Destination Guide: Byron Bay

Byron Bay Travel Tips

Things to do in Byron Bay

THINGS TO DO IN BYRON BAY

Enjoy the laid-back lifestyle, unparalleled surf culture and unspoilt natural environment of bohemian and beautiful Byron Bay!

Tours & Experiences

A trip to Byron Bay can be as relaxed or as adrenaline-packed as you make it. You can learn to surf, meet dolphins up close, skydive from a great height, take a day trip to colourful Nimbin and more!

 

Half Day Surf Lesson in Byron Bay

from $69

Features
  • Transfers from Byron Bay
  • 3.5 hour surf lesson with accredited instructor
  • Board & wetsuit hire
 

Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Byron Bay

from $69

Features
  • Professional instructors
  • Board, wetsuit & safety equipment hire included
  • Suited to all ages & fitness levels

 

 

Skydiving in Byron Bay

from $354

Features
  • Return transfers from Byron Bay
  • Professional instructors
  • Skydive Jump Certificate included
 

Kayak with Dolphins in Byron Bay

from $65

Features
  • Return transfers from Byron Bay
  • Morning tea included
  • Kayak & safety equipment hire included
 

1 Night Surf & Stay in Byron Bay

from $153

Features
  • 2 hours of board hire included
  • Overnight accommodation included
  • Breakfast & dinner included
 

2 Night Surf & Stay in Byron Bay

from $280

Features
  • 2 three hour surf lessons
  • Accommodation & meals included
  • Board & wetsuit hire
 

3 Night Surf & Stay in Byron Bay

from $420

Features
  • 2 surf lessons with professional instructors
  • Accommodation & meals included
  • Equipment hire included

Accommodation in Byron Bay

Our buses are just the beginning. We’ve teamed up with the best hostel providers in Australia to offer flexible passes and packages that make it a breeze to secure quality accommodation that won’t break the bank, no matter where your journey takes you!

Popular accommodation options in Byron Bay include the YHA and Base & Nomads backpacker hostels. Bookings can be made directly on partner websites.

YHA Dreamcatcher Pass

Available from 7 to 28 nights, the YHA Dreamcatcher pass allows you to pre-purchase your accommodation without locking in the dates. It can be used to book dorm-style accommodation at Byron Bay YHA, Cape Byron YHA and more than 70 other YHA hostels around Australia.

Byron Bay YHA
7 Carlyle St
Byron Bay NSW 2481

Cape Byron YHA
Corner of Byron St & Middleton St
Byron Bay NSW 2481

 

Bed Hopper Pass

The Bed Hopper Pass, available from 7 to 60 nights, is a flexible multi-night accommodation voucher that can be used to book dorm-style accommodation at Nomads Byron Bay, Arts Factory Lodge and more than 20 Base, Nomads and Base-affiliated hostels throughout Australia.

Nomads Byron Bay
1 Lateen Ln
Brisbane City QLD 4000

Arts Factory Lodge
1 Skinners Shoot Rd
Byron Bay NSW 2481

 

Travel & Accommodation Packages

Want more travel and accommodation options? Packaging our Whimit Travel Pass with two of the best hostel providers in Australia, we’ve created the perfect Travel & Accommodation packages for any traveller!

 

How to get to Byron Bay

With more than 180 stops across the country and services in all mainland states and territories, Greyhound is Australia’s largest coach network. Here are our most popular routes to Byron Bay!

How to get around Byron Bay

Your Greyhound bus to Byron Bay will drop you on Jonson Street, which is right in the centre of town.

Byron Bay township is small. There are walking tracks to major attractions like the Cape Byron Lighthouse, where you can spot dolphins from Australia’s most easterly point, and most of what you’re looking for will be within walking distance.

There are many bike paths in Byron Bay, and you can hire a bike from Byron Bay Surf and Bike Hire and several other cycle hire shops in town.

Public transport options within Byron Bay are limited, but you can ride the Byron Bay Railroad, a 3km (2mi) stretch of the otherwise disused Casino-Murwillimbah line, from central Byron to north Byron and back. Billed as the world’s first solar train, this restored vintage railcar runs hourly from 10am to 5pm daily.

There are also taxi companies operating in the area. You can flag down a cab on the street or at a taxi rank, or order one over the phone or online. If you have more than four passengers, it’s a good idea to pre-book a suitably sized taxi in advance.

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