Ask any local on the ‘must-do’s’ in Byron, and they’ll tell you to start your day early to explore the Cape Byron Lighthouse Walk – a four-kilometre coastal stroll with such spectacular views that you’re likely to see humpback whales during their annual migration between May and November. With a trail of white sandy beaches along the way, you’ll see some of Australia’s finest beach stretches, but the sections between The Pass and Wategos (one of the most iconic surf spots in the world) are the most beautiful.

To see Byron from a completely different perspective, take to the ocean on a kayaking tour where you’ll have a chance to get up close to its mind-blowing marine life and the local bottlenose dolphins most of the year round in their natural habitat.

Even though Byron itself is a very small town, you are absolutely spoilt for choice with the amount of incredible beaches there are. The Main Beach gets very busy, but is the most popular, but we’ve rounded up some others that you must visit;
Best for surfing - The Pass is the famous home of one of the best surf breaks in the world, and it’s an amazing spot to learn to surf if you book lessons. If you’re feeling energetic, it is well worth the climb to Fisherman’s Lookout for breath-taking views across the bay and Wategos.

Looking for quiet beach? - From the north is Belongil Beach which is slightly out of town, it’s usually quieter than the beaches so has plenty of space to spread out. Enter the beach from the entrance near The Treehouse and turn left for the quietest part of the beach.

Looking for seclusion - Little Wategos is the last beach you’ll reach before you’re cut off by the rocks of Cape Byron. Only 150m in length, at low tide, you may be able to walk from Wategos Beach around the rocks to Little Wategos. Otherwise, the only way to access it is by taking Cape Byron Walking Track from Wategos up the hill towards the lighthouse or by dropping down from the lighthouse. Therefore, it’s usually very quiet!

For slice of heaven, Whites Beach is a short drive from Bryon town (15 minutes) and completely isolated, well worth the trip.

As you can imagine, there are plenty of activities down at Byron Bay – here’s some on our list;
Drive to Mullumbimby, Minyon Falls, Brunswick Heads or Bangalow.
On the first Sunday of every month in Butler Street, Byron Bay, you’ll be able to explore the markets selling organic produce and crafts held and every fourth Sunday of the month they are held in Bangalow.
Dolphin kayaking with a guide to accompany you and point out the hidden gems. We recommend Go Sea Kayak (
Private surf lessons with Rusty Miller (
Snorkelling off Julian Rocks where you’ll see turtles and more the grounds of over 400 species of fish.
Hang-gliding over Cape Byron, we recommend booking with (