10 Best Things to Do in Byron Bay and Surrounds

Things to do in Byron Bay and surrounds

Byron Bay is a popular beach-side town, tucked away in the northeastern corner of New South Wales, not too far from the Queensland border.

The town attracts a large amount of travelers each year, but despite its growing popularity and influx of tourists, Byron Bay has never lost its small town laid-back atmosphere.

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Byron Bay Lighthouse Walk Around Cape Byron

Byron Bay lighthouse walk around Cape Byron

The Byron Bay Lighthouse walk, otherwise known as the Cape Byron walking track, is a scenic 4 km track to one of the most iconic landmarks in the Byron Shire, the Cape Byron Lighthouse.

The track also passes the most easterly point of the Australian mainland, which is the perfect location to spot dolphins and whales.

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7 Great Beaches in Byron Bay

Byron Bay beaches

The coastline of New South Wales is home to some of the world’s prettiest beaches, and some of these beaches are located in and around Byron Bay in the northeastern corner of the state.

Byron Bay is a popular beach-side town that attracts a great amount of travellers each year. Initially making a name for itself as a busy industrial port town, Byron Bay has slowly transitioned into a holiday destination and surfing hot spot since the 1960’s.

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Best Places to Stay in Byron Bay (Hotels and Resorts)

Best hotels and places to stay in Byron Bay
Where to stay in Byron Bay for your holiday?
We have outlined the best places to stay in Byron Bay, catering for different budgets, from comfortable 3-star hotels to luxurious 5-star resorts.

While there are may be lots of options for accommodation in and around Byron Bay, it’s challenging to find a good hotel that both fits your personal needs and has a great location.

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Visit Bennetts Beach in Hawks Nest

Bennetts Beach in Hawks Nest

Bennetts Beach is a beautiful 14km long strip of white sand on the Myall Coast in Hawks Nest.

Popular with surfers, swimmers and sunbathers, the beach sits between Seal Rocks in the north and Yacaaba Headland in the south.

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20 Great Beaches in NSW You Need to Visit

Best beaches in NSW

One of the advantages of living in New South Wales is that this state has a very long coastline, home to some of the world’s prettiest beaches. Some of these beaches are famous all over the world, while others are still very much undiscovered.

With so many great beaches in NSW to choose from, there is no such thing as a top 10 or a top 15. But the below list of 20 beaches is what we believe to be a good representation of the many beaches we have on offer in New South Wales, Australia’s most beautiful state.

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Top 15 Things to See and Do in Canberra

Top things to do in Canberra

When it comes to exploring Australia, Canberra usually isn’t at the top of the bucket list. Even when it is a destination (and not just a stopover to the snow), it’s often a box-ticking exercise. Capital of Australia? Done. Parliament house? Done. Get lost on a giant roundabout? Done.

But if you can park your doubts for a second, you may find that Canberra has a few surprises up its sleeve. The museums and monuments that you saw as a kid on your designated school trip may come to life now that you are a little older and wiser.

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Visit the Point Danger Lookout and Lighthouse at the NSW and Queensland Border

Point Danger lookout and lighthouse

Located at the border between Queensland and New South Wales, Point Danger is home to the Captain Cook Memorial, a large lighthouse, and also a short coastal walking track that commemorates ships and lives lost during WWII.

Spend a half day in Point Danger and learn more about Australia’s history, while enjoying some of the best ocean views on the east coast.

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Climbing Mount Warning in Wollumbin National Park

Mount Warning in Wollumbin National Park

Wollumbin, otherwise known as Mount Warning, is a characteristic and recognisable mountain peak in Wollumbin National Park in the Byron Bay Hinterland.

The Mount Warning summit trail is a challenging 9km bushwalk that brings hikers all the way to the top of the mountain, offering panoramic 360 degree views.

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