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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Whether you're on the lookout for a simple room or one with all the extra bells and whistles, Byron Bay has got you covered. For quality service that won't cost an arm and a leg, book in at the Hibiscus Motel (33 Lawson St) or the Byron Beach Resort (25 Childe Street). Alternatively, let the staff at the Amala Villa or the A Top Spot Holiday House take care of you. After all, what are vacations for if not splashing cash?
13 Oct. - 14 Oct.
The safari tent was a unique way to "camp", really liked it. The park is well located to Byron.
12 Oct. - 13 Oct.
Friendly staff and good facilities. The location is stunning.
24 Sep. - 25 Sep.
Very quiet beautiful location very close to river and beach
21 Oct. - 22 Oct.
Location was perfect - so close to beach and shops. Easy to walk to lighthouse which is a must. The room was very clean and quiet. The verandah had no seating so you couldn't sit outside.
20 Oct. - 21 Oct.
Very central great spot close to beach. Staff friendly and very helpful
24 Sep. - 25 Sep.
Always clean and tidy, great friendly staff. Check in/check out very easy.