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Byron Bay Travel Information

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Byron Bay Australia

Dusk on Byron Bay, New South Whales

The town of Byron Bay is a perfect place to unwind with its coastal surf beaches washed by the crystal clear waters of the Pacific Ocean, subtropical boonies, and a laid-back town center. The unique town offers a plethora of dining options for an esurient traveler. There are pubs, cafes, restaurants, galleries, and shopping areas spread around the town. Byron Bay offers a complete rejuvenation in the form of health and spa centers.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Byron Bay Beaches

The endless stretch of beach offers raucous nightlife and is great for a leisurely stroll. The Main Beach is a usually visited during the summers. It is a child-friendly beach that extends to the Pass – a place known for surfer’s lookout. If you are lucky, you may see ‘Sandman’, Steve Machell, making sculptures from sand and water. Do not miss the sight of the longboarders on Sunday mornings at the Watego’s beach. One of the pet-friendly beaches on the Byron Bay is the Belongil Beach. The wreck of Wollongbar is ensconced on the left side of the beach (from the car park). The visitors love to snorkel around this area. Interestingly, the north of the Belongil Creek is a place where wearing clothes is not mandatory. Tallow Beach, Kings Beach, Seven Mile Beach, Brunswick Heads, and Whites Beach are some prominent beaches in the area.

Recreation at Byron Bay

Besides surf and snorkel, there are several water-related activities that appeal to the adventurous spirits, such as cruises, fishing charters, kayaking, canoeing, scuba diving, kite surfing, whale watching, and stand up paddle. The visitors love to participate in exciting air adventures such as ballooning, gliding, gyro copter flights, microlight flights, hang gliding, skydiving, and aerobatics flights. Byron Bay offers many interesting activities on land as well, such as bushwalking, golf, horse riding, indoor rock-climbing, night walks, and mountain biking.

Travel Tips

  • There are some alcohol-free zones in the Bay; check the official website for the complete list if you wish to sip some liquor.
  • Stay at the hotels or resorts at the Bay for an amazing experience. There are several accommodation options in the Bay ranging from private house rentals to the luxurious 5-star hotels.

Byron Bay Map

Byron Bay Australia Map

Map of Byron Bay, New South Wales

Where is Byron Bay?

Byron Bay is located in the state of New South Wales in Australia. You can reach the Bay within 45 minutes from the Gold Coast Airport via Pacific Motorway.

Best time to visit

Byron Bay, owing to its mild climate, is a year-round destination. July is the coldest month in Byron Bay, so the surfers need to wear wetsuits. The sky is usually clear and there is plenty of sunshine.

Famous attractions near Byron Bay

Nimbin and Lismore, Mullumbimby, Lennox Head and Ballina, Brunswick Heads and Ocean Shores, and Bangalow and Federal Bangalow.

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Published On: Thursday, October 9th, 2014