Just 10 of the 100’s of reasons why Byron Bay is the place to be all year round. If you’re travelling the East Coast this stop off is a MUST. Be sure to allow yourself more time than expected, cos once you get here you ain’t gonna’ want to leave!

So here we go, in no particular order, just a whole list of awesomeness…here are our MUST DOs in BYRON BAY:

Byron Bay Road Trip

Arts Factory

Without a doubt one of the best places to stay in Byron. If you’re planning a trip make sure you’re quick, cos’ this place gets booked up real fast. Just a five minute walk to town, this hostel has so many cool facilities (an eco garden, various workshops and swimming pool to name a few) you’ll want to a spend a few days simply chilling out here.

The Beaches

Need I say more, these are some of the best around Australia! Check out Byron’s beach guide for more info on the best spots.

Byron Bay with Travellers Autobarn

Byron Bay (Photo by @surlyjimscoffeeco)


Check out The Northern, Beach Hotel, or The Treehouse if you’re into live music and gigs, but if you’re looking for something a bit more energetic head to Cheeky Monkeys. The place where it’s socially acceptable to dance on the tables…

Nightlife with Travellers Autobarn

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Fish and Chips

Atfer a heavy night out or a day on the surf, head over to Fish Heads located by the main beach. Wihtout a doubt the best fish and chips i’ve ever had!



With some of the most awesome beaches around, it’s no wonder Byron’s been voted one of the BEST surf towns in the world. Whether you’re a newbie to the sport or a fully fledged wave rider, Byron is simply the number one place to do it! Be sure to check the Surf Report before heading out… and if you’re really keen look out for Byron’s Surf Festival happening in October 2014.

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Good vibes all the way… Byron is often referred to as ‘Rainbow Region’. It’s quite simply the place to be if you’re looking for a chilled out, upbeat atmosphere with like-minded people.



With so many different festivals and events, Byron has something for all of us. Looking for somewhere to head for the New Year? Check out the annual Fall Festival which runs from 30th Dec – January 3rd.

Sunset with friends



Byron is filled with cool and creative markets, boutiques, crafts and one-off shops… with pretty fair prices it’s an ideal place to get unique items and gifts on a budget! Head to Jonson Street, Fletcher Street, Lawson Street and The Arts and Industry Park located just outside of town.


We covered surfing, but Byron is also infamous for a whole load of other sport and activities. Check out the kayaking, diving and snorkelling trips available on the beach (sure to see a few sea turtles!), and if you wanna’ stay on land – I’d recommend the yoga at Byron Yoga Centre or for the thrill-seekers, Mountain Biking!

Australia Swim With Sharks

The Lighthouse

Feeling adventurous? Start at the Byron Bay Beach Houses and complete the 3.7K circuit to the lighthouse. You’re pretty much guaranteed to see some Aussie wildlife (whilst working up a bit of a sweat too!)… but trust me, it’s totally worth it for the views. Once you get to the lighthouse, chill back and take it all in whilst enjoying the sunrise or sunset.


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About the Author

Bastian Graf

Bastian is the Sales & Marketing Manager here at Travellers Autobarn. He holds a Master of Commerce in Marketing and International Business Management, and 20+ years experience in campervan hire, road trips and travel.

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