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

  • 80%


    Byron Bay

    There's plenty to do in Byron Bay, from surfing to sky diving or just simply chilling at the beach. Also walking to the lighthouse going to Australia's most easterly point where you can see most of the gold coast from miles away is spectacular. A place I didn't really want to leave.

    Insider Tip:If you go on a night out then you have to go to cheeky monkeys as it's simply the best! It's cheap, they pick you from your hostel, food for only $5! Drinking games and more. A simply must for any partygoers!

  • 50%


    Superb place...

    Really lovely place on the East coast - definitely a place to visit for a couple of days. Not the biggest place ever so wouldn't spend a crazy amount of time there but great beach, funny bars, and really good backpacker feel.

  • 90%


    Byron Bay, the place where to go and where to stay

    Byron Bay is definitively THE place to visit ! It is wonderful ! The beaches are so nice, with good music and a real natural environment. After taking a bath, you can walk in the natural park and see the magic lighthouse. You can make some shopping and enjoy a busy night life. Do not hesitate, Byron Bay is the place you have to go and even i advise you to spend there a few days, it is worth.

  • 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!

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