Located in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales, 40 minutes south of the Queensland border sits the small and vibrant coastal town of Byron Bay. Featuring picturesque beaches, an unspoilt hinterland and a relaxed lifestyle, Byron Bay is one of the most iconic tourist destinations in the world.
The Byron Bay Lighthouse
A popular attraction for holiday makers and locals alike. Sitting on Australia’s most easterly point you can drive to the top and take in the picturesque views of the Bay and surrounding beaches including Wategos Beach and Cosy Corner. Alternatively get a little closer to nature and take the 3.7 km loop hike through rainforest, beach, grassland and clifftops to the top of the lighthouse.
Just one of the unique and magical experiences Byron Bay has to offer. Between the months of May and November see these majestic creatures begin their annual migration along the spectacular NSW coast. Join a paid Whale Watching tour or visit one of the many free viewing points around Byron Bay and surrounding suburbs including Cape Byron Lighthouse in Byron Bay, Pat Morton lookout in Lennox Head and Lighthouse hill in Ballina.
The Byron Bay Hinterland
The perfect destination for a day of exploring the stunning outdoors that this region has to offer. Renowned for its rich green rolling hills and picturesque views, the hinterland provides countless unique experiences including stunning waterfalls, scenic drives, walking tracks and lookouts, beautiful cafes and restaurants and unique attractions such as crystal castle.
Byron Bay Beaches
Located below Cape Byron lighthouse Wategos beach is the perfect spot to swim, surf and relax. Sit and watch the local dolphins play, grab a longboard and join them in the waves or enjoy a BBQ with friends at one of the free beachside barbecue areas.
One of Australia’s iconic beach locations. Soak up the sunshine on the long stretch of white sandy beach, relax underneath the pandanus trees, get amongst the world class long, tubing right handers that break off the rock, watch the surfers from the viewing platform or launch your boat from the boat ramp. On a calm day this beach is also the one of the best spots in Byron Bay to swim.
A stunning and secluded stretch of beach, far removed from the busier Byron Bay beaches. It’s a perfect spot to relax and unwind. Explore the under-water scene at the Wreck – a popular snorkelling spot, which also creates a good surf break.
Popular amongst locals and holiday makers - each month there are numerous markets in and around Byron Bay including Farmers Markets, Artisan Markets, Beachside Markets and Community Markets. Click here to find out more.
An iconic Byron Bay destination featuring a working farm, café and restaurant, produce store and flower farm - the perfect place to spend the day with family and friends. Enjoy breakfast at Three Blue Ducks, take a tour of the farm and join one of the many workshops available for adults and children. Bring a rug, grab yourself a delicious gourmet picnic from the produce store and pick a stop on the grass to spend the afternoon feasting at your own leisure whilst the kids play on the playground.
Stone and Wood Brewery
A must do when visiting Byron Bay! Made to embrace the Byron lifestyle, this internationally award-winning premium craft brewery boasts a range of delicious boutique beers which are an expression of the Stone & Wood approach to life of taking things slow and keeping it simple. Visit the Brewery for a tour and a tasting and learn the story behind these local legends.