byron bay

For more info go to:

The most easterly point in Australia, Byron bay is a must visit in Australia, a chilled out surf town it offers amazing pristine beaches and surfing spots. Byron offers over 100 places to eat and some of the coolest cafes and bars on the East Coast.

With the Basic Film Festival in February, Blues & Roots Music Festival and Surf Classic at Easter; the Writers Festival in July and the Byron Bay Ocean Swim Classic and the Byron Triathlon in May, Byron is more often than not hosting great events you can enjoy during your stay.

With heaps of activities including Hand gliding by the lighthouse, sea kayaking with dolphins, Surf lesson, Skydiving, horse ride, scuba diving, golf and much more, you'll have a hard time experiencing all of Byron unless you give yourself 3 or 4 days here.

You can also book onto a guided tour to Nimbin, a small hippie town where anything goes, this is a real eye opener and should definately be part of your stay. Hit the town at night where you'll find some great pubs with live music every night of the week, catering to all tastes and you have to visit Cheeky Monkeys for a few drinks and some crazy dancing on Tables.

our opinion

Byron is up there with our favourite places in Australia, it's definately worth allowing a few days if not longer for a stay in Byron, during the summer accomodation gets booked up quickly, simply because this is such an awesome place.

Enjoy the beaches and great nightlife and make sure you take a trip to Nimbin, this is a one that needs to be seen to be believed, the wierd and wonderful museum and locals will definately give you an experience like no other. Byron is awesome, simple as that, you really won't want to leave.

a great place to stay

A few Must Do's

Easily our favourite and highest reccommendation in Byron Bay is Aquarius Backpackers. Stay here and you are guaranteed, a clean friendly hostel with awesome staff, free body board hire, free evening meals and fun and games in the bar every night. Highly Recommended.

  • Take a trip to the famous Lighthouse

      • Have a surf lesson on one of the great beaches

          • Get out for a few drinks at Cheeky Monkeys Bar

GYT Reccomendations

Other things to Do and see

For your trip to Nimbin, Jim's alternative tour is the way to go, with guided comentary, soundtrack and information about this crazy place, Jim will give you an unforgettable tour of all the best spots including a visit to his friends wierd house where you can relax and enjoy your 'purchases'

Sea Kayaking
Hang Gliding

Watch some live music
Scuba Diving
Whale Watching