The Top Things to do in Byron Bay

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Looking for things to do in Byron Bay? In Australia's most Easterly point on NSW's north coast, there's plenty to do among its charming town and wonderful beaches! Tour the town and environs on sightseeing coach tours; see the coastal panoramas and fantastic surf beaches from the Lighthouse; experience the adventure of tours, attractions, activities & whale watching as they migrate yearly; visit the Hinterland villages and see the birthplace of "hippy culture" in Australia; and enjoy the magnificent rainforest scenery up close with a hiking tour or from above with a hot air balloon ride!

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Top 10 Things to do in - Byron Bay and surrounds

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Lighthouse Walk
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Beach
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Hot Air Ballooning
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Surfing Lessons
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Nightlife
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Skydiving
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Sea Kayaking
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Whale Watching
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The Crystal Castle
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Vision Wildlife Walks
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1. Do the Byron Bay Lighthouse Walk

Location:Lighthouse Rd, Byron Bay

This iconic lighthouse, perched on its 94-metre-high clifftop and standing strong since 1901, has become a symbol of the Easternmost Point of Australia. Surrounded by a range of beautiful sights such as cliff faces plummeting directly down into the ocean below, lovely greenery contrasting with the dark of the rocks, a large array of sea birds both in the air and the outcroppings and, of course, an uninhibited view all the way out to the horizon make for one of the most scenic lookout points on Australia’s east coast.

2. Hit the Beach

Location:Various locations

Great surf breaks, well-looked-after shorelines and a number of beachfront esplanades and walking tracks all come together to make for a foreshore area that’s enjoyable for single travellers and families alike. With the golden sands of the beaches sitting alongside some vibrant green national parkland visitors can enjoy the surrounding cafes and restaurants offering a bite to eat within a short walk making for the perfect beach day.

3. Hot Air Balloon Ride with Byron Bay Ballooning

Location:1 Old Brunswick Road, Byron Bay

Hot air ballooning in the Byron Bay region is an experience that blends scenery and sightseeing with a touch of romance and provides visitors with some of the best photo opportunities available. A hot air balloon ride might not be cheap but in terms of providing views and a sense of scale of the landscape and layout of this part of Northern NSW as a whole, it’s definitely hard to beat.

4. Surfing Lessons with Black Dog Surfing

Location:11 Byron St, Byron Bay

Many of the first-timers to Byron are looking to take part in some surfing action themselves – however, if you don’t have the skills to give it a go, don’t fret: there’s plenty of chances for surfing lessons here, with local operation Black Dog Surfing being one of the best. This long-running and well-established surf school combines a friendly and compassionate attitude to newbies to the world of surfing with an in-depth knowledge of local surf conditions to make for a solid all-round lesson.

5. Enjoy the Nightlife

Location:Various locations

Byron Bay’s increased growth has brought along with it an increased number of venues for dining and entertainment, and due to its less-crowded nature compared to some other Aussie party hotspots has become something of an underground hit with young people looking to enjoy a night out in recent years. Now equipped with an extensive array of cafes, pubs and bars – as well as a few nightclubs and some great live music spots – there’s something to do of a night that should cater for all tastes.

6. Go Skydiving with Skydiving Byron Bay

Location:Hanger 1, Tyagarah Airfield

Byron’s scenery is pleasant enough when viewed from the ground or the water, but when seen from several thousand feet in the air, it’s truly amazing. You can enjoy views of the blue-and-gold coastline contrasted with the vast array of greenery alongside it, although it may be a challenge to appreciate it all when you’re dropping from the sky at speeds of around 150km/h. Long-running staple Skydiving Byron Bay provide those with stomachs of iron to embrace this ultimate rush that Byron Bay has to offer, for an experience most say can be truly life-changing.

7. Go Sea Kayaking

Location:56 Lawson St, Byron Bay

Go Sea Kayaking Byron Bay provide tours into the heart of the Cape Byron Marine Park, with a welcoming, respectful and professional attitude while also being laid-back and friendly. On these kayaking trips, you’ll be guided on a route that is relatively calm, and though it’s the open ocean, the kayaks are stable enough and the guides know both the area and the weather well enough that first-timers and kids should feel comfortable participating.

8. Go Whale Watching

Location:9 Marvell Street, Byron Bay

Byron Bay’s extreme easterly location and abundance of coastline make it one of the best whale watching destinations in the country, and from the months of June through to November, these incredible giants of the ocean can be found making their way through the waters along the course of Byron’s coastline.

9. Visit The Crystal Castle

Location:81 Monet Dr, Mullumbimby

The Crystal Castle, located along a scenic drive around 20 minutes from the centre of Byron Bay, is an attraction that will do the opposite to most tourist spots – the aim here is to get you AWAY from crowds of other people rather than joining them. Situated in a wonderful location with incredible views of the surrounding hinterland, the Crystal Castle features a variety of offerings that will entertain a range of visitors.

10. Vision Wildlife Walks using Night Vision

Location:Jonson St, Byron Bay

One of the most distinctive and interesting ways to explore the Byron Bay Hinterland comes via Vision Walks characteristic Night Vision walk, a truly unique way to view the region’s range of wildlife. Using military-grade night vision equipment to illuminate the darkness, you’ll go searching for nocturnal animals with the aid of technology that prevents the creatures running away from the bright light of a torch.

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