8 Things to Do in Byron Bay That You Shouldn't Miss

September 4, 2017 Marissa Gamble

Byron Bay's beaches are dotted with lighthouses and surrounded by bottlenose dolphins, rays, whales and sea turtles. This former New South Wales whaling station turned tourist town is still strongly influenced by its recent bohemian past, when hippie lifestyles flourished. Bongos and didgeridoos sound in parks, sarongs and dreadlocks are common, and vegetarian restaurants abound. Give in to the casual vibe and stroll between beaches and bars for a low-key and happy day.
Restaurants in Byron Bay

1. Lighthouse Trail

Lighthouse Road, Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Excellent
76%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Lighthouse Trail

Reviewed By Debbie H - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

What a beautiful walk. Go when the cafe I see open so you can reward yourself after the walk with a coffee while enjoying the view. The walk isn’t easy but it’s dotted with beautiful stops to soak up the beauty. If you struggle to walk you can drive up and park to enjoy the view. It’s $8.00 to park but don’t complain the money helps them to fund the services.

2. Cape Byron Lighthouse

Lighthouse Road, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia +61 2 6620 9300
Excellent
70%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Cape Byron Lighthouse

Reviewed By gaylenehansen500 - Nelson, New Zealand

Fantastic view up and down coast. Walk up is wonderful, though you can drive up - parking cost. You may see dolphins. And during May to October, whales. Visit the museum and hear the whale sound and learn about them. Cafe nice too.

3. Stone and Wood Brewery

4 Boronia Pl, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia +61 2 6685 5173
Excellent
73%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 153 reviews

Stone and Wood Brewery

Born and raised in Byron Bay, we take a fresh approach to brewing handcrafted beer in the Northern Rivers of NSW, one of the greatest places on Earth. It's a place where people enjoy having a beer when relaxing after catching a wave, catching a band at the pub or just catching up with friends. It's that sort of place. As the local brewer, we brew beer for times like these. Drop into our tasting room for a tour and beer paddle for $20. We're open 7 days a week, with tours at 11am and 3pm weekdays, except Tuesdays. Weekend tours run at 11am and 2pm. Drop us an email if you'd like to save a spot...

Reviewed By Opentage - Thame, United Kingdom

I would love to give this place a 5 star review, but they have a policy of 1 (beer) tasting board and 1 schooner maximum consumption per customer.
It took 45 minutes from town to walk there, and frankly as an adult I should be allowed to drink more than 2.5 pints should I choose.
Cool environment and definitely recommend the visit, but this arbitrary ruling is indicative of a town destined to quell any over indulgence. Yawn!

4. Cape Byron State Conservation Area

Lighthouse Road, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia +61 2 6685 5955
Excellent
71%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 124 reviews

Cape Byron State Conservation Area

Reviewed By Belgo96 - Australia

It is a beautifully maintained conservation area (although I was very sad to not see any goats clinging to the mountain on this trip - where have they all gone?). The parking to get into the conservation area is extremely difficult, always excessively busy and you have to pay. We walked up here on the light house trail (much better than trying to drive and park up here) and it is a magnificent place - unmissable on your trip to Byron Bay. Not good for the mobility challenged.

5. Belongil Beach

Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Excellent
69%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 342 reviews

Belongil Beach

Reviewed By Kingspoon - Mullumbimby, Australia

Myself and my friend Michael walk his Dog LiLu here .... it is a very beautiful stretch of Beach . I love it that we have friends there and it's nice to become friends with the other Dogs walking there . We invariably get into the surf and swim and carry on like PorkChops in the water . It takes a fair bit to get me out of the RainForest BUT I love Belongil Beach xxx

6. Wategos Beach

Marine Parade, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Excellent
66%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 102 reviews

Wategos Beach

Reviewed By M0j3 - Wellington, New Zealand

Lovely secluded beach tucked away near the lighthouse at Byron Bay. Great little park for kicking back or having a bbq if you're here for the day. Views out to some rock formations off the coast and you can see the top of the lighthouse from here too.

7. Byron Bay

Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Excellent
63%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 863 reviews

Byron Bay

Byron Hills is situated situated just 3 mins drive into the quaint village of Bangalow and 6-10 mins to Byron’s Beaches. Ballina/Byron Airport is a 20 min drive and Coolongatta Airport is a 45 min drive. The property sits on 5 lush acres with views of the surrounding Hinterland and Macadamia farms. The house is well equipped and beautifully furnished with warm inviting interiors. There are 4 good sized bedrooms in total. The Master Suite including an ensuite and outdoor bath with stunning views. Each of the bedrooms open onto Gardens or decks with views. There are several outdoor zones to enjoy including an undercover bbq area with Seating for 8 people including lounge area. The Tuscan inspired pergola also Seating for 8 people includes a traditional pizza oven. This is a beautiful space of an evening as the sun goes down behind the spot lit 100 year old Fig tree. There are monthly markets held as well as the weekly Saturday morning Farmers market where you will find local produce.

Reviewed By BSDavies - Melbourne, Australia

We went in Feb and the weather was humid and beautifully warm. We were a group of women celebrating our 50th year. The place is full of back packers but we never felt out of place. We had a beautiful house with a pool and the Beaches were gorgeous. Night life is non existent for oldies who think they are youngies but we hung out together at our house and it was an AWESOME week!

8. The Farm

11 Ewingsdale Road, Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia +61 2 6684 7888
Excellent
46%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
8%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

The Farm

Reviewed By R13117 - Brisbane, Australia

I visited The Farm about a month ago for a Hen's weekend and had a fantastic experience but it was also a lot quieter than it was this morning post wedding. I waited for a long time for coffee this morning and some of my friends were not impressed by staff members who had asked them to bring cutlery back inside, when other friends were told they were fine to have cutlery and eat outside. Definitely mixed messages there. I always love the food, sunflowers and seeing the animals but felt some of the staff were a bit rude and frazzled under the pressure of it being so busy.

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