From $30 a night to $24,000 a week - which Byron is yours?
FROM footy field to fabulous, accommodation in Byron Bay this summer ranges from $30 a night up to $24,000 a week for your own private hinterland retreat.
The most budget accommodation The Northern Star could find in Byron Bay this holiday season was an unpowered camping site at the Red Devils football field on Bangalow Road for $30 per night - bring your own tent and gas cook top.
At the opposite end of the spectrum, you could rent your very own private football field (and gym, tennis court and golf range...) at the shire's most expensive accommodation offering: the luxury 93ha (230 acre) Belle Helena at St Helena.
Belle Helena, managed by agents Unique Estates, will set you back $19,000 a week - up to $24,000 at New Year if you fill it to its 22-person capacity.
But for that price you have your own private luxury resort with pool and cinema and are able to accommodate generations of the extended family.
While the range of accommodation on offer is vast, on average Byron Bay is now a four-star location, the town's leading accommodation booking agency said.
"The demand in Byron Bay has moved up half-a-star over the past five years," Grant Hawkins, partner at Byron Bay Accomm said.
"Privacy is a big factor in the top-end luxury accommodation market," he said.
"And we are also seeing a lot more couples in their 30s with no children,'' he said.
"They may join together to share accommodation and they can be some our best behaved tenants."
If you haven't found accommodation in Byron Bay for this Christmas, you may have missed the boat, Mr Hawkins warned.
"Accommodation for the Christmas peak period is usually booked a year in advance," he said.
Out of Byron Bay Accomm's 110 homes and apartments, only a handful were still available this Christmas/New Year, the most affordable being the $1750 per week Figtree Cottage at Ewingsdale which sleeps four.