Top 10 Things to do when in Byron Bay

Byron Bay is one of the most beautiful places that I have ever been to. I left a piece of my heart there. Living there a few months sure changed me as a person. While you’re in the main town, you can check out a few places that are really amazing and will keep you occupied. Alternatively, you can also rent a car and visit the towns nearby.There are surrounding towns that are SUPER beautiful. It ‘s worth it!


1. Main Beach

The main beach is very accessible since it’s right by the main town. I would usually go there for the beautiful sunsets and the drum circle at sunset!

Main beach Byron Bay


Main beach Byron Bay

 2. The Pass

If you walk a bit further east from the main beach, you will end up at this beach called The Pass. My favourite! 

The Pass



3. Wategos Beach

Wategos beach is a small beach with really nice views. One day I spotted two dolphins swimming by!

Wategos beach


4. Tallows Beach

From the lighthouse, you will have breathtaking views of the Tallows beach. The coast looks amazing! 

View of tallows from lighthouse

 It’s like having a private beach to yourself! In midpoint of this beach, you will spot a tea tree lake. It’s amazing because it’s right across from the ocean and the colours of tea tree lakes are quite different and unique than any other water body that you have ever seen! It’s known to be good for your skin so swimming in a tea tree lake is highly recommended.

Tea tree lake in Tallow’s


5. Broken Heads

Broken Heads in 7 mile beach road. This place is INCREDIBLE! Referring back to my “Camping on the beach” blog, this place is a great place to just go and camp out at night. There are about 9 beaches along 7 mile road and every one of them is gorgeous. 



Just hiking up Brays Beach


Brays beach


King’s beach

6. Lennox Head

 This is a small town near the airport. You will pass this on your way to or from the airport in Ballina. It has breathtaking views and it is just by a residential area so it has a different homely vibe!

Lennox Head


7. Minyon Falls

It’s a half hour drive from Byron Bay.  When you walk around the park, you will see the stream and it’s such a serene and calm feel that you can just sit there and meditate.

Minyon Falls


8. Brunswick Heads

There’s a park there, the ocean on one side and lake on the other. The wave currents there are quite strong. I haven’t seen many people going there for swims. However, it’s a nice place to come and have a picnic. The small beach there on the other side has almost no waves. 

Brunswick Heads


9. Light House

Going on a coastal hike from The main beach to the lighthouse is incredibly nice! You can start at the main beach and go through “the pass”, wategos beach and take the stairs all the way up to the light house. You might even spot some dolphins on the way if you’re there around May-July! Sunrises are awesome from the light house – the most easterly point of Australia!


10. The Local Bars

Cheeky Monkey’s
The Northern Hotel – live band music
The Rails Friendly BarREALLY GOOD live band music
And there, you have it. All the places that you can possibly go to while in Byron! They are all incredibly beautiful and amazing!!!


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Sunset from the most easterly point of Australia

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