The list of things to do in Byron Bay is long, from hiking and swimming to family-friendly activities and attractions for those who don’t like the beach or things to do when it is raining. We’ve even collected a few local secrets below.
While visitors flock to Byron Bay’s Main Beach, you’ll find Byron locals migrating to the surrounding beaches to catch some waves. Some of Byron Bay’s best beaches include the picturesque Wategos Beach, the long sandy stretch of Tallows Beach and you’ll be wise to seek some secluded spots at Broken Head Beach.
Learn to Surf
There’s no better place to learn to surf than Byron Bay. Renowned as a world-class surfing destination, there is a vast choice of surfing schools available in Byron Bay including the popular Soul Surf School that caters for beginners through to advanced surfers of any age with half-day lessons inclusive of all equipment such as boards and wetsuits during winter.
Horse riding on the beach
Zephyr Horses offer small, personalised horse tours either along the beach or in the beautiful sub-tropical woodlands. Suitable for all levels of riders, gallop along the beach for a memorable and soul charging mini-break.
Visit The Farm
Stretched over 80 glorious acres on Ewingsdale Road, you’ll find The Farm, bringing the true meaning of paddock to plate to Byron. This fully functional working farm fosters a community of growers, producers, eateries and educators and exudes a real community vibe. On any given day you’ll find children and adults wandering the paddocks, enjoying lunch at Three Blue Ducks or buying produce and flowers from the onsite growers.