Byron Bay Attractions

Attractions in Byron Bay

Renowned as one of the North Coast's most popular holiday spots, Byron Bay features a number of attractions for visitors including idyllic beaches, stunning nature parks and a thriving arts and culture scene.

Relax on the sands of Byron Bay’s beaches or learn to surf with a local surf school. Visit Main Beach, Clarkes Beach and The Pass to take in Byron’s vibrant beach culture.

Weekly markets showcase Byron’s creative scene and feature handcrafts, local produce, bohemian fashion and live music. Visit the Byron Bay Art Studio and create your own masterpiece.

Check out Cape Byron Headland and Lighthouse to take in spectacular views from the sea cliffs. Join a walking tour and discover the history behind the reserve’s 1901 lighthouse and lighthouse keeper cottages.

Explore Byron Bay’s surrounding natural beauty in Arakwal National Park and admire the harmonious pairing of rainforest and sandy beaches at Broken Head Nature Reserve.

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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,...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. Minyon Falls - Boggy Creek

    Minyon Falls - Boggy Creek

    Explore the lush subtropical rainforests and beautiful waterfalls of the World-Heritage Listed National Parks, formed from the Wollumbin shield volcano over 20 million years ago.Starting at Rummery Park,...

  14. 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,...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. Boggy Creek track

    Boggy Creek track

    Boggy Creek track is an easy short walk that allows you to meander through the rainforest at your leisure between Rummery Park campground and Minyon Falls. It also links up to other great walks in the adjacent...

  18. 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...

  19. Minyon loop walking track

    Minyon loop walking track

    Minyon loop walking track offers the opportunity to experience a range of forests, pristine creeks and a spectacular waterfall in Nightcap National Park. Winding through Nightcap escarpment, in northern NSW, this...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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 -...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

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