Arakwal National Park

Situated in the heart of Byron Bay, this national park stretches three stunning kilometres  south from the town’s iconic lighthouse. Infamous for being the most easterly point on mainland Australia, Tallows Beach is also well loved by its hippie locals for its good surf, fishing, sunbathing and whale watching. For more information on this slice of paradise visit here.

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Killen Falls Nature Reserve

Located near Ballina, Killen Falls is an easily accessible destination that offers a lovely short walk through regenerating sub-tropical rainforest to a refreshing watering hole. Surrounded by cliffs on three sides, the cosy pool is nested in a gully of ferns and is fed  by the Emigrant Creek dam shortly upstream at the aptly named Fernleigh. The bed of the pool is quite rocky so don’t forget to bring reefs sandals and if you are lucky enough you will see the resident turtles that inhabit this gem of a place.

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