The area is a popular area for scuba diving and snorkeling, most notably at Julian Rocks, which is part of the recently established Cape Byron Marine Park. The best spots are a short jaunt from the main beach via boat, and guides and tours are easy to find.
Byron Bay also lies close to some awesome subtropical rainforests. Nightcap National Park and beautiful Minyon Falls are well within striking distance.
Other areas of interest include the Cape Byron Lighthouse, built in 1901; Two Sisters Rocks at Broken Head (south of Byron Bay); Broken Head Nature Reserve (south of Byron Bay); Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve and Julian Rocks Nature Reserve.
Owing to the phenomenon known as Schoolies Week (when high school kids flock to the coast at the end of the year) and other annual events, it is a good idea to book accommodations well in advance.
A few of the aforementioned events include yoga retreats, pagan gatherings, the East Coast Blues & Roots Music Festival at Easter, the Byron Bay Writers Festival, the Byron Bay Film Festival and the Byron Underwater Festival.
Tours & Tickets
Surf the North Coast of New South Wales and live a surfers dream of freedom, travel, good waves and good times on this 5-day adventure. Travel from Sydney to ... Read more
Sydney, concludes Byron Bay or vice versa, Australia
Duration: 5 days (approx.)
Soar above Byron Bay on an exciting tandem sky dive! Enjoy a scenic flight over the beaches of Byron Bay, then experience the thrill of a 60-second free fall ... Read more
Byron Bay, Australia
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Combine lively Byron Bay with a rainforest walk, the surfing hotspot of Cabarita, and the hinterland village of Bangalow on a scenic day trip from Brisbane or ... Read more
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)