About Byron Bay

Located on Australia’s most Easterly point, Byron Bay is a natural wonderland.  Boasting famous surfing beaches, natural reserves and national parks and an impressive range of restaurants and cafes, Byron Bay is the perfect place to relax and unwind.

Conveniently located close to both Ballina and the Gold Coast (Coolongatta) airports, Byron Bay is accessible to all travellers from near and far.  Being located on NSW’s far north coast, means that Byron Bay enjoys a year round sub-tropical climate,  and is perfect any time of the year for a seaside vacation.

Things to do:

There is always plenty to do in and around Byron Bay. Here are a few ideas:

Go for a surf or Learn to Surf
Being a famous surfing destination, Byron Bay is home to a number of popular beaches including: The Wreck, Main Beach, Clarks Beach, The Pass, Wategos Beach and Tallow Beach.  If you haven’t yet tried, some of the local surf schools boast they can have you standing up in one lesson – give it a go!

The Community Market
Every weekend Byron Bay or one of the surrounding villages comes alive with the most colourful, creative and funky markets in Australia.   Don’t miss the markets for a great local vibe, local food and handicrafts and fun for the kids.

The Farmers Market
The fabulous Farmers Market can be found every Thursday morning from 8am-11am  on Butler St.  Enjoy the local flavours and chat to the farmers directly as you buy and sample the freshest produce in season.

Sea Kayaking
Go for an amazing guided kayaking adventure in the crystal clear waters of Cape Byron.  Experience surfing the waves and have one of the best opportunities for spotting our playful dolphins. Morning or afternoon tea is included.

Snorkelling and Diving
Visit Julian rocks, one of the top 10 dive spots in the country for either a snorkel or scuba dive. Marvel at the array of over 400 species of marine life including loggerhead turtles, manta rays and leopard sharks.

Take a Walk
The Cape Byron Lighthouse walk is certainly one of the most breathtaking coastal walks in Australia.  You can take a leisurely walk (or a run!) to the top lookout - Australia's most easterly point.  The view is spectacular and you will often see native wildlife, especially in the early morning.  The Cape is home to bottlenose dolphin pods, easily visible from the walking path and  the whale watching season  runs from June to November.

There are plenty of events in and around Byron Bay – check updated calendar of events.


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