THE WRECK: The Wollongbar lost its tie to the old Byron Bay Pier during a cyclone on May 14, 1921 and sank. The Wreck features in the new Byron Bay Walking Tours app.
THE WRECK: The Wollongbar lost its tie to the old Byron Bay Pier during a cyclone on May 14, 1921 and sank. The Wreck features in the new Byron Bay Walking Tours app. Contributed

Walk through Byron’s history with new app

BYRON Bay now has its first ever smartphone walking tour app for the foreshore trail and lighthouse, with several more tours in the works.

The app was created by local resident and award-winning BayFM producer, William Martin, who has a vision to share Australia's unique qualities through audio tour experiences.

"The Byron Bay Walking Tour takes the traditional audio tour to the next level with tours that will impress locals and visitors alike," said Mr Martin.

Produced by local company Talking Trails, the app uses your phone's GPS to pinpoint your location and offers an in-depth history of our region.

From the wreck of the SS Wollongbar, to the destruction of the town's entire fishing fleet, the app will help users peel back the layers of time and appreciate the history of Byron Bay landmarks," said Mr Martin.

Download the app at: www.byronbaywalkingtour.com.



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