Northern New South Wales's Byron Bay - Tweed Heads region is famous for tourism and lifestyle alike. While there are many fantastic attractions and activities to enjoy in the area, they can quickly add up in cost. Luckily, there are plenty of free things to do that will allow you to experience the beauty and culture of the area without breaking the bank. Here are ten free things to do in Northern NSW's Byron Bay - Tweed Heads region.

    Visit the Cape Byron Lighthouse: The lighthouse is a must-see attraction when visiting Byron Bay. The walk to the top is free, and the surrounding ocean and coastline views are breathtaking.

    Swim at Tallow Beach: This stunning beach is south of Byron Bay. It offers excellent surf and beautiful scenery and is a popular spot for dolphin sightings.

    Explore the Tweed Regional Gallery: The gallery is in Murwillumbah and features an extensive collection of Australian art. Entry is free, and the surrounding gardens are also an excellent spot for a picnic.

    Hike to Minyon Falls: This beautiful waterfall is located in the Nightcap National Park and is a 7.5km return hike from the car park. The walk is free, and the views of the falls are spectacular.

    Visit the Tweed Valley Whey Farmhouse Cheeses: This small cheese factory in Burringbar offers free tastings of their delicious artisan cheeses.

    Take a scenic drive to Mount Warning: The drive to Mount Warning provides spectacular countryside views and is a popular spot for bushwalking and watching the sunrise over the East Coast of Australia.

    Enjoy the beaches at Brunswick Heads: The beaches in Brunswick Heads are perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and surfing. There are also plenty of picnic spots and BBQ facilities available.

    Visit the Crystal Castle: While entry to the Crystal Castle is not free, the surrounding gardens are accessible to explore and offer stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

    Stroll through the Bangalow Markets: These markets are held on the fourth Sunday of each month and offer a great selection of locally-made crafts, food, and clothing.

    Visit the Byron Bay Community Markets: Held on the first Sunday of each month, these markets are a great place to shop for locally made products, enjoy live music, and sample delicious food.

    There are plenty of free things to do in the Byron Bay - Tweed Heads region of Northern NSW. Whether exploring the area's natural beauty, visiting local markets, or simply relaxing on the beach, plenty of options won't cost you a cent.

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