Backpacking Byron Bay

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    BACKPACKER PARADISE. THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR BACKPACKER DESTINATIONS IN AUSTRALIA: Photo - Sharyn Cairns, courtesy Destination New South Wales
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    CHILL OUT ON ONE THE GREAT BEACHES: Photo - Adam Taylor, courtesy Destination New South Wales
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    MAD PLACE FOR SURFING: Photo courtesy Destination New South Wales
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Byron Bay Highlights

  • Backpacker paradise! One of the main backpacker destinations in Australia, it is well known as a place for fun and to meet lots of other backpackers.

  • So many stunning beaches to just chill out, catch a few rays and work on your tan. For surfers, there is also an excellent choice of surfing locations.

  • Fun nightlife every night of the week at one of many pubs, bars or nightclubs.

  • Partake in adventure or adrenaline activities, such as scuba diving and hang gliding.

  • Explore the stunning, lush surrounding hinterland, which provides a great escape from the seaside activities.

  • Head to one of the well-known annual events such as Bluesfest, Splendour in the Grass, or the Byron Bay International Film Festival.

About Byron Bay

Population 6,000

This small coastal town has massive tourist appeal and is one of the main places backpackers visit when they come to Australia. Byron Bay is famous for its culture clash atmosphere. Here you will find retirees, surfers, alternative life-stylers, backpackers, families and business people, all rubbing shoulders and getting along.

There is a lot packed into this town; good nightlife, great restaurants and cafes, a wide diversity of alternative therapies, great shopping and of course, the superb beaches.

You can choose to partake in many adventure activities, such as diving, surfing and hang gliding to name a few. Alternatively, the surrounding lush hinterland provides a great escape from the seaside activities.

Byron Bay is Australia's most easterly point and is home to one of the world's most powerful lighthouses. The bay is also an excellent site to see whales on their northern and southern migrations and dolphins all year round.

The town can get very crowded on public and school holidays, so be sure you book ahead for accommodation if you plan on visiting during these times.

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Byron Bay Visitor Centre

80 Jonson St
Byron Bay, New South Wales
Phone (02) 6680 8558
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