Experience all things to do in Byron Bay! In Byron Bay, you can.....Tour the town and environs on sightseeing coach tours; see the coastal panoramas and fantastic surf beaches from the Lighthouse; experience the thrill of Whale Watching as they migrate past this most Easterly point; visit the Hinterland villages and see the birthplace of "hippy culture" in Australia; and enjoy the magnificent rainforest scenery, from fern lined, moss covered rocky creeks to spectacular lookouts, while you hear and see its wildlife.
Visit Tropical Fruit World for a taste of exotic fruits. Go horse riding along the beach, ocean kayaking, hot air ballooning, hang gliding and skydiving. The beauty of Byron's Northern NSW location also means that you can easily take a trip to the Gold Coast to visit the theme parks, shop and enjoy the dinner show at the Casino. Byron Bay provides a great location for those wishing to see the concentrated tourist areas of South-East Queensland while being tucked away in a beautiful natural destination just over the border, making day trips to a number of significant Queensland or Northern New South Wales attractions both as accessible as one another - simply get in your car or bus, and off you go!
In addition, if you're looking for more information on what to do in New South Wales, be sure to check out our state page!
Useful Information for visiting Byron Bay
Read up on things you should know before arriving in Byron Bay.
- Emergency: Police, Fire & Ambulance: 000
- International dialing code: +61
Byron Bay’s subtropical climate means warm summers and mild winters. Typically, more rainfall occurs during the warmer months, but does not last for entire days. The list below outlines the average high and low temperatures for each season.
- Spring (September to November): 15-23C
- Summer (December to February): 20-27C
- Autumn (March to May): 17-24C
- Winter (June to August): 12-20C
Surf and Sun Safety
The Byron Bay and, more generally, Australia has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world so it can be tempting to throw caution to the wind. Always play it safe by swimming between the red and yellow flags in beaches that are patrolled by lifeguards.
Protect your skin from sun damage by following the simple Slip, Slop and Slap rule - Slip on a shirt, Slop on some sunscreen and Slap on a hat.
Dropbears.com has a host of resources for Byron Bay and Mullumbimby.
Across Australia, the official currency is the Australian dollar. Most establishments accept all major credit cards. If you plan to use travelers cheques, first confirm that the store, restaurant, or hotel accepts them as many do not.
Find ATMs in the heart of Byron Bay or visit one of the following major banks:
Address: 73 Jonson Street, Byron Bay.
Ph: 13 20 32
Bank of Queensland
Address: 21-25 Fletcher Street, Byron Bay.
Ph: 02 6639 7600
Address: 57 Jonson Street, Byron Bay.
Ph: 13 13 14
Find currency exchange bureaus at all three airports servicing Byron Bay or visit one of the following foreign exchange kiosks:
- Byron Foreign Exchange
Address: 4/47 Jonson Street, Byron Bay.
Ph: 02 6685 7787
A 10% Goods and Services Tax is added to most items that you purchase and is included in the display price.
Visitors to Australia may be issued a refund at the airport for the GST of goods over $300 purchased within 30 days of leaving Australia.
For more details, consult the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service.
Ph: 1 300 363 263
Tipping is not expected in Australia. However, if you experience really good service and want to show your appreciation, 10% of the bill is an acceptable amount for a tip.
The Standard time zone on the Byron Bay is GMT +10.00 hours. Byron Bay has daylight savings time (one hour ahead) from 2am on the last Sunday in October until 3am on the last Sunday in March.
The minimum age for the purchase and consumption of alcohol is 18. Minors will not be permitted to enter a bar if not accompanied by an adult.
Smoking is prohibited at indoor public places and cigarettes will not be sold to minors.
- North Coast Medical Centre
Address: 24 Shirley St, Byron Bay.
Ph: 02 6685 6200
- Byron Bay District Hospital
Address: Cnr Shirley Street and Wordsworth St, Byron Bay.
Ph: 02 6685 8666
Byron Bay Visitor Information Centres provide unbiased information on region and its surrounds. For information during your stay, visit:
- Byron Bay Visitor Information Centre
Address: 80 Jonson Street, Byron Bay.
Ph: 02 6680 8558
Byron Bay Accommodations
The Byron Bay caters well to its many visitors. It offers accommodations for every budget and every preference. Search for the option that suits you on Byron Bay’s Visitor Information page.