Treat your mind, body, and soul to the laidback way of life in this coastal town
Welcome to the bohemian beach town of Byron Bay, where relaxed locals, endless waves, pristine beaches, and the freshest local produce all combine to create the holistic holiday of your dreams. Known for its great cafes, spas and yoga retreats, Byron has that classic coastal vibe that attracts everybody from families and retirees to celebrities and backpackers. Whether you feel like trying your hand at surfing in the region's warm waters or hiking to the Cape Byron Lighthouse for an amazing sunset view, with a myriad of activities and excursions on offer, our Byron Bay tours ensure you'll never be short on adventure.
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Trips from 1 January 2023 onwards
From 1 January 2023, Intrepid will no longer require travelers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (excluding all Polar trips and select adventure cruises). However, we strongly recommend that all Intrepid travelers and leaders get vaccinated to protect themselves and others.
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Getting to Byron Bay is extremely easy with self-driving, flying, and public transportation options all available. The nearest airport to Byron Bay is Ballina Byron Gateway Airport (BNK) which is about 22km from the town's center and Australian airlines including Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia offer daily flights from all major Australian cities. Flying might be the quickest way to get to Byron Bay but you can also self-drive if you're coming from a neighboring state such as Queensland or Victoria, or a different part of New South Wales and are prepared to embark on an epic east coast Australia road trip.
Byron Bay experiences a mild, temperate climate making it the perfect destination for a vacation year-round. The coldest month in Byron Bay is July but the average minimum temperature is still only a mild 53F meaning you can still spend long periods of time outside without feeling too cold - just as long as you rug up a little! The summer months of December, January, and February are when the weather in Byron Bay is at its best with average high temperatures of 80F. While rain is more commonly expected in Autumn, it's still a wonderful time to visit the region with relatively warm temperatures still and a high number of clear days.
As Byron Bay is a coastal town, the best time to visit is between September to February so you can make the most of the region's stunning beaches and warm weather. However, summer is the popular season to travel so be prepared for larger crowds and increased prices. If you wanted to avoid all that, try visiting during the shoulder seasons of spring and autumn when the weather is still reasonably warm but there aren't as many people around. Byron Bay has plenty to offer all year round though including wellness activities and surfing, so you can't really go wrong at any time.
You can't go to a coastal town and not check out its beaches and Byron Bay boasts some of the best in Australia. From secluded beaches to ones that are great for surfing, we've put together a list of the beaches you simply have to visit during your stay:
- Belongil Beach
- Wategos Beach
- Main Beach
- Whites Beach
- Tallow Beach
- Shelly Beach
Intrepid is committed to making travel widely accessible, regardless of ability or disability. That’s why we do our best to help as many people see the world as possible, regardless of any physical or mental limitations they might have. However, we’re always happy to talk to travelers with disabilities and see if we can help guide them towards the most suitable itinerary for their needs and where possible, make reasonable adjustments to our itineraries.
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