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. 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...

  2. Lighthouse Beach Ballina

    Lighthouse Beach Ballina

    Stroll along walking tracks and view birds (migratory, shore and bush) as they fly, feed and roost. Watch for echidnas, lizards, frogs, wallabies, and humpback whales migrating between June and October, and see...

  3. 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...

  4. Wategos Beach

    Wategos Beach

    You'll adore the peaceful beauty of this sheltered beach on the northern side of Cape Byron. Protected by the headland from the wilder waters beyond, it's a fabulous spot to picnic and play. The local bottlenose...

  5. Ballina Surfing Beaches

    Ballina Surfing Beaches

    Whether you're a toddler dipping your toes in for the first time, or a world-class surfer, with over 32 kilometres of coastline to choose from, it's easy to find the ideal swimming or surfing spot in Ballina....

  6. Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve

    Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve

    Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve offers all the pleasures of the great outdoors within easy reach of civilisation. Whether you're into fishing, canoeing, birdwatching or picnicking with a view, come and explore this...

  7. Brunswick River picnic area

    Brunswick River picnic area

    Brunswick River picnic area is a great place to enjoy this peaceful coastal reserve, with views of the river and easy-to-access fishing spots. Enjoy lunch with friends and family in the shade of cottonwood hibiscus,...

  8. 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,...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. Broken Head picnic area

    Broken Head picnic area

    Just a short drive or bike ride from Byron Bay, and you can enjoy an early morning swim or surf, followed by a peaceful walk along the beach. Then, after you've worked up a morning appetite, wander back to Broken Head...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. Lake Ainsworth

    Lake Ainsworth

    Lake Ainsworth, a tea-tree stained dunal lake, is very popular with locals and visitors. The lake is located at the northern end of Pacific Parade and is complemented by wonderful barbecue and picnic facilities. It's...

  15. Macadamia Castle

    Macadamia Castle

    Fur, feathers, fine food and family fun - The Macadamia Castle is full of little surprises! There are lots of native furry friends and cuddly nursery animals, mini golf, train rides, playgrounds and barbecues. There's...

  16. Sea Silks Gallery

    Sea Silks Gallery

    This beautiful gallery is located in the heart of Ballina under the Ramada Hotel, and overlooking the Richmond River. The gallery is a collective of the finest local silk and glass artists living in the beautiful...

  17. 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...

  18. Boggy Creek walk

    Boggy Creek walk

    Boggy Creek walk is an easy, short walk that allows you to meander through the rainforest at your leisure between Minyon falls and Rummery Park campground in Whian Whian State Conservation Area. The walk is a great...

  19. Broken Head Nature Reserve

    Broken Head Nature Reserve

    Had enough of the crowds and looking for somewhere quiet and peaceful? Spend your day in this idyllic spot, where lush rainforest meets sandy beaches and a live history lesson unveils before you. Pack a picnic, cook...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. Arakwal National Park

    Arakwal National Park

    In 2001, a historic agreement was reached between the NSW State Government and the Byron Bay Arakwal Aboriginal community. Arakwal National Park is the result and has many guises today: it's an important part of...

  26. Palm Valley

    Palm Valley

    Not far from Byron Bay's iconic lighthouse, Palm Valley - or 'The Pass,' as locals call it - is a terrific base for exploring nearby attractions. Delicious, seasonal meals can be found at The Pass Café, or take...

  27. Ballina Byron Skirmish

    Ballina Byron Skirmish

    Paintball Skirmish Ballina Byron, formally known as Ballina Adventure Park, has been providing awesome paintball activities and gaming at affordable prices for over 18 years. They pride themselves in providing a high...

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