The Arakwal Aboriginal people are the acknowledged custodians of the Byron Bay area and retain a strong role and interest in the maintenance, protection and management of Aboriginal cultural values.
Easy access to the rainforests is a feature of this spectacular World Heritage area.
Also highly significant to local indigenous people for thousands of years, it contains important Aboriginal mythological and burial sites and campsites.
Old four wheel drive tracks parallel the beach, and informal sand tracks for people on foot, meander through the coastal heath, which comes alive in Spring with native birds and animals feasting from a myriad native shrubs, bushes and grasses, in bloom.
It originally comprised more than half of the Australian mainland with its western boundary set at 129th meridian east in 1825.
The colony also included the island territories of New Zealand, Van Diemen's Land, Lord Howe Island, and Norfolk Island.
During the 19th century, most of the colony's area was detached to form separate British colonies that eventually became New Zealand and the various states and territories of Australia.
It borders Queensland to the north, Victoria to the south, and South Australia to the west. The Australian Capital Territory is an enclave within the state.At Oz Country Singles, we are all about networking - we help Australians of all ages living in and outside of major capital cities find love.Our social network and online dating experience, is a great way to be introduced to single men and woman in remote and regional towns across Australia - all it takes is just a few clicks.Lord Howe Island remains part of New South Wales, while Norfolk Island has become a federal territory, as have the areas now known as the Australian Capital Territory and the Jervis Bay Territory.The prior inhabitants of New South Wales were the Aboriginal tribes who arrived in Australia about 40,000 to 60,000 years ago.