Things to do in Byron Bay

Byron Bay is a hub of activity with something for everyone. From laidback beach days to thrill-seeking adventures, the area has something for all tastes and ages.

Here are some of our recommended activities.


Learning to surf is a must for visitors to one of the hottest surfing spots in Australia. Whatever your skill level, give yourself the chance to catch one of our world-famous waves.


Immerse yourself in the local marine life as you paddle up close and personal with whales (seasonal), dolphins and turtles. Knowledgeable guides will take you to the local hot spots and answer any questions about the area.

Whale Watching

If you time your trip to Byron Bay well, you can join one of the most popular whale-watching tours in the world! You might even catch a glimpse of the elusive albino whale, Migaloo.


Whatever your experience level, there’s nowhere better to join a guided dive tour and visit some of the world’s best diving sites.

Byron Bay Wildlife Safari

See Koalas, Kangaroos, Wallabies, Flying Foxes, Birds and reptiles in their natural habitat.

Byron Bay Eco Tours

Guided cruises and lighthouse tours take you to the key sights in Byron Bay and the surrounding area. Tours are suitable for all ages and include snacks or morning tea on designated cruises.

Byron Bay Lighthouse

Visit one of the most renowned landmarks in the area, Cape Byron Lighthouse. Managed by AMSA, the lighthouse is still in use today. Follow the five km walking trail through the rainforest and coastal lookouts for a birds-eye view of the area.


Take in the stunning view of Ballina, Byron and surrounding areas as you skydive from 14,000 feet. With a 60 second free fall, this is one Byron Bay experience you won’t forget in a hurry!

Hot Air Balloon

For a more relaxed view of Byron from the air, take a hot air balloon over the region’s rainforest and beaches.

Hang Gliding

Take a tandem flight with a knowledgeable instructor across Byron Bay’s national park. Suitable for all levels and experiences.

Flying Trapeze

The flying trapeze and circus classes are fun for all the family! Suitable for kids and adults alike, take individual lessons or join a school holiday program or workshop.

Byron Bay Wildlife Tours

Join a fully guided eco-tour and view Australia’s wildlife in their natural habitat.

Horse Riding

Visit Pegasus Park Equestrian Centre for morning and sunset rides through the beaches and hinterland. Lessons are available and all skill levels are suitable.

The Crystal Castle

The Crystal Castle oozes the tranquillity of the Byron Bay Hinterland. Take a peaceful rainforest walk, view the unique crystals and enjoy lunch or morning tea at the on-site restaurant.

Wildlife Sanctuary

The Macadamia Castle is an activity popular with children and adults alike, and for good reason! Spend a full day here sampling the fine foods, visiting the animal park and retail store.

Surfing Kool Katz Surf School

When you surf with Kool Katz the owner Terry Hannon is proud to be able to introduce our clients to some of the best learn to surf locations on the planet.

STRONG Pilates – Byron Bay

Byron Bay has been waiting for something like this! This immaculate 19 Rowformer machine studio offers quality workouts presented by the most dedicated trainers, with professionally curated programs, lighting and DJ playlist – absolutely every element has been carefully designed to deliver you the workout of a lifetime making the 45 minutes your new favourite habit! The premium service doesn’t end on the machines… we offer cold eucalyptus-soaked towels post-workout, shower facilities, lockers and free undercover parking.

Gym & Wellness Social Remedy | Social Wellness Club

What you do working out matters, but what you do after working out matters too. If you’re struggling with pains, aches, fatigue or specific health conditions, the Social Remedy Byron Bay recovery space has anything you need to treat your body for ultimate healing and well-being.

Health Spa Packages | Full Body Massage, Body Polish, Body Cleanse at Gaia Day Spa

Our multi-award-winning Gaia Day Spa is the pure heart of our Gaia experience, and its nurturing and positive energy embraces you with open arms, inviting you to energetically balance your being.

To find out more about Byron Bay and the surrounding area, contact us today.