Byron Bay Pocket Guide

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Famous for surfers who catch waves, hippies who hang out, sun worshippers top up their tans and others who come to be at one with themselves, Byron Bay is the the first stop for many backpackers travelling north up the east coast of Australia from Sydney. It's all beaches, bronzed bodies and beautiful people here. As this is mixed with a slow pace of life, your time here could be spent recharging the batteries and taking things down a notch or two. Get the lowdown on this popular spot with backpackers in our free pocket guide.

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In The Guide

  • Cheap Eats Find out where you'll get the best burger in town.
  • After Dark The best backpacker haunts and more.
  • Don't Miss Kayaking, surfing, the flying trapeze and more.
  • Budget Tips What's to do for free in Byron Bay and other tips.

Byron Bay City Reviews

  • 60%


    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%


    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%


    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%


    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%


    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!

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