23 Jul

Vision Walks Eco Tours

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 as private or shared. Our tours include: Night Vision Walk: Explore the Australian rainforest at night, observe nocturnal wildlife without disturbing them with a torch. […]

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23 Jul

Rusty Miller Personalised Surf Instruction

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 and complex etiquette that exists in surfing today. Rusty and Taylor offer only private lessons (2 – 4 max) as they believe it is the […]

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23 Jul

Skydive Byron Bay

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 of Australia: Byron Bay, famous Byron Bay lighthouse and some amazing coastal views will stay with you forever! Trip highlights: – Air-Conditioned Bus Transfers from […]

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23 Jul

Byron Bay Ballooning

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 Mt Warning volcanic caldera to the north and the coastline and beaches to the east. Why not turn this unique Byron Bay activity into a […]

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23 Jul

Red Ginger Asian Food and Home

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 artistry make Red Ginger a dynamic hub for locals and visitors who keep returning for the delights of sitting in the store eating Yum Cha […]

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21 Jul

tinypeople

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.

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2 Apr

Mountain Bike Tours

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 downhill’s and log jumps amidst subtropical rainforests on our Full-day Rainforest Adventure Tour, add in an overnight camp and a morning hike up Mount Warning […]

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12 Feb

Byron Bay Adventure Tours

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 bush walking through world heritage listed rainforests, marvel at ancient waterfalls or explore the fascinating mix of local shops, galleries and cafes in the Byron […]

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27 Nov

Byron Bay Eco Cruises & Kayaks

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 come aboard a popular Sunset Cruise with 2 free beers or wines and snacks Enjoy the entertaining informative commentary with our experienced, local friendly team. […]

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27 Nov

Byron Easy Lighthouse Tours

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]

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6 Feb

Bangalow

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.

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6 Feb

Ballina

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 from Sydney and three weekly flights direct from Melbourne. Thursday Plantation is located in Ballina and offers a range of natural skincare products, including the […]

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6 Feb

Jonson Street

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.

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6 Feb

Lawson Street & Fletcher Street Block

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.

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6 Feb

Pompidou

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/

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6 Feb

Arts and Industry Park

The Byron region is home to an array of artists and creative people. The Arts and Industry Park, 4km from the centre of town, showcases many of the region’s artists and crafts people. Shops and outlets include clothing, bedding, linen, baby wear, bicycles, art supplies, recycled clothes, garden furniture and ornaments, leatherwork, metalwork, glass blowing and etching, picture framing, surfboards, surfing gear, jewellery, furniture and antiques.

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6 Feb

Design Works

3 Ti Tree Place One of Byron’s largest outlet for furniture and homewares, Byron Design Works specialises in pieces for ‘relaxed living’ ranging from rugs, cushions and throws to daybeds, stools and mirrors.

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6 Feb

Dining Out

Byron Bay offers an array of great restaurants and dining experiences both in the town centre and surrounding villages. From fine a la carte dining to more relaxed fish and chips overlooking Main Beach or casual modern Australian cuisine in a tranquil coastal setting, Byron has something for everyone.

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6 Feb

Butler Street Markets

Butler Street reserve is home to the weekly farmers market each Thursday morning (8am – 11am) and the Byron Bay market (1st Sunday of the month). Market shopping is a way of life across the Byron region. A place to purchase fresh, local produce, catch up with locals and meet the maker or grower. Market shopping showcases the local flavour and creativity of Byron Bay.

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6 Feb

Weekend Markets

The local weekend markets and market shopping is a way of life for residents of the Byron region. Visiting a local market is a great way to get a taste of the Byron lifestyle. Markets feature local fruits and produce, arts, craft, jewellery, clothing, delicious food, coffee and juices as well as live entertainment and buskers. First Week of the Month Saturday Brunswick Heads Markets Murwillumbah Markets Sunday Byron Bay Markets (plus Christmas market Sunday 18 December) Lismore Markets Lismore […]

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6 Feb

Farmers Markets

The Northern Rivers region has an abundant supply of fresh, locally produced food and the farmers markets provide the opportunity to purchase direct from the source. Farmer markets are held weekly on the following days: Tuesdays New Brighton Farmers Market Rainbow Region Organic market Lismore Thursdays Byron Bay Farmers Market Saturdays Bangalow Farmers Market Lismore Farmers Market

