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Byron BayAustralia

Sunbathe on white sand, chase the perfect wave or watch the sunrise from Australia’s easternmost point in this relaxed beachfront community. 

Find peace and quiet and friendly conversation in Byron Bay. This laidback town is known for its welcoming locals, made up of surfers, hippies, backpackers and artists. Relax on its long golden beaches, drink at bars overlooking the ocean or climb the Cape Byron Lighthouse to see the sunrise.

Byron Bay has come a long way from its beginnings as a timber and dairy town. Wander the wide streets and find clothing boutiques, gift stores and surf shops. Try a beachside yoga class, taste some chai tea or peruse a wide range of herbal medicines available for purchase. The area is especially famous for its locally grown coffee.

Surfers can choose from numerous breaks around the bay. Try the big waves at the Pass or ride one of Australia’s longest breaks at Wategos Beach. Inexperienced surfers should stick to the calmer Tallow Beach. Though local surfers can be possessive of their waves, the view of the coast from “out the back” is well worth the effort.

For swimming, head to Main Beach, the town’s largest beach. The waist-high water here is crystal clear and perfect for kids.

Admire the local scenery with a walk up Cape Byron to the lighthouse. This path passes Australia’s easternmost point and takes around an hour each way. Visit before dawn and be one of the first people in Australia to see the sunrise. Inland, Arakwal National Park offers great walking trails where you can spot native birds and lizards.

In the evenings, grab a drink and a meal at the Beach Hotel. This lively meeting place overlooks Main Beach and often hosts live music performances. Restaurants and cafés around town serve a range of cuisines from fish and chips to Lebanese.

Byron Bay is a day’s drive north from Sydney, or 2 hours’ drive south from Brisbane. Feel your troubles disappear as you enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and natural beauty of Byron Bay.

Where to stay in Byron Bay

Top hotels in Byron Bay

Byron Bay Hotel & Apartments
Byron Bay Hotel & Apartments
4 out of 5
20-22 Fletcher Street, Byron Bay, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$361 per night from 9 Dec. to 10 Dec.

Located in the heart of Byron Bay, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Byron Tourist Information Centre and Main Beach. Tallow Beach and Wategos ...

4.3/5Excellent! (689 reviews)

"Our room was nice, clean and cosy, and the bathroom was great. Best part was the convenience of being right in the middle of town! Perfect location."…"

Reviewed on 13 Oct. 2020

Byron Bay Hotel & Apartments
Discovery Parks – Byron Bay
Discovery Parks – Byron Bay
3.5 out of 5
399 Ewingsdale Road, Byron Bay, NSW
The price is NZ$281 per night from 8 Dec. to 9 Dec.

This family-friendly Byron Bay campsite is located on the riverfront, within 1 mi (2 km) of Cumbebin Swamp Nature Reserve and Tyagarah Nature Reserve. Main Beach ...

4.1/5Very Good! (873 reviews)

"Good location. Excellent amenities for families with children."…"

Reviewed on 24 Nov. 2020

Discovery Parks – Byron Bay
Glen Villa Resort
Glen Villa Resort
3 out of 5
80-86 Butler Street, Byron Bay, NSW
The price is NZ$93 per night from 9 Dec. to 10 Dec.

Located in the heart of Byron Bay, this campsite is within a 15-minute walk of Byron Tourist Information Centre and Main Beach. Tallow Beach and Wategos Beach ...

4.2/5Very Good! (647 reviews)

"Well located- easy short level walk to main street shops,restaurants and bars.Good value for Byron Bay. Compact cabin Ok for 1 or 2 people.Double bed plus single bed.Small table and 2 chairs.Cooking facilities.Small ensuite style bathroom.No sofa but not really room for one anyway.Covered verandah ..."…"

Reviewed on 26 Nov. 2020

Glen Villa Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Holiday Rentals in Byron Bay

Byron Bay Hotel & Apartments
Byron Bay Hotel & Apartments
4 out of 5
20-22 Fletcher Street, Byron Bay, NSW
The price is NZ$361 per night from 9 Dec. to 10 Dec.

Located in the heart of Byron Bay, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Byron Tourist Information Centre and Main Beach. Tallow Beach and Wategos ...

4.3/5Excellent! (689 reviews)

"Our room was nice, clean and cosy, and the bathroom was great. Best part was the convenience of being right in the middle of town! Perfect location."…"

Reviewed on 13 Oct. 2020

Byron Bay Hotel & Apartments
Discovery Parks – Byron Bay
Discovery Parks – Byron Bay
3.5 out of 5
399 Ewingsdale Road, Byron Bay, NSW
The price is NZ$281 per night from 8 Dec. to 9 Dec.

This family-friendly Byron Bay campsite is located on the riverfront, within 1 mi (2 km) of Cumbebin Swamp Nature Reserve and Tyagarah Nature Reserve. Main Beach ...

4.1/5Very Good! (873 reviews)

"Good location. Excellent amenities for families with children."…"

Reviewed on 24 Nov. 2020

Discovery Parks – Byron Bay
Glen Villa Resort
Glen Villa Resort
3 out of 5
80-86 Butler Street, Byron Bay, NSW
The price is NZ$93 per night from 9 Dec. to 10 Dec.

Located in the heart of Byron Bay, this campsite is within a 15-minute walk of Byron Tourist Information Centre and Main Beach. Tallow Beach and Wategos Beach ...

4.2/5Very Good! (647 reviews)

"Well located- easy short level walk to main street shops,restaurants and bars.Good value for Byron Bay. Compact cabin Ok for 1 or 2 people.Double bed plus single bed.Small table and 2 chairs.Cooking facilities.Small ensuite style bathroom.No sofa but not really room for one anyway.Covered verandah ..."…"

Reviewed on 26 Nov. 2020

Glen Villa Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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