Lennox Head Attractions

Pat Morton Lookout, Lennox Head

Pat Morton lookout is located on the scenic coastal road and is named after one of Lennox Heads pioneers, Pat Morton. Picnic and barbecue facilities are available and a short walk to the top of the look out is a must.

You will be rewarded with spectacular views of the coastal stretch of Seven Mile Beach as far as Byron Bay, Australias most Easterly point.

Seven Mile Beach, Lennox Head

Lose yourself in the natural splendour of Seven Mile Beach as you stroll for hours along the vast expanse of the beach.

Seven Mile beach is a renowned surf spot, and for the angler, the beach fishing is as legendary as the surf!

There is 4WD access from the northern end of the beach to the Shire Boundary and dogs are allowed north of the Lake Ainsworth Reserve.

Lake Ainsworth, Lennox Head

The unique, Lake Ainsworth is only some 50 metres from the Pacific Ocean, yet is a fresh water lake. The dark colouring comes from the roots of the tea trees which surround the lake. The lake is a popular swimming, canoeing and sailing spot enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. Barbecue and picnic facilities are available for use.

Humpback Whale Migration

From June to October you can enjoy Whale Watching as the magnificent humpback whales make their annual migration. The Northern Rivers coastline of headlands and lookouts offers excellent opportunities for land based whale watching. The headland of Lennox Head provides an easily accessible vantage point to watch the whales as they play.

Cape Byron Walking Track, Byron Bay

The trail commences at Captain Cook lookout and covers the Cape Byron headland, the most easterly point of the Australian mainland. You will see panoramic views of the coastline, Cape Byron Lighthouse, Wategos beach, Clarks beach and The Pass.

Julian Rocks Aquatic Reserve, Byron Bay

The 80 hectares of aquatic reserve is renowned for its diversity of fish, corals and sponges and is also a sanctuary for many sea birds. Activities include diving, bird watching, fishing and photography.

Byron Bay Ballooning

Experience the gentle joy and total freedom of Hot Air Ballooning. Hot Air Balloon flights over the Rainbow region (includes Champagne breakfast). Your ballooning experience will be an occasion that you will be talking about far into the future.

Sunrise flights daily (weather permitting).
www.byronbayballooning.com

Protesters Falls, The Channon

Protesters Falls is a must see while exploring the Lismore hinterland, located in World Heritage Nightcap National Park. The easy walk from Terania Creek Picnic area through the bangalow palm forest to the base of the falls. Swimming is not permitted in the area as it is home to the endangered Fleays barred frog.

Macadamia Castle, Knockrow

Macadamia nuts are the only native Australian food to achieve worldwide popularity. Northern NSW has become one of the worlds largest producers and the Macadamia Castle is proud to present an information display about the macadamia story from its early history to its contemporary status.

The Macadamia Castle and Animal fun park is a child friendly environment with something for everyone! Play the 18 hole mini golf course, take the train ride or have fun on the merry-go-round and in the tree house playground.

You can enjoy bountiful burgers and home-baked cakes in our coffee shop or bring your own picnic and make use of the barbecue facilities.
www.macadamiacastle.com.au

Crystal Castle, Mullumbimby

The Crystal Castle, a place of Magic and Wonder, is a short but breathtaking drive into Byron Bays spectacular hinterland.

Its a place to relax and step off the merry-go-round of life. Set amongst acres of lush gardens with panoramic views, The Crystal Castle features extraordinary statues, amazing natural crystals, exquisite jewellery, and a bookshop.

Come and stroll the Buddha walk and see Australias biggest stone-carved blessing Buddha, a 15 tonne, awe-inspiring masterpiece, rising almost 4 metres high, from his pond.

Relax and enjoy lunch on the deck at the Lotus Caf with healthy fresh food made by renowned local chefs. There is a playground for the children, creative Wearable Arts Gallery, and the famous Labyrinth, A walk of Spiritual Reflection. Theres also the popular Aura Photography, as well as Tarot and Astrology Readings.
www.crystalcastle.net

Mt Warning National Park

Mount Warning remains significant to Aboriginal people, providing a traditional mythology that extends back to the dreamtime. Called Wollumbin, meaning fighting chief of the mountains, the Aboriginal people believed that lightning and thunder observed on the mountain were warring warriors and that landslides were wounds obtained in battle.

The ancient forests that occur here are a window into the past. Among the multitude of tree species are giant stinging trees, figs, booyongs, carabeens, brush box and flame trees. A variety of birds, mammals and reptiles may be seen by the observant walker.

Winding upwards from the Breakfast Creek parking area is the Mount Warning Summit Track, which passes through a variety of vegetation. After a final rock scramble the track emeges to 360 degree views reaching every distant horizon. The duration is 4 5 hr return, degree of difficulty is strenuous and track condition steep and rocky in parts. Not advisable to undertake the walk after 2.00pm in winter.

A shorter walk catering for the less energetic, The Lyrebird Track crosses the Breakfast Creek before winding some 200m through palm forest to a platform set amongst the lush subtropical rainforest.

