Lennox Head

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If you’re heading south from Byron Bay or north from Ballina, don’t miss the chance to stop at Lennox Head. Located just 20km from Byron Bay and 12KM from Ballina, this charming seaside town is well worth a visit even if it’s not on your route.

Lennox Head has a laid back, leisurely vibe, and is known for its spectacular natural beauty, excellent restaurants, chic accommodation, and the beautiful Seven Mile Beach. However, Lennox Head is best known for its iconic right-hand break, making it a must for surfers. This is the home of the Lennox Longboard Classic, held annually in August. Hang-gliding and paragliding are also popular activities here, for those wanting an aerial view of dolphins riding waves alongside the surfers. Alternatively, Pat Morton lookout gives a fantastic vantage point to spot dolphins and migrating humpback whales, as you take in the sensational scenery.

No visit to Lennox Head is complete without a picnic by Lake Ainsworth, a freshwater lake tinted a light brown colour by the tea trees lining its shoreline. This is a lovely spot for swimming, kayaking, canoeing, and sailing.

Along the main street you will find an array of chic boutiques, so save time for some shopping. The monthly Lennox Head Community Markets are also a fantastic place to shop for a wide range of products from tropical fruit and vegetables to handcrafted goods.

When hunger strikes, you’ll be spoilt for choice by the range of quirky cafes and exceptional restaurants lining the main street.