It’s pretty simple to walk around this beach town, but why would you do that when you can get a vehicle from lastminute.com.au’s car hire options in Byron Bay? Head to one of the local surf shops—there’s plenty—grab a board and make your way to Byron Main Beach. This is the town’s most popular stretch of sand and is perfect for beginner surfers like yourself. If you’re insulted by that assumption and fancy yourself at a much higher skill level, see how well you can shred at Tallow Beach. The swells hit head-on here and tend to be much larger. Watch out for the men in grey suits.
Do you see that blinking light out at the end of the point? That’s the Cape Byron Light, an active lighthouse since 1901. It sits on the easternmost point of mainland Australia. A Byron Bay holiday absolutely must involve the 20-minute jaunt from Byron Township along the walking track to the top of the light. If you’re there during the right time of year, you could spot southern right whales breaching just off shore.
Byron Bay holidays aren’t just for sunbathing on the sand—there’s also shopping to be done. Check out the weekly farmers market at Butler Street Reserve, where everything from fresh produce to handmade trinkets are available. You can also check out over 300 stalls at the Byron Community Market and at Railway Park in the Artisan Market.
When hunger strikes during your holiday in Byron Bay, you don’t have to go very far to fill your belly. Stay in the markets; next to the hipster stalls selling fedoras and tweed bracelets are produce stands and acai bowl tents. If you’d like a real meal at a table with a server, there’s no shortage of dining establishments around town. There’s a place along Jonson Street that claims to serve the best fish and chips in Australia, and you know what? They might be right.
Byron Bay may be advertised as a sleepy beach town, but it’s still Australia and the Aussies like to party. When night rolls around it won’t be hard to find a place to throw your inhibitions to the wind. Many of the major resorts along the sand have pubs with live music every night, usually featuring local acts. In this day and age, though, people are trading guitars for turntables, so check out a nightclub to see who’s on the 1s and 2s that evening.
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31 Oct. - 1 Nov.
Beautiful resort with dedicated adults only pool in addition to main pool facilities and beach club with direct beach access. Unfortunately the service was poor throughout our stay from the check in and out process, to the delays in servicing the room. Service needs to lift drastically if they want ...
26 Oct. - 27 Oct.
The room and hotel were clean. The staff were friendly. On site parking was great. We had dinner and breakfast at the hotel restaurant and both meals and services were great. A fan or window in the bathroom would be my only suggestion
21 Nov. - 22 Nov.
We were upgraded to a deluxe studio cabin for an extra $60 for the stay which was great, however, where cabin was located lacked lighting at night which was disappointing, also wifi was down entire stay
6 Nov. - 7 Nov.
Great location, excellent staff. Kitchen sink and bathroom hand basin were almost impossible to use; both with very small, individual hot and cold water outlets. Two of the four chairs provided were unusable. One was heavily stained, the other physically damaged and very unstable.
28 Oct. - 29 Oct.
Great location, clean, spacious and for a good price.
20 Nov. - 21 Nov.
Good size for 2 needed air on 24/7 due to no insulation a slightly larger bathroom would have been good