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Best things to do in Byron Bay

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

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“Visit the most easterly point of Australia. The Lighthouse walk is a scenic hike that winds through rainforest, beach, grassland and cliff tops, ending at the Cape Byron Lighthouse. Keep an eye out for Wallabies, Dolphins and bird life. Take your swimming gear and stop off at Wategos for a swim on the way back. A 3.7km loop.”
162 locals recommend
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“Twists on your warm coffee with mushroom brews and butter coffee as well as the best banana bread you can wrap your mouth around. Be sure to try the fish tacos for lunch and now some epic pizzas for dinner next door in the PM”
118 locals recommend
Resort
“Can't miss this, it's right by Main Beach and a lovely spot for a beer, pub food and live music. ”
73 locals recommend
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“Beautiful place to enjoy a coffee in a really relaxed and laid-back atmosphere. ”
88 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Global cuisine, wood- fired pizzas and live music in a bohemian restaurant and bar amongst the palm trees.”
80 locals recommend
Australian Restaurant
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“Perfectly positioned high on the verandah overlooking the hustle and bustle of Byron Bay. Open all day”
63 locals recommend
Café
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“This iconic cafe sits at the end of the lane and serves some of the best food Byron has to offer, they also make a bloody good coffee.”
57 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“A fun bar on the main street, serving up great cocktails and Mexican dishes. Daily happy hour 5-6pm.”
58 locals recommend
Bar
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“Casual, delicious, well-priced food by talented chefs in a tiny kitchen ... Love the fish burger (usually grilled snapper)! Life music every night of the week ... next to old railway station in town.”
50 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Can be a fun place to start a group night out with their Happy Hour cocktails! ”
53 locals recommend
Lodging
“The Byron at Byron Spa offers revitalising massages, facials and spa treatments, using natural ingredients. Each treatment is designed to deliver maximum relaxation and leave you with a sense of wellbeing. Location: 77-97 Broken Head Road, Byron Bay Open times: 7 days from 9am Contact / bookings: (02) 6639 2110”
36 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Plating up modern Spanish tapas dishes and share plates inspires by fresh and flavoursome ingredients. The innovative menu is designed to be shared with great company in a relaxed and intimate environment. Also pouring over 15 wines by the glass from a global list of over 100 botles of wine, all carefully handpicked to compliment the flavours of the food. ”
45 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Don't bother driving, as parking is limited, so make the most of a sunny day and walk out to Wategoes - or run, if it's your thing - and soak in the gorgeous beach when you get there.”
44 locals recommend
Establishment
“Gorgeous little cafe tucked off the main road serving fabulous coffee and a great range of vegetarian dishes.”
34 locals recommend
Cafe
“Enjoy a coffee on top of the lighthouse with an AMAZING view over Byron Bay's beautiful beaches. You can either walk or drive up to the lighthouse. Paid parking is available right next to the lighthouse cafe. From around May to October you might even be lucky enough to spot some whales :)”
36 locals recommend
Establishment
“Thursday mornings, 7-11 am, come and check out Byron Bay's delicious fresh produce. A range of food outlets sell yummy breakfasts and pastries/muffins/bread. Coffee is ok (but we prefer it in town).”
37 locals recommend