Holidaying in Lennox Head

Lennox Head – a picture perfect seaside escape.

Nestled quietly between Ballina and Byron Bay, Lennox Head is an idyllic seaside destination to escape the hustle and bustle of busy life.

Lennox Head is a small township characterised by a large a beautiful headland (hence the name).

Here you will enjoy spectacular beaches for walking, swimming, surfing and fishing, great cafe’s and restaurants, boutique shopping and a pleasantly laid back coastal village atmosphere.

This guide to holidaying in Lennox Head will get you packing and planning your holiday in beautiful Lennox Head NSW.


Airport Transfers to and from Lennox Head.

The Ballina Byron Gateway Airport is the closest airport to Lennox Head with only a 20 minute scenic drive. The Gold Coast Airport is approx 1 hour’s drive and Brisbane Airport approx 2 hour’s drive.

BBAT provide direct express airport transfers for all three airports to/from Lennox Head with 24/7 service.  Our great value fares are perfect for families, groups and individuals. Best of all, you get the bus to yourselves!

We also offer Lennox Head charter mini bus hire services ideal for transporting groups on day trips and excursions.

Find out more about our Lennox Head airport transfers.

Lennox Head township

The vibrant seaside township of Lennox Head offers plenty to suit all tastes, ages and interests.

The main street is lined with an abundance of choice for dining. From tempting cafe’s serving quick fixes to scrumptious creations and award-winning restaurants.  In town you’ll find a bowls club, a Chinese restaurant, Thai food, Mexican, excellent fish and chips (best enjoyed down the beach), and of course classic pub grub with live music at Lennox Point Hotel.

If you enjoy a spot of shopping, you won’t be disappointed. From boutique clothing stores, a surf shop, op shops, bulk foods, newsagent, hairdressers, health and beauty stores, a hardware store and more. All your basic shopping needs will be covered here. If you’re after something specific Ballina is also only a 15 minute drive away.

Lennox Head locals are proud of their village and take pride in its reputation as a friendly destination.

Lennox Head – a surfer’s paradise without the skyscrapers!

Lennox Head is one of the iconic National Surfing Reserves.

The breaks at Lennox have been surfed since the late 1950’s when surfing gained popularity throughout NSW.

The world famous Lennox Point is revered for its powerful and impressive waves, best suited for experienced surfers. However the diversity of Lennox’s spectacular beaches cater for all surfing levels, including beginners.

Lennox Head also hosts a number of surfing competitions, including the Lennox Longboard Classic which is held every August.

Pat Morton Lookout

Watch the surfers carve the waves at Pat Morton Lookout located on the top of Lennox Point.

Pat Morton Lookout is an easy walk from town, along the oceanfront boardwalk.

The lookout boasts extensive views stretching out to the Pacific Ocean, north along Seven Mile Beach, with glimpses of the coastline up to Byron Bay. Pat Morton Lookout provides a great place to picnic and an ideal whale watching spot during whale season of May to November. Dolphins are also frequently spotted.

You can take a walk to the top of the lookout via stairs and stroll along the headland towards Boulder Beach. A new footpath is underway that will continue all the way to Sharpes Beach in Skenners Head.

The magnificent views of the eastern coastline are breathtaking and well worth the trek.

Tandem hang gliding over the cliff-side is also available from Pat Moreton Lookout.

Bikeway from Lennox Head, via Skenners Head to Ballina

A Coastal Recreational Pathway and shared footpath is currently being established to improve connectivity and access to the spectacular coastline between Lennox Head and Ballina.

The pathway will enable cyclists, joggers and walkers to meander from Pat Morton Lookout in Lennox Head through to Ballina. Once finalised, you will be able to ride safely from the RSL in Ballina all the way along to Lennox Head. The path is due to be finished before Christmas 2019.

You can download a copy of the Cycleways and Shared Paths map by clicking here.

Lake Ainsworth

The picturesque Lake Ainsworth to the north of town, is a popular place to cool off after a day of exploring the local sights.

The ‘Coca Cola’ coloured water comes from tanins of the tea trees surrounding the lake, and the waters are reputed to have therapeutic qualities.

For an exhilarating experience, you can cross the road and take a swim in the salty ocean and then cross back again to splash in the fresh water lake.

Surrounding the lake are pathways with excellent BBQ and picnic facilities.

Lake Ainsworth is appreciated by locals and visitors alike and is great for swimming, kayaking and stand up paddling. A great place for the entire family to enjoy.

Have you started packing yet?

With so much to see, do and enjoy Lennox Head really is an excellent choice for a holiday destination. It is a place you can really take some well needed R&R and be immersed in natural beauty.

Its central position also makes it an ideal location to base yourself to explore the wonderful Northern Rivers region

You can also find out more about what to do in nearby places such as Ballina and Byron Bay in our Blog.

We hope you have found our post to get you salivating for your holiday in lovely Lennox Head.

Of course our BBAT drivers are full of local info, feel free to ask for recommendations when we pick you up from the airport!

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