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Must-do's when visiting beautiful Byron Bay

There is a few must-do's that are quintessentially Byron Bay and we have done the hard work for you. (We swear all this research living in Byron Bay has been super difficult:)

So, if you're not sure what to do when you're having a hard earned holiday or mini-break, here's a few handy ideas...


Walk Cape Byron

The stunning coastline of Byron Bay harbours one of the most famous lighthouses in the world.

Take a walk up there while you are on holiday, the view is amazing. Cape Byron, the most eastern point of mainland Australia, offers scenic coastal vistas and is just a short walk from town.

The stunning walk takes you through rainforests settings, across cliff tops and up to our oh-so-picturesque lighthouse. Built over 100 years ago, the iconic structure is perfectly situated for that Instagram snap, you know you want to take.

Local Eats

Bayleaf Café: Found on Marvell St in the heart of town, Bayleaf is one of Byron’s most bustling breakfast destinations. Loved by locals and visitors alike, be sure stop by and try their excellent coffee, made from specialty house-roasted Marvell St beans.

Dip Cafe: Found on Fletcher St is a trendy coffee house with an open kitchen, for delicious breakfast and lunch staples like BLT and eggs Benedict. Best coffee in Byron, supplied by famous Byron Bay coffee brand, Bun Coffee.

Three Blue Ducks: Nestled just out of town on Ewingsdale Road, have some delicious food at the Three Blue Ducks dining room.

The restaurant/cafe nourishes the community with ethical, quality food and hospitality. Sourcing much of their produce from The Farm Byron Bay, their seasonal dishes are packed with nutrients and full of flavour. 

Enjoy the animals, a walk around the fields and the sunflowers (when they are in bloom) in the field that overlooks Byron Bays latest tourist attraction.

And if those don’t make your mouth water, head to Eat Drink Guide Byron Bay to find exactly what you’re looking for.


Surf Tallow Beach

Watch the surfers ripping it up on the waves in beautiful Byron Bay, keeping an eye out for sharks.Whether you choose to throw down a towel to soak up the sun, try your luck fishing or learn to surf from one of the friendly local surf schools, we know you’re going to love our little stretch of paradise.

Picture a postcard of a classic Aussie beach with sunburnt sand, striking blue sky and crystal-clear water with keen surfers and sunbathers. Got it? Well, you’re looking at our Tallow Beach and it’s just a short stroll from town. And with the shark sightings of late, there’ll be even less surfers to compete with on the breaks if you’re game.

Visit The Local Barber

Visit the local Byron Bay barber shop, Jack the Snipper while you are visiting Byron.

Offering style cuts, clipper cuts, beard trimming and a range of Men’s & Women's hair styling products, Jack The Snipper strives to keep the locals (and those who wish they were locals) looking sharp and feeling dressed.

Do yourself a favour and drop in and say hi to the passionate barbers and hairdressers at Jack The Snipper, they would be more than happy to share their styling secrets with you.

Enjoy Brunswick Heads

Table View Cafe in Brunswick Heads has great coffee, super friendly staff and an excellent menu with local food on offer. Located on the mouth of the Brunswick river, Brunswick Heads is like Byron’s more quieter cousin, and is only 15 minutes north of Byron.

Be sure to pay a visit to Table View Café in town, we’d recommend that you try their Grilled local Jersey milk Halloumi served on The Bread Social sourdough, with baby spinach, caramelised onions and beetroot relish, it’s a mouthful but it’s divine.

Or why not grab some friends to go kayaking and have yourselves a picnic by the gorgeous Brunswick River.

Explore Minyon Falls

Minyon falls near Byron Bay is a great place to walk and rejuvenate

The area around the falls was declared World Heritage listed in 1986 and rightly so. Only 45 minutes from Byron, the surrounding Nightcap National Park is home to a diverse array of native fauna and flora, including bandicoots, bowerbirds and ancient tree ferns.

After you manage to draw yourself away from the scenic view atop the falls, be sure to take the rainforest walk, leading you down to a pristine swimming hole at the base of the falls.

We hope you have fun exploring our Northern Rivers Region.

See you again soon!

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