Byron Bay

As mainland Australia’s most easterly point, Cape Byron is a huge headland with cliffs towering above the ocean swells. Below the headland are a number of north-facing beaches popular with surfers, including Wategos, the Pass, Clarkes and Main Beach. You can launch your kayak into the bay’s open waters, which are mostly protected from southerly winds and swells. Humpback whales pass by on their annual migration; sometimes they will hang around in the bay. You may also spot dolphins and turtles. For the more adventurous kayakers, paddle 4 kilometres offshore to Julian Rocks, a pair of small islands that are also popular with divers.

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