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Byron Bay

Byron Bay is the hippest town in Australia and a traveller's favourite stop off point. Skydive, surf, dive, or kayak with dolphins in this little slice of paradise.

A favourite free activity is the lighthouse walk to the most easterly spot in Australia to watch the whale migration, or heading to the drum circle at The Wreck at sunset. If the beach is not your thing the hinterland offers a heap of waterfalls and quaint little towns. Nimbin the hippy haven, Minyon falls and Mt Warning are all worth checking out as well.


 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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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