One of the must-do’s in Byron Bay is of course the famous hike to the Cape Byron Lighthouse! The route starts at the main beach and is about 8 km long. It’s a fairly easy hike despite the slightly steep climb, but once you arrive, the view from the lighthouse is fabulous. Cape Byron Lighthouse is the easternmost point in Australia. From the lighthouse, from June to October, you can observe whales, and at any time of the year you may even see dolphins.
Just 50 minutes from Byron Bay, in the Nightcap National Park, you’ll discover the highest waterfall in New South Wales: Minyon Falls.
The waterfall stretches for over 100 meters over the huge rhyolite cliffs that were once part of the Tweed volcano.
A beautiful hike through the rainforest will lead you to the waterfall where you will have a view of the magnificent waterfalls. There is even a natural pool perfect for swimming at the foot of the waterfall! You can spend a day or half a day there, picnic areas have been set up.
The famous town of Nimbin which is known to be the “Amsterdam of Byron Bay” (hippie and baba cool…). Nimbin is located 1h15 west of Byron Bay, inland. Upon arrival in Nimbin, you’ll be transported to another world where houses and buildings are adorned with vibrant rainbow colours that are sure to charm you. Cannabis is tolerated, and you will find many stores and posters representing the cannabis leaf. But this is not the only attraction in Nimbin! There are also many souvenir stores and hippie/cool clothing stores. And if you’re interested in eco-friendliness and sustainability, visit the “Nimbin Market” on the last Sunday of each month to find organic goods and handmade, environmentally conscious clothing.
White Beach, a beautiful beach isolated from the world, located in the Broken Head Reserve. This beach is located near Byron Bay. A serene paradise awaits where you can savour the peace and tranquility of the location, soothed by the sound of waves crashing against the rocks. On your way to White Beach, you will enjoy a beautiful walk surrounded by Australian nature. How to get there: Head to Broken Head Beach (10 minutes drive from Byron Bay) and exit at Seven Mile Beach Road. Continue around the narrow forested section through Broken Head Nature Reserve to the third parking area. Signs indicate “White Beach”. Follow the steep path to the beach.
The main beach in Byron Bay is great for watching the sunset every night. It’s the perfect place to go with friends with a picnic blanket, just find a patch of grass and relax. The reflection of the sky on the ocean is spectacular on cloudy or clear days. Often street artists are present, which makes this moment even more unique.
Join the sea turtles at the Julian Rocks Marine Reserve in Byron Bay to discover the marine life. Equipped with a mask and snorkel, you can observe the tropical species found on the Great Barrier Reef.