Byron Bay Activities

5 great things to see and do

Byron Bay truly has something for everyone and, unlike most other sandy 'hot spots', even in the winter months. Pristine white beaches, azure waters and blue skies make this the ideal setting for families, friends and even the young, adventurous and daring.

1. Watch the sunrise from Byron Bay Lighthouse - the Lighthouse is located on Australia's most easterly point and the views are amazing! The walking trail from Byron Bay's Main Beach to the Lighthouse will take you around 45 minutes one way to complete. Tip: on the way back down, take a slight detour to Fisherman's Lookout where you can watch the morning surfers hitting the waves at The Pass.

 2. Explore Byron's lesser known beaches - there's no doubt that Byron Bay's Main Beach is an attraction within itself, but Byron Bay's surrounding beaches are where the locals go and are well worth a visit. Some of Byron Bay’s best surf beaches are just a short (relatively) stroll away. Tip: if you are planning on taking the Byron Lighthouse walk, pack a day bag and explore some of the beaches that are accessible from the main track. Our favourites? Wategos Beach and Tallows Beach.

 3. Take a surf lesson - no visit to Byron Bay is complete without at least attempting to stand up on a surfboard. There are loads of different surfing tours available in Byron Bay that cater for beginners, from 2-hour lessons to weekend getaways. Consider yourself a pro? You will be able to pick up a rental board and wetsuit from one of the shops in the main street.

 4. Take a kayak trip and paddle next to a school of dolphins - from May to October you may even be lucky enough and have a humpback whale pop up next to you! It's been over 40 yrs since they were hunted in this area and they now use the protection of the bay as a place to chill out with their young and scratch their bellies on the shallows. Surf Kayaking may sound a little scary - but as soon as you get over those first few waves it's smooth sailing.

 5. Hit the local markets - We sure are a creative bunch here in Byron Bay, and where there's creativity - there are markets. There are loads of different markets to explore in the Byron region. Some of the most regular markets are the Byron Bay Artisan Market (October to March, every Saturday night), Byron Bay Markets (first Sunday of every month) & Byron Bay Farmer's Market (every Thursday morning). See our guide to Byron's yearly markets. 

Don't forget that Byron Bay is also famous for the Bluesfest, Splendour in the Grass, Byron Bay Writers Festival, Byron Bay Triathlon and Ocean Swim, Byron Bay Malibu Classic - oh, need I go on? Sounds pretty good, doesn't it? Come and stay with us and experience all the amazing Byron Bay things to do that this beautiful town has to offer!