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Explore Northern Rivers and Byron Bay holiday homes to rent

Northern Rivers and Byron Bay boast white sands, delicious food, premier shopping and cultural centres for a relaxing beach holiday. Whether you’re travelling as a couple, with your family or on your own, there’s much to explore near Northern Rivers and Byron Bay holiday homes to rent.

Outdoor activities

Nature near Northern Rivers and Byron Bay holiday homes

The beachfront area and vast hinterland of Northern Rivers and Byron Bay turn into a natural playground for outdoor enthusiasts. You can surf, dive or snorkel near the native whales and dolphins, hire a bike and ride coastal pathways to take in the views or hike through the rainforest to find spectacular hidden falls. Cruising and kayaking through idyllic estuaries and climbing volcanic peaks are also popular ways to explore the landscape near your holiday accommodation.


Beaches near Northern Rivers and Byron Bay holiday rentals

The pristine beaches of Northern Rivers and Byron Bay are one of its biggest draws. Holiday rentals are available near Tallow Beach, a tranquil shore that’s popular for birdwatching and whale watching, and Belongil Beach, a serene coastline with a clothing-optional area and calm waters. You can also visit Clarkes Beach, a sweeping, sandy stretch that’s popular for surfers and known for its local whale population, and Main Beach, a lively seaside location with strong surf for water sports. There’s also Wategos Beach, a picturesque, sheltered area with ideal conditions for surfing and paddleboarding.

Food & drink 

Sample cuisine in Northern Rivers and Byron Bay

Northern Rivers and Byron Bay offer local paddock-to-plate dining experiences in the many restaurants and eateries in the area. Home-raised meats, such as beef and lamb, are often used in local fare with distinctive Australian flavours. Several unique plants are found throughout the area as well, such as the chewing gum tree and chocolate pudding fruit, which may also be used in local recipes. If you want to experience the unique tastes of Northern Rivers and Byron Bay, visit one of the many restaurants near your holiday accommodation.

Family friendly

Fun near Northern Rivers and Byron Bay holiday homes

Families have plenty of options for a fun-filled holiday with the kids in Northern Rivers and Byron Bay. Kid-friendly holiday homes can be found near places like Apex Park, an oceanfront expanse with tree-lined walking areas and a playground, and the Broken Head Nature Reserve, a vast parkland with rainforest areas and beachfront fishing. Railway Park, an urban spot with a playground and outdoor entertainment events, and the Julian Rocks Nguthungulli Nature Reserve, a protected natural area with tons of wildlife, are also great for kids.

Good for couples

Romantic holiday homes in Northern Rivers and Byron Bay

If you’re looking for a romantic holiday, you’ll find numerous intimate locations to enjoy with your significant other. Holiday homes are available near idyllic locations like the Cape Byron Walking Track, a hiking loop with spectacular ocean views and local wildlife, and Lone Goat Gallery, a contemporary art space with works from regional artists. There’s also Fisherman’s Lookout, a scenic point with views of the coast and dolphins, and Captain Cook Lookout, a location with spectacular sunrise views. You may enjoy the Lismore Regional Gallery, a fine-art showcase with a vast collection of masterpieces from prominent artists.

Where to stay near Byron Shire Council?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,185 holiday rentals near Byron Shire Council. From 641 Houses to 261 Condos/Apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Byron Shire Council area.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Byron Shire Council?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Byron Shire Council. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Gold Coast: 2,708 holiday rentals
  • Byron Bay: 590 holiday rentals
  • Kingscliff: 280 holiday rentals
  • Queensland: 8,629 holiday rentals
  • North Coast: 6,870 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Byron Shire Council! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Byron Shire Council?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Byron Shire Council with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Gold Coast: 2,708 holiday homes
  • Byron Bay: 590 holiday homes
  • Kingscliff: 280 holiday homes
  • Lennox Head: 928 holiday homes
  • Bangalow: 1,043 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Byron Shire Council?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Byron Shire Council are:

  • Byron Bay, NSW (QYN): 1,203 holiday houses
  • Ballina Byron Gateway Airport (BNK): 1,011 holiday houses
  • Lismore Airport (LSY): 171 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Byron Shire Council?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Byron Shire Council. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Wategos Beach: 1,196 holiday rentals
  • Tallow Beach: 1,152 holiday rentals
  • Cape Byron Lighthouse: 1,203 holiday rentals
  • Kingscliff War Memorial: 1,914 holiday rentals
  • Springbrook National Park: 2,488 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Byron Shire Council listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

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