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.

Where to Eat in Byron Bay

If you’re looking for affordable options, Karkalla (10/8 Fletcher St) and Wok This Way (1 Carlyle St) are great picks.

When to visit Byron Bay

Byron Bay in October
Estimated hotel price
$141
1 night at 3-star hotel
Byron Bay in October
Estimated hotel price
$141
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 22 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Byron Bay from New Zealand departs from Christchurch and takes around 22h 45m.

Car

Another option to get to Byron Bay is to pick up a car hire from Brisbane, which is about 143 km from Byron Bay. You’ll find branches of Bargain Car Rentals and Apex, among others, in Brisbane.

Airports near Byron Bay

Airlines serving Byron Bay

Lufthansa
Good (2,928 reviews)
KLM
Good (504 reviews)
British Airways
Good (2,084 reviews)
SWISS
Good (635 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (1,722 reviews)
Air France
Good (624 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (3,587 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,164 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,684 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (1,449 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (2,578 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (595 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (582 reviews)
Finnair
Good (860 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (446 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Good (3,412 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (221 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (208 reviews)
ANA
Excellent (282 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (447 reviews)
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Where to stay in Byron Bay

From 5-star hotels such as the Crystalbrook 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 $230 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $472 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

Waves Byron Bay
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
$271+
Byron Bay Yha
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
$41+
Arts Factory Lodge
Good (7.1, Good reviews)
$38+

Hiring a car in Byron Bay

Expect to pay $1.81 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 $21.64 and $28.85. The most frequently booked car type in Byron Bay is Economy (Toyota Yaris or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Premium car hire (Toyota HiAce or similar) is, on average, 50% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.