Here’s a mini run-down of things to do and where to eat, drink and sleep in beautiful Byron.
BEACH, BEACH, BEACH.
Byron is famous for it’s beach culture and laid-back lifestyle so don’t miss a swim or surf in these water. If the main beach is crowded, head towards the lighthouse to Wategos Beach for a bit more space.
The Cape Byron lighthouse is a leisurely 3km walk from the main town and the views from the lookout are worth it. It takes about 45mins to get there and the best time is around 6pm when it’s cooler and you’ll be rewarded with a sunset as you arrive.
BANGALOW SUNDAY MARKETS
The small inland town of Bangalow is a 20-minute drive from Byron and if you’re there on a Sunday the markets are jam packed full of local produce perfect to take home with you. Don’t go past the Byron Bay Organic Doughnuts!
A cute weatherboard cottage on the outskirts of town, Folk has the best breakfast bowls around and, paired with coffee from Dukes roasters, you won’t regret starting your day here. The menu is plant-based, organic and ethically sourced so you can feel good whilst you chow down!
If you’re after a treat head to Combi and you’ll find a range of organic, raw and gluten-free delights. Their smoothies and juices are the best refreshments on a hot Byron day.
A local favourite, Bayleaf is great for breakfast or lunch with an all-day menu full of sweet treats and savoury goodness. Nab a table outside and spend the afternoon people watching as the trendy Byron folk pass by!
TREEHOUSE ON BELONGIL
A cool hangout in the North of town, the Treehouse is full of retro charm and quirkiness. With great pizzas and live music you won’t have
The Beach Hotel is opposite the main beach and an institution for many Byron visitors. It’s has a giant beer garden, cheap drinks and food is served all day.
THE BYRON BAY BREWERY
Home to local beers, the brewery is located near the Arts Factory hostel in a building that used to be a piggery. Chill on the beanbags in their rear beer garden and wile away the afternoon in the sunshine tasting your way through the beer menu.
Our top pick for being right on the beach, the holiday park at Clarke’s has pristine amenities and sites that overlook the bay. A popular spot, it’s definitely one to pre-book.
BELONGIL FIELDS CAMPGROUND
A short stroll from the centre of Byron, Belongil fields has a large grassy area for camping and you can pick your spot for the night.
RUMMERY PARK CAMPSITE
If you’re after more seclusion, head to Rummery Park and sleep amongst the trees. Located within a national park, it’s an hour’s drive from Byron but you’ll be surrounded by peace and nature. Plenty of walking and bike trails are waiting to be explored and it’s perfect if you’re over the crowds of town.