Byron Bay Side Motel - Byron Bay visitors information

 

Beautiful white Beaches , green hinterland and subtropical rainforest. Experience Byron Bay by joining some of the many Activities available all year.

 

Whale watching June to October. Soak in the commencement of morning in paradise with breakfast at Byron Bay Beach Café at Clarke's Beach or relax at an outdoor cafe and watch the world go by.

 

Smell the aroma of curry at Heart & Halo Good Food Bar ,enjoy a foot massage at Heavenly Feet, a hair makeover at Fuz or There's Always More or a beauty treatment at Paradiso Beauty Studio. Purchase the latest fashions from the towns many surf shops.

 

Check out the Entertainment. Experience the vibe of the town by attending one of the many Festivals.Try a sunrise stroll along the Cape Byron Walking Track, yoga on the beach or fish and chips on the beach at sunset.

 

Take a tour of the hinterland and view the magnificent rainforest and native wildlife. Byron Bay has the best variety in best and most beautiful part of Australia.Visit the Local Markets Take a tour or a drive to the National Parks Visit all year as temperatures in summer are an average maximum 27 degrees Celsius and winter an average maximum temperature of around 20 degrees Celsius

Planner

Entertainment

Go Out What is On In Byron Bay - www.goingout.com.au/WhatsOn/nsw/Byron+Bay
Dendy Cinema - www.dendy.com.au/sessions.asp?Cin_ID=16
Echo Gig Guide - www.echo.net.au/gig-guide
Beach Hotel Gig Guide - www.beachhotelgigguide.com.au/#/Gig Guide/
Byron Bay Premium Brewery and Buddha Bar / Restaurant - www.ByronBaybrewery.com.au/entertainment/month.calendar/
The Northern Hotel - www.thenorthern.com.au/gigs/tabid/629/Default.aspx
The Rails - www.ByronBayentertainment.com/gigguide.htm#TR
Byron Bay Bluefest - www.bluesfest.com.au

 

Local Markets Be sure to enjoy the atmosphere of local markets and surrounding scenery. Byron Bay, The Channon and Bangalow are the biggest and best markets on the first, second and fourth Sundays of each month.

  • 1st Sunday Byron Bay Butler Street reserve
  • 2nd Sunday The Channon Coronation Park
  • 1st& 3rd Sundays Lismore Car Boot Market Lismore Shopping Square Undercover
  • 2nd & 5th Sundays Lake Ainsworth foreshore Lennox Head
  • 3rd Sunday Ballina Circus Ground Canal Road
  • 4th Sunday Bangalow Showground
  • Byron Bay Farmers Market Every Thursday & Saturday Butler Street Reserve
  • Bangalow Farmers Market Every Saturday Bangalow Hotel Carpark

Beaches

www.ByronBaydirectory.com.au/blog/byron-bay-beach-review

Enjoy the Lighthouse Walk - www.ByronBaydirectory.com.au/blog/map-of-byron-bay-headland-and-lighthouse-walk

Walking from Main Beach along Clarkes Beach to the Pass, up the boat ramp and pick up the headland walk which winds around to Wategos Beach. Walk up Wategos Beach to the end and continue up the walking track to the lighthouse enjoying the spectacular views and dolphins in the waters below. Take a tour of the tower and then continue the walk down the hill on the other side and pick up the grassy track, pass the hang gliders doing their big jump and continue on through rainforest onto Lee Lane across the road at the Captain Cook carpark, down the stairs and turn left on the beach and walk back towards Byron Bay. The walk takes 2 hours so take your swimmers, sunscreen, lunch and refreshments and make a day of it. Be sure to take your camera for fantastic pictures to take home. Main Beach This is the main beach directly in front of the town of Byron Bay dominated by the Surf Club and is patrolled by Surf Lifesavers in summer. Swim between the flags. You can snorkel out to the Tassie 11, a wreck off the coast. People travel from around the world to enjoy the crystal clear waters, stunning beach surrounded by the beauty of the bay and the subtropical rainforest and views of Mt Warning and Border Ranges in the distance. Electric barbeques and a large grassy area for great picnics or just lying around relaxing and talking to friends old and new.

Clarkes Beach

North facing and idyllic most of the year. Families love this beach. Learn to surf activities. Patrolled in the summer months. Ideal for windsurfing, bodyboarding and paragliding. Look for humpback whales during winter.

