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Byron Bay

Things to See & Do

Byron Bay is a coastal town located on the far-north coast of NSW, Australia. Home to Australia's most easterly point and the iconic Cape Byron lighthouse, the region is known for its spectacular beaches, unique shopping and dining experiences, world-class festivals, and vibrant community spirit.

Schoolies.com have pulled together some of the best experiences that await you in Byron Bay when you check-in for your Schoolies holiday with your crew. To redeem deals offers please present Schoolies.com lanyard.

Tours & Attractions

Lets Go Surfing

$10 off a 2 Hour Group Surfing Lesson

Want to learn to surf on Main Beach Byron Bay? We surf in really small groups so you will have loads of hands on help from our professional instructors. Our 2-hour lesson (3 hour experience) will offer a truly authentic surfing experience that covers all the basics from warm-up to paddling, catching waves and standing! The lesson price includes all equipment; board, wetsuit, rash vest, sunscreen and zinc. Do what the locals do and join our friendly surf instructors for some fun in the waves. To get your discounts use the code SCHOOLIES10 on checkout.

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Mojosurf

Learn to surf Mojo style!

Come join in on the fun and learn to surf while you’re at it! We'll take you to the best, uncrowded beaches with perfect learning waves. With small group lessons and experienced surf instructors, you’ll be up and riding a wave in no time.

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Cape Byron Kayaks

$10 OFF your Kayak Tour per person when you book direct with us

Enjoy paddling your sea kayak out through the surf and later ride some of Australia’s most famous waves. Get up close and personal with our friendly bottlenose dolphins and discover how inquisitive they can be. Spot sea turtles as they come up for a breath of air. Marvel at the size of the majestic humpback whales as they migrate through Australia’s beautiful Byron Bay.

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Skydive Byron Bay

Use the code SCHOOLIES20 to save $20 on your tandem skydive!

Skydive at Byron Bay’s closest beach skydive for the ultimate adrenaline rush. You’ll drop from an extreme altitude of up to 15,000ft and freefall at over 200 km/hr for up to an insane 60 seconds, then float under canopy over Byron Bay for 5-7 minutes soaking up spectacular beach and hinterland views all the way to Brisbane, the Gold Coast and beyond.

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Food & Drink

The Hideout Cafe

“Great food, coffee and service. We had Scrambled eggs with spinach and Parmesan and Bruschetta with poached eggs - so yummy!” Victor Borucki

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The Cardamom Pod Byron Bay

We are inspired by the art of creative tasty cuisine and take much pleasure when folks benefit on a healthy and happy level from the foods we prepare.

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Slice Pizzeria Byron Bay

Slice Pizzeria was created based on our desire to provide an exceptional pizza experience, incorporating classical Italian and contemporary methods, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

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No Bones

No Bones is a Vegan Restaurant. Here at No Bones, we love to make everything in house, no packet pasta or store bought breads.

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Miss Margarita

Byron locals Emma and Greg Thomson’s vision for a friendly place which blended the energy and flavours of Mexico with the beachy vibe of Byron was realised and became an instant hit with locals and tourists alike.

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Main Street Burger Bar

Real burgers. Real shakes. No fakes. Blissfully blending bewildering burgers and boutique brews. Bringing together Byron Bay’s beautiful babes, brutes and broods.

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Light Years

Light years is a retro fitted Vietnamese restaurant and cocktail bar serving up modern south east asian fare on a beautiful light filled patio.

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Legend Pizza

At Legend Pizza in Byron Bay, we set ourselves above the rest by offering original, freshly made pizzas that are unique and flavourful.

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Fishmongers Byron Bay

Want to know where to eat in Byron Bay? Come and try our mouthwatering and fantastically fresh North Coast fish, our yummy salt 'n' pepper calamari and our infamous tempura veg.

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Guzman y Gomez

We dish up the time-honoured flavours of Mexico with the freshest Australian ingredients. At GYG, our passion is creating delicious food out of real ingredients. Up to 24 hour marinades, chip-tasting.

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Chihuahua Taqueria

Brings food groups and flavours found throughout the streets and marketplaces of Mexico to Ol' Byron town. The menu includes all the good gear and more!!!

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BayGer

Fast food yet satisfying and tasty. We only use 100% grass fed beef and lamb and free range chicken and eggs. Our vegetables are delivered daily. All our special sauces are homemade in our kitchen. Our bread rolls are baked daily.

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Bay Kebabs

Founded in December 2003 in Byron Bay, Bay Kebabs has grown to be an institution favoured by locals and visitors alike. The idea was simple; cater to our customer’s active lifestyles and sell fresh, healthy and quick food.

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The Byron Bay General Store

Super relaxed vibe with yummy smoothies and tasty food at a reasonable price. A great place to hang out and chill with friends

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Free Activities

The Pass

Wide expanses of white sand and long clear waves invite you to take a dip or a stroll along the gently curving shoreline towards the Cape.

The Pass is famous for it’s right-hand point breaks when the swell is good. At other times it is a good spot for all levels of surfers including beginners. Keep in mind that it is a popular surf beach and can be very busy.

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Clarkes Beach

Sweeping, wide sandy beach known for surfing lessons & humpback whale sightings.

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The Wreck

Get yourself a mask and snorkel and explore the famous Byron Bay shipwreck!

Located just North of the seawall and Main Beach car park at the end of Jonson Street, the Wreck is more of a surf break than a beach. The break is named after the protruding shipwreck of the SS Wollongbar, which creates a series of sand bars that result in good swell ideal for surfing. The area is not only popular with surfers, but also for those interested in exploring the Wreck with a mask and snorkel.

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Nightcap National Park

Waterfalls, ancient rainforest and spectacular views!

Nightcap National Park is filled with ancient rainforests, waterways and spectacular views over the 20 million-year-old Wollumbin shield volcano and a lot of walking tracks. For instance, you can do a walking track among waterfalls and pools to Minyon falls. When you’re exhausted you can take a rest at the Terania Creek picnic area.

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Main Beach

If you follow Jonson Street to its top end you will come to Main Beach - a Byron hot spot

By far the most popular and accessible beach from the town, Main Beach is the main hot spot for Byron Bay. The beach is safe and friendly and is patrolled year-round by the local surf lifesavers whose clubhouse sits in front of the beach. With views across the Bay to The Pass and north to Wollumbin, this iconic beach is an easy place to lie in the sun and pass the time.

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Tallow Beach and Cosy Corner

One of Byron Bay's best beaches

This beautiful 7km stretch of surf beach is popular with the locals. With the iconic lighthouse in view to one end and beautiful Broken Head at the other, Tallow Beach is a scenically stunning beach. Tick this beach off your list when visiting Byron Bay - it's another one of the region's beauties.

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Wategos Beach

One of Byron Bay's best beaches

Wategos Beach is located 2 km east of the Byron Bay town centre. A peaceful sheltered little beach that is ideal fora chill afternoon in the sun. If you're keen for a surf Wategos is a great spot too. You can cook up your lunch on one of the free beachside barbecues and enjoy your picnic on the beach or at one of the picnic tables.

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Byron Bay Lighthouse

Take a hike up to the lighthouse for an amazing view over Byron and the ocean

On Australia's most easterly point, atop a bald, rocky headland, sits the iconic Cape Byron Lighthouse. Offering sweeping views over the Pacific Ocean and a unique historical insight into the region, the Byron Bay lighthouse is one of the town's most visited attractions. You can walk or drive up to the lighthouse, with parking at a premium hiking up is recommended and is an epic way to spend some time on a sunny day.

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