Bordered on one side by beautiful coastline and the other by magnificent rainforests, Byron Bay is ideally positioned as a centre for relaxation and activity. Situated at the easternmost point in Australia, this stylish coastal village enjoys a subtropical climate with clean air, crystal clear water and pristine beaches. In today’s hectic world it also offers a chance to escape from the mundane and immerse yourself in wellness activities such as yoga and meditation or simply chill out on the beach.
Those wanting to experience the natural surroundings can partake in activities such as kayaking with the dolphins, snorkelling and scuba diving or head inland to discover world heritage national parks and lush rainforests. While the adventurous can try tandem skydiving, horse riding along the beach, hang gliding or windsurfing. Surfing is also popular and the beaches in Byron Bay offer some excellent options, even for beginners.
The local cuisine is superb and cafés, bistros and award winning restaurants abound. The retail experience is uniquely Byron, with local artisans, and crafts people supported in a diverse range of outlets alongside internationally renowned brands. You can browse the local markets or visit one of the surrounding villages, such as Bangalow, which has a sophisticated yet rustic vibe.
The area truly does offer something for everyone from great surf to peaceful rainforests and luxury experiences to spiritual development.
For ideas on things to do during your stay, check out: Visit NSW – Things to Do on the North Coast, or browse through the below travel guides.
Vision Walks provide eco tours in the Byron Bay area that help you to connect with the natural environment, far from the maddening crowds, no matter what your age or abilities. Our tours allow you to see amazing wildlife in their natural habitat, and explore rainforest, waterfalls and markets. All our tours can be done […]more »
Rusty Miller and his daughter Taylor are Byron Bay’s first and original local surf instructors. The pair offer a unique, personalised experience that is evocative of the Byron spirit. A lesson with former 1965 USA champion and/or Byron born Taylor focuses not only on the act of surfing but also elaborates on the vibrant culture […]more »
See Australia’s most spectacular coastal views from up to 14,000 feet when you skydive with Skydive Byron Bay. Let us show you the ultimate thrill of your lifetime, freefall at speeds over 230km per hour, and land on one of Australia’s best drop zones. This breathtaking, adrenalin pumping skydive experience over the most easterly point […]more »
Come and join us on one of our magnificent sunrise flights over the Byron Bay Hinterland – a romantic adventure of a lifetime! During our one hour hot air balloon flights you will experience a breath taking panoramic view of ‘the green cauldron’, floating gently above the undulating lush green hills with views to the […]more »
Walking through the doors of Red Ginger is like stepping into the lanes of old Shanghai and finding your senses come alive to the sights and smells of Asia – rich spices, groceries, steaming yum cha snacks, oriental medicines, fine teas, tea pots, gifts, recipe books and traditional Chinese furniture. The heady aromas and visual […]more »
Nadine Abensur, creative director and art consultant at art piece gallery, moved to Australia after a successful career in London and has been running art piece gallery, the Byron shire’s most prestigious commercial gallery, for seven years. She is excited to introduce the work of highly regarded local artists to the wider public. At art […]more »
Renowned for presenting cutting edge works from established and emerging Australian as well as international artists and designers, the gallery has developed a vibrant cultural space that defies the typical gallery stereotype. Retrospect offers an exciting annual program of exhibitions, supported by artist talks, workshops and discussions, continually showcasing new works and introducing fresh talent.more »
Tinypeople is the new concept for all things for the tiny person – the unrivalled retail environment to browse and purchase premium and contemporary clothing, toys and accessories for babies and children. The store curates their collection from leading Australasian, American and European designers. Enjoy the Tinypeople experience today.more »
Mountain Bike Tours is a multi-award-winning, eco-certified cycle tourism operation. it’s the only mountain bike tour company in Byron Bay and Trip Advisor has it ranked as the #1 thing to do whilst you are here. Why not join our skilled guides and other travellers on a two-wheel adventure through fire trails, single tracks, exhilarating […]more »
Looking to give your delegates or staff an unforgettable Byron Bay experience, that’s fun, adventurous and off the beaten track? Climb Mount Warning either at dawn as the first sunrays hit the Australian mainland or during the day and reward your team with breath-taking 360 degree panoramic views of Byron and beyond! Wilderness calling? Go […]more »
Byron Bay Eco Cruises & Kayaks offers award winning daily Scenic Eco River Cruises and river kayaking on the beautiful Brunswick River. Great fun for all ages. From $25 for 1.5hr cruise www.byronbaycruises.com.au Come and explore the beautiful Brunswick River on a Scenic Eco River Cruise enjoying great local coffee and delicious gourmet cakes or […]more »
Byron’s best views, its history, Byron culture, the local environment, Most Easterly Point, Whales, Dolphins and other marine life and local Bush Foods tasting. Fun informative local guides. All in 2hrs easily for $25 including transport. [divider_line]more »
Located a scenic 10 minute drive from Byron Bay, Bangalow Village in the Byron Bay hinterland is a must-do regional experience. Its chic main-street offers great boutique shopping, art galleries and cafés. Macadamia Castle is located on the Pacific Highway near Bangalow and offers a great day out for families.more »
Set on The Richmond River and Pacific Ocean, Ballina is a rapidly growing coastal town 25km south of Byron Bay. Famous for its fishing and seafood (home to The Big Prawn), Ballina offers an array of activities for the water lover. Ballina/Byron Gateway Airport, the closest commercial airport to Byron Bay, has daily direct flights […]more »
3 Centennial Circuit, Arts and Industry Park, Byron Bay. The Waywood Gallery, established in January 1997, hosts revolving Fine Art exhibitions in painting, ceramics, sculpture, photography, digital art, and more. The Gallery exhibits both emerging artists and a collection of established artists, both local and not. They regularly hold exhibitions opened by a night of art, music […]more »
44 Byron Street, Bangalow. Barebones is a family owned and operated gallery in the main street of Bangalow which supports a wide range of emerging and established artists, mostly local and interstate with a few notable overseas exceptions. The walls are constantly changing and any given day will find a great collection of unique artwork […]more »
Level 1, 42 Byron Street, Bangalow. Zakay is an artist studio with unique and magnificent glass sculptures based on sacred geometric symbols that have influenced designs since ancient times. These contemporary interpretations are the work of glass artist Asaf Zakay. Choose from 18 designs in a range of sizes and dazzling colours. They can be suspended from […]more »
Jonson Street is Byron Bay’s main street and home to many great restaurants, clothing boutiques, pubs and bars as well as the post office, banks, supermarket, cinema and the Byron Bay Community Centre.more »
Lawson Street is a great shopping strip running off Byron Bay’s main street, Jonson Street. With small arcades including The Pier and Byron Arcade this shopping strip provides some great men’s and women’s clothing as well as surf wear, swimwear and several unique homewares stores.more »
Shop 7 / 15 Fletcher Street, Byron Bay. A premier shopping destination in Byron Bay, Pompidou focuses on fashion brands for men and women with a quirky edge and strong attention to detail. Pompidou stocks prominent Australian and international brands such as Alice McCall, Karen Walker, Lover, Ksubi, State of Georgia and Sass and Bide. http://www.pompidou.com.au/more »