Byron Bay

Byron Bay is a beachside town located in the far-northeastern corner of the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is located 772 kilometres (480 mi) north of Sydney and 165 kilometres (103 mi) south of Brisbane. Cape Byron, a headland adjacent to the town, is the easternmost point of mainland Australia. At the 2011 census, the town had a permanent population of 4,959.[1] The town is in turn the nucleus of Byron Shire, which had 29,209 residents.[2]

The local Arakwal Aboriginal people's name for the area is Cavvanbah, meaning "meeting place".[3] Lieutenant James Cook named Cape Byron after Naval officer John Byron, circumnavigator of the world and grandfather of the poet Lord Byron.[4]