Byron Bay travel guide

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You're Going to Love Byron Bay

With a population of 6,764, Byron Bay is a must-see destination in New South Wales, Australia. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. Byron Bay deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

Where to Eat in Byron Bay

If you’re looking for affordable options, No Bones Byron Bay (11 Fletcher Street) and St Elmo - Byron Bay (Cnr Fletcher St and Lawson Ln) are great picks. For delicious green meals, Karkalla (10/8 Fletcher St) and Barrio Byron Bay (1 Porter St) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in Byron Bay.

When to visit Byron Bay

Byron Bay in February
Estimated hotel price
$139
1 night at 3-star hotel
Byron Bay in February
Estimated hotel price
$139
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Byron Bay

Plane

When flying to Byron Bay, you’ll arrive at Ballina Byron (BNK), which is located 14 miles from the city centre. The shortest flight to Byron Bay from New Zealand departs from Christchurch and takes around 11h.

Car

Another option to get to Byron Bay is to pick up a car hire from Brisbane, which is about 89 miles from Byron Bay. You’ll find branches of Bargain Car Rentals and Crazy Clark's Car Rentals, among others, in Brisbane.

Plane

When flying to Byron Bay, you’ll arrive at Ballina Byron (BNK), which is located 14 miles from the city centre. The shortest flight to Byron Bay from New Zealand departs from Christchurch and takes around 11h.

Car

Another option to get to Byron Bay is to pick up a car hire from Brisbane, which is about 89 miles from Byron Bay. You’ll find branches of Bargain Car Rentals and Crazy Clark's Car Rentals, among others, in Brisbane.

Airports near Byron Bay

Airlines serving Byron Bay

Lufthansa
Good (4,665 reviews)
KLM
Good (852 reviews)
SWISS
Good (942 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,540 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,614 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,306 reviews)
Air France
Good (984 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,585 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,958 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,120 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,469 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,860 reviews)
Finnair
Good (871 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (923 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (827 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (833 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,652 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (401 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (502 reviews)
JetBlue
Good (1,606 reviews)
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Where to stay in Byron Bay

From 5-star hotels such as the Elements of Byron to great affordable options like the The Lord Byron, Byron Bay offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $284 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $475 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include The Surf House and Aquarius Backpacker Resort.

Where to stay in popular areas of Byron Bay

Most booked hotels in Byron Bay

Elements of Byron
5 stars
Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
$461+
Crystalbrook Byron
5 stars
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
$324+
Yha Byron Bay
4 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
$50+
Arts Factory Lodge
2 stars
Good (7.1, Good reviews)
$47+

Hiring a car in Byron Bay

Expect to pay $1.90 per litre in Byron Bay (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $22.76 and $30.34. The most frequently booked car type in Byron Bay is Intermediate (Nissan X-Trail or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Skoda Fabia or similar) is, on average, 62% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Expect to pay $1.90 per litre in Byron Bay (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $22.76 and $30.34. The most frequently booked car type in Byron Bay is Intermediate (Nissan X-Trail or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Skoda Fabia or similar) is, on average, 62% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.