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6 Feb

Climate

Byron Bay and the region has much to offer all year round from relaxing on the beach and alfresco dining in the summer months to invigorating outdoor activities in the often sunny and drier winter months. Whale watching is a popular activity in the winter and spring months of June to October. Summer is warm to hot with average maximum temperatures of around 27 degrees celsius. Winter is pleasantly cool with average maximum temperatures of around 20 degrees celsius. Historically […]

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6 Feb

Air

Access to Byron Bay by air from Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide has been made easier with an increase in direct fights to Coolangatta/Gold Coast airport. Air New Zealand have direct flights from Auckland to Coolangatta along with Virgin Blue commencing direct flights from Canberra. Since the upgrade to the Pacific Highway, transfer from Coolangatta to Byron Bay is now an easy 45 minutes. Many international flights now also arrive into Brisbane airport with regular transfers available from the airport to […]

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6 Feb

Coach and Rail

A range of private transport companies provide regional passengers services for the resident population as well as airport shuttle services for tourists. With its network of trains and coaches, Countrylink provides safe and reliable transport from all parts of NSW, Melbourne and Brisbane to Byron Bay. CountryLink provides a daily service from Sydney to Byron Bay via train to Grafton or Casino and then bus to Byron Bay. Refer to www.countrylink.info for timetables, fares and online booking

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6 Feb

Mount Warning National Park

World Heritage listed Mount Warning (Wollumbin) is the remnant central plug of an ancient volcano. Wollumbin is a sacred place of great significance to the people of the Bundjalung Nation. It is a traditional place of cultural lore, initiation and spiritual education. Under Bundjalung law, only specifically chosen people are allowed to climb Wollumbin. Out of respect for their law and culture, the Bundjalung ask that you consider choosing not to climb. As an alternative, walk along the 200m Lyrebird […]

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6 Feb

Arakwal National Park

Created in 2001 as the result of an historic agreement with the Byron Bay Arakwal Aboriginal community, Arakwal National Park protects important natural and cultural heritage and is co-managed with the traditional owners. Enjoy 3km of secluded unpatrolled beach backed by coastal heath, or a tour of Cape Byron Lighthouse at the nearby Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Photo courtesy the Department of Environment and Climate Change Photographer Norm Graham

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6 Feb

Cape Byron State Conservation Area

The Cape Byron Lighthouse has stood on the most easterly point of the Australian mainland for over a century, and today you can take a tour of the tower. The rugged headland, surrounded by sheltered rainforest gullies and subtropical waters, is a great spot for watching turtles, dolphins and humpback whales on their annual migration. The magnificent cliff-top walking track winds its way through diverse plant communities, offering panoramic views of the ocean and north coast hinterland. Parking fees are […]

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6 Feb

Broken Head Nature Reserve

Encompassing superb headlands and steep rainforest-clad slopes sweeping down to secluded beaches, Broken Head Nature Reserve is a fascinating place to explore and a peaceful spot to relax. One of the few areas in NSW where the beaches are fringed with rainforest, you will also experience a wealth of bird life in the reserve, both sea birds and rainforest dwellers. Photo courtesy the Department of Environment and Climate Change Photographer Brian McLachlan

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6 Feb

Nightcap National Park

The beautiful World Heritage Nightcap National Park is easily accessible by car from Byron Bay. This large lush rainforest is home to the awesome 103m Minyon Falls, the world famous Protestors Falls and scenic Mt Nardi. An array of walks of varying levels and difficulty can be experienced throughout this National Park. If touring by car, Whian Whian Scenic Drive is a great way to experience this park. Traversing Nightcap National Park and Whian Whian State Forest this 30km drive […]

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6 Feb

Border Ranges National Park

Border Ranges National Park is a World Heritage rainforest park on the rim of a vast, ancient volcano. Pinnacle Lookout offers views of Mount Warning, the escarpment and all the way to the coast. The park is a haven for native fauna such as Alberts lyrebird and the pouched frog. You can reach Border Ranges National Park via the Tweed Range Scenic Drive. This is a well-maintained gravel road, but following heavy rains and particularly during the December to May period […]

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