The Pass

Famous globally with surfboard riders, ranked in the top 15 best surf beaches in Australia. The Pass is a gap between Fisherman's Lookout and the headland. Daily snorkelling and dive tour boats and whale watching (in season) boats leave from here. Wonderful picnic area under the trees. Barbeques.

Wategos Beach

Popular surfing beach for the long boarder, a popular swimming beach. Free electric barbeques and picnic area. Northerly swells make Wategos's Beach ideal for Malibu's. Access via Lighthouse Road and turn left into Brooke Drive. Free electric barbeques and picnic tables.

Little Wategos Beach

Is a quiet and secluded sheltered north facing beach, a lovely sheltered spot for sunbathing, swimming and rock fishing. It is overlooked by the lighthouse and most easterly point of the Australian mainland. Access is either from Wategos Beach at low tide or by the Cape Byron Walking track situated at the eastern end of Marina Parade. Inaccessible by car.

Cosy Corner

Tucked under the south side of Cape Byron on the northern end of Tallow Beach, popular local surfing spot and a good place to watch hang-gliders swooping from their launching pad above. Sheltered from northerly winds. Surf can be subject to strong rips. National Parks fee of $6 to park your car.

Tallow Beach

Runs from Cosy Corner to Broken Head. Be careful as the surf can be rough. Access Tallow Beach from Alcorn Street Suffolk Park or from Cosy Corner. Good beach fishing.

Belongil Beach

The Wreck is a surf spot located just north of the rock wall approximately 30 meters off the shore of Belongil Beach (at the town end), and approximately 60 meters from the Main Beach Car Park. It is a great place to explore with a mask and snorkel when the sea is calm. The Wreck is named for the remains of the ship SS Wollongbar lodged just offshore. The ship lost its tie to the old Byron Bay Pier during a cyclone in 1922 and sank. The most northern end designated as 'clothing optional.'

National Parks

Mount Warning

National Park - www.tropicalnsw.com.au/nationalparks/warning.html world Heritage listed Mount Warning (Wollumbin) is the remnant central plug of an ancient volcano. Summit Track After a final rock scramble the track emerges to 360 degree views reaching every distant horizon. Twenty million years ago the height of the volcano was twice the present height of Mount Warning. This volcano was formed by massive outpourings of lava, layer after layer, over a landscape that stretched from Mt. Tamborine in the north to Lismore in the south. Duration: 4-5 hr return. Degree of difficulty: Strenuous. Track condition: Steep and rocky in parts. Winter warning: Not advisable to undertake the walk after 2 pm in winter, as darkness on the return can lead to people becoming lost.

Cape Byron State Conservation Area

www.environment.nsw.gov.au/nationalparks/parkhome.aspx?id=N0634

The Cape Byron Lighthouse has stood on the most easterly point of the Australian mainland for a century. The rugged headland, surrounded by sheltered rainforest gullies and subtropical waters, is a great spot for watching turtles, dolphins and humpback whales on their annual migration. The magnificent cliff top walking track winds its way through diverse plant communities, offering panoramic views of the ocean and north coast hinterland. Treat yourself at the top with a drink or snack at the Cape Cafe. You can tour Cape Byron Lighthouse (phone 6685 5955 for bookings).

Broken Head Nature Reserve

www.tropicalnsw.com.au/nationalparks/broken.html

Encompasses superb headlands with steep rainforest clad slopes, sweeping down to secluded beaches. A walking track from the Broken Head Caravan Park follows a dramatic cliff-top track. This very popular walking track provides unsurpassed views seawards. Walking back in the opposite direction towards Byron Bay follow the outlet and find a lovely natural tea tree lake. Popular beach with large picnic and barbeque areas. Broken Head beach is patrolled at Christmas and Easter.

Nightcap National Park

www.environment.nsw.gov.au/NationalParks/parkWalking.aspx?id=N0062

Minyon Falls with a drop of 104metres can be spectacular especially after heavy rain. Protestors Falls This easy walk winds its way through Bangalow Palms to the base of Protesters Falls at Terania Creek picnic area. Swimming is not permitted in the area as it is home to the endangered Fleay's barred frog. Minyon Loop Beginning at either Minyon Grass or Minyon Falls picnic area, this walk takes you through changing vegetation to the base of the falls and along the escarpment edge. If you want to walk only to the base of Minyon Falls, the walk begins at Minyon Grass and is a 4 kilometre return walk taking around 2 hours. Both walks have steep climbs out of the valley floor.

