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Ultimate Guide to Lennox Head

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Not far from Byron Bay is the small town of Lennox Head, known for their lovely beaches, walks, surf spots and the awesome 4×4 beach driving! Lennox Head has so many options for the kids, the dogs and everything else in between, our ultimate guide is here to help you plan your next trip.

Accommodation 

Camping/Caravanning

Camping lets you unwind, sit down and enjoy the simpler things in life. Reflections Holiday Park Lennox Head is one of the best places to pitch a tent and spend your mornings waking up with the sun, nights in front of the campfire and enjoying the community that only campgrounds offer. They have powered and unpowered sites, cabins, barbecue areas and even school holiday activities. Best part? They’re pet friendly!

Resorts

Coastal towns are known for their hospitality and how welcoming they are, Lennox Head and Ballina are no different. The incredible team at Lennox Beach Resort will make you feel right at home. With a heated lap pool, jacuzzi, tennis court and just a short walk to the beach, your holiday to Lennox Head will have you relaxing in no time! If you want a bit of luxury mixed in with some history, check out the Ballina Manor. It was built in the 1920s, fitted out with all the modern amenities but keeping its beautiful period look, Ballina Manor is sure to bring a new experience to your trip.

Things To Do

4WD

Lennox Head’s iconic Seven Mile Beach is an awesome stretch of sand highway for 4WD’s. The main access point is on Camp Drewe road whilst it’s not particularly difficult to drive on but definitely make sure you take precautions.

If you want more information about driving on the beach, check out our trip to Seven Mile Beach here.

Beaches

With plenty of beaches to choose from, Lennox Head and its surrounds really make you spoilt for choice. Depending on if you want a patrolled beach, one for 4WDriving or dogs Lennox Head has so many options for you! Patrolled beaches (September to April, NSW school holidays) include Lighthouse Beach, Shelly Beach and Seven Mile Beach. The best beaches for your fluffy friends are Angel Beach (leash required) or if you really want to let them run around The Spit, Seven Mile Beach (North of Lake Ainsworth) Patches beach all allow off-leash fun.

Macadamia Castle

Less than a 15-minute drive from Lennox Head is a favourite for many families across the country over the past few decades is the iconic Macadamia Castle. There is so much to do at Macadamia Castle, your little ones and you will definitely have the time of your life! Mini Golf, an animal fun park, train ride and plenty of chances to meet and feed the animals. Their restaurant is also stocked with high quality, locally made and sourced spirits, so it definitely has something for everyone.

Summerland House Farm

Enjoy farm life on a real working farm in Lennox Head’s hinterland at Summerland Farm. A macadamia and avocado farm that you can explore, wander around, and immerse yourself in. They have a licensed restaurant, workshops and you can even book in a picnic to have on the grounds.

Walking Tracks

One of the best ways to enjoy the scenery, the view and immerse yourself in the area is through walking tracks. Lennox Head and Ballina have two really beautiful walking tracks, easy walking for families and for those wishing to go out to be in nature. The Sand Track Walk in the Seven Mile Beach National Park is 2km, located in a beautiful park where you can go fishing, swimming and picnic. The Lennox Head Boardwalk is a wonderfully scenic walk that ends at the Pat Morton Lookout walking along the beach starting at the official start or at one of the many beach access points. 

Lake Ainsworth

If you want a break from the beach and the sand, Lake Ainsworth is just down the road from Lennox Head! Lake Ainsworth is a freshwater lagoon discoloured due to tannins the surrounding tea trees. The tannins are said to very good and rejuvenating for your skin and hair. Swimming, Kayaking, and Paddle Boarding are all encouraged but there are no motorboats allowed on the lake. There are BBQ and Picnic facilities so you can enjoy a delicious lunch whilst out at the lake.

Need To Know

4WD Permit

Previously you did not need a permit whilst driving on Seven Mile Beach, recently the council has changed this and you must have a permit for driving. You can apply for one here

Interstate Travel Information

Anyone can enter New South Wales unless they have travelled to Victoria in the last 14 days. You must comply with the states own entry requirements. If at any point you start displaying symptoms, each state requires for you to get tested immediately.

When travelling from Queensland to New South Wales you’ll need a Queensland Border Declaration Pass, you can apply for a pass here

South Australia requires all returning travellers to not travel through Victoria and to register their intention to travel, you can do so here

ACT currently doesn’t have any forms needed to fill out, just make sure you keep up to date with New South Wales’s alerts.

Western Australia is currently not allowing people who have travelled to NSW back into the state unless you are essential personnel. 

Anyone arriving in Northern territory must fill in a border form and if you have been in a COVID-19 hotspot are required to quarantine for 14 days. 

Tasmania’s borders are closed for recreational travellers currently but they are talking about opening up in October – here’s hoping! 

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