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Hidden Gems In Byron Bay To Escape The Summer Crowds

Summer is here and the high season is in full swing with visitors flocking to the region from near and far. Looking to explore some places off the beaten track?

Escape the hustle and bustle with these hidden gems in Byron Bay and surrounds.

Bexhill Quarry

Bexhill Quarry
Bexhill Quarry, Image by Katherine Cairns

This hidden treasure is located at the site of the old Bexhill Brick Works . When the sun is shining, the lake water dazzles a bright, electric blue. A breathtaking swimming hole to stop off at and take some holiday snaps.

Marom Falls

Marom Creek Falls
Marom Falls. Photo by Chloe Doyle (@chloeoliviad)

Marom Creek Falls is located near Dalwood and close to the town of Altonsville. A short stroll through the paddock and you’ll be greeted by a true hinterland oasis. Cool off at the falls and swimming hole and pack a picnic to laze about in nature for the afternoon.

Lake Ainsworth

Lake Ainsworth Lennox Head
Lake Ainsworth, Image via

Adjacent to Seven Mile Beach in Lennox Head, Lake Ainsworth aka the Tea Tree Lake is the perfect spot to rejuvenate yourself from the summer heat. Known for its natural healing properties, tea tree plants grow right next to the lake dropping oil into the water to create a magical fresh water bath. Have a picnic or a barbecue and take off on water adventures like kayaking or paddle boarding in between swims.

Boulder Beach

Boulder Beach
Boulder Beach, Image by Ian Smith

In peak summer, the Cape Byron coastline can get a little overpopulated so why not venture south towards the rocky shoreline of Boulder Beach. With stunning views from the headland and great surf, it’s well worth spending a few hours soaking up the sunshine and getting salty.

Whites Beach

Whites Beach Byron Bay
Whites Beach, Byron Bay, NSW – Image by Peter Scholer

Another one of our favourite hidden gems in Byron Bay is Whites Beach. Not the easiest beach to get to in Byron but that’s all part of the charm plus it weeds out a lot of travellers. An off-road drive in the Broken Head Nature Reserve followed by a steep climb down brings you to a secluded cove. The whitest sand and crystal-clear water, all surrounded by bush makes it well worth the trek. Just make sure to come prepared with sunscreen, snacks and plenty of water!

Our beachside on Belongil resort is the perfect base to experience beautiful Byron Bay and beyond in Summer 2020.

The best time to book your stay is now!