Byron is a very special place for us, and having come here for so long, we'd love to share with you a few of our favourite spots!

From which beach to head to or where to hit the shops, we've got you covered.


There's nothing better than a morning walk up to the lighthouse before brekky. There's two ways to get up depending on how much of a challenge you're after. We personally prefer heading up via the road which is a gentle incline, however for more of a workout you can take the stairs up from Wategos beach—this way you'll pass the most easterly point of Australia. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins and whales once you make it to the top!


Definitely one of our favourite beaches in Australia. To get here, head to the most eastern tip of main beach. Great for a surf on its day, even better for a swim. Make sure you head up the lookout for views across the bay—perfect at sunset.


Home to Rae's and some of Australia's most expensive real-estate, Wategos is the most luxurious spot in Byron Bay. If you're lucky enough to score a park head to the beach for an afternoon of sun and surf. If you're after a spot that's a little more secluded, you can head up the stairs towards the lighthouse to Little Wategos beach.


If the front beaches are too windy, head to Cosy Corner on Tallows beach. Tucked right underneath the headland, here you'll get some protection from those northerly winds. Tallows gets uninterrupted swells from the Pacific Ocean which means this is the best spot for body surfing.


We love to stroll down Fletcher Street and check out some of Byron's best shopping boutiques. Don't miss a look in Hope & May, 11:11, Rowie, Kivari and Nikau for all things fashion and homewares.


Five minutes out of town is the hub of all of Byron's local businesses. If you know where to go, there are a few hidden gems here amongst the offices and warehouses. Some of our favourite spots include McTavish Surfboards, Stone & Wood Brewery, Habitat, Zulu & Zephyr, Tigmi Trading Co & St Agni.


Twenty minutes up into the hinterland is the cute little village of Newrybar. This is a great spot to come grab a coffee and pasty from Harvest Deli and wander through the surrounding local boutiques.


Just inland from Byron you'll find Bangalow. This charming country town in the hinterland offers a slower pace, lots of greenery, along with great food, antiques, galleries and homewares. Grab a coffee from the popular Woods cafe before taking a wander down the main street.


Located a short 30-minute drive from Byron, Killen Falls is an incredible waterfall and swimming hole surrounded by dense rainforest. There's a path that leads from the car park to the falls but be aware, it's pretty rocky and slippery with a steep decline, but it'll be worth it!