We have a romantic affair with Byron Bay. Positioned against some of the most scenic coastlines in the country, Byron Bay is also home to a distinctly unique community unlike any in Australia. If you ask any globetrotter, they’ll most certainly have Byron on their bucket list, and rightfully so. It’s a beautiful town which still retains it’s laid back vibes, despite the flood of tourists rolling through.
So, whether you’re visiting Byron Bay for the first time, or coming back for seconds, read on for our pocket guide to getting the most out of your stay.
Where to eat
2A Marvell St, Byron Bay NSW 2481
A local hotspot for Aussie style breakfast. Think smashed avo’s with homemade kombucha, as well as proper coffee, just the way we like it.
1/399 Ewingsdale Rd, Byron Bay NSW 2481
Another cute cafe serving up delicious, fresh and organic brunch-style food. It’s a local hotspot, so expect ques, especially on weekends!
Three Blue Ducks
11 Ewingsdale Rd, Ewingsdale NSW 2481
An immersive experience set on a rustic farm only a stone’s throw from Byron. Three Blue Ducks serves delicious, organic produce that’s harvested almost entirely from the farm itself. Seasonality is key, tastiness is paramount. A must visit while in Byron!
Feros Arcade, 12/26 Jonson St, Byron Bay NSW 2481
Sensational tacos served in a busy alleyway in the heart of Byron, just as you would have it in Mexico. While it doesn’t look like much on the outside, these are by far the best in town and are exceptionally priced too!
18-22 Old Pacific Hwy, Newrybar Village NSW 2479
One of our favourite dining experiences in Byron, the produce at Harvest Newrybar is grown locally, with a menu that’s constantly changing to adapt to produce available.
22 Fletcher St, Byron Bay NSW 2481
Both a dining room and bar, St. Elmo plates up tasty Spanish inspired tapas, meant to be shared. It’s the perfect spot for a date night and larger groups. The food is phenomenal, with top quality local produce, and the wine list doesn’t fall short either!
Where to drink
4/85-87 Jonson St, Byron Bay NSW 2481
A trendy Mediterranean hotspot serving tapas style food with delicious cocktails in a boho chic setting. Great for larger groups, with floor to ceiling windows that open up, taking Byron Bay’s beautiful weather.
Our favourite beach in Byron Bay. It’s far more tranquil with fewer people than the main strip. Getting here without a car takes a little bit of effort, but, you’ll be rewarded.
Things to do
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Take in the breathtaking views over Byron Bay with an adventurous (kind of) climb to the Cape Byron Lighthouse. Bring binoculars and keep an eye out for dolphins and whales too! It’s a 4km trek taking roughly 2 hours there and back.
Take a day trip
Set your GPS to either Mullumbimby or Nimbin for an adventurous day trip. Both towns retain a strong 70’s counter-culture vibe, with many adopting alternative lifestyle approaches.
Get hands-on and in touch with your inner creative at a pottery class. Who knows, you might just uncover an unfound passion!
Where to stay:
A stunning 5-star hotel immersed in Eucalyptus trees and natural surroundings. Elements of Byron is a must stay when venturing here.