Cape Byron Marine Park

www.mpa.nsw.gov.au/cbmp.html

Extends from Brunswick Heads in the north to Lennox Head in the south. It includes the seabed and extends seaward from the mean high water mark to the 3 nautical mile limit of state waters. The tidal waters of the Brunswick River and its tributaries as well as Belongil and Tallow creeks are also within the marine park. Local marine habitats include exposed and sheltered sandy beaches, rocky shores, rocky reefs, submerged pinnacles, small rocky islands, coral communities, riverine estuaries, coastal creeks and lakes, and sandy seabed habitats. Marine life includes many species of dolphins, fish, seabirds and marine plants along with threatened species such as little terns, grey nurse sharks and sea turtles. Many of the fascinating animals that inhabit the waters surrounding Julian Rocks including, sharks,rays,turtles,eels,starfish and corals can be viewed on the Julian Rocks Byron Bay website www.julianrocks.net

 

Experience Byron Bay

Sea Experiences

Black Dog Surf School

www.blackdogsurfing.com . We have one instructor to five students and that's why we can confidently guarantee that you will stand up on your first lesson or you can come again for free.

 

Black Dog Surfing

Style Surfing

www.stylesurfingByron Bay.com

Cape Byron Kayaks

www.capebyronkayaks.com

Join us on our three hour adventure with the Dolphins Kayaking Byron Bay.... Take in some of the best sights the East Coast has to offer. Learn about local history, aboriginal history, the lighthouse, dolphins and whales. See the Most Easterly Point of the Australian mainland.

GoSea Kayak

www.goseakayakByron Bay.com.au/

You can surf Byron Bay's waves out at Cape Byron, Wategos or The Pass in your kayak. See Byron's Lighthouse from your kayak. And in whale season we regularly see Humpbacks up close and personal.

 

Whale watching Byron Bay

www.ByronBaywhalewatching.com.au/

Whale Watching Byron Bay is the only whale watching tour operator departing directly from Byron Bay. This allows us the quickest access to the Humpback whale migration on the Australian east coast. Tours depart Byron Bay every day during the whale watching season (June to November).

 

whale watching

Sundive

www.sundive.com.au/

Try scuba diving in half a day, no experience required. This program is ideal for those who don't have the time for a full certification course, but still want to experience scuba diving at Julian Rocks. Due to its amazing diversity and abundance of fish life with over 1000 recorded species of tropical, temperate and pelagic fish, Julian Rocks has earned a reputation as being one of the most prolific fish dives in the world. Whales, Dolphins, Manta Rays, Leopard Sharks, the endangered Grey Nurse Shark and three species of Turtle are all common visitors to Julian Rocks.

Byron Bay Dive Centre

www.ByronBaydivecentre.com.au/snorkel-trips/

Snorkel Byron Bay's Julian Rocks Marine Reserve. Julian Rocks is one of the few snorkel sites where you can swim with tropical species found on the Great Barrier Reef as well animals from Australia's deep Southern Ocean. Join one of our guided dive trips and let us show you Julian Rocks Marine Reserve, one of Australia's most spectacular dive sites. All of our dive sites are within 10 minutes of Byron Bay so there are no long boat rides. We will help you prepare your equipment and complete a dive/snorkel brief prior to departing the dive centre.

 

byron bay dive centre

Vision Walks

www.visionwalks.com/

Vision Walks provide eco tours in the Byron Bay area that allow you to connect with the natural environment, far from the maddening crowds, no matter what your age or abilities. Our tours allow you to see amazing wildlife in their natural habitat, whilst experiencing rainforest and waterfalls. Tours Nights Vision Walk Explore the Australian rainforest at night, observe nocturnal wildlife without disturbing them with a torch-moderate. Rainforest Walk Go walking through the rainforest to see the amazing Minyon Falls- moderate to hard Byron Sensations Tour See, taste and feel Byron Bay: lighthouse, galleries, Crystal Castle,Bangalow,coffee and macadamia tasting- easy Byron Bay Tour Lighthouse, galleries.

Mountain Bike Tours

www.mountainbiketours.com.au/

Rainforest Adventure Tour. Full day guided tour designed for all levels of riders. Ride through lush subtropical rainforests of the world Heritage listed Nightcap National Park.

