Orientation: Byron Bay

We rented a car to get to Byron Bay from Brisbane. Busses and other options exist, but they weren’t cost effective. It’s about a two-hour drive from Brisbane to the area, and the drive was fairly simple. We tossed around the idea of staying in the youth hostel, which is quite centrally located, but instead opted for an AirBnb instead – a glorious decision. It was a curvy, windy, narrow road to get to and from town, but we saw a handful of wallabies and an echidna on the drive! The town center itself is quite small, certainly walkable if you were to stay in the city center. The beach is just a block or so away from the main row of restaurants and shops, so altogether, the place is quite compact. We had a fantastic weekend and can’t wait to return. Daydreaming about people-watching from a cafe on Jonson Street, learning to surf at Main Beach, and peeking into all the tempting boutiques out to get me by until we make a return trip!

Cafe

  • Succulent Cafe
  • Bay Leaf Cafe
  • Sparrow Coffee

Lunch

  • Heart and Halo
  • Cyprus Tree
  • Lazy Italian

Dinner

  • Il Buco
  • Beach Hotel
  • Roadhouse

Drinks

  • Railway Friendly Bar
  • Byron Bay Brewery
  • Balcony

Do

  • Lighthouse
  • Surf School
  • Whale Watching

Beaches

  • Lennox Heads
  • Main Beach
  • Watego’s Beach

Events

  • Bluesfest (March)
  • Writers Festival (August)
  • New Year’s Eve

Nearby

  • Minyon Falls
  • Bangalow
  • Mount Warning

Resources

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