Even though a few days of lounging on the beach is typically enough of a holiday, there are many amazing things to see and do to in the greater Byron Bay region
The most easterly beach in Australia - and also one of the most beautiful. Best for swimming and surfing. You’ll find BBQ and picnic tables available to cook up breakfast or lunch. At the far end of the beach you can take the steps up to the Cape Byron Lighthouse.
A well known surf spot with a long gentle wave which wraps around the headland. Climb the stairs above the rockpools for a birds eye view of the longboarders.
Enjoy spectacular coastal views along the Cape Byron walking track that takes you on a hike through rainforest, beach, grassland and clifftops to the lighthouse.
It’s a 3.7km loop from town and the best walk in Byron Bay.
Go here for the direct route https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/walking-tracks/cape-byron-walking-track
Minyon Falls walking track leads through rainforest to a scenic waterfall in Nightcap National Park, in northern NSW.
Go here for the direct route https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/walking-tracks/minyon-falls-walking-track
Learn to Surf
If you’ve ever wanted to learn to surf, now is your chance! The Pass and Main Beach provide awesome green waves or white wash that is perfect for learners. There are a range of surf schools to choose from or you can hire soft boards in town and take on the challenge yourself.
A tranquil way to view the bay from the sea! More often than not you will be greeted by an entourage of dolphins and sea turtles.
For most companies, if you don’t see dolphins, you get to do another trip for free!
Horse Riding on the beach
Chose from sunrise or sunset rides, no experience necessary.
Go with Zephyr Horses https://www.zephyrhorses.com
Gin distillery tour
Lovers of Gin will enjoy a tasting and rainforest tour of Brookies Gin, Cape Byron Distillery. Discover the native ingredients like Davison plum, ginger and pepper.
Yoga for the people! Cheap and cheerful, and running three morning classes a week. Check their Instagram for class details as they change from time to time.
Dynamic and fluid barre, Pilates mat, Pilates reformer, yoga and yin classes.
SPAS & RELAXATION
Idyllic interiors and on point customer service, you will adore your massage treatment here. Comma uses all Australian native products and stunning interiors, a beautiful space to escape and reconnect.
Book in advance!
Promoting self love and care - Little Co carefully create the perfect treatments with a select range of natural products to suit your skin type.
Nimbus + co
Infrared sauna and wellness space, Nimbus has built a wonderful reputation through their sister businesses in Bondi Beach and Melbourne.
Byron at byron resort + spa
A full range of luxury treatments offered by highly professional staff.
Take the scenic highway northwest just 15 mins to Banaglow. A handful of great cafes & stores perfect for a morning stroll. Don't forget the farmers markets on Saturday, nestled just behind the pub.
Some favourite suggestions
Woods: Great coffee, beautiful food and outstanding service. https://www.instagram.com/woodsbangalow/
Corner Store: https://www.instagram.com/ourcornerstorebangalow/?hl=en
Worn Store: Chic, elegant clothing pieces from some great brands, homewares and furniture. https://wornstore.com.au
The ‘biggest little town’ in Australia is just 15 mins north-west of the Bay and it’s packed full of perfect little nooks to eat, drink and discover, including a sweet community garden tucked behind Santos in the heart of town.
Some favourite suggestions
Punch and Daisy: This café serves fresh and healthy selections with great coffee. https://www.instagram.com/punch_and_daisy/
Milk and Honey: Woodfired, plentiful servings and a great wine list will bring you back for more. https://milkandhoneymullumbimby.com.au
Pink Lotus: A new comer to Mullumbimby, open from 12pm till late serving fresh, tasty Vietmanese favourites. https://www.instagram.com/pinklotuseatery/
Hope + May
A handpicked collection of items inspired by Byron's coastal lifestyle.
From woven sandles and baskets to swim and homewares.
Look no further for holiday attire. Linen stables and perfect sundresses.
A go to fresh, holiday style brand.
Coffee out front, showroom in the middle and factory out back...
This is where the McTavish magic happens.
The Beach People
The Beach People flag ship store can be found at Habitat. Lots of nice beach and homewares in the lovely space.
Pop + Scott
Poppy, Scott and the team have created a brand and carefully curated store - from their signature pink velvet lounge to the yellow Jesse Kamm pants - you won't want to leave empty handed.
The best leather summer slides on the market. This store also boosts a great range of basics including swim and fine jewels.
Yoli and Otis
Plant dyed and ethically focussed, the style is equally relaxed, and chic.
Inspired by travels and textiles - everything from the rugs to the baskets, candles and mugs are handmade and high quality.
A curated selection of beautiful stores, cafes, yoga and pilates. Including OneTeaspoon, The Beach People, Mr Simple and Barrio. The large outdoor space and gardens are great for all to roam whilst you take your time to explore, or simply sip a latte in the sunshine.
Spell & The Gypsy Collective
World renowned and hugely successful local business Spell's hero store can be found on the outskirts of town. An eclectic space showcasing their popular bohemian clothing line and a gorgeous sunlit courtyard which hosts regular events.