Place:Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia

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NameByron Bay
TypeTown
Coordinates28.717°S 153.567°E
Located inNew South Wales, Australia
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Byron Bay is a beachside town located in the far-northeastern corner of the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is located north of Sydney and south of Brisbane. Cape Byron, a headland adjacent to the town, is the easternmost point of mainland Australia. At the 2006 Census, the town had a permanent population of 4,981.[1] The town is in turn the nucleus of Byron Shire, which has in excess of 28,000 residents.

The local Arakwal Aboriginal people's name for the area is Cavvanbah, meaning "meeting place". Captain James Cook named Cape Byron after John Byron, circumnavigator of the world and grandfather of the poet, Lord Byron.

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