Tucked away along the NSW coastline just south of Cape Byron Lighthouse lies the laid-back coastal village of Suffolk Park, where secluded beaches and pristine coastal reserves entice those looking to unwind. Experience a sense of tranquillity as you discover the region’s local cuisine, earthy markets and artsy culture.
Things to do in Suffolk Park
Relish an invigorating morning walk, swim or surf at the immaculate Tallows Beach, a 6.5-kilometre stretch of uninterrupted white sand and perfect rolling waves just minutes from Suffolk Park. If you’re in search of a secluded cove, head to Cosy Corner, a protected inlet ideal for swimming.
Escape the crowds with a trek through Broken Head Reserve on the Three Sisters Walking Trail. Wander along the dramatic cliffs through a canopy of native bushland, before catching sight of the Three Sisters Rock, a rugged coastal outcrop named by the local Bundjalung people. As you walk, discover the Dreamtime stories and learn facets of the Aboriginal culture.
No trip to Suffolk Park would be complete without visiting Cape Byron Headland Reserve, the most easterly point of mainland Australia. Follow over 15 kilometres of coastal trails, climb to the top of Cape Byron Lighthouse and look out for whales passing by at Fisherman’s Lookout.
Venture beyond the coastline and discover the ancient rainforests, meandering rivers and charming villages of the hinterland. Take a refreshing dip at Minyon Falls, meet local koalas in Nightcap National Forest and stop by The Channon Markets or Nimbin Artist Gallery.
Getting around Suffolk Park
Suffolk Park is an easy six-kilometre drive, bus or taxi ride from Byron Bay. The closest domestic airport is Ballina Byron Gateway Airport, just 30 minutes’ drive south. The town centre is walkable, with plenty of coastal trails or cycles paths to follow.