One of Australia’s most iconic seaside towns, attracting tourists from far and wide, there are lots of things to do in Byron Bay.

Here is our list of must do’s when visiting this east coast bohemian paradise.

Take a surf lesson

Surfing is ingrained into Australian culture and Byron Bay is, without doubt, one of the meccas for surfers from across the country and even the world. With conditions ideal for beginners and professionals. Take a lesson here and learn from the best.

We had a half-day with Terry from Kool Katz who guaranteed we would stand up on our boards and ride a wave for 40 metres by the end of the session or we’d get our money back!

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Check out live music at Apex park

Apex Park, a beautiful grassy area with bench seating, is located right on the beachfront of Byron town. It’s a great spot for a picnic with trees also providing shade during the heat of the day.

Apex Park Byron Bay
Apex Park in Byron Bay

On the weekends, talented buskers play to crowds of onlookers gathered at the park. The atmosphere is like nothing else! Perfect to watch the sun go down.

Visit the Stone and Wood brewery

If you are a fan of beer, a trip to Stone and Wood brewery is one of the best things to do in Byron Bay. With a fantastic array of craft beers, you can pick and choose as you like. Alternatively, or try a tasting paddle to sample five beers for $16AUD.

Stone and Wood Brewery
Tasting paddle at Stone & Wood

Stone and Wood pacific ale is their most popular and is available in most bars in Byron as well as bars across the east coast. It’s a really fantastic crisp ale, perfect for the Australian climate.

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Ride the solar train

Byron is home to the worlds first solar train. Run by a not-for-profit organisation that reinvests into the network. The train operates 364 days a year, linking Byron beach to North beach station, which would otherwise take around an hour to walk.

Solar Train in Byron Bay
Solar train in Byron Bay

As well as being a great experience to ride on the worlds first solar train, it’s perfect to take the trip to north beach if you are visiting the Stone and Wood brewery!

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Sunrise at Cape Byron Lighthouse

Wake up early and make the short trip to Cape Byron lighthouse. Witness a gorgeous sunrise over the blue waters of the pacific ocean. Make sure to take your camera to capture the moment and keep an eye out for dolphins and other marine life that can be seen playing in the surf below.

Beautiful Byron Bay Views
Beautiful beach views from near the lighthouse

Enjoy the nightlife

Byron is home to a host of great venues to keep you entertained during the evening. Many bars also have live bands playing, such as “The Rails” which has live music every night of the week!

The rails Byron Bay
The Rails pub live music

Byron Bay Beach Hotel is another top venue located just off the main beachfront. It offers a large range of beers and cocktails as well as a selection of live events throughout the week.

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