Byron Bay is located on the East Coast of Australia in the Northern region of the state of NSW. It is a one hour drive to the border with the state of Queensland.


Byron Bay has a Sub-tropical climate bathed by the waters of the South Pacific, it is warm and sunny all year long, with a very mild winter. Summer days with sporadic rains; winter is dry with extended days of blue skies going on for weeks. Average in summer: 20 ° ~ 28 ° C. Average in winter: 10 ° ~ 22 ° C. Water temperature: summer 24ºC / winter 18ºC. The climate in Byron is perfectly suited for spending long hours basking in the sun, snorkeling in the crystal clear water or surfing the various world class surf breaks. Byron Bay is a world renowned tourist destination with people flocking here because of the beauty of the town and surrounding area. This has got to be one of the most inspiring places to live and study anywhere in the World.


The populationof Byron is 30 thousand permanent residents however this is a very transient place where people from different cultures from all over the world are drifting in and out. It can be very busy in the peak summer months of December-February.

Nearby Cities

Brunswick Heads, Tweed Heads, Coolangatta, Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Brisbane.

Byron Bay Exchange – Australia

Byron Bay (Cavvanbah in Aboriginal) is a city in the state of New South Wales and has in its area the most easterly point of mainland Australia, Cape Byron. The city is the nucleus of the Byron Shire Council, counting on a population of 30.000 inhabitants.  James Cook named Cape Byron in honor of the circumnavigator John Byron, grandfather of the English poet Lord Byron. The first Europeans arrived in 1770, when the first fishing communities were established.

During the 70’s, the city was a stronghold of hippie culture in Australia and still has that vibe to this day. Byron Bay is one of the most friendly welcoming towns in Australia and today it has evolved into a hotspot for amazing food with cuisine from all over the world represented. The coffee culture is famous in this tiny town and it seems there is a sensational coffee shop on every corner or tucked away down a back street. Byron Bay is built on surfing and this town has beaches that face in different directions that allow year round surfing regardless of the wind directions. The sub tropical waters that allow for surfing almost all year in boardshorts or bikinis also make it such an attractive destination for surfers from all over the world.

The back drop for the beaches in Byron Bay is tropical rainforest and bush so it is a paradise setting for a study abroad programme

The live music scene is also unrivalled anywhere in Australia with live music in every bar 7 nights a week and also talented musicians busking on most streets creating a great vibe.

If you want to study in paradise and love the outdoors lifestyle then look no further then Byron Bay.