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City Guide Byron Bay, Australia

Visiting Byron Bay

Home to sufers and those who enjoy the alternative lifestyle, Byron Bay is also home to both hippies backpackers. With numerous beaches, national parks, and one of the country’s most famous walks, it isn’t hard to see how those who stop here find it hard to leave. Situated 800kms north of Sydney, it is usually the first or last stop on the itinerary for those travelling on the east coast of Australia, depending on which you way you are going.

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Byron Bay City Reviews

  • 60%

    awshahrul2922

    Cool and Hippie....

    The town itself is so peaceful and relaxing. Lots of hippie vibe around the town. But things are quite expensive around here. So be warned.

    Insider Tip:You might want to have extra cash in hand to be here even in backpackers hostel.

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    Loved Byron Bay!!

    Byron Bay was fabulous! Lovely locally run boutique style shops, loads of places to eat, Aldis and Woolworths right in town, has everything you need! Beautiful beaches, great for surfing and swimming pending on place on beach. Lovely sandy beaches, great views and walks, really clean everywhere here. Lots of places to stay as well all really close to centre. Coach drops you right on the main road so really convenient. Chilled out place to visit, friendly locals, just loved it here!

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    Byron Bay, Australia MUST see :D

    Byron Bay is a must see of the east coast. Hundreds of backpackers that I've met in my trip has loved this place. Chill out and party in the same time. Is up to you decide what to do. Stunning landscapes, surfing, partying. What do you need more?

  • 90%

    billytno32231

    Byron Bay

    Great town, very much a hippie culture town, but great place to be, people are nice, weather is great, no complaints!!

    Insider Tip:buy a frisbee and head onto the beach for a run about!! bloody great exercise!! Also, cheeky moneys bar, never had a monday night in my life like it!!!

  • 80%

    shopaholicvoni2925

    Could drop out of life and live in Byron forever! So relaxed, gorgeous walk to the most easterly point & lighthouse, saw whales etc. Cheeky monkeys in the evenings for $5 meals and cheap beer, play games for beer & awesome prizes, then dance the night away on the tables! Definitely take the day trip to Nimbin, the 'museum' is the wierdest place I've ever been, beware of creepy old lady offering acid & only have half a cookie ;-)!

    Insider Tip:They have very recently introduced going up the Cape Byron light house, and it's FREE. Just go in and ask for your name to go on the list, they take 10 people up every 20mins or so until 4pm, very cool!

Australia: Itinerary

Sydney is, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the most spectacular cities in the world. Travelling north, the next city is Brisbane which is also worth a visit en route to Cairns. And with a hippified town and commercialised city in between, the trip between Sydney and Brisbane is one of the most varied in Oz.

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