 

mountain bike tours

Byron Stand Up Paddle Tours

www.byronstanduppaddle.com.au/

Come with us and experience stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) while gliding through the beautiful waterways of Northern NSW. Our personalized ecotours explore the coastal estuaries of Cape Byron Marine Park, Yuragir & Bundjalung National Parks and Uki in the hinterland.

 

Paul's Fishing

http://www.byron-bay.com/paulsfishing/
www.byron-bay.com/paulsfishing
5 hour fishing excursions on our beautiful beaches.

 

 

Land Experiences

Lighthouse Walk

www.lighthouse.net.au/lights/NSW/Cape%20Byron/Cape%20Byron.htm

Shopping Byron Bay Arts & Industry Park

Is located off Ewingsdale Road on the north of town. Artists, Artisans, craftspeople and manufacturers thrive here and it is an interesting area to find a special bargain or a unique handcrafted item. Some of the exciting shops and factory outlets you'll find here include clothing, bedding, linen, babywear, bicycles, art supplies, recycled clothes, garden furniture and ornaments, leatherwork, metalwork, glass blowing and etching, picture framing, surfboards, surfing gear, pets and pet supplies, jewellery, furniture and antiques.

Crystal Castle

www.byron-bay.com/crystalcastle/

Nestled in Byron's beautiful hinterland, the Crystal Castle offers an enchanting getaway reflective of the spirituality and element of escapism that the area is famous for. A lifetime of passion has seen the magical grounds transformed into an inspirational, tranquil and breathtakingly beautiful landscape like no other. Mystical statues, amazing crystals, exquisite jewellery and delicious delights await visitors, etching fond memories in the minds of all who pass through its gates.

Macadamia Castle

www.macadamiacastle.com.au/

On the Pacific Highway at Knockrow is a coffee shop, macadamia nut retail outlet, gift shop and Animal Fun Park.

Byron Bay Golf Club

18 holes, visitors welcome. Broken Head Rd, Byron Bay

 

Seahorse Riding Centre

www.seahorsesbyronbay.com
Offers a fantastic way to explore the natural beauty of Byron Bay on horseback. Our beach ride is along pristine 7 mile Beach.

 

 

Budda Gardens Luxury Day Spa

www.buddhagardensdayspa.com.au/

Is a Balinese sanctuary of flowing waters and peaceful ambience of Health, Healing and Beauty.

Air Experiences

Byron Bay Microlights

www.ByronBaymicrolights.com.au/bbm/html/flights.html

Come and try microlight flying, one of the greatest adventure experiences you will ever have. The Lighthouse Flight is the flight for those who just want to find out what flying is about and also to see Byron Bay and surrounds. It's a lovely scenic coastal flight to Cape Byron along Main Beach and around the lighthouse. Enjoy the view of Byron Bay and Tallow Beach whilst looking out for whales and dolphins along the way.

Tiger Moth Joy Flights

www.dropbears.com/t/tiger_moth/

Scenic Flights of Byron Bay in an Open Cockpit Biplane Come for a serene flight in "Tygress", our 1940 De Havilland Tiger Moth open cockpit biplane! See the whales and dolphins around Cape Byron, get a bird's eye view of the rainforest scenery, or fly over the spectacular peak of Mount Warning.

Byron Bay Gliding

www.byrongliding.com/

Sit back, relax and thrill as you take off in these amazing powered gliders, then be enthralled at the awesome views over the Byron Bay coastline. When the engine is cut, you fly like a bird enjoying the freedom of the limitless sky.

Byron Bay Ballooning

www.byron-bay.com/ballooning/

We invite you to join us on our daily sunrise flights over Australia's Ballooning Paradise - the Byron Bay Hinterland. We are a family owned local company, committed to this magnificent piece of paradise we call home, and look forward to sharing it with you on one of our flights.

 

Sky Dive Byron Bay

www.skydiveByron Bay.com/tandem.html

Byron Bay is known internationally for its unique beauty & outstanding beaches. You can see Australia's most spectacular coastal views of Byron Bay from 14,000 feet.

 

 

Byron Airwaves Hang Gliding School

http://www.byronair.com We have been flying the ridges and soaring above the cliffs at the famous Cape Byron Lighthouse for over 25 years now and setting for your first hang-gliding experience could not be any better.