Lennox Head

Lennox Head is a town in Australia.

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Understand

Lennox Head is 776 km north of Sydney, 211 km south of Brisbane, 11 km north of Ballina and 120 km south of Coolangatta. Lennox Head is a small coastal town between Byron Bay and Ballina, New South Wales. The village is popular with beach-goers, sea-changers, and holiday-makers. Population 6000 (2006 Census).

Relaxed village atmosphere with great restaurants, sidewalk cafes and shops. Pat Morton lookout (at Lennox Point) offers spectacular views of the village and of Seven Mile Beach extending up towards Broken Head and on to Byron. The town is known for its surfing, windsurfing and kite sailing. The stretch of coast from the south side of Flat Rock (4km. south), north to Lennox Point is now protected as the Lennox National Surfing Reserve . Located on the northern edge of the village is Lake Ainsworth, a freshwater lake that has distinctive tannin-stained waters from the surrounding tea trees.

Get in

By car

If you are travelling by car the following times will give you an idea of how long the trip will take.

40 minutes from Lismore 1.5 hours from the Gold Coast 2.5 hours from Brisbane 9.5 hours from Sydney 22.5 hours from Melbourne

By plane

Nearest airport - Ballina Byron Gateway Airport (BNK) is a short 10 minutes drive. The flight from Sydney takes around 1-1.5 hours. There is also a direct service from Melbourne. You can fly in to Ballina with Virgin, Jetstar or Rex from Sydney and from Melbourne with Jetstar several times a week. The shuttle buses that service the Ballina Byron Airport will also drop off in Lennox.

The drive from the Gold Coast Airport (OOL) at Coolangatta is less then 1 hour.

Bus services - Premier , NSW Trainlink, Blanches Bus Company , Byron easybus, Northern Rivers Buslines.

Get around

A taxi service is available in Lennox Head , however, there is no rank and you can not simply flag one down - you will have to book a cab in advance (Freecall number-1800 992066)if you want to go anywhere.

There are limited public bus services to Lismore, Ballina and Byron Bay. Ballina Byron Gateway Airport Services Route 640 connects Ballina Byron Gateway Airport with Ballina, Lennox Head, Byron Bay and Mullumbimby seven days a week. On public holidays the Route 640 Sunday timetable operates, except on Christmas Day (no service)

See

Surf skis, catamarans and windsurfers are hirable from the eastern shore of Lake Ainsworth. The protected waters of the lake are an excellent spot for windsurfing beginners. The reef off the southern end of Seven Mile Beach, just north of Lennox Headland is known as the Moat or Boat Channel and is within the Cape Byron Marine Park. The reef is an excellent place for snorkelling and provides good seasonal opportunities to view tropical fish, crustaceans and shellfish.

Do

Buy

Regional Markets The markets in and around Lennox Head have something for everyone - plenty of local arts and crafts, seasonal plants and produce, and a wide variety of food.

Eat

Best to book in advance during school holidays.

Drink

Live music regularly in the downstairs bar

Sleep

Lennox Head Beach House YHA 3 Ross Street Lennox Head (02) 6687 7636

Lennox Lodge Budget Accommodation 20 Byron Street Lennox Head (02) 6687 7210

Stay safe

Swimming Always swim between the flags and follow Surf Life Saver directions. Rips occur at times when the surf is rough.

Connect

Internet - available Wi-Fi at a number of cafes in the village. New internet facilities available. Buy your vouchers from the Seagrass grocery store at the south end of the shopping area.

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