The ultimate Byron Bay travel guide
This gem of northern New South Wales offers it all, from world-class music and dining to pristine beaches and lush rainforests.
From a 70s surfer and hippie haven to now being touted as the ‘new Hollywood’, Byron Bay has no doubt seen its fair share of action over the years.
While these days it wouldn’t be uncommon to find yourself waiting alongside an A-list celeb for your morning coffee at one of Byron’s world-class eateries, that’s not to say this once sleepy northern NSW town has lost the charm that put it on the map in the first place.
We’re pleased to report that the combi vans are still there, as are the laid-back surfers, the magnificent lighthouse, the freshest farm-to-table produce, and the long stretches of white sand beaches.
Byron truly has something for everyone, and while you could no doubt keep entertained just staying put in town, popping into the local designer boutiques or listening to some of the world’s best buskers, some of the real gems lie just a short drive away.
Here’s our guide to the region- what to see, what to do, and what to eat.