Katharine Myres with tourists at the Byron Visitor Centre
Katharine Myres with tourists at the Byron Visitor Centre

A pressing question



Where's the loo?

That's the question most asked of staff and volunteers at the Byron Visitor Centre (BVC) this summer.

The second most asked question is, 'Where is Nimbin?'

And with the number of people passing through the front door of the centre, formerly the Byron Bay stationmaster's cottage, peaking at 2500 a day, they are questions heard many times.

Those with the more pressing need are directed to the public toilets just across the way in Railway Park, while those seeking a hinterland adventure - and perhaps other pleasures are shown a map.

BVC acting manager, Katharine Myres, laughingly said if they were given a dollar every time someone asked for directions to the loo, the self-funded centre would have no money worries.

Numbers coming through the doors of the BVC this summer are about the same as last year, but Ms Myres said it was "younger crowd" this year.

"It seems like it's almost an extension of Schoolies," she said.

Ms Myres said some visitors who had found Byron Bay "crowded" were encouraged to visit hinterland areas.


New album and their own recording label for local musos

Premium Content New album and their own recording label for local musos

THE five-piece indie rock-pop band is about to release their sixth music album

Peak Byron: Gin and yoga ... what’s not to love?

Premium Content Peak Byron: Gin and yoga ... what’s not to love?

THE new activity will be held at the resort weekly throughout November.

Halloween 2020: Is COVID scariest part of trick or treat?

Halloween 2020: Is COVID scariest part of trick or treat?

Households prepared to have trick or treaters attend this year have been advised to...