Light House walk, Byron Bay
Cape Byron Lighthouse

Byron Bay

A hideaway for hippies, musos and Hollywood stars, Byron Bay is one of Australia's most popular destinations. With stunning beaches, great surfing, natural eateries and near-perfect weather, Byron is paradise. Whether you want to lounge on the beach or hike the hinterland, discover the very best Byron Bay has to offer with the help of our travel guide.

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Places to stay

Byron Bay is a traveller’s dream. Attracting everyone from backpackers to billionaires, the destination is fully equipped to accommodate every budget. There’s no shortage of beautiful boutique stays in the centre of town. If you want to stay closer to the main beach, you'll find The Atlantic’s relaxed guesthouses or wake up to the sound of crashing waves in one of the luxurious rooms at Raes on Watego.

Staying near Belongil Beach is ideal for families. Airbnb has a huge selection of villas in town or bush bungalows in the surrounding hinterland areas. With mild temperatures year-round, Byron is the perfect place to camp out. Clarkes Beach or Belongil Fields are top spots to pitch a tent. Want a room with a view? Bed down in one of the heritage-listed Assistant Lighthouse Keepers' Cottages set on the clifftop overlooking Cape Byron.

Things to do

From killer surf to culinary hotspots, Byron is a free-spirited beachside oasis. Sometimes referred to as the wellbeing capital of Australia, Byron is the perfect place to disconnect and unwind. Start your day by stretching out with yoga at Creature Yoga. Take in the views from Australia's most easterly point with a morning stroll to Byron's lighthouse. If your version of a healthy start is a big brekkie, dig into the hearty, plant-based brunch menu at Folk. To try Byron's effortless style on for size, visit Spell Boutique for boho dresses. Beach-hopping is one of the best ways to explore Byron. Wategos is a standout. The lagoon that forms near Captain Cook Lookout after high tide is also a favourite waterhole, especially for little ones.

Venture inland to the nearby town of Ewingsdale for lunch at The Farm. This paddock-to-plate style eatery is housed on a 32-hectare property complete with gardens and beehives. Looking for surf? The gently curved shoreline at The Pass means great waves for beginners and pros alike. Hikers should venture out of town for trails around Minyon Falls or take a day trip out to quirky Newrybar. While you’re there, pop into The Newrybar Merchants which showcases local artisans and fine goods. Head back into town for dinner at Barrio, where the menu focuses on grilling meat, veggies and seafood to perfection. Keep your eyes out for regular happy hours at popular places such as the Loft or Balcony Bar, for drink and snack specials, along with live music. Post-dinner drinks and tunes can be found at Locura.

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Disclaimer: ^ Qantas Frequent Flyer members will earn 3 Qantas Points per A$1 value unless otherwise specified, for hotel stays booked through qantas.com/hotels, except Classic Hotel Rewards and Airbnb bookings. Points Club members will earn 25% more Qantas Points, and Points Club Plus members will earn 50% more Qantas Points. Qantas Points will be credited to your account at least 8 weeks after check-out. Qantas Points may be earned by the member in whose name the booking is made. Members will not be able to earn points on additional charges paid to the accommodation provider for extras (including cots, breakfasts and other incidentals) on check-in or check-out (as applicable).  

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