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Best things to do in Byron Bay

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

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“One of the most easterly points in Australia and a superb walk from the main centre of Byron, as well as one of the best spots to see the sun set in the area if you don’t mind a slight crowd. ”
165 locals recommend
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“Twists on your warm coffee with mushroom brews and butter coffee as well as the best banana bread you can wrap your mouth around. Be sure to try the fish tacos for lunch and now some epic pizzas for dinner next door in the PM”
129 locals recommend
Resort
“Can't miss this, it's right by Main Beach and a lovely spot for a beer, pub food and live music. ”
76 locals recommend
Café
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“A cafe to be seen at. Chill on the grass eating açai or with a brew after big night.”
89 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Global cuisine, wood- fired pizzas and live music in a bohemian restaurant and bar amongst the palm trees.”
83 locals recommend
Café
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“This iconic cafe sits at the end of the lane and serves some of the best food Byron has to offer, they also make a bloody good coffee.”
58 locals recommend
Australian Restaurant
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“Perfectly positioned high on the verandah overlooking the hustle and bustle of Byron Bay. Open all day”
63 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“A fun bar on the main street, serving up great cocktails and Mexican dishes. Daily happy hour 5-6pm.”
56 locals recommend
Bar
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“Casual, delicious, well-priced food by talented chefs in a tiny kitchen ... Love the fish burger (usually grilled snapper)! Life music every night of the week ... next to old railway station in town.”
52 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“The decor is upmarket beach and colonial style, trendy and a great vibe. Can be busy but not noisy. The cocktails are to die for. ”
53 locals recommend
Lodging
“The Byron at Byron Spa offers revitalising massages, facials and spa treatments, using natural ingredients. Each treatment is designed to deliver maximum relaxation and leave you with a sense of wellbeing. Location: 77-97 Broken Head Road, Byron Bay Open times: 7 days from 9am Contact / bookings: (02) 6639 2110”
39 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Plating up modern Spanish tapas dishes and share plates inspires by fresh and flavoursome ingredients. The innovative menu is designed to be shared with great company in a relaxed and intimate environment. Also pouring over 15 wines by the glass from a global list of over 100 botles of wine, all carefully handpicked to compliment the flavours of the food. ”
45 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“One of my favourite beaches in the area. Has a great wave for a long board or paddle board and if you have some money to splurge have lunch at Rae’s for spoil.”
43 locals recommend
Café
“Awesome views at the Lighthouse! Plan to make at least one trip up there. Bring your camera/phone!”
37 locals recommend
Bed & Breakfast
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“Stunning ocean views, open all day and can walk in for takeaway or dine in the restaurant. ”
38 locals recommend
Establishment
“If you are in the industrial area this is a yummy place for breakfast or lunch. Very chillaxed but still very friendly and top quality healthy food. ”
35 locals recommend