This World Heritage rainforest park is located in far north-eastern NSW and is reached by leaving the Pacific Highway at Murwillumbah and following the Kyogle road west for 12km. Turn onto the Mount Warning Road and travel 5km to the Korrumbyn Creek Picnic Area at the park entrance. Proceed another 1.5km along the road to the Breakfast Creek parking area at the base of the mountain.

Nimbin Rocks, Nimbin

Nimbin Rocks is an aboriginal sacred site of the Bundjalung people. It was an initiation ground for young boys and the dreaming story can be read at the Nimbin Museum. Viewing is from the road only.

Lennox Head Learn to Surf Co

The ultimate surf experience for everyone. Fun group surf lessons or private lessons daily. Learn a new skill and have the ride of your life!! Super-friendly professional coaches. Providing modern safe equipment: soft surfboards, wetsuits and rash vest.

"Life's too short not to surf"! Don't miss out - bookings essential. Phone: (02) 6685 5600 or email info@learntosurfco.com.

Kool Katz Learn to Surf School

Learn how to surf in uncrowded waves on pristine beaches with Byron Bays original and most experienced surf tour operator. Kool Katz Learn to Surf school specialises in getting you to your feet and surfing safely first time, every time!

All surf lessons include free use of all surfing equipment and transfers to and from surf lessons for Byron Bay and Lennox Head clients.
www.koolkatzsurf.com

Ballina and Beyond Fishing Charters

Ballina and Beyond offer comfortable, affordable and exciting fishing trips and charters for people of all ages. Launching from the majestic Richmond River in Ballina, just 25 minutes from Byron Bay. From May September be thrilled by regular sightings of Humpback whales on their annual migration!

Ballina and Beyond Fishing Charters offer the opportunity to fish the spectacular Richmond River and beyond in the deep waters of the Pacific Ocean! Ballina & Beyond provide half-day trips and supply all equipment including drinks and snacks.

A minimum of three people and a maximum of six are allowed each trip with your choice of deep-sea fishing or river fishing. Whether its a 20kg kingfish youre after or large mudcrabs, Ballina and Beyond will be on hand to make your fishing expedition an enjoyable one!

Please enquire early on 0418 664 941 to book the limited spaces available.

Ballina Fishing Park

Ballina Fishing Park is Australias premier salt water fishing park where visitors can catch a variety of native marine fish such as bream and jewfish. It is ideally situated on the pristine Richmond River and near the Pacific motorway for access.

The Ballina Fishing Park offers a unique fishing experience in the beautiful surrounds of the Richmond River estuary. The fishing park is full of prize quality Bream, Jewfish and other local marine fish to catch and release or to keep. We also have award winning giant tiger prawns seasonally available at our kiosk or to catch.

At the fishing park you can cook what you catch at the barbecue picnic area and taste truly fresh Australian seafood in bush surroundings. The Ballina Fishing park has something for everyone, whether you are an expert angler or a first timer, so bring the family and friends along and try your skill or luck.

Local Markets

Spend a leisurely day strolling around the local markets where you can stock up on local produce and enjoy the relaxed and free spirited atmosphere of the markets.

The markets include fresh local produce, local food and beverages, hand painted crafts, glassware, clothing, woodwork, hand made jewellery and more! Find that unique gift for yourself or someone special.

Byron Bay Markets 1st Sunday of the Month

Lennox Head Markets 2nd and 5th Sunday of the Month

Channon Markets 2nd Sunday of the Month

Lismore Car Boot Markets 1st and 3rd Sunday of the Month

Ballina Markets 3rd Sunday of the Month

Bangalow Markets 4th Sunday of the Month

Brunswick Heads Market 1st Saturday of the Month

Mullumbimby Markets 3rd Saturday of the Month

Dining Guide

Lennox Head Pizza & Pasta

Food with Atmosphere! Affordable great food and BYO!
Address: 2/56 Ballina Street, Lennox Head
Phone: (02) 6687 7080
Website: www.lennoxheadpizzaandpasta.com 
Opening hours Wednesday to Sunday from 5:30pm (delivery starts @ 6:00pm).

Mi Thai Restaurant

Modern and traditional Thai meals and other Asian influenced cuisine.
Address: 2/76 Ballina Street, Lennox Head
Phone: (02) 6687 5820
Website: www.mithai.com.au

Pancho Villa Mexican Restaurant

Licensed restaurant featuring attractive indoor and al fresco dining. Tex Mex style food adapted to suit local tastes. Vegetarian and childrens meals featured. Licensed with BYO wine optional.
Address: 1 2/62 Ballina Street, Lennox Head
Phone: (02) 6687 6171
Email: panchovilla@aapt.net.au

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Lake Ainsworth

Lake Ainsworth

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Lake Ainsworth, a tea-tree stained dunal lake, is very popular with locals and visitors. The lake is located at the northern end of Pacific Parade and is complemented by wonderful ...more

Lennox Head Beach

Lennox Head Beach

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Lennox Head was declared a National Surfing Reserve in February 2007, the third site in Australia to be recognised for its significance to recreational surfing and the largest in A...more

Pat Morton Lookout

Pat Morton Lookout

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Located on the top of Lennox Point, Pat Morton Lookout has extensive views out to the Pacific Ocean and north stretching up Seven Mile Beach. An ideal whale watching spot (during ...more