Sunny Byron Bay
Alternative beach lifestyle
With a population of roughly 10,000 people, Byron Bay is not like most destinations in Australia. There are no high buildings and no big traffic jams. Instead of that, the town has an alternative lifestyle consisting of the natural wonders the area has to offer, relaxing and meditating through Yoga, going to the beach, surfing, scuba diving or just soaking the relaxing environment across the town.
Famous festivals and events
But don’t think that Byron Bay is only a small town with few houses and nothing to do. The town harbours lots of festivals and events drawing more than 1,500,000 tourist a year and it is equipped with every single type of facility that you would need: Supermarkets, Restaurants, Cafes, Clothing stores, Surf stores, Medical centres, colleges and much more. With a vibrant atmosphere, Byron Bay has become a must-go place for many visitors and home for many others who want to enjoy this piece of coastal heaven.
If you are looking at enjoying the beach lifestyle, breathtaking natural landscapes and relaxed environment, Byron Bay would be your best option.
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Warm all year round
The climate is subtropical with mild winters (20 degrees) and warm/hot summers (27-28 degrees). However, there is often a pleasant ocean breeze across the area that makes the temperature a bit cooler. The wettest months are March and April and the drier is during winter from July to September.
- Shared room (Centre of the city): $175 -$250
- Shared room (Outside of the centre): $150 – $220
- Private room (Centre of the city): $230 – $350
- Private room (Outside of the city centre): $180 – $300
- Fresh bread: $3.10 – $3.50
- Eggs (12): $4.70
- Rice or Pasta (1kg): $1.50 – $2.70
- Chicken breast (1kg): $12.00 approx.
- Milk (1 litre): $1.50
- Standard meal: $20.00 – $30.00
- Fast Food: $12.00 – $15.00
- Cup of Coffee: $3.50 – $4.00
- Movies: $15.00
- Haircut: $12.00 – $15.00
- Petrol: from $1.80/ L
There is numerous buses and coaches to get around Byron Bay. The bus depot is located in the centre of town (Johnson St). You can also rent a bike for around $10 per day for a more environmentally friendly option. A bike will take you to majority of places within the Byron Bay area.
If you are looking at going to the airport, there are buses directly from the nearest airports: Gold Coast and Ballina.
Byron Bay has a broad range of accommodation options whether you are here for a long period of time or just for a short holiday. If you are going to live here for a while, we recommend that you visit the following websites:
If you decide you want to get accommodation before your arrival to Australia, we can help by finding you a homestay in an area that suits your needs. Contact one of our experienced consultants to find out more about Accommodation Options in Byron Bay.
Things to do
Surfing Reserve: Byron Bay is a surfing mecca. With amazing beach breaks and high-quality point breaks. You will have many options to catch great waves in breathtaking natural environments.
Go to one of the many stunning beaches: If you are not into Surf you can still walk and sunbake at one of the amazing beaches that Byron Bay has to offer.
Cape Byron Lighthouse walking track: Only few minutes from the centre of town you can enjoy this amazing walking track that takes you through rainforest, beach, grassland and clifftops to the lighthouse. The coastal views are jaw-dropping and will make you fall in love with the place even more.
Scuba diving and snorkelling: Byron Bay sits in the middle of two types of marine life: the tropical-coral reef marine wildlife (coming with the Eastern Australian current from the North) and the one from colder waters of the South. This convergence makes marine life blooming in this particular area where dolphins, turtles, leopard sharks and thousands of colourful fish are daily visitors.
Yoga: There are plenty of options in Byron Bay to practise yoga. Other than surf, Yoga is Byron Bay’s national sport!
Festivals & Events: Byron Bay area harbours many festivals and events across the whole year such as; Splendour in the grass, Underwater Festival and East coast Blues & Roots festival just to name a few.
Trip to Nimbin: Take a stroll through an untapped old hippie town where you will find quirky shops and many unusual places that will blow your mind.
Trip to Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens: If you are a fan of Crystals you can’t miss this place. Here you will see some of the oldest and biggest crystals in the world and you will know its significance. You will also enjoy the beauty of its gardens where relaxation is the main purpose.
Trip to Gold Coast/Brisbane: Only a couple of hours away you can break from Byron Bay’s small town vibe and visit Gold Coast or Brisbane.
Facts about Byron Bay
- Cape Byron is the easternmost point of mainland Australia
- Byron bay is visited by around 2 million tourist every year
- Europeans began to settle in Byron around 1880s
- Byron Bay lighthouse is the most powerful lighthouse in Australia
- Byron Bay was discovered by Captain James Cook in 1770
- It was named Byron Bay (by its discoverer James Cook) after famous naval officer John Byron, grandfather of Lord Byron (British Poet).
- However Byron Bay’s real indigenous name is “Cavvanbah”