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.
Population: 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
NEED TO KNOWS
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)
STRAY PASSES THAT GO HERE
Kayak next to dolphins, turtles and whales as you take in the beauty of the Byron Bay coastline.
Learn to surf with plenty of other backpackers in Byron Bay.
Visit the counter-cultural, hippy hub of Nimbin and explore the hinterland.
Skydive over one of Australia's most beautiful coastlines.
Get up close to turtles, sharks and rays at Julian Rocks.
Take in views across the Byron Hinterland from the highest point in the region.
Explore the best of the Byron Hinterland including Minyon Falls.