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Holidays To Byron Bay

Travellers of all types flock to Byron Bay, a free-spirited beach town where surf and hippie culture meet.  
The iconic Cape Byron Lighthouse shines from a hill on the most easterly point of Australia. Tanned Adonis’s catch impressive waves, and funky local musicians busk in the streets. Whether you’re attracted to Byron’s waves, sunshine, natural beauty or wild nightlife, our Byron Bay holiday packages provide a Byron stay with all the right vibes. 

History
The traditional home of the Arakwal people, Captain Cook named the region “Byron” after Admiral Byron, the grandfather of famous poet Lord Byron. Historically famous for timber, dairy and seaside gold mining, Byron Bay was discovered by surfers in the 60s. This was when its journey into a tourist destination began. 

Things to do
Whether you want to surf, swim, sunbake or just chill out, Byron Bay has the perfect beach for you.  Main Beach is a clean white-sand patrolled beach close to the heart of town. Tallow Beach is a 7 km surf beach where you can see the lighthouse off in the distance. Wategos Beach is an excellent place to surf or have a BBQ. Walk or drive up to Cape Byron Lighthouse, where you can take in amazing views of the ocean and rainforest, watch whales and check out the Maritime Museum. Visit Arakwal National Park for wildlife watching and a clifftop walking track with both ocean and hinterland views. 

To get a better look at Byron from above, free-fall over mountains and beaches by taking Australia’s highest skydive. Or soar through the air on a hang-glider or hot air balloon ride. If you’re craving a little relaxation, spend some time enjoying a day spa, health retreat or meditation class.  

For another side to Byron, head out after dark. You’ll have no shortage of places for a great night, with backpacker bars, wild dance clubs, good old-fashioned pubs and heaps of live music. 

The rest of Northern NSW has some unforgettable attractions too. Just over an hour from Byron is Australia’s capital of alternative culture: Nimbin. This little town is home to funky shops and cafes painted in psychedelic colours, and surrounded by lovely natural attractions like the Nimbin Rocks and Djanbung Gardens. Take a walk up to the summit of Mt. Warning, the first place in Australia to see the sunrise. A walking trail through the rainforest will take you to the summit in just over a couple of hours. And from there, you can see remarkable 360 degree views all the way to regions like the Gold Coast.  

Shopping and dining
Like everything else in Byron Bay, the shopping is unique, diverse and interesting. Check out the Byron Bay Community Market on Butler Street Reserve for vintage jewellery and souvenirs. Take a look in Byron Bay’s surf shops, boutiques and art galleries. If you’re a lover of all things New Age, take a trip to Crystal Castle and Shambhala Gardens for spiritual gifts and a garden full of giant crystals and Hindu and Buddhist statues. 

Byron has a great selection of stylish restaurants, cool cafes and simple favourites like fish and chips. Vegetarians and vegans (as well as the health conscious) are well taken care of in this part of NSW. But don’t worry, carnivores: you’ll be able to tear into a big juicy steak here too. With cuisine from across the world like French and Thai thrown into the mix, there’s never any need to go hungry in Byron. 

Getting here
Bundle your Byron Bay accommodation and flights into the ultimate Byron Bay holiday package with Wotif (don’t forget your surfboard). Book today and you’ll be chilling at The Bay in no time. 

Things to do in Byron Bay

Life's way too short to jealously listen to stories of other people's getaways. It's time to get out there and find out what this big crazy world has to offer.

Still got some space on your itinerary? Here are our recommendations:

Top Byron Bay Hotels

Ramada Hotel and Suites Ballina Byron

Ramada Hotel and Suites Ballina Byron

2 Martin Street, Ballina, NSW
    4.5 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.6 out of 5 (994 reviews)

    Located in the heart of Ballina, this luxury hotel is steps away from Ballina Naval and Maritime Museum and Ballina Visitor Information Centre. Ballina District ...

    from NZ$195

    Discovery Parks – Byron Bay

    Discovery Parks – Byron Bay

    399 Ewingsdale Road, Byron Bay, NSW
      3.5 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.0 out of 5 (417 reviews)

      This family-friendly Byron Bay campsite is located on the riverfront, within 2 mi (3 km) of Belongil Beach and Main Beach. Clarkes Beach and Tallow Beach are ...

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      Byron Bay Hotel & Apartments

      Byron Bay Hotel & Apartments

      20-22 Fletcher Street, Byron Bay, NSW
        4.0 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.5 out of 5 (413 reviews)

        Located in the heart of Byron Bay, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Byron Tourist Information Centre and Main Beach. Clarkes Beach and Tallow ...

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        Ingenia Holidays Byron Bay

        Ingenia Holidays Byron Bay

        5-37 Broken Head Rd, Byron Bay, NSW
          3.5 out of 5.0
           
           
          3.9 out of 5 (119 reviews)

          Offering direct access to the beach, this Byron Bay campsite is within 1 mi (2 km) of Arakwal National Park and Tallow Beach. Main Beach and Clarkes Beach are ...

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          Elements of Byron MGallery by Sofitel

          Elements of Byron MGallery by Sofitel

          144 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay, NSW
            5.0 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.6 out of 5 (46 reviews)

            Nestled on the beach, this Byron Bay hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Belongil Beach and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Main Beach. Byron Tourist Information Centre is 2.8 ...

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            Discovery Parks – Ballina

            Discovery Parks – Ballina

            25 Fenwick Drive, East Ballina, NSW
              4.5 out of 5.0
               
               
              4.3 out of 5 (273 reviews)

              Situated near the beach, this luxury cabin is within 1 mile (2 km) of Lighthouse Beach and Shelly Beach. Ballina Golf Club and Ballina Naval and Maritime Museum ...

              from NZ$73

              Brunswick Heads Motel

              Brunswick Heads Motel

              2-6 Old Pacific Highway, Brunswick Heads, NSW
                3.5 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.7 out of 5 (142 reviews)

                Situated near the beach, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Brunswick Picture House and Torakina Park. North Byron Parklands and Tyagarah Nature Reserve ...

                from NZ$174

                Hibiscus Motel

                Hibiscus Motel

                33 Lawson St, Byron Bay, NSW
                  2.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  4.4 out of 5 (98 reviews)

                  Located in the heart of Byron Bay, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Arakwal National Park and Main Beach. Clarkes Beach and Tallow Beach are also within ...

                  from NZ$93

                  Ballina Homestead Motel

                  Ballina Homestead Motel

                  Cnr Cherry Street & Fox Street, Ballina, NSW
                    3.5 out of 5.0
                     
                     
                    4.2 out of 5 (317 reviews)

                    Situated in Ballina, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Ballina District Hospital and Ballina Fair Shopping Centre. Ballina Naval and Maritime Museum and ...

                    from NZ$113

                    Waves Byron Bay

                    Waves Byron Bay

                    35 Lawson Street, Byron Bay, NSW
                      4.5 out of 5.0
                       
                       
                      4.5 out of 5 (271 reviews)

                      With direct access to the beach, this Byron Bay motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Arakwal National Park, Main Beach and Clarkes Beach. Tallow Beach and Wategos ...

                      from NZ$155

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