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Experience the magic of the Byron Hinterland at Crystal Castle, NSW North Coast

Nestled in the beautiful #ByronBay hinterland is the popular Crystal Castle – a peaceful place combining nature and spirituality. Founder Naren King bought the land 30 years ago and has spent the time travelling the world looking for crystals and displaying them at Crystal Castle.

He takes us inside the enchanted crystal cave, the world's largest crystal, and explains why there’s magic in the air here. For more information on Byron Bay, visit here. For more information on Crystal Castle, visit here. From pristine beaches to the awe-inspiring Australian outback, New South Wales (NSW) is one of the most unique places in the world. NSW holidays are the ideal way to explore the State and enjoy stunning stretches of coastline, great bushwalks in beautiful national parks, and outstanding dining experiences in spectacular locations.

The Byron Bay region on the North Coast of NSW is world-famous for its spectacular beaches, forested hinterland, stylish coastal towns and hidden rural villages. It’s also known for a creative community that draws artists, musicians and makers from across the world (including Hollywood heart-throb Chris Hemsworth).

Video Credit: visitnsw Kayak with whales, dolphins and turtles with Go Sea Kayak Byron Bay, NSW North Coast

Whether you’re looking for a retreat in nature or the perfect wave, Byron Bay has something for you. The spectacular Cape Byron Marine Park extends from Brunswick Heads in the north to Lennox Head in the south. Hike in the rainforest in national parks including Bundjalung, near Ballina, and visit the imposing Minyon Falls set high in the hinterland.

Eat and Drink

Volcanic soils and innovative sustainable farming create the renowned fresh produce found on local menus. Head to Byron’s Balcony Bar and Oyster Co and Shelter Lennox for just-caught seafood. Indulge in two-hat fine dining at Fleet in Brunswick Heads or choose laid-back Mexican at La Casita, which is run by the same chefs.

The team behind Three Blue Ducks have created The Farm, a working property, restaurant and market that’s one of the region’s signature food experiences, and Locura, a late-night tapas bar and nightclub. Not sure where to start? Join Taste Byron Bay for a tour of the area’s culinary attractions or meet the producers at a market.

The area is home to creative food and drink companies offering some of the country’s most innovative new products, like The Bucha Shed, Australia’s very first alcoholic kombucha bar. Sample the region’s best craft beers at the Byron Bay Brewery and botanical-infused gin at Cape Byron Distillery.

Original article appearing on visitnsw.com



Did You Know
6 September 2020
The region is also billed as Australia’s music festival capital. It is home to Australia’s largest music festival Splendour in the Grass. Held in July, it has hosted headline acts like Coldplay, Kanye West, and Mumford and Sons. Bluesfest runs for five days over the Easter long weekend with more than 200 performances across seven stages. (Unfortunately, Bluesfest and Splendour in the Grass have been cancelled for 2020.) Other popular festivals include the Mullum Music Festival and Falls Festival over New Year’s Eve. Live music abounds all year round at local venues like The Railway Friendly Bar and Beach Hotel. Some of Australia’s most famous musicians live here and you can often catch them playing – sometimes at pop up gigs that aren’t even advertised!