Things to do in Byron Bay

Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens

Discover the jewel of Byron -Visit Crystal Castle and Shambhala Gardens. Crystal Castle has been delighting, healing and replenishing pilgrims both young and old for thirty years and is regarded as one of the most unique and enriching destinations in the Southern Hemisphere.

81 Monet Drive Mullumbimby

Byron Bay Mountain Bike Tours

Want to see things in Byron Bay others won’t, get to places others can’t and enjoy some exercise in the process? Then join Byron Bay Mountain Bike Tours, they offer an unforgettable experience, taking you to some of Byron’s most secret spots - miles of beautiful beaches and world heritage listed rain forests.

Byron Bay Lighthouse

The views from the summit are spectacular, rewarding those who have climbed up from the Captain Cook Lookout on the Cape Byron Walking Track . Ribboning around the headland, the track soars its way to the lighthouse . Along the way, look out for dolphins and migrating whales during their northern (June to July) and southern (September to November) migrations. You're also likely to encounter brush turkeys and wallabies. Allow about two hours for the entire 3.7km loop.

SKYDIVE

Soar above Byron Bay, an exciting tandem sky dive! Enjoy a scenic flight over the beaches, experience the thrill of a 60-second free fall from a height of 14,000 feet, followed by a spectacular five-minute descent by parachute. A highly trained, professional instructor will accompany you on your tandem sky dive, and pickup and drop-off from your hotel is included.

BYRON BAY BREWEY

At this old piggery turned into a brewery, you can drink frosty glasses of house pale lager amid the brewing vats or sit outside in the tropical courtyard under the shade of a giant fig tree. Entertainment includes live music, DJs and trivia nights. Brewery tours are held at 4pm.

FAMOUS NAKED TREATIES

This raw bar celebrates everything vegan, organic, and gluten, dairy and sugar free. There's an encyclopedia of superfood smoothies, plus a rotating menu of savoury goods including raw pad thai. Cold-pressed organic coffee is made with fresh almond milk and sweetened with coconut nectar.
 

LEARN TO SURF

If you want to be even more fanatic, you can go surfing. There are a lot of surfing schools who can teach you how to beat the waves and find the best surfing in Byron Bay! You can choose to have a few surf lessons or to go on a surf camp. The experienced instructors know the best places to surf and also watch the wildlife. Who doesn't want to surf near a few dolphins!

SWIM WITH TURTLES

Snorkeling at Byron Bay's Julian Rock Marine Reserve is of those unforgettable, once in a lifetime experiences. It's one of the few snorkel sites where you can swim with tropical species found on the Great Barrier Reef. However for us, the main attraction was swimming with turtles.

Imagine swimming so close to a turtle you feel you can reach out and touch it.

KAYAK

For more excitement you can go sea kayaking or surfing. However, as you may expect this isn't for free but very fun to do!  At the Byron Bay Marine Park, you can see dolphins, turtles and from June till October you might see whales during their annual migration! You can also surf the waves with your kayak, an awesome experience! During your three hour trip you'll be guided by experts who can tell you everything about kayaking, the wildlife and Byron Bay.

 

Helicopter

An awesome experience, you can choose many different packages depending on your price range. Helicopter tours are a great way to get a overall landscaped view of the coastal regions, they even give you the opportunity to take the controls with the tour guide and have a go of flying a helicopter yourself!.

Byron Bay Ballooning

"The ballooning experience is a period of time that you will be talking about far into the future." The actual flying time is about one hour with balloon preparation, briefing, landing, pack away and breakfast at the airfield taking up the rest of the time. 

Byron Bay Gyrocopters

Discover the amazing world from above Byron Bay. Fly together with one of our professional flight Instructors over the iconic lighthouse, pristine beaches, amazing Waterfalls, around the famous Mt. Warning Volcano or to Nimbin. Watch migrating whales, dolphins and sharks out of the air, in a modern Gyrocopter, one of the world safest aircrafts. Byron Bay Gyrocopters -

 

BYRON BAY MARKETS

Byron Bay's Community Market, held at the Butler Street reserve, is one of the best in the region. Covering several acres, the market offers a vast array of handcrafted wares, locally-grown produce, and artworks of every kind. It's best to get there early and allow a few hours to take in all the stalls, indulge in some fresh food and culture

Stallholders, in their eye-catching colourful splendour, are a spectacle in themselves. Rainbows, sparkles and angel wings seem to be the 'uniform', making you feel as if you truly are in a magical world.

Come and listen to some great bands as well as our featured busker. While you're there, enjoy hundreds of craft stalls as well as fresh local produce and delicious food and drink. There's plenty for the kids to do with candle making, face painting, tie dying and rides. Everyone is welcome, but please remember to leave your dogs at home.