Byron Bay

Byron Bay

Travel Guide

This quaint beach town is exactly what you'd expect from Australia: beautiful beaches, tons of surfing, seriously chilled out lifestyle, cool locals, independent shops and cafes, and a heap of live music around the town. You'll come in as a crazy traveller, and leave feeling like an Aussie.

Top things to do in Byron Bay

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Cape Byron Lighthouse
Australia's most powerful lighthouse is sitting and looking over the main beach of Byron Bay. Take a scenic walk or a drive up to the lighthouse for amazing views across the town. Grab a local coffee, and head up there for the sunrise - a perfect photo opportunity!
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Sunset at the main beach
After you've seen a beautiful sunrise at the lighthouse, and spent your day chilling out in the centre, walk on over to the main beach strip and take a seat in preparation for some seriously nice sunsets. Not only are the sunsets great, the atmosphere is buzzing - with locals coming down and setting up picnics, playing acoustic music and relaxing together. 
A quirky and surreal town situated within a beautiful valley, only half an hours drive from Byron Bay. You'll find yourself letting out your inner hippy as you wander around shopping for tye dye, fabrics, incense sticks and looking at the street art. 
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Ready to hit the waves and carve it up? You'll see surfers at all times of the day, and the waves are great for beginners and pros - Byron is also home to a few surfing schools, so you've got every chance of becoming just as good as a proper Aussie surfer!

Byron Bay Accommodation

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YHA Hostel Byron Bay
Located right in the centre of town, within 5 minutes walk to the beach, cafes and bars. Relax in the hammocks on the veranda overlooking the swimming pool. Enjoy free WiFi, laze by the solar heated pool, catch a movie, and get involved in BBQ night.
From £24pppn
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Arts Factory Byron Bay
This Byron Bay institution was created in the 70's by hippies and artists. Today, it retains its original 'free spirit' with a range of weekly activities from yoga to bongo classes. Laze by the pool or swing in the hammocks, and stay in anything from a teepee to a dorm.
From £20pppn
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Nomads Byron Bay
A perfect location off the main strip, and a short stroll from the beach - but if you're not feeling the beach, this hostel has jacuzzis and an outdoor cinema. Perfect for flashpacker's, Nomads is big, bright and loads of fun. 
From £29pppn
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