Things to do Byron Bay

Byron Bay Beaches

With some of the world’s most picturesque beaches and surf breaks, Byron Bay is a sun lover’s paradise.

Click here to read our ‘Byron Bay Beach Guide’.

Byron Hinterland Rainforest

The Byron Bay region has some of Australia’s oldest sub-tropical rainforest, just waiting for you to explore.

Click here to read our guide to ‘The Hidden Gems Of The Byron Hinterland’.

Gateway to the glorious NSW Northern Rivers

Byron Bay is a wonderful base from which to explore all the delights of the famously picturesque, sub-tropical Northern Rivers region of NSW. From spectacular natural vistas to charming villages, there is something to delight everyone in this ancient and remarkable part of Australia.

Click here to read our guide to ‘The Hidden Gems Of The Byron Hinterland’.

Byron Bay Dining

Cafés, restaurants, beachside dining, and fast, tasty treats – Byron has a multitude of options to tempt your taste buds.

Click here for our Byron Bay cafe and restaurant directory.

Byron Bay Shopping

From high fashion boutiques and galleries, to cool surf gear and local crafts, Byron is a cosmopolitan world of retail pleasure. Be sure to visit:

  • Byron CBD
  • Byron Arts & Industry Estate
  • Bangalow
  • Brunswick Heads

Click here for our Byron Bay Shopping Directory.

Alternative Health & Healing

Byron Bay is the natural healing capital of Australia. There is no shortage of spas, therapists and healers to experience.

Activities and Tours

Thrill seekers, explorers, nature lovers, kids and foodies – there’s an activity or tour to suit you.

Click here for our Byron Bay Adventure Directory.


Here are the hottest Byron Bay places to be seen once the sun goes down…

  • The Beach Hotel
  • The Great Northern
  • The Railway Friendly Bar
  • Woody’s Surf Shack
  • Cocomangas
  • Frankie Brown

Byron Bay Markets

The Byron Bay community markets are held on 1st Sunday of every month at Butler St Reserve from 8am-4pm.

Byron Bay Regional Markets

The Northern Rivers is famous for its spectacular markets, held every week throughout the region.

1st Saturday, Brunswick Heads, Memorial Park
1st Sunday, Byron Bay Community Market, Butler Street Reserve
1st and 3rd Sundays, Lismore Car Boot, Lismore Shopping Square (undercover)
2nd Sunday, The Channon, Coronation Park
2nd and 5th Sundays, Lennox Head, Lake Ainsworth foreshore
3rd Saturday, Mullumbimby, Cnr Stuart and Myocum Streets
3rd and 5th Sundays, Nimbin Community Market, Nimbin Community Centre
3rd Sunday, Ballina Market, Circus Ground, Canal Road
4th Sunday, Bangalow Market, Bangalow Showground

Farmers Markets:

Every Tuesday, New Brighton Farmers Market, New Brighton Oval
Every Thursday, Byron Bay Farmers Market, Butler Street Reserve 8-11am
Every Saturday, Bangalow Farmers Market, Bangalow Hotel Carpark 8-11am
Every Saturday, Lismore Farmers Market, Lismore Showground

Nearby Villages & Towns

From country quaint, to cosmopolitan chic, there are some little spots you shouldn’t miss while you’re in the area.

  • Bangalow
  • Broken Head
  • Lennox Head
  • Brunswick Heads
  • Ballina
  • Mullumbimby
  • Uki
  • Nimbin
  • Lismore
  • Murwullimbah

Click here to read our ‘Local’s Guide to Byron Bay’.


With some of the finest surf breaks anywhere in the world, Byron is a mecca for those seeking the perfect wave. You can take a surf lesson, buy all the latest gear, or just hire what you need from the many local surf schools and suppliers.

Click here for our Byron Bay Surfing Directory.

Byron Bay Lighthouse

Located on the most easterly point in Australia, the Byron Bay lighthouse is an iconic landmark. Located high on the Cape Byron headland, enjoy some of the region’s most breathtaking views of the ocean and mountains. Also head to the Byron Bay lighthouse for the best whale and dolphin watching (whale watching happens between June – Nov).

Byron Bay Blues Festival

Australia’s largest Blues and Roots Music festival is Byron Bay Blues Festival and it’s held every year here in beautiful Byron Bay.

Click here to read our ‘Byron Bay Festival Guides’.

Splendour in the Grass

There is no doubt Byron Bay loves a festival!  One or our favourite festivals is Splendour in the Grass.

Click here to read our ‘Byron Bay Festival Guides’.

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