Northern Rivers Attractions NSW

Northern Rivers in NSW features the following locations - Byron Bay, Yamba, Ballina, Brunswick Heads, Evans Head, Iluka, Tweed Heads, Kingscliff

Mount Warning: Mt Warning is a huge extinct volcano which can be found in the Mt Warning national park. The region around Mount Warning is a spectacular example of our ancient volcanic history. There are good walking trails through the rainforest and a long 4WD track.

Cape Byron Bay Lighthouse: Situated on the most Easterly point of mainland Australia, the area is a popular tourist destination. The Cape Byron Lighthouse and light-keepers cottages, built in 1901, are rich in history. The buildings offer visitors an insight into what life may have been like in the days of the Lighthouse Keepers over 100 years ago.

Ballina Activities: Spot the migrating whales from June - October and catch the local dolphins at play from one of a number of vantage points on the coast. The Macadamia Castle has an animal and bird park as well as childrens activities including mini golf plus a dining and souvenir shop. Shaws Bay offers beach volleyball and paddle boats on the western bank and barbecue and picnic areas on the eastern side. Also check out the Ballina Naval and Maritime Museum, Thursday Plantation & Victoria Park Nature Reserve. The fishing at Flat Rock, Angels Beach or from Ballina's North or South Walls well renowned.

Iluka Nature Reserve: The World Heritage listed Iluka Rainforest is one of the most accessible natural attractions in NSW. Littoral rainforests obtain water via filtration through coastal sand and food from airborne nutrients. The walking track may be accessed at the Iluka Bluff to the north and from the south via Long Street, within the village itself.

Yamba Prawns: Head into Yamba and grab a pile of freshly caught prawns after having a surf at one of Yamba's protected surfbeaches.

Kingscliff: With a picturesque coastline not to be missed, Kingscliff also offers pristine beaches, world-class surf breaks, the Tweed River, Fingal Lighthouse, Point Danger Lookout and the Minjungbal Aboriginal Cultural Centre.