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. 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,...

  2. 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...

  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. Tallow Beach

    Tallow Beach

    A scenic bridge between Cape Byron State Conservation Area and Broken Head Nature Reserve, Tallow Beach offers a terrific place to throw down a towel and soak up the sun. You could pull out binoculars for an afternoon...

  5. 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...

  6. Victoria Park Nature Reserve

    Victoria Park Nature Reserve

    Victoria Park Nature Reserve, in the Northern Rivers, provides a short rainforest boardwalk, wildlife, accessible picnicking facilities and unique Aboriginal heritage; ideal for school excursions.Victoria...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  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. 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...

  11. 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....

  12. 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...

  13. 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 Cafe, or take...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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....

  19. 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...

  20. 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 –...

  21. 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...

  22. 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,...

  23. 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...

  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. 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...

  26. 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...

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