn-to-surf programs.
Clarke’s beach provides ideal conditions for many water activities, including body boarding, windsurfing, paragliding, kite-surfing and long boarding. Humpback whales have also been known to frolic in the waters of the bay with their calves, as they head back to Antarctica in the wintertime.
Situated between the Fisherman’s Lookout and the headland, The Pass beach curves around, facing a north-easterly direction. Waves that refract around Cape Byron therefore run at near right angles toward the shore which can create dangerous swimming conditions but also internationally recognised surf. The positioning of the bay creates long, tubing right-handers that are considered world class and puts the Pass into the Top 15 best surf beaches in Australia.
The Fisherman’s Lookout is a large wooden structure, with a platform at the top from which you can admire the beautiful view, the crowds of surfers, fish, dolphins, and migrating whales during the Winter.
If you are looking for limousine car and driver hire to take your party to Minyon Falls Byron Bay; require transfers from Ballina Byron airport, or need any assistance on how to get to Byron Bay from Gold Coast, contact us today.
A dream that began in 1984 is today a jewel in Byron Bay’s crown, offering luxury accommodation that is as unique as it is beautiful. With a vision to provide the highest standard of accommodation away from the hustle and bustle of Byron Bay where visitors could experience the magic of being the first to see Australia’s sunrise from the comfort of their bed, this dream has been more than realised.
Five amazing private villas situated on an acre of tropical garden are only five minutes from Byron Bay, yet you feel like you’re a world away from everything. These much talked-about, luxurious villas nestled amongst beautiful gardens feature a stunning hexagon-shaped infinity edge outdoor swimming pool and money can’t buy views over Byron Shire. Each luxurious villa showcasing Australian timber and Italian marble has its own unique character, a view of the majestic 100 year old fig tree, Cape Byron Bay and the lighthouse.
Awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence in 2014, 2015 and 2016 and the Guest Review Award in 2016, this truly magical private retreat draws visitors from every corner of the globe. In a place where a few days feels like a week, incredible sunrises, the stillness of a new dawn, kookaburras laughing from high in the iconic fig tree and the sparkling milky-way in all its glory are just some of the magical moments you will remember for many days to come.
For more information about great getaway packages to suit any occasion contact the team at La Vista on +61 (0) 422 036 770 or
Over 50 talented artists will perform in Australia’s counter-culture capital for the annual Nimbin Roots Festival from September 15 – 17. After selling out in 2016, this year’s festival is set to be bigger and better than ever. More than 50 acts have been announced including an array of styles, from politically charged folk pop from Kahl Wallis to the sweet alt-Country sounds of Paul Greene.
This year’s line-up will see a diverse mix of local, national, and international musicians and artists perform Americana, Bluegrass, Folk, Australiana, Old Blues, and world music. American group The War and Treaty will share their Gospel style tunes, while the brand new Aquarius Stage will showcase Nimbin’s finest.
As well as the musicians, the Nimbin Roots Festival has invited a number of visual artists to display their unique work in the festival gallery. Art installations, interactive artworks, and themed camping also feature throughout the festival venues and campsite.
The Abundance Village will host a number of exciting workshops, including yoga, philosophy, permaculture, live art, weaving, poetry, belly dancing, body art, and kids’ activities. And, a community market area will host up to 30 colourful market stalls where festivalgoers can pick up a piece of Nimbin to take home with them.
Fri: 3pm-11pm, Sat: 10am-11pm, Sun: 10am-9pm. Click here for assistance getting to Byron Bay.
At Byron Bay Luxe Limousines we look for the extra special things in our beloved Byron Shire to blog about. If you’re looking for a unique, fun and adventurous weekend away with your partner or the whole family, then look no further than the highly regarded Pegasus Park Equestrian Centre, cabin and ranch house nested in the hills near Bangalow, just 15 minutes from Byron.
Established in 1994, Pegasus Park is one of Byron’s oldest horse riding ranches, committed to providing top class instruction and beautiful, well cared for, highly trained horses. Founded on a love of horses and nature, Pegasus Park Equestrian Centre continues makes the most of this magical area offering unforgettable trail rides for people of all ages and ability.
Choose from Quarter horses, renowned for their quiet nature, to Arabian, Thoroughbred or Stock horses and of the most adorable of all ponies for young children. The choice is yours on an exclusive private ride, or in a group setting as you discover some of the most beautiful trails in the area – from remote beaches to the lush hinterland region of this incredible countryside. Highly experienced instructors offer more than 25 years of riding experience and cater for all levels of riding experience.
Winner of the 2014 Word of Mouth Service Award and #11 in the Top 25 Coaches NSW in the
Coaches4U Most Popular Award, you are in the best of hands with Pegasus Park. Here you can just relax and unwind while enjoying the beautiful horses and scenery in a magical place that really lives up to its reputation.
For bookings call the Pegasus Park team on (02) 6687 1446 or go to:
Watch this space for news about fabulous Byron Latin Fiesta that will set the streets of Byron on fire from the 3rd to 5th of November. This is one festival not to miss!
For information in the meantime go to www.byronlatinfiesta.com.au or follow the Latin Fiesta family and all the latest news on:
The Ultimate Place for that Special Occasion
At Byron Bay Luxe Limousines we come across some pretty special places. A select few however, just take our breath away! Beach Byron Bay is one of them.
If you’re looking for the ultimate place for that special occasion, then look no further. The only restaurant and wedding venue situated on absolute beach frontage, Beach Byron Bay certainly lives up to its name.
With a unique laid-back beach style offering views overlooking Julian Rocks, Clarkes Beach and The Pass, and an award winning menu offering locally sourced ingredients and coastal flavours, Beach Byron Bay is the perfect way to start the day, enjoy a long lazy lunch, a frosty beverage as the sun sets or a romantic dinner by candlelight under the stars.
At Beach Byron Bay the food reflects the setting – relaxed and fresh. Using only the best seasonal ingredients, delectable dishes are created to showcase some of the region’s finest produce. Choose from a range of menu styles to perfectly match your event – from share plates to canapes, to a four-course sit-down feast.
Beach Byron Bay is a multi-purpose venue, perfect for intimate dining, magical weddings, corporate functions and other special events. Guests are welcomed into a contemporary space which includes a large outdoor all-weather dining deck with a retractable roof, making the most of the beachfront position.
The unique ambience of Beach Byron Bay is transformed into an elegant wedding or events venue with beautifully laid tables, fabulous floral arrangements and the subtlest of personal touches that make this money-can’t-buy venue so famous.
Beach Byron Bay’s wedding team have over 15 years’ experience and work with you every step of the way. From a relaxed celebration, cocktails and canapés, to a formal sit down wedding feasts, you are in the best of hands and can be sure your special day will be everything you dreamed of… and so much more.
For more information and bookings contact the team on 1300 583 766 or go to: