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Byron Bay

Byron Bay is famous as the place to go to 'cheer up, slow down and chill out'. An artsy town with a hippy vibe, it's a favourite stop for many backpackers. Aside from delicious, trendy places to eat and drink, there is a lot to do here - skydive, surf, SCUBA dive or kayak with dolphins to name a few. For a budget friendly activity, take a walk to the Byron Lighthouse, perched on Australia's most easterly point. During the right time of year, keep an eye out for migrating whales, or just enjoy a sunrise if you can drag yourself out of bed early enough.  

If the beach is not your thing, the hinterland offers a different kind of nature spectacle - Minyon Falls, Mount Warning, and Nimbin, an even more hippy town, are all worth checking out.  


 A big backpacker vibe and lots of eccentric and young locals

Vibe: Explore by day/party by night

Known as: The spot with the hula hoop guy

Must Do: Walk the lighthouse


  • Sleep in dorm or double room at your choice of hostel

  • Orientation drive included so you'll soon know your way around the town

  • Learn to surf (additional cost) in Australia’s original surf town

  • Visit the hippy town of Nimbin (additional cost)


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Cape Byron Kayaks

Kayak next to dolphins, turtles and whales as you take in the beauty of the Byron Bay coastline.

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Mojo Surf - Surf Lessons

Learn to surf with plenty of other backpackers in Byron Bay.

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Nimbin Tour

Visit the counter-cultural, hippy hub of Nimbin and explore the hinterland.

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Skydive Byron Bay

Skydive over one of Australia's most beautiful coastlines.

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Byron Bay Dive Centre

Get up close to turtles, sharks and rays at Julian Rocks.

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Byron Bay Adventure Tours - Mt Warning Sunrise Walk

Take in views across the Byron Hinterland from the highest point in the region.

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Byron Bay Adventure Tours - Byron Hinterland

Explore the best of the Byron Hinterland including Minyon Falls.

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The Arts Factory

Sleep in a former rock & roll venue that was once a hub for 70’s hippies and international artists.

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Wake Up Hostel

Stay in Byron Bay's newest hostel from the owners of popular Sydney hostel - Wake Up