Exercising around the Byron Bay & hinterland region

By April 15, 2020April 28th, 2020Activities, Byron Hinterland, News
Mountain Biking Byron Hinterland

During these unprecedented times, we’re all asked to social distance. However, we can still go out an exercise (with no more than 1 other person from the same household) and we should. Exercise is not only important for physical health but mental wellbeing too, it also helps to strengthen our immune system.

So with that said, there’s lots of great outdoor places to exercise, with space from others, in and around the Byron Bay hinterland region. Here’s a quick list:

Cycling / Mountain Biking


Walking – yourself and/or your dog.

    • Tyagarah Beach at Byron Bay is dog friendly. It provides the opportunity for a good long walk from the Wreck carpark (near the Byron swimming pool) to many miles north.
    • Seven Mile Beach at Lennox Head is dog friendly (follow signs for correct dog access as some of the beach is closed to dogs – north of the Surf Club is fine).
    • Walk along the river at Ballina
    • Fish at any of the local beaches or Ballina/ Richmond River. Fishing permits apply. 
    • Brunswick River front
    • Walk the headland from Lennox Head to Ballina or vice-versa


Swimming, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding

    • – Brunswick Heads, Lake Ainsworth at Lennox Head, parts of the Richmond River and North Creek at Ballina.



    • – Byron Bay, Lennox Head, Ballina, Evans Head, Brunswick Heads


National Parks – there are lots of National Parks and reserves around the Byron Hinterland region. While many have great walking trails, do check with the National Parks and Wildlife Service if they are open in your area. The most popular areas that are likely to be busy are closed. Also remember that travelling out of your region is not accepted as part of the Covid-19 crisis.

Please observe local rules for Covid-19 and what you’re allowed to do at the time.

Note: most of Cape Byron conservation area is closed. see more here. 

Covid 19 useful links:

See the National Parks and Wildlife Service article here.

Also see the government articles about what you can and can’t do during the Covid-19 crisis, including how to protect yourself and others here

NSW Health – Covid-19 information