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. Australian Seabird Rescue

    Australian Seabird Rescue

    The Australian Seabird Rescue, Research, Rehabilitation and Coastal Education Centre in Ballina offers a comprehensive educational experience for people of all ages. Participants experience first hand the issues in...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. Cape Byron State Conservation Area

    Cape Byron State Conservation Area

    For over a century, the elegant Cape Byron Lighthouse has graced Australia's most easterly point. Its powerful lamp still burns brightly across the bay and you can take a guided tour to the top or even stay in one of...

  7. Minyon Falls lookout

    Minyon Falls lookout

    The view from Minyon Falls lookout is simply stunning; 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 as the flow cascades over...

  8. 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....

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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 -...

  13. Cape Byron Marine Park

    Cape Byron Marine Park

    Covering about 22,000 hectares, Cape Byron Marine Park extends from Brunswick Heads in the north, to Lennox Head in the south. Encompassing a range of marine habitats, the park is home to many species of dolphin, fish...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. Frank Miles Bronze Fine Art Studio

    Frank Miles Bronze Fine Art Studio

    Frank Miles bronze sculpture 'Steptoe' (Pelican) can be viewed at Lance Ferris wharf at Fawcett Park, on Ballina's Richmond River. Some of Frank's sculptures can be viewed at his gallery situated next to his studio in...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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....

  22. 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,...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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,...

  27. 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...

  28. Cape Byron Headland and Lighthouse

    Cape Byron Headland and Lighthouse

    The Cape Byron Headland Reserve is a State Conservation Area managed by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. It comprises spectacular sea cliffs, rare and beautiful coastal vegetation, spectacular beaches and...

  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...

  30. 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,...

  31. 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...

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