Lennox HeadAustralia

4.5/5Top Destination

Surfers from around the world flock to the legendary point break that curls off Lennox Head on New South Wales’ North Coast. Study the competition or take on the barreling waves for yourself. Watch the action from a hang glider or stroll along the shore to scan the horizon for pods of dolphins. Explore Lennox Head’s magical lake and relax at the town’s scenic picnic areas.

Visit the golden sand of Lennox Head’s Seven Mile Beach. Stroll along the broad beach, play in the waves, or watch surfers taking on the renowned break at Lennox Point at the southern end of the beach. Sit on the sand and watch longboarders cruising down the clear waves during the popular Lennox Longboard Classic, held every August.

Watch the surfing action from the Pat Morton Lookout on the headlands. Enjoy the views stretching north along the beach or keep your eyes on the horizon to spot migratory whales between May and November. Begin your hang-gliding or paragliding journey from the scenic headlands and soar over the township and the rolling waves.

The tranquil expanse of Lake Ainsworth is a short stroll from the beach on the northern edge of Lennox Head. Find a grassy patch for a picnic in the shade of fragrant tea trees. The lake has barbecue areas and scenic campgrounds. Take a break from the salty ocean and go swimming, kayaking or stand-up paddle boarding in the fresh waters of the lake.

Lennox Head has a great selection of waterfront cafés and restaurants and a fantastic monthly market. On the second Sunday of the month, visit the Lennox Community Market on the grounds of the Community Centre.

The town is a 20-minute drive from Ballina Byron Gateway Airport. Reach Byron Bay by car or train in less than 30 minutes. With its varied shoreline and exciting local events, Lennox Head is a great destination for a North Coast getaway.

Known for

Beaches, Lakes and Surfing

Top hotels in Lennox Head

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Lennox Beach Resort
Lennox Beach Resort
4 out of 5
7 Park Lane, Lennox Head, NSW
NZ$199
per night
28 Oct. - 29 Oct.

Situated near the airport, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Seven Mile Beach and Lennox Head Beach. Pat Morton Lookout and Lake Ainsworth ...

4.3/5Excellent! (310 reviews)

"Underground parking, in town, beautiful pool. Hot tub on deck,"…"

Reviewed on 10 Oct. 2019

Lennox Beach Resort
Reflections Holiday Parks Lennox Head
Reflections Holiday Parks Lennox Head
4 out of 5
Cnr Ross Street & Pacific Parade, Lennox Head, NSW
NZ$114
per night
28 Oct. - 29 Oct.

Offering direct access to the beach, this Lennox Head campsite is steps away from Lennox Head Beach and Seven Mile Beach. Lake Ainsworth Sport and Recreation ...

4.3/5Excellent! (37 reviews)

"It was adequate for the cost the cabin was a basic one"…"

Reviewed on 8 Jul. 2019

Reflections Holiday Parks Lennox Head
Lennox Holiday Apartments
Lennox Holiday Apartments
4 out of 5
20 - 21 Pacific Parade, Lennox Head, NSW
NZ$206
per night
3 Nov. - 4 Nov.

Situated near the beach, this luxury apartment building is steps away from Lennox Head Beach and Seven Mile Beach. Lake Ainsworth Sport and Recreation Centre ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (189 reviews)

"Excellent location. Beautiful look to the sea and a very helpful staff."…"

Reviewed on 27 Jun. 2019

Lennox Holiday Apartments

Popular activities in Lennox Head

Wategos Beach
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Wategos Beach

4.5/5(269 reviews)

Swim or stroll at this beach sheltered by the rocky bluff of Cape Byron and you might see dolphins surfing on the offshore swell.

Tallow Beach
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Tallow Beach

4.5/5(147 reviews)

Whether you’re relaxing in the sun and surf or keeping watch for some of the region’s diverse wildlife, there are plenty of ways to enjoy this broad, sandy beach.

Main Beach
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Main Beach

4.5/5(349 reviews)

Snap photos of the emerald peaks, take part in aquatic activities at the surf club and stroll through forest paths near this urban beach.

Cape Byron Lighthouse
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Cape Byron Lighthouse

4.5/5(331 reviews)

Enjoy magnificent ocean views, learn about shipwrecks and spot dolphins when you visit this historic lighthouse on mainland Australia’s most easterly point.

Kings Beach
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Kings Beach

4.5/5(50 reviews)

Hike along scenic rainforest trails to arrive at a secluded and tranquil sandy haven that is popular with nudists and the gay community. 

Belongil Beach
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Belongil Beach

4.5/5(103 reviews)

With sandbar surf breaks, a shipwreck snorkeling site and a safe strip of lifeguard-patrolled ocean waves, it’s easy to see why this beach is favored among locals.

Top activities in Lennox Head

Sea Turtle Snorkeling Tour
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Sea Turtle Snorkeling Tour

NZ$81

Put your snorkel gear on and jump into the waters of Julian Rocks Marine Reserve. Swim alongside sea turtles in their natural habitat in the Cape Byron Marine Sanctuary. Swim among schools of exotic fish and experience the underwater brilliance of Julian Rocks Marine Reserve.

Byron Bay & the Crystal Castle
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Byron Bay & the Crystal Castle

NZ$118

Take a day trip to Byron Bay—Australia’s premier resort town. Relax on the beach, stroll past the shops and cafes, take in panoramic views from the famous lighthouse, and visit the magical destination, the Crystal Castle.

Private Surf Lesson in Byron Bay
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Private Surf Lesson in Byron Bay

NZ$140

Join a private surf lesson with a professional instructor and you'll be riding the waves in no time. Tackle the crests of Byron Bay, one of the world's most popular surf destinations, and gain valuable tips from an experienced surfer during this personalized introduction to the sport.

Introductory Scuba Diving Tour
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Introductory Scuba Diving Tour

NZ$210

Experience the underwater brilliance of Julian Rocks Marine Reserve. Swim with marine life such as turtles and manta rays, as well as interesting Southern Ocean animals like blue gropers and wobbegong sharks.

Half-Day Byron Bay Surfing Lesson
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Half-Day Byron Bay Surfing Lesson

NZ$74

Learn how to surf on the shores of Byron Bay with an expert instructor who shows you how to ride the waves with ease. Your instructor joins you in the water while providing helpful tips and tricks to conquer the waves so you feel confident and secure during this wild and wet adventure.

Guided Kayaking Trip with Dolphin and Whale Spotting
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Guided Kayaking Trip with Dolphin and Whale Spotting

NZ$74

Experience all the fun and adventure of a guided kayaking tour. Feel the exhilaration as you paddle with the dolphins, sea turtles, and whales frequenting the enticing waters of Byron Bay. Whether you are a novice or experienced kayaker, enjoy the waves and tea with Tim Tams on a beautiful beach.

Reviews of Lennox Head

4.5

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

TANIA

27 Sep. 2019

Lovely quite nice beaches and close to Ballina and Byron.

5/5 - Excellent

Abi

19 Aug. 2019

One of our favourite holiday locations.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

18 Apr. 2019

Some lovely places to have breakfast before heading to the beach

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

17 Apr. 2019

Fabulous seaside village. Great cafes and restaurants.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

12 Apr. 2019

ididnt enjoy dragging my suitcase up 15 steps to my room, as i was on my own. Would have preferred a ground floor room and after realising in the morning that most of the rooms were empty, I thought that there was no thought it poor management

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

5 Mar. 2019

Friends had recommended both the place and the apartments and they were absolutely right about it being well worth visiting- a quieter option to Byron Bay.