A unique coastal town located on the far north coast of NSW, Byron Bay is home to many stunning natural attractions and an eclectic community. Be captivated by the Bay’s gorgeous beaches, unique shopping and dining experiences, breathtaking hinterland rainforest, spectacular coastal trails and quaint seaside villages.
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Sitting atop a bald, rocky headland on Australia’s most easterly point, the iconic Cape Byron Lighthouse shines light over Byron Bay and offers sweeping views over the Pacific Ocean. Take a guided tour to learn about the shipwrecks and unique historical insight into one of the town’s most visited attractions.
Kayak with Dolphins
Experience the thrill of paddling up close to bottlenose dolphins on a guided tour while learning about the protected habitat of Cape Byron Marine Park and local Indigenous stories. With a brilliant view of Byron’s coastline and the Lighthouse, you may be lucky to encounter not only dolphins but other gentle creatures like turtles and humpback whales.
Rainforest walk to Minyon Falls
Explore the Byron Bay Hinterlands on a guided tour through the UNESCO-listed rainforests and magical waterways of Nightcap
National Park. Be sure to visit Minyon Falls Lookout where cascades flow over Minyon Falls, 100 metres below to a natural, palm-shaded swimming gorge at the base of the falls. Picnic areas with barbecues dot the area, making this a perfect destination for a day-trip.
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Byron Bay, New South Wales
How to get there:
If you are travelling by car, Byron Bay is located just 6km off the Pacific Highway. For those travelling via plane, there are three airports within 2 hours drive of Byron Bay, the closest being Ballina Gateway Airport, a 30-minute drive south of Byron Bay offering daily flights to and from Sydney, Melbourne and Newcastle.
Best time to go:
Although the weather can climate of Byron Bay is a pleasant balance of sunshine and fresh ocean breeze, most ideal times to visit are during September to November, where temperatures are most comfortable and the average rainfall is the lowest.