Walk the Cape Byron Headland track

Follow the gorgeous stretch of beach all the way to The Pass, and then take the track through the carpark up over the point and down into the beautiful Wategos beach (an absolute stunner and popular hang out of the rich and famous who visit Byron Bay). From here you head up the lighthouse track itself (a 1km walk, with some steps but generally a very easy path) and it's panoramic vistas all the way. Breathtaking views of the coast, the town and the never-ending green hinterland spread out before you. Cape Byron Headland Reserve is Australia's most easterly point, so is the first place in mainland Australia to see the sun come up. If you can make it for sunrise, there is something truly amazing about being the first to welcome in the dawn of a new day over the Pacific. At the top of the walk you can explore the iconic blue and white lighthouse (built in 1901) and quaint maritime museum. There's even a cafe at the top so you can relax with a coffee or a cool drink. The views south over Tallows beach are astounding, with endless blue, pounding surf and lush rainforest meeting the sand. If you look out to sea you may well be rewarded with glimpses of leaping dolphins, migrating whales, as well as turtles bobbing along on the ocean's surface. You may even spot the odd shark out in the blue!