Find holiday accommodation in Coopers Shoot, New South Wales
For a holiday that offers the very best of Australia, the Byron Bay hinterland in New South Wales is hard to beat. And Coopers Shoot provides a blissful destination.
The township is only a 10-minute drive from the marvellous resort of Byron Bay but a world of peace and tranquillity away from that busy, vibrant place.
With a wealth of holiday rentals to choose from – including the classic “Queenslander” style of holiday house – there are many reasons to choose Coopers Shoot as your base for a stay in this Northern Rivers region of Australia.
Coopers Shoot owes its name and origins to the loggers who felled the native red cedar in the region. Legend has it that the name, common in the area, came about because it was from here that the timber cutters would “shoot” the logs downhill to be dragged to the shore for shipping.
Today it’s a widely spread out township, only minutes away from the coast and the beautiful beaches that have made this part of the world such a magnet for visitors.
Close by is Broken Head with its superb surf beaches, many of which are also safe and suitable for families and children. There’s even a nudist beach if you’re the sort of holidaymaker who likes to let it all hang out!
Another gorgeous beach is at Tallows, near Suffolk Park and only 10 minutes’ drive from Coopers Shoot. The northern end of the beach is a sheltered spot, known locally as Cosy Corner, and a favourite of both locals and visitors.
With a fine choice of holiday accommodation available in Coopers Shoot and its surrounds, visitors have a fine base from which to explore a quite beautiful part of the world.
To the lighthouse
The jewel in the crown of the Cape Byron area is, of course, Byron Bay itself with its Victorian lighthouse, gorgeous beaches and a town that’s rightly famous for its offbeat, Bohemian lifestyles. While spa retreats and alternative healing are hugely popular here, arts and crafts are also a great draw, and there are boutique shops and funky stores in which to while away the hours.
The natural beauty of the Byron Bay hinterland makes it a very special place. Part of the Northern Rivers region, it is Australia’s most bio diverse area with five World Heritage listed national parks. Close to the coast, the bush and rainforests reach down to the shoreline, allowing sunbathers to spy the wildlife at work and at play as they soak up the sun.
Having plumped for holiday rentals in Coopers Shoot, you will need to rent a car and with wheels at your disposal, you can make the most of your time here. Head out on the Rainforest Way, a series of drives that will reveal rainforests and parks, as well as wind you through some quirky little villages and towns.
An hour’s drive away is Mount Warning National Park where the remains of a volcano some 20 million years old will take the breath away and provides a sensational sunrise experience.
Catch some rays
Coopers Shoot and the Byron Bay hinterland have a sub-tropical climate typical of the Northern Rivers region. Summers are hot and rainy – average daily temperate from December to February are around 29?C. The winter months, from June to September, are cooler but dry with average daily temperatures around 20?C. No matter which time of year you visit, you’ll find the holiday accommodation available in Coopers Shoot will be prepared for every weather eventuality.
If you’re heading to Australia’s east coast from the UK, you can get direct flights from London Heathrow Airport to either Sydney or Brisbane. Connecting flights will get you to Ballina from where it’s around a 40-minute drive to reach Coopers Shoot. Car rental can be arranged when you’re booking your holiday accommodation in Coopers Shoot.