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Where in the world: South Pacific  /  Australia  /  New South Wales  /  Byron Shire  /  Byron Bay

Top 15 things to do in Byron Bay

1. Cape Byron Walking Track

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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2. Dolphin & Whale Watching

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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3. Kayaking & Canoeing

Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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4. Kayaking with Dolphins in Byron Bay Guided Tour

FROM $60
Paddle with dolphins and go kayaking with the experts on a Byron Bay sea kayak tour. See bottlenose dolphins and look out for whales and turtles as you paddle through Cape Byron Marine Park. Learn about the local environment from local sea and surf experts, and enjoy all-you-can-eat Tim Tam chocolate biscuits on the beach. All safety gear is included, and your kayaking with dolphins tour suits beginner and expert kayakers alike.
Suggested duration: 2h 30min
Tours from $60 › More about this tour at viator.com ›
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5. Cape Byron Lighthouse

Siting on the most easterly point of the country's mainland, Cape Byron Lighthouse was constructed in 1901 and fully automated in 1989. The iconic white tower attracts nearly half a million visitors each year, offering commanding views of the ocean and the coast. Take a guided tour and learn more about shipwrecks at the museum below. Remember to bring a pair of binoculars to watch humpback whales, dolphins, and turtles. You can also stay overnight at the former lighthouse keeper's residence or one of the two cottages once occupied by assistant keepers.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $45 › Learn more about Cape Byron Lighthouse

6. Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $98 › Learn more about Stand-Up Paddleboarding

7. Byron Bay Dive Centre

Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $108 › Learn more about Byron Bay Dive Centre

8. The Byron Bay Sea Kayak Tour

Likely to sell out FROM $60
Imagine yourself kayaking in the crystal blue waters surrounding the Most Easterly Point of Australia spotting dolphins, humpback whales (from May to Oct) and turtles. This kayak trip is suitable for most levels of fitness, is easy and it lots of fun! We embark on our ocean sea kayak tour from Clarke's Beach in Byron Bay paddling across the Bay towards Cape Byron. At Wategos Beach , situated just under the historic Cape Byron Lighthouse there is a residential pod of Pacific Bottle-nose Dolphins. We enter their habitat and usually have the privilege of seeing these beautiful marine mammals free from captivity in their own environment. Go Sea Kayak Byron Bay is owned and operated by long term local surf lifesaver and World Title Surf Ski Medallist Kurt Tutt. Our staff are all trained Surf Lifesavers and will take the best of care of you.
Suggested duration: 2h 30min
Tours from $60 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

9. Sundive Byron Bay

Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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10. Spas

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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11. The Farm Byron Bay

Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $45 › Learn more about The Farm Byron Bay

12. Byron Bay, Bangalow and Gold Coast Day Tour from Brisbane

Likely to sell out FROM $155
Spending the day with around 7 travellers, you’ll experience the remarkable beauty and vibrant culture of Byron Bay on our unique day tour. We begin our journey at the Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse, offering breathtaking panoramic views. Morning tea at The Farm, lovely food in a relaxed environment. The highlight of the day is the iconic Byron Bay Lighthouse, a perfect opportunity for a scenic walk and stunning photos. Delve into the local culture with time for dining, shopping, walking, or even a beach dip in the heart of Byron Bay. A quick visit to Byron Bay Animal Sanctuary for fresh roasted Macadamia Nuts. We venture next to the charming town of Bangalow, known for its picturesque streets and local artisans. Capture your memories at a spectacular lookout, a visual treat for every photographer. Stop at the vibrant Gold Coast on the return journey to Brisbane. Embrace the spirit of Byron Bay and beyond with us, for an experience that is truly unique.
Suggested duration: 11h - 12h
Tours from $155 › More about this tour at viator.com ›

14. Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, Mullumbimby

Wander around an ancient labyrinth, a 4 m (13 ft) blessing Buddha statue, and rose quartz water fountain at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens. As you roam the meticulously cared-for gardens, discover hand-carved statues and Tibetan peace stupa. After you walk, you can meditate at the pond with koi peacefully swimming by. Explore the jewelry and crystal collection from all corners of the world and then treat yourself to a healthy meal from the garden at the cafe.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
Tours from $33 › Learn more about Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens

15. Afternoon Brewery and Distillery session

Likely to sell out FROM $94
Don't have all day? Enjoy your morning at the beach and join us in the afternoon for an awesome arvo session! We kick things off at 2pm and will head to 2 local Breweries and a Distillery. Or 2 distilleries and a brewery. At each Brewery and Distillery, we will get to taste a large selection of their Beers and Spirits on offer. (Tasting paddles) 10-15 drinks in total (all included) Not a beer drinker? No problem, we can substitute beer for cider, wine or seltzer so you don’t miss out! Food can also be purchased at the breweries if your feeling peckish! We visit any 3 of the following Breweries and distilleries we visit include: Stone and Wood Brewery Common people Brewing Seven Mile Brewery Lord Byron Distillery Cape Byron Distillery Wandana Brewery ***Changes daily due to venue opening days Please let us know if there’s any particular venues you’d like to visit! **We can accommodate larger group bookings. Over 50 people. Get in touch to book it in! Bucks, hens, Birthdays
Suggested duration: 4h
Tours from $94 › More about this tour at viator.com ›