With its world heritage rainforest and its magnificent beaches lapped by azure waters teeming with colourful coral and a profusion of exotic marine life, the coastal town of Byron Bay has been truly blessed by mother nature. The town is known for its surf culture, alternative philosophies, organic food and its numerous opportunities for outdoor adventures. These include, among others: surfing, sky-diving, hang-gliding, kayaking, sailing, hot-air ballooning or simply relaxing on one of the glorious beaches and enjoying the abundant sunshine, powder-white sand and perfect waves. The town has a distinctly vibrant and youthful energy that fuels its thriving nightlife and live-music scene. Add to all this some excellent art galleries and crafts shops and a dynamic culinary tradition, and it's easy to see why Byron Bay has long been one of Australia’s most popular tourist destinations.