9 days in Byron Bay, Lennox Head & Ballina Itinerary

9 days in Byron Bay, Lennox Head & Ballina Itinerary

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9 days in Byron Bay, Lennox Head & Ballina Itinerary

Start: Noosa
Drive:  3​h 45​min
1
Byron Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Lennox Head
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Ballina
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
End: Noosa

3
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Relax by the water at Broken Head Beach and Tallow Beach. Get outdoors at Horseback Riding Tours and Mount Warning. Explore Byron Bay's surroundings by going to Fingal Head Lighthouse (in Fingal Head) and Hastings Point Headland (in Hastings Point). The adventure continues: get great views at Broken Head Nature Reserve.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Byron Bay road trip planning app .

Noosa to Byron Bay is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Byron Bay can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lennox Head.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Broken Head, Fingal Head Lighthouse, Hastings Point Headland, Mount Warning
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Broken Head Beach ©
Broken Head Beach
Fingal Head Lighthouse ©
Fingal Head Lighthouse
Tallow Beach ©
Tallow Beach

2
nights
Lennox Head

Lennox Head ©
Keep things going the next day: go for a walk through Lennox Head Boardwalk, then get great views at Pat Morton Lookout, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lennox Head Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lennox Head trip planner .

Lennox Head is just a stone's throw from Byron Bay. In February, daytime highs in Lennox Head are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ballina.

Things to do in Lennox Head

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Pat Morton Lookout ©
Pat Morton Lookout
Lake Ainsworth ©
Lake Ainsworth
Lennox Head Beach ©
Lennox Head Beach

3
nights
Ballina

Ballina ©
Ballina is a town in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia, and the seat of the Ballina Shire local government area. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Iluka and Turners Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Richmond River Lighthouse and Northern Rivers Community Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ballina: Spooky Beach (in Angourie) and Bundjalung National Park (in Evans Head). There's lots more to do: take a peaceful walk through Victoria Park Nature Reserve, get great views at Ballina Head Lookout, and take in the waterfront at Ballina Historic Waterfront Trail.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ballina driving holiday planner .

Ballina is just a short distance from Lennox Head. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in February, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ballina

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Bundjalung National Park, Iluka, Turners Beach, Victoria Park Nature Reserve, Spooky Beach
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Turners Beach ©
Turners Beach
Bundjalung National Park ©
Bundjalung National Park
Spooky Beach ©
Spooky Beach

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