Byron Bay Area Attractions

Attractions in Byron Bay

One of the best things about Byron Bay's attractions is the ability to explore them at your own pace. The area has a laidback vibe that matches well with a relaxed visit.

Famous for its pristine beaches, lakes and national parks you’ll see a broad range of typically Australian land and sea-scapes, including surf beaches, waterways and bushland. Simple pleasures are often the best - watching the sun rise over the ocean from the headland at Cape Byron or going for a long beach walk or bush hike. Take the family and learn to surf together in warm waters or try kayaking.

The Byron Bay area is a chic seaside zone with a New Age tinge and loads of style. Stay in luxury B&Bs or beachside retreats and resorts, find original wares while shopping at various local markets, and enjoy superb dining experiences in the region’s restaurants.

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  1. Lennox Head Beach

    Lennox Head Beach

    Lennox Head was declared a National Surfing Reserve in February 2007, the third site in Australia to be recognised for its significance to recreational surfing and the largest in Australia, it runs 7.2 kilometres from...

  2. Northern Rivers Community Gallery

    Northern Rivers Community Gallery

    The Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) is privileged to be housed in the historic former Ballina Municipal Council Chambers. Built in 1927, Ballina Shire Council renovated this building in 2007 to the highest...

  3. Ballina Naval and Maritime Museum

    Ballina Naval and Maritime Museum

    Ballina Naval and Maritime Museum is home to a stunning collection of history and memorabilia. These include the last remaining Las Balsas expedition raft which travelled from Ecuador to Australia forty years ago, the...

  4. Cape Byron walking track

    Cape Byron walking track

    You'll need a good two hours to properly experience the Cape Byron walking track - but it's so rich in delights, so don't be surprised if you reach the end and feel like doing it all again. In fact, it's one of the...

  5. The Mullumbimby Chocolate Shop

    The Mullumbimby Chocolate Shop

    The Mullumbimby Chocolate Shop is the store of dreams. Row after row of lollies and chocolates fill the shelves. The shop is everything anyone with a sweet tooth could ask for, and a hard place to walk away from....

  6. Ballina Ten Pin Bowl

    Ballina Ten Pin Bowl

    Ballina Ten Pin Bowl is the ideal option for a wet weather activity or simply to add some fun to your day! Challenge your travel mates to a game or come along and join the locals and make some new friends. The...

  7. Tyagarah Nature Reserve

    Tyagarah Nature Reserve

    Tyagarah Nature Reserve protects a lovely strip of coastline, which runs for 7km between Byron Bay and Brunswick Heads. The coastal heath provides a gorgeous backdrop to the reserve's unspoilt beach. Catch a few waves...

  8. Heart of the Bay

    Heart of the Bay

    Heart of the Bay is a 200 square metre crystal warehouse located in Byron Bay's industrial estate, and they are open to the public. Heart of the Bay offers a unique, extensive range of crystals, jewellery,...

  9. Wategos Beach

    Wategos Beach

    Located just north west of Cape Byron and the lighthouse, Wategos Beach is one of Byron’s best places to picnic, paddle and play.You’ll adore the peaceful beauty of this sheltered beach on the northern side...

  10. Julian Rocks Aquatic Reserve

    Julian Rocks Aquatic Reserve

    Julian Rocks is 80 hectares of aquatic reserve with many species of tropical and temperate fish. The aquatic reserve is designed to protect marine life. Consequently collecting or destroying animals is prohibited, as...

  11. Crawford House

    Crawford House

    Crawford House is the home of the Alstonville Plateau Historical Society, Community Resource Centre, and a small museum. In 2003 the Society restored this Federation style property which displays household items from...

  12. North Head walking track

    North Head walking track

    It's a short, easy stroll on North Head walking track from the carpark down through a lovely section of endangered littoral rainforest to the mouth of Brunswick River. Tear yourself away from scenic ocean views and...

  13. Main Beach Byron Bay

    Main Beach Byron Bay

    With stunning views of distant mountains and passing whales and dolphins, these white sandy beaches have a northerly aspect. Main Beach is dominated by the Surf Club and is patrolled by Surf...

