Byron Bay is an iconic Australian Destination. It beautifully combines the natural serene surroundings with an eclectic mix of activities making it the perfect holiday destination. From Yoga, Shopping, Clubbing, Dining, Surfing, Bush walks, Sky Diving, cocktails & cinemas you will always find something interesting to do in this coastal town of New South Wales.
With a subtropical climate, the perfect time to visit Byron Bay is from Dec to Jan as well as the Easter long weekend for the infamous Blues and Roots Festival www.bluesfest.com.au
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Marvell St. Byron Bay
P. 02 6680 8801
Light house National Park walk
A must do when visiting Byron Bay is to walk up to the light house. With breathtaking views, the walk along the cliff edge is simply amazing. Make sure you keep your eyes peeled for Whales in winter and in the summer you are sure to see dolphins, Manta rays, eagles or turtles.
The Byron Shire has great local markets that occur mostly on a Sunday with food, live music, entertainment, clothing as well as arts and crafts. A must do! If Byron Bay doesn’t have a market on while you’re visiting, rent a car hire and check out the surrounding areas. Not only are they beautiful but they are also easy to navigate around.
The main streets of Byron Bay are great for shopping! Just take a wonder around and you will be amazed at what you will find.
The Villas of Byron
If you’re really looking for a weekend getaway of absolute bliss The Villas of Byron will slip you away to an oasis paradise. With each villa containing their own private heated pool and spa set, you will never want to leave!
P. 02 6685 6746
A. 19-23 Gordon St. Byron Bay NSW 2481
The Beach Hotel hosts a number of great live music acts. Keep your eyes open for any gigs by THE GRAINS, they are a surf culture group that play epic tunes. You’ll be humming their beats for days! While you’re there hit up the dance floor where it will undoubtedly be shaking!
A. Bay St, Byron Bay
P. 02 6685 6402
The Grains : www.facebook.com/thegrains
The Pass Café is iconic and delicious! It has the best location in all of NSW, on the beach surrounded by national park. With gourmet burgers, chips, salads, juices, smoothies, coffees and sweet treats it has the works!
P: 02 6685 6074
A healthy and tasty concept! Soul Bowl has a delicious selection of salads, sweet potato spuds, wraps and soups. Make sure you try the town favourite, the Spuddy Gonzalez. Located at the main beach in town just in front of the Surf Life Savers Club, enjoy your meal in the café or take it down to the park or beach for some beautiful views.
14 Bay St, Byron Bay
P. 02 6685 5252
Containing a varied menu with fresh local produce, Chameleon is the best way to taste what the local town has to offer. Their divine pizza deserts are worth treating yourself and their Sangria goes down well after a day at the beach!
109 Johnson St, Byron Bay
P. 02 6680 7798
This teppenyaki cocktail bar cooks up beautiful modern Asian cuisine. Their cocktails are the best in Byron Bay and are shaken up with a smile by their eclectic staff.
9 Fletcher Street, Bryon Bay
P. 02 6685 7856
Byron Bay is renowned for its easy waves, making it perfect for those who want to give surfing a try. Mojo Surf offers surf lessons for beginners, so you don’t have to watch everyone else have all the fun!
T. 02 6639 5100
For those who want to join in the activities head to Bay Beach Hire. Their lovely staff will organise boards or bikes for you to make use of your beautiful surroundings.
1800 089 699
How to get to Byron Bay
Virgin Blue & Jetstar both fly to Coolangatta Airport (Gold Coast) or Ballina airport. Both airports are similar distances from Byron Bay. For those who don’t want to hire a car for your visit, you can simply arrange transfers from the airport to the door of your accommodation.
Transport from Airport to Byron Bay
P. 02 6685 7447
This article is provided by Amy Camilleri