How do you get to Byron Bay?
The drive from Sydney to Byron Bay takes around nine hours and gives you the chance to soak up the beautiful New South Wales north coast. From Brisbane, you’ll be in Byron Bay in just two hours by car or campervan. The closest airport is in Ballina and is a 40 minute drive by rental car to Byron Bay. There are also bus and shuttle options available to and from the airport.
What’s the best area to stay in Byron Bay?
It depends! Do you want to be central to everything and within walking distance to beaches, shops and cafes? Maybe you want a caravan park on the beach? Belongil Beach, Main Beach, Clarkes Beach and Wategos Beach are all beautiful and centrally located. If you’d rather a quiet rainforest retreat that’s a little more out of the way, consider accommodation options in the hinterland.
What is there to do in Byron Bay for free?
Almost all of the best things to do in Byron bay are free. Swim, surf or relax on one or all of the epic Byron Bay beaches. Complete the spectacular headland walk to Cape Byron Lighthouse at sunrise. Enjoy free live music in pubs and on street corners by day or night. Browse Byron Bay markets and get to know the local makers and artists. Explore the hinterland and chase waterfalls at Nightcap National Park. Bushwalk among rainforest at Broken Head Nature Reserve or Bundjalung. Take a day trip to Nimbin. Or just relax oceanside in a campervan, caravan, or cabin.