  14. Lone Goat Gallery

    Lone Goat Gallery

    The Lone Goat Gallery, located in the Library building, is one of Byron Shire's premier community galleries, offering a contemporary art space for local and visiting artists as well as touring exhibitions...

  15. Minyon Falls lookout

    Minyon Falls lookout

    The view from Minyon Falls lookout is the best in the area; not only of the falls themselves, but on a clear day you might be lucky to see all the way out to the coast.From the lookout, watch the cascades flow...

  16. Teven Valley Golf Course

    Teven Valley Golf Course

    Teven Valley Golf Course has been described as 'the prettiest little golf course on the north coast'.In the gentle hills of the Ballina hinterland, an unforgettable golfing experience awaits you...

  17. Victoria Park Nature Reserve

    Victoria Park Nature Reserve

    Victoria Park Nature Reserve protects one of the last surviving remnants of the original rainforest, known as the Big Scrub, which extended across the entire Lismore, Byron Bay, Ballina and Mullumbimby regions. It's a...

  18. Three Sisters walking track

    Three Sisters walking track

    Meander through the lush rainforest and you'll emerge at this spectacular setting. Overlooking Kings Beach, you can't find a better spot to sit and contemplate the natural beauty around you. The views are incredible -...

  19. Amaze n Place

    Amaze n Place

    Home of the Living Lattice Labyrinth - the largest maze in the world grown in this fashion as a result of the inosculation of over 9,000 trees. Due to its open structure, claustrophobics will be relaxed in this maze,...

  20. Norton Street Heritage Trail

    Norton Street Heritage Trail

    This interesting heritage trail takes in Ballina's most historic precinct - Norton Street. Norton Street began as a bustling thoroughfare and transformed into Ballina's most prestigious residential address. Gorgeous...

  21. Victoria Park boardwalk

    Victoria Park boardwalk

    Transport yourself to the lush world of sub-tropical rainforests on the short Victoria Park boardwalk. Discover the giant Morton Bay figs and towering black beans, remnants of the original Big Scrub that covered the...

  22. Yoga Retreat

    Yoga Retreat

    Byron Yoga Centre was established in 1988 by John Ogilvie and is one of the longest running yoga schools in Australia. The centre offers daily general yoga classes of diverse styles as well as workshops, annual yoga...

  23. Thursday Plantation

    Thursday Plantation

    Discover the original home of the pioneering tea tree company, Thursday Plantation! The perfect stop for kids and adults alike, the education centre features an interactive display centre...

  24. Broken Head Picnic Area

    Broken Head Picnic Area

    Indulge in some picnicking, swimming, surfing, and birdwatching, while discovering a secluded paradise where lush rainforest meets the beach.Just a short drive or bike ride from Byron Bay, and you can enjoy...

  25. Pat Morton Lookout

    Pat Morton Lookout

    Located on the top of Lennox Point, Pat Morton Lookout has extensive views out to the Pacific Ocean and north stretching up Seven Mile Beach. An ideal whale watching spot (during whale season) and perfect for...

  26. Arakwal National Park

    Arakwal National Park

    Arakwal blends the convenience of Byron Bay with the appeal of a secluded beach retreat, offering birdwatching, whale watching, swimming, fishing, and picnicking.In 2001, a historic agreement was reached...

  27. Minyon Grass Picnic Area

    Minyon Grass Picnic Area

    On the eastern edge of Nightcap National Park, near Lismore, Minyon Grass picnic area has beautiful views of the cascading falls and the surrounding forest. It’s a little quieter than popular Minyon Falls lookout,...

  28. Ballina Historic Waterfront Trail

    Ballina Historic Waterfront Trail

    The Ballina Historic Waterfront Trail is made up of 19 interpretive plaques stretching along the walkway from Fawcett Park in the central business district through to North Wall. The trail provides insights into the...

  29. Circus Arts Byron Bay

    Circus Arts Byron Bay

    Unleash the daredevil within and fly high at Circus Arts Byron Bay! Located just four minutes from the hustle and bustle of town, Circus Arts offers a family friendly venue with something fun and physical for all ages...

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