Sea and beach

Northern Rivers

Towns: Tweed Heads ,Lismore, Byron Bay, Grafton, Murwillumbah

Attractions: Beaches, Museums, Cruises, Craft Markets

Northern Rivers

If your wish list for a perfect getaway includes one of the best climates in the world, then the Northern Rivers region is the destination for you.From Grafton in the south, to Tweed Heads in the North, there are dozens of delightful towns and rural hamlets, one of which is Yamba. Yamba is located at the mouth of Australia's largest east coast river, the Clarence. A relaxed seaside port within easy reach of Ballina, Lismore and Grafton, Yamba is only 3 hours from Brisbane, 2 hours from the Gold Coast and only a 2 hour flight from Sydney. Just a short trip up the Clarence River are neighboring towns such as Iluka and Maclean, with their own charm and beauty.Each year in October/November, the streets of Grafton "color your world purple". The Jacaranda Festival is breathtaking. These trees, originally planted in the 1870's, hold an unrivaled splendor that is a must for garden lovers.Six of Australia's precious World Heritage Listed areas can be found in the Northern Rivers region. A walk through one of the many National Parks along meandering rivers and cascading streams, leaving nothing but footprints and taking nothing but memories, is a truly serene experience. The volcanic past and mild subtropical climate have produced the most fertile of soils and as such, the native forests and heathlands are home to an abundance of wildlife, pleasing even the most ardent ecotourist.And the beaches - 300km of magical coastline, the crowning jewel must surely be Byron Bay - with its' north facing beach, perfect for that "beach wedding"!Sun and sand abound, from Lennox Head to Tweed Heads. The fabulous Channon Craft Market, the Hemp Museum in Nimbin, the Splendour in the Grass music festival of Byron - are just a sample of the markets and festivals of the Northern Rivers region. There are classic country pubs and friendly seaside cafes, all part of that wish list and all enjoying that "best climate in the world".

Animal Park Café -between Byron Bay and Ballina
Martime Museum - Ballina
Cruise - Ballina
Restaurant/Café - Bryon Bay