Byron Bay Travel Guide
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 98%Adventure Travelers
- 82%Local Culture
- 82%Spiritual Seekers
- 82%Green Travelers
- 82%Luxury Travelers
- 82%Budget Travelers
Member Reviews (34)
- Byron BayMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 7Feb 01, 2014
I lived in Byron for over a year and it is by far one of my favorite places in the world! It me it really is the best of all worlds... it's beautiful laid back little alternative beach town with international appeal! Experience the laid back surfer vibe and meet interesting people from around the world all in one place.
- Byron BayMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 12Jan 14, 2014
Byron bay and surrounding areas! Minion falls has some great scenery and bush tracks to walk around in, its close to Byron and away from all the touristy vibes.
Also, Tyagarah air space hosts byron bay's sky diving, which is from 14,000ft and one of the best views on the way down!
There is a hidden quarry just off the road after exiting the highway into byron that has a massive jump off into the water basin below which is incredible!
Brunswick Heads is a coastal town just North of byron and has the most chilled coastal town vibe you can get with awesome cafes scattered all along the riverfront and no frantic crowds (the beach is just as good too!)
Ki no ko's sushi bar is unreal, as well as Moui's feast! There are many great cafe's and restaurants you'll be able to find down many a brightly lit alley! :)
- Byron BayMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLuxury TravelersDec 23, 2013
Miles of sandy crescents put Byron Bay high on the must-see list for beachcombers and surfers lured by the omnipresent swells at Wategos and The Pass. And this tight-knit community nearly 500 miles up the eastern coast from Sydney happily welcomes travelers into its midst. To mingle, stop by The Top Shop, a popular post-surf coffee and breakfast hangout, or belly up at Woody’s, founded by surfers back in the ’70s. If you can get up by sunrise, a hike to the lighthouse (start at The Pass) will prove well worth it.
- Byron BayOct 27, 2013
On Australia's east coast, this town is equal parts shaggy surfer and rasta-hippie. Learn to grab a wave, shop for moonstones and incense, then pedal around town between bars, cafes and restaurants.
- Byron BayOct 21, 2013
Byron Bay on the East Coast of Australia is the perfect mix of beach and built-up tourism. Where Surfer's Paradise (just down the road) is overflowing with hotels, Byron is a quiet cousin. Awesome surfing, bohemian laid back ambiance and perfect sand.
- Byron BayMay 17, 2013
Archetypal Australian beachside town, complete with delicious fresh food, pubs clubs and hippies. Much more mainstream than is used to be, but head up into the hinterland for a drive around macadamia nut farms and a view of the beautiful ocean.
- Byron BayJan 11, 2013
Byron Bay is a special place. It might be one of the last remaining true surfer beach bum towns. I heard they outlawed chain restaurants, and I definitely did not see any while I was there. A great place to stay a few days and use as a jumping off point to visit surrounding rainforests, or just relax at the beach.
- Byron BayOct 31, 2012
Byron Bay, an exceptional surf town about two hours south of Brisbane, is filled with classic hippy beach charm. The small downtown area is crowded with great shopping and seriously fantastic dining options. From happy hour with potato wedges at the Beach House to barramundi at Fish Mongers, we certainly ate well. However, my favorite part was the people watching.
Strolling the streets, we watched musicians entertain crowds on every street corner. It quickly became apparent this town is a favorite for backpackers and students studying abroad, which adds an international flavor. We reminisced about our college days as we watched kids hang out at backpacking cafes and line up for clubs. While we thoroughly enjoyed observing the beach scene during the day, at night after a few quick beers we laughed and decided it was best to leave the kids to create their own forgettable memories.
- Byron BaySep 10, 2012
The most eastern point of Australlia! We took a shared ride van from the Gold Coast airport, and met a man who swollowes swords for a living! He rode with us in our van, later we looked him in up in Guiness book of world records and SURE enough, it was him! Our Byron Bay experaince already started out very unique!
Shops, vacation, restaurants, snokeling, bon fires on the beach. . . you can have it all in Byron. This is the place where Austrailians go to vacation, it has that "beach town" vibe down to a pat. We opted for more hostel type lodging to save a few pennies. It worked out perfect because the hotel we stayed at has free bikes and so we rode up the mountain and watched the sunset one night. They also had boogie boards for free so went down and played in the water. Finally our fav. snorkel trip, we took a boat out about a mile and half to this rock that is THE MOST eastern point of OZ. We were in OPEN water and it was thrilling... it was an amazing experiance! We saw lots of wildlife that you never see only staying near shore.
Bryon is worth the trip on the gold coast!
- Byron BayJul 15, 2012
This place is without a doubt my favorite place in Australia. The sand squeaks under your feet. The art house backpackers and the backpackers inn are both fine establishments where drink is easy and women are plentiful. The main road is so smooth you can over take cars on a skateboard and the surf is... well okay. Go to Talon beach for the better waves. Oh its home to the most easterly point of Australia and is an old hippy town/ not so much anymore but if you get my meaning and I'm sure you do, its the place to be!
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