Australia,  Beaches,  New South Wales

Amazing Things to do in Byron Bay

Ohhhh Byron!!! How good is to travel and enjoy its warm weather and surf vibes during all year round?

It was my second time in Byron Bay since I’m living in Australia – 2015, but this time now in a road trip as the pandemic situation is not allowing us to travel outside NSW yet (the borders should open for Xmas time!).

Check my first trip to Byron Bay by clicking here. It was absolutely amazing to know this place for the first time and it has extra information. But on this post I will show you more things to do as I spent 10 days in this paradise!

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The Farm Byron Bay

This farm is a beautiful place to spend some hours walking through its plantations, gardens, seeing their animals like bulls, pigs and how they take care of their environment and their sustainable work which is really beautiful. We’ve booked the restaurant Three Blue Duck which is part of the property for lunch and we had such a lovely time there! To visit the property you don’t need to book or pay anything, but you must book for their restaurant as it’s very busy during these times now.

It’s a short drive around 13 to 15 minutes from Byron Bay main area.

More info: https://thefarm.com.au

Instagram: @thefarmatbyronbay

Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens

This place is absolutely stunning! It’s a home of the biggest and most beautiful crystals in the world! You can see so many amazing crystals there! Omg! It’s unbelievable! Totally worth the visit! What you can see and do there:

  • Sit in the ancient amethyst cave called Dragon Egg.
  • See the pair of the world’s tallest geodes called Crystal Guardians (you should stand in between the geodes). It’s stunning!
  • See rare and amazing giant crystals.
  • Walk through the botanical Shambhala Gardens and rainforest
  • Be at peace with the largest stone Blessing Buddha in Australia
  • Touch the World Peace Stupa, a project blessed by the Dalai Lama
  • Find yourself in a labyrinth
  • Join the daily experience at 12:00 pm and 3:00pm. I’ve done a beautiful meditation.

More info: http://www.crystalcastle.com.au

Instagram: @crystalcastlebyronbay

The Arts and Industrial Estate

This is a place filled with boutique stores, wellness centres, cafes and art galleries. It’s a nice place to discover the latest artisan, artworks, luxury stores and see the creativity of Byron Bay.

The Stone Wood Brewery

Born and raised in Byron Bay, Stone & Wood is proudly local and independent, brewing approachable beer in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales. 

More info: https://stoneandwood.com.au

Cape Byron LightHouse Walk and Surfing The Pass

Spectacular coastal views along the Cape Byron walking track that takes you on a hike through rainforest, beach and clifftops to the lighthouse. It was my second time doing it and it is a must!

You’ll need a good two hours to properly enjoy this experience but totally worth it!

More info: https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/walking-tracks/cape-byron-walking-track

Enjoy a good surf session with stunning views at The Pass or take a surf class if you’re beginner! This is one of our favourites areas in Byron! It’s so lovely!

Surf and Picnic at Wategos Beach

I really recommend you to spend a day or more if you have it in this beautiful beach… have a good surf session and set your blanket to do a picnic in the afternoon.

Lennox Head

Lennox Head is just 15min drive south of Byron Bay on the North Coast of New South Wales, Australia, situated between Byron Bay and Ballina. We spent a day in this lovely seaside village, with great surf and I recommend this place as a laidback holidays. Plus tip: grab a coffee at Papaya Cafe which is a beautiful cafe!

Broken Head

Although Broken Head is around 10 minutes drive from Byron Bay, it’s a secluded area with bush nature and beaches that make it feel much further away. We spent a day at Whites beach and it’s gorgeous! It’s not easy to get to this place as you need to drive through a dirty road and there’s almost no parking there, so arrive as earlier as you can and grab some snacks! You will need to walk through some steps and it’s not so easy for kids!

Brunswick Heads

Brunswick Heads is a small town on the north coast of New South Wales, around 14 km of Byron Bay. It’s a beautiful area with stunning beaches and a spectacular river. Worth a day trip!

Mullumbimby

“The Biggest Little Town in Australia” or Mullum as locals called it is just a 15min drive inland from Byron Bay. You can walk through the village and see the beautiful stores, cafes or enjoy a nice massage at Kiva Spa (click here).

Bangalow

Bangalow is a picturesque town combining a traditional streetscape with modern appeal.  It is 16km from Byron Bay, about a 20-minute drive.

Shop

These are some of the stores that I visited and I think it was a nice distraction during our holidays, so sharing is caring! 🙂

Spell & The Gypsy Collective

The iconic Australian bohemian brand.

More info: https://aus.spell.co

Instagram: @spell

Zulu and Zephir

It is a cool refined fashion brand for her.

More info: https://zuluandzephyr.com

Instagram: @zuluandzephyr

Rowie

Simple & delicate, designed to last a lifetime. 

More info: rowiethelabel.com

Instagram: @rowiethelabel

Thrills

Subculture driven lifestyle clothing & fashion brand from Byron Bay.

More info: https://thrills.co

Instagram: @thrillsco

Island Luxe

Luxury store from leather, linen, decor, jewellery to accessories. 

More info: http://www.islandluxe.com.au

Instagram: @islandluxeofficial 

McTavish

Byron’s original surf brand – clothing, hand-crafted surfboards & great coffee. 

More info: mctavish.com.au 

Instagram: @mctavishsurf

The Beach People 

All things seaside, very unique and minimalist.

More info: thebeachpeople.com.au 

Instagram: @thebeachpeople

Eat: Brunch, Drink, Dine…and more!

This is my list of favourites restaurants in Byron Bay where I had such a lovely time and amazing Food! Hope you can make your reservation before your trip because they’re very limited at the moment. Love them all!

Three Blue Duck, The Farm

Brunch and lunch are awesome! Great food and views from the farm! Amazing environment!

https://www.instagram.com/threeblueducks/

The Mez Club

Beautiful place for dinner and cocktails. I loved all the suggestions from the staff. The style is like tapas, small dishes to share. Great environment!

https://www.instagram.com/themezclub/

The Balcony Bar & Oyster Co

Barrio Industrial Estate

Barrio is located at Industrial Estate and we had a nice lunch there! It’s small dishes to share style and delicious food!

The Beach Hotel

Nice for amazing food and drinks at sunset time! Stunning!

https://www.beachhotel.com.au/beach-kitchen-at-beach-hotel-byron.html

Bang Bang

Great Thai restaurant, nice environment, great for dinner! Don’t forget to make your reservation before you travel!

https://www.bangbangbyronbay.com

Combi

This is a must to eat. Beautiful cafe with nice environment. I loved the açaí bowl, vegan sandwich and the brownie gluten free made with beetroot! So delicious!

http://wearecombi.com.au

Osushi Japanese

Nice Japanese restaurant, great for dinner!

https://www.osushi.com.au

Bayleaf Cafe

https://www.bayleafbyronbay.com

Folk

Lovely organic cafe and gorgeous place! A must in Byron!

I hope you enjoy my tips for your next trip to Byron Bay! Follow me on Instagram @heycassitravel for more travels, inspirations and more tips! xx

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