The hinterland west of Byron Bay is the perfect compliment to the picturesque coastal areas. This unique region truly has the best of both worlds – stunning beaches and rugged cliff tops as well as lush rainforests, quaint villages and winding scenic mountain drives throughout the mountainous west.

The mountainous areas of the hinterland are a nature lovers dream. Dotted with winding rivers, splendid waterfalls, bush trails, small towns and cozy cabins, the dense rainforests are surrounded by some of Australia’s most fertile lands. For this reason the area has become a popular place to grow and sell organic foods, fresh produce and even coffee.

With its sub-tropical climate, the hinterland’s unique rainforest habitat is filled with beautiful flowers and plants growing in thick forests teaming with birds and other wildlife. Hiking through the rainforest, listening to the beautiful bird calls and waterfalls in the distance makes this a most memorable destination.

The hinterland region lies west of Byron Bay and the Pacific Motorway. Travelling west towards Nimbin, this is a scenic drive that should be taken at a relaxing pace as the winding roads offer some spectacular scenery.