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Byron Bay

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Lighthouses · Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing · Hiking Trails
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country. Surrounded by dense forests and sporting long sandy beaches, the town exudes a laid-back atmosphere favored by younger travelers, artists, and nature lovers. Surfing ranks among the top things to do at Byron Bay, and each year hundreds come here to catch the perfect wave. The town's population of around 5,000 increases exponentially at high season, especially during its numerous festivals. Probably the busiest and the rowdiest period in Byron Bay is between late November and mid-December, when high school graduates flock to the town during "schoolies week." Explore the family-friendly attractions of Byron Bay and add them to your vacation plans using our Australia online tour builder.
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Popular things to do in Byron Bay

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Cape Byron Walking Track
Hiking Trail
Cape Byron Walking Track
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Lighthouse
Cape Byron Lighthouse
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Kayaking / Canoeing
Kayaking & Canoeing
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Byron Bay

Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens ©
Playground
Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens Mullumbimby
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
Tropical Fruit World ©
Wildlife Area
Tropical Fruit World Duranbah
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
Lennox Head Beach
Beach
Lennox Head Beach Lennox Head
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Spas in Byron Bay

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Spa
Spas
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Spa / Wellness
Spas & Wellness
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Byron Bay

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Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Food Tour
Food Tours
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Wildlife in Byron Bay

Sundive Byron Bay ©
Shark Diving
Sundive Byron Bay
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Byron Bay Dive Centre ©
Scuba / Snorkeling
Byron Bay Dive Centre
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Dolphin & Whale Watching
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Byron Bay

Arakwal National Park ©
National Park
Arakwal National Park
4.6
Duration: 8 hours
The Farm Byron Bay ©
Farm
The Farm Byron Bay
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
Belongil Beach ©
Beach
Belongil Beach
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Stone & Wood Brewery ©
Brewery
Stone & Wood Brewery
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

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Message from Tourism Australia

Mainland Australia's easternmost town is a melting pot of surf culture, alternative lifestyles and hedonistic pursuits. Unwind in mainland Australia's easternmost town. It's home to excellent beaches, lush rainforests, great regional dining and new-age retreats. You won't want to leave. Domestic flights arrive at Ballina Airport, a 25 minute drive south of Byron Bay, or at Gold Coast Airport, a 45 minute drive north of Byron Bay. Many people choose to drive to Byron Bay: it’s about a nine hour drive north from Sydney or a two hour drive south from Brisbane.