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Blissful Byron Bay

For a vibrant green coastline, an idyllic deep blue sea and the most laid-back atmosphere you could possibly imagine, escape for the weekend (or perhaps forever) to the NSW North Coast’s own utopia at Byron Bay. The balmy Byron days are best enjoyed with beer (or organic wheatgrass vegan soy smoothie) in hand and beach adjacent.

For sun, sand and some very interesting people watching, score yourself a good spot on Byron Bay’s Main Beach. Get the blood pumping with a trek around the most easterly point in Australia at Cape Byron, and while you’re there see if you can spot a wallaby or two from Captain Cook Lookout. Byron Bay is known around the country for its alternative lifestyle, so you can also be sure that after days spent relaxing and/or exploring, the nights will be no less enjoyable!

Byron Bay’s Top 10

10. Minyon Falls Located in Nightcap National Park, there are few sights more impressive in the region than these sparkling falls. 5. Dolphin Kayaking Glide out on a half-day kayaking tour around Cape Byron Marine Park and say g’day to the cheeky dolphins.
9. Two Sisters Rocks Make sure you bring your camera to get some phenomenal snaps of these robust stone formations jutting out of the ocean. 4. Day Trip to Nimbin Just a short drive out of Byron Bay is the beautiful township of Nimbin, where you will stumble across some excellent markets (and perhaps a ‘special’ brownie or two).
8. Arakwal National Park The lushest greenery on the coast and an abundance of Australian flora and fauna just waiting to be explored and discovered. 3. Julian Rocks Marine Reserve Rated one of Australia’s top dive spots, discover an underwater bounty right here.
7. Byron Bay Eco Tours Strap yourself into the back of a 4WD for an off-road adventure chock-full of local info. 2. Lighthouse Built in 1901, this lighthouse is the most easterly and most powerful in the whole country.
6. Samudra A Byron favourite – relax your spirit at this all-inclusive surf and yoga retreat. 1. The Pass For Byron’s most famous surf breaks (and maybe even a dolphin or two) this beach is perfection.

Byron Bay Events

Float along to the beach for the annual Kite & Bikes Festival in March.

Byron comes alive in April with some of the biggest international acts at the Byron Bay Blues & Roots Festival.Bask in the warming glow of the gorgeous Lismore Lantern Parade in July.

Meet some Australia’s finest writers at the Byron Bay Writers’ Festival. Whip out your underwater camera and take part in a monster of a contest at the Underwater Festival in August.

When To Go

  • Summers in Byron are hot and sticky, but absolute perfection for beach swimming.
  • Byron Bay’s winter is relatively warm, and is a great time to enjoy a trek to Cape Byron.
  • The best time of year for kicking back and al fresco dining by the shore is spring.

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Getting Around

  • There is one bus service around Byron Bay. It is cheap, but fairly limited.
  • Driving is a very viable option around Byron as the roads are good and the parking is inexpensive.
  • Most destinations in Byron Bay are relatively close together and walking around is a great way to soak up the atmosphere.

Byron Bay Activities

Premier holiday destination, elicitor of oohs and ahs and lurer of travel photographers the world over, Byron Bay is a tasty oceanside town in New South Wales, Australia. A short drive from Brisbane, Queensland and a considerably longer, yet breathtakingly scenic, trek up the coast from Sydney, the tidy community of 5,000 people is a veritable magnet for domestic and international arrivals alike.

Byron Bay’s juiciest carrot is geography. For many, this pretty corner of New South Wales is the product of divine providence and upon first glance, one can easily see why. A surge of lush, verdant hinterland unites with a handsome curl of seashore to form one of the most achingly gorgeous slivers of real estate in Australia. It’s too far-gone to recall when Byron Bay was a hidden gem and indeed, in the decades since, the town has attracted all manner of hippies, backpackers, surfers, counterculture beatniks, artists, organic locavores, yoga instructors and yes, moneyed spa resort-goers. It all makes for an eclectic road trip target and, despite the frenzied popularity, a surprisingly laid-back and beguiling one at that. From picture-postcard beaches to first-class restaurants, phenomenal nature reserves to vibrant festivals, Byron Bay is a consistent charmer.

  • Cape Byron Lighthouse
  • Broken Head Nature Reserve
  • Cape Byron State Conservation Area
  • Belongil Beach
  • Seven Mile Beach
  • East Coast International Blues & Roots Music Festival (Byron Bay Bluesfest)
  • Byron Bay Farmers Market
  • Byron Bay Writers Festival
  • Julian Rocks Nature Reserve
  • Byron Bay Film Festival

Byron Bay Restaurants And Nightlife


  • Orgasmic Food Byron Bay
  • Balcony Bar & Restaurant
  • Savvy Teppanyaki Lounge Bar
  • Earth ‘n’ Sea Amazing Pizza & Pasta
  • Byron Street Burgers


  • Liquid Bar and Nightlife
  • LaLaLand
  • Buddha Bar & Restaurant
  • The Lounge Cinema
  • Railway Friendly Bar


Byron Bay has a humid subtropical climate, with temperatures between 9°C and 28°C for the year and moderate to heavy rainfall between December and March.

