Thing to do in Byron Bay
Located on the beautiful Richmond River, just south of Byron Bay, Odyssey Wake Surf N Ski aims to give our visitors an alluring water sports experience of enjoyment, local scenery, sublime water conditions and FUN!
Odyssey Wake Surf N Ski offers Wakeboarding, Water Skiing and Wake Surfing from 1st timers to advanced. If you're keen to get wet, we'll have you out on the water in no time.
Using only the latest technology and techniques coaching will all be done in the amazing comfort of the latest Super Air Nautique.
Byron Bay Markets
The monthly Byron Bay markets are pretty famous and well worth timing your visit for, as the whole town turns out to do their shopping!
There is a huge range of stuff on sale here, from organic veggies to clothing, and most of it is pretty good value.
There is also lots of complimentary entertainment and street food to tempt you too, definitely making this one of the best free things to do in Byron Bay.
If you’re super market-hungry, then don’t forget to check out some of the smaller surrounding towns around Byron such as Lennox Heads and Mullumbimby – they too offer some great markets.
Byron Farmers Market
Since 2002, the Byron Bay Farmers Market has been a must for locals every Thursday morning. The market commences at 8am, and runs until 11am at the Butler Street Reserve.
Here, you’ll find the very best fresh produce, farmed in local areas, and transported straight to the market for you to buy. As well as organic and non-organic fruits and vegetables, you’ll find a range of Byron Shire specialities, such as freshly squeezed cane juice, macadamia nuts, honey, artisan bread, and Ballina prawns.
The Byron Bay Farmers Market is a well-loved weekly event in Byron Bay, so come along for food, coffee, fresh produce, and a lively atmosphere. Definitely put it on your list of things to do in Byron Bay.
All along the East Coast of Australia are some great surf spots and Byron Bay is no exception.
The beauty here is that the beach is fairly sheltered, with tamer waves, making it the perfect place to learn if you aren’t experienced already.
There are plenty of surf schools to help you out or just hire a board and have some fun.
Up in the hills above Byron is the beautiful Minyon Falls.
Situated within Nightcap National Park, this stunning waterfall is super impressive and well worth the drive up here.
Cameras at the ready, you can also enjoy a couple of beautiful walks around Minyon Falls that show off the lush and tropical surrounds at their best.
Take a picnic and make a day of this hinterland adventure, stopping at the picturesque town of Bangalow on your way – this is probably my favourite of the best free things to do in Byron Bay.
One of Australia's tallest waterfalls situated in the Nightcap National park. Australian Red Cedar was logged in the area from the mid-1800s up until 1982. Its survival is largely due to the efforts of activists who put a halt to logging operations along Terania Creek in 1979; their efforts are commemorated in the name of Protestors’ Falls. A truly spectacular waterfall that you should definitely see. Make sure it's on your list of things to do in Byron Bay.
Byron Bay Lighthouse
Byron Bay Lighthouse marks the most easterly point of Australia’s coastline and, between it and the centre of town, there is a gorgeous little coastal boardwalk you can enjoy… for free!
Getting up early and seeing the sun rising over Australia from the lighthouse is pretty special, but the walk is delightful any time of the day and is a real must when you are visiting Byron – definitely make the effort to tick this off your list of things to do in Byron Bay!
Cumbebin Wetlands Sanctuary Boardwalk
For something free to do in Byron Bay The Sanctuary was created so that you may experience the beauty and serenity of a Paperbark Wetland.
As you walk the park listen deeply and hear the symphony of life around you. Hear the birds and the insects and feel the soft skin of the paperbarks. Imagine the roots of the plants as they intertwine, forming the foundations of life above and below you.
Remember the Arkwal people, the original custodians of these wetlands.
It's not a long walk, about 300m, but as with all wetland areas, an insect repellent is recommended.
Byron Bay Sunset
Don't be fooled into thinking Byron Bay only has spectacular sunrises. Byron Bay is also famous for its stunning sunsets.
Late in the day make your way to Main Beach. Usually, you'll be greeted by a large crowd, bongo drums and fire twirlers. The buzz in the air is contagious and as a visitor, you'll understand what the Byron Bay life is all about.
Be sure to make it one of the things to do in Byron Bay. It really is the best way to top of your day.
Enjoy whale watching at Australia's most easterly point between May and November, when whales migrate in their thousands. The Byron Bay region offers excellent opportunities to spot whales frolicking just offshore.
To know where the whales are in real time be sure and download the Wild About Whales App. It's the easiest way of knowing the best vantage points along the coast to see the whales.
Byron Bay Brewery
Hanging out at the Byron Bay Brewery is one of Odyssey's favourite things to do in Byron Bay. Their friendly staff, icy cold house-made brews, delicious meals and laid back Byron vibe atmosphere keep us coming back for more. A visit here will top off any day. Be sure and tell them we sent you. Great option for things to do in Byron Bay when its raining.
Ride The Solar Train
If your looking for unusual things to do in Byron Bay then The Byron Bay Railroad Company train service is open to all, warmly welcoming the local community and visitors to ride. The solar train was officially launched on 16 December 2017. The train runs a return shuttle service for the three-kilometre journey between North Beach Station in Sunrise Beach and the Byron Beach Platform in Byron Bay township. Both stations have seating, shelter and bicycle racks.
The Farm - Byron Bay
The Farm is principally a working farm, they house a collection of micro-businesses all sharing in a common goal. They invite you to come and visit them and see for yourself how a farm operates, supports the environment and contributes to a healthier lifestyle.
Their motto Grow, Feed, Educate inspires all that they do, here and for the community at large. Great option for things to do in Byron Bay in winter.
Byron Bay Bluesfest
Bluesfest showcases music from around the world annually on the Easter long weekend on 120 hectares at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, just north of Byron Bay, NSW.
Bluesfest presents over 200 performances with various stages over 5, 12 hour days, as well as camping for up to 6,000 people, 5 licensed bars, over 100 food and market stalls, undercover food courts, beer gardens, and children’s entertainment.
Next years 30th Aniversary Bluesfest will be from Thursday 18th April to Monday 22nd April 2019. Bluesfest is always held over the Easter long weekend.
Splendour In The Grass
Experience everything from alt-rock and hip-hop to indie pop and post-punk stars on stage at Splendour in the Grass.
The Splendour In The Grass festival (most affectionately known as just Splendour) is held in the beautiful coastal town of Byron Bay, a much-loved area of the NSW North Coast. This three day festival of top-line international music acts is backed up by the best up-and-comers from the Australian scene.
Falls Festival Byron Bay
The Falls Music and Arts Festival is one of the finest, longest running, boutique music events in Australia.
The festival is based on European style events, featuring a diverse mix of bands, DJs and comedians from throughout Australia and overseas. The event offers a great atmosphere, music and a variety of activities and entertainment across a few days over the New Year.
Where to Stay In Byron Bay
There is accommodation galore in and around Byron Bay. From backpackers to five-star resorts you're guaranteed to find something to suit your needs. Planning your trip early is the best advice and depending on the time of year you'll probably pick up a bargain. Let's face it, you're going to want somewhere nice to go back to and relax after a fun day on the water with Odyssey Wake.