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How to Spend 1 Day in Byron Bay

How to Spend 1 Day in Byron Bay

With its small town charm, eclectic shops, art galleries, and lovely cafes, Byron Bay can be anything from relaxing to energizing. Visitors to this coastal enclave have easy access to beautiful beaches, a scenic headland, and lots of outdoor activities. Here’s how to get the best from Byron Bay in just one day. 

Morning: Cape Byron Marine Life

Head to the cape, Australia’s easternmost point, and search the Pacific Ocean for marine life, including dolphins and migrating humpback whales (which are in the area from June to October). You can take advantage of the vista from atop the Cape Byron lighthouse, or get out onto the water—a whale-watching cruise increases your chances of spotting the mammals, and you may even be able to hear whale songs with specialized devices. You can also go sea kayaking; the crystal-clear, warm waters of protected Byron Bay make for gentle, rolling waves. Go with a guide who knows the terrain and will point out any bottlenose dolphins in the area. 

Afternoon: Into the Water

Now that the sun is at its hottest, it’s time to dive in. Byron Bay is famous for its beaches, and the tranquil breaks are ideal for learning to surf. Novices (or anyone wanting to brush up on their technique) can take a private or small-group lesson to practice skills, ranging from popping up on the board to catching a wave, with other like-minded travelers. Alternatively, book a snorkeling or scuba diving tour of Julian Rocks Marine Reserve, which is teeming with manta rays, wobbegong sharks, and three species of sea turtles, not to mention hundreds of types of fish. 

Night: Shoreline Serenity

Before you head into town to enjoy Byron’s restaurants, consider an evening paddle. The nearby Brunswick River is a popular place to see the local wildlife, and the birds are especially active around the saltmarsh and wetlands before night falls. Opt for a stand-up paddleboard or kayak tour; guides usually take out small groups, demonstrate basic paddling skills, and point out wildlife that you might not spot on your own. Dip your paddle into the serene waterway, slip past sand dunes and tea tree-lined lakes (ideal for swimming), and be sure to linger at the beach to enjoy the sunset.

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3-Hour Sea Turtle Snorkeling Experience in Byron Bay

3-Hour Sea Turtle Snorkeling Experience in Byron Bay

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Experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef without having to head north with a 3-hour snorkeling experience at the Julian Rocks Marine Reserve in Byron Bay. Practice your snorkeling skills in the training pool, cruise out to Julian Rocks, then dive in to swim and snorkel amid colorful corals, tropical fish, manta rays, wobbegong sharks, and sea turtles.
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  • 3 hours
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Kayaking with Dolphins in Byron Bay Guided Tour

Kayaking with Dolphins in Byron Bay Guided Tour

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Kayak alongside a resident pod of bottlenose dolphins in beautiful Byron Bay! Led by expert guides, this sea kayak adventure takes you through the calm waters of Cape Byron Marine Park. Learn about the protected aquatic environment along the way, see Cape Byron lighthouse and refresh with a tea and Tim Tam biscuit break on the beach. All equipment is provided, and no kayaking experience is necessary.
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  • 3 hours
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$51.52
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Byron Bay and Beyond Tour Including Cape Bryon Lighthouse Crystal Castle and Bangalow

Byron Bay and Beyond Tour Including Cape Bryon Lighthouse Crystal Castle and Bangalow

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Take a break from the beach and discover two of Byron Bay’s most popular attractions – Cape Bryon Lighthouse and Crystal Castle – on this half-day tour. First, climb to the top of the Cape Bryon Lighthouse, where you can take in magnificent views from Australia’s easternmost point and spot humpback whales along the coast (depending on the season). Then, be dazzled by the exquisite gardens and gigantic crystals on display at the Crystal Castle, before continuing to lively Bangalow for lunch (included).
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  • 6 hours
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$132.83
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Byron Stand Up Paddle Nature Tour

Byron Stand Up Paddle Nature Tour

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Experience the Brunswick River the way nature intended—with only the noise of paddles gently sweeping the water—on a stand-up paddleboard tour in a group of maximum eight people. After a short introduction to the art of SUP, head out into the wilds with a guide to point out wildlife and capture digital photos, then return for water and home-made snacks. Tour includes pickup from Byron Bay, if required.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Byron Bay 3-Hour Certified Dive Tour

Byron Bay 3-Hour Certified Dive Tour

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Experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef without having to head north with a 3-hour scuba diving experience at the Julian Rocks Marine Reserve in Byron Bay. Suitable only for certified divers, this diving adventure will bring you closer to the reserve’s vibrant corals and marine life, with the chance to spot manta rays, wobbegong sharks, sea turtles, and over 400 species of fish.
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  • 3 hours
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Brunswick River Nature Kayak Tour from Byron Bay

Brunswick River Nature Kayak Tour from Byron Bay

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Take in the scenery around you as you kayak along sweeping beaches, sand dunes and tea-tree lakes of the Brunswick River on this 2.5-hour guided kayak tour. Get up close to the local wildlife as you paddle along the serene water ways, spot sea birds swooping over the coast and tuck into breakfast (included) on the waterfront. This small-group tour includes optional hotel pick-up from Byron Bay.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Byron Bay Night Vision Walk

Byron Bay Night Vision Walk

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Nocturnal animals are fascinating to watch, but, as they appear under the cover of darkness, they can be tricky to spot. Vastly increase your chances on this night vision guided walk from Byron Bay. By wearing night vision goggles, you can explore the rainforest at night and easily find such nocturnal animals as possum, pademelon, bandicoot and tawny frogmouth in their natural habitat. After your walk, ensure a warming cup of hot chocolate under the starry night sky.
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  • 4 hours
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$111.25
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3-Hour Small-Group Byron Bay Tour

3-Hour Small-Group Byron Bay Tour

Take in the highlights of Byron Bay on a 3-hour small-group tour. Check out the Byron Arts Trail at the Arts & Industry Park, see the Cape Byron Light, and look for wildlife such as dolphins, turtles, and migrating whales (June–Oct). Grab a snack at the Byron Bay Cookies shop and visit The Farm Byron Bay for coffee, tea, juice, and a stroll around the farm. Your guide shares commentary with your small group, which is limited to a maximum of six participants for a more personalized experience.
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  • 3 hours
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Byron Bay Whale Watching Cruise

Byron Bay Whale Watching Cruise

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Embark on the only whale-watching cruise to depart from The Pass beach in Byron Bay, offering the fastest route to the path of migrating humpback whales, plus dolphins, turtles, and sea birds. Travel with a small group of no more than 12 on a vessel specially designed for marine life spotting, equipped with underwater viewing devices and a hydrophone to listen to whale songs. Whale sighting is guaranteed—if you don’t see one, take another cruise for free!
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