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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
“If you like a hit of golf, the golf course is challenging and stunning. The club house offers an outside deck area for dining and drinks and Sunday's you usually can catch a live band. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bed & Breakfast
“Open from about 7 am the Kiosk at the Beach Cafe is an ideal place for a grab-and-go snack or coffee from early morning. Simply order your coffee, snack etc and relax on the tables provided on your way to or from Clarke’s Beach. Convenient, casual ‘beachy’ eating - in your swimmers! Can suggest the prawn roll, when available, as a great after-swim light lunch. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
“A stones throw from your room. Great coffee, delicious healthy brekkies and you might just spot a Hemsworth!”
  • 26 locals recommend
“The local National Park managed bythe Arakwal people. Opportunities to learn about local customs, flora and fauna from the traditional custodians, book tours through the National Park office. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
“Best Fusion Vietnamese around, Sydney and Melbourne restaurant quality. It is the place to be and be seen. Bookings are a must through their online platform. If you book an early table be careful they don't want you to leave to reseat more hungry customers, this place is this good”
  • 21 locals recommend
“Who does'nt like an ice cold boutique beer on a hot day. Visit a homemade Byron Bay distillery. Learn how it's done & enjoy tasting the many different flavours they have created & find out for yourself why this beer has taken the nation by storm.”
  • 26 locals recommend
“The Pass is the perfect place for surfers of all abilities and it’s a gorgeous place to watch the sunset.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Australian Restaurant
“Cool brewery pub with lovely outdoor area where live music often plays. Lovely folks at the bar. There's also a spa right by it.”
  • 19 locals recommend
“A short walk around the point from Ayana is one of Byron;s favourite up market restaurants. Many a rock star has been sighted at this boutique hotel & what better way to while away a lazy afternoon eating & drinking from Rae's verandah whilst looking out over the rolling lawn & onto the multi million dollar views of Wagtego's beach. You may even get a glimpse of someone famous whilst sipping on your first crisp white. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
“Delicious Italian food. Great atmosphere. Best risotto. Best chilli martinis.”
  • 25 locals recommend
“If you feel like a movie ... this is a very cool cinema ... get there early for maltesas and front row lounge chair seats.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Clothes Shop
“Spell needs absolutely introduction - stylish boho clothes that every girl NEEDS! Spell & The Gypsy Collective, a loved and internationally recognised local brand, has come along way since its humble beginnings. The founders of Spell, sisters Isabella (nicknamed Spell) and Elizabeth, began selling handmade jewellery and clothing at the Byron Bay markets. From there, the bohemian brand gained traction and took off. Spell is a mandatory retail therapy hotspot.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Local Government Office
“Iconic walk to the light house - the most easterly point of Australia. Whale and dolphin watching all year round”
  • 16 locals recommend
“Great day trip down the coast, only about an hours drive. Go for a walk up to the light house, a stroll through the town or a swim at one of the many beautiful beaches.”
  • 217 locals recommend
“Enjoy the community spirit in Byron Bay of their many artisans and business owners. (first Sunday of every month). Enjoy everything from fresh food produce, handmade chocolates, organic skincare, candle making, henna tattooing, hair braiding, hip clothes designers & second hand book sellers. Get your future told by one of the many card readers or relax with a massage & reflexology”
  • 19 locals recommend
“Tallows & Cosy corner is for when the wind is blowing from the north this little hideaway has shelter .. Stunning white sand beach & walk for 7 miles to broken head ”
  • 17 locals recommend