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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Try your hand at yoga

At the centre of