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From US$18

1 Nomads Backpackers Hostel Byron Bay

3 stars
3.0 / 5 3 reviews

1 Lawson Lane Map

Nomads Backpackers Hostel Byron Bay is a boutique property offering spacious accommodation and friendly hospitality in welcoming ambiance. It also has Clarke's Beach, Macadamia Castle And Animal... More

A few more cleaners wouldn't hurt
First of all the "king Delux" room looked nothing like the photos supplied and was just a small cramped filthy room. The state of the bathroom was just horrible not to mention first thing we saw...
9 Feb 2015
From US$176

2 The Garden Burees Byron Bay

3 stars
4.3 / 5 3 reviews

17 Gordon Street Map

Includes FREE Onsite Parking

The Garden Burees Byron Bay is a perfect getaway to explore the splendour of Byron Bay. This Balinese inspired hotel, situated in a serene tropical setting offers lavish comforts. The property is... More

romantic weekend
Beautiful loft villas with big spas. Had an amazing weekend here. Close enough to town that it's an easy walk, but far enough to be quiet. Great touches like candles and DVDs. Loved it.
20 Mar 2015
From US$86

3 Lord Byron Resort Byron Bay

3 stars
3.9 / 5 24 reviews

120 Jonson Street Map

Includes FREE Onsite Parking

Lord Byron Resort Byron Bay is a modern holiday base in New South Wales that delivers relaxing accommodations away from the busy city life. During free time, vacationers at this Byron Bay resort... More

so clean and staff were very happy to help
The staff were very helpful and happy the room was spotless great location just fantastic
12 Aug 2015
From US$23

4 Arts Factory Lodge Byron Bay

3 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

1 Skinners Shoot Road Map

Arts Factory Lodge Byron Bay maintains the charm of the old days, whilst offering modern and comfortable accommodation. The property is also well-located close to many attractions of the area. The... More

Great value Budget stay
Byron can be very expensive, but it does not have to be! Situated a short stroll form town, and next to the Byron brewery, this is a great choice. Set in beautiful swampland, with water dragons and...
15 Sep 2014
From US$75

5 Glen Villa Resort

3 stars
3.8 / 5 9 reviews

Butler Street Map

Glen Villa Resort Byron Bay is located in quiet area and is few steps away from Sundive Byron Bay. Some of the attractions in the surrounding include Arakwal National Park, Julian Rocks Marine... More

Not good
The staff and manager were rude and unhelpful. I go to Byron often and have stayed here in the past but will not be returning or recommending this place to friends and family.
24 Feb 2015
From US$157

6 Waves Byron Bay

4 stars
4.4 / 5 8 reviews

35 Lawson Street Map

Waves Byron Bay is luxurious hotel perfect for business or leisure stays. The property is situated in a stunning setting overlooking the beach. This apartment is just 100 metres away from the town... More

Great beach getaway
Very clean, large comfy room, close to the beach and restaurants, free parking and friendly staff.
21 Jul 2014
From US$87

7 Wollongbar Motel Byron Bay

3 stars
4.4 / 5 20 reviews

19-21 Shirley Street Map

Wollongbar Motel Byron Bay is conveniently located two minutes walk from the town centre with a private path to the golden sandy beaches. It is also in vicinity to railway station and the night... More

a great weekend away with my sister
Have stayed here before and although it is a bit basic it is good value for money. The staff are very friendly, the place is clean and the location is brilliant.
19 May 2015
From US$89

8 Byron Motor Lodge Motel

3 stars
2.0 / 5 1 reviews

11/21 Butler Street Map

Includes FREE Onsite Parking

Providing cosy accommodations without hefty price tag set close to the pristine Coral Sea and a myriad of recreation opportunities, Byron Motor Lodge Motel creates an ideal oceanfront retreat for... More

good location
water hammered in the taps, the rooms were clean but had bad smell, staff were very nice . a bit expensive for this style of room
26 May 2014
From US$200

9 Beach Hotel Resort

4 stars
3.0 / 5 1 reviews

Bay Street Byron Bay Map

Includes FREE Undercover Secure Parking

Each of the 25 luxurious suites are spacious and well equipped to enhance your Byron experience. Beach Hotel Resort offers beach side accommodation in Australia''''s favourite holiday... More

Weekend at Byron Bay
Hotel was in centre of town right at the beach. Staff were pleasant. Room was tired and for the price in need of refurbishing. Room was comfortable with a pleasent outlook over the pool and across...
13 Apr 2015
From US$121

10 Byron Quarter Apartments

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

8 Byron Street Map

Book 30 Days in Advance & Save 10%

Travellers visiting Byron Bay for a short- or long- term stay find suitable base at the self-serviced accommodations and close-to-the-beach setting of Byron Quarter Apartments. Visitors at this... More

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