Kayak with dolphins

Paddling a kayak around the local marine park provides a pleasantly different perspective of Byron, and also gives you the opportunity to get up close to dolphins and sea turtles. Lessons are available if you need them.

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Byron Bay lighthouse walk

The easy 4km walk to this iconic landmark takes you to the most easterly point on the Australian mainland and provides spectacular views, with opportunities to see pods of dolphins and, when in season, humpback whales. 

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Surfing lessons

You can’t visit Byron without hitting the surf, and if you need a few tips first then it’s easy to organise lessons that suit your level of capability. All sorts of surfboards and wetsuits are available for hire in the town centre.

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Elements of Byron

Join one of Byron’s top Yogis for individual or group yoga sessions in a beachside setting. A wonderful way to keep up your fitness levels, recharge the batteries, or just enjoy a moment of peace and quiet calm.

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Stone & Wood Brewery

Proudly local and independent, the team at Stone &Wood make you feel right at home when you drop in for a tasting of their range of handcrafted beers. You can also take a tour of the brewery, any day except Tuesdays. 

Beach Hotel

Located right on Main Beach, this is Byron’s most famous pub. Open every day from 8.00 am and known for its relaxed atmosphere, the Beachy serves early-bird breakfasts through to classic pub lunches and dinners. 

The Mez Club

With its distinctly Mediterranean feel and flavours, this popular cantina and bar is open for lunch and dinner, with meals inspired by the ‘souks’ of Morocco and traditional family feasts from Greece and Turkey. 

The Top Shop

A favourite for brekkies, lunches and takeaways, this laid-back corner store with its diverse décor and surf memorabilia is renowned for its creative burgers, house-made pastries and really good coffees from single-origin roasters.  

The Italian

Overlooking Main Beach, here’s the place to enjoy contemporary Italian fare that showcases the finest local produce, elegantly presented in a relaxed setting with good wines, classic cocktails – and an ocean view.  

Newrybar Merchants

Located in the historic village of Newrybar, this concept store represents a collective of local artisans and curators of fine goods, whose wares include fashion, rugs, artefacts, flowers, stationery, toys and art, with occasional workshops too. 

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With their eclectic mix of wares from around the globe, such as Moroccan rugs, homewares, jewellery, accessories and antiques, you’ll be sure to leave with that one-of-a-kind item you’ll always treasure. 

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Byron Community Market

Held on the first Sunday of every month from 8.00 am to 3.00 pm, the market is a colourful array of stalls with handcrafted wares, locally-grown produce, arts and crafts, live music, rides and lots more. 

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After a few hours in the surf or on the bike, you’ll welcome a soothing moment at this modern-day massage bar, made even better by the tranquil setting and beautiful minimalist design defined by natural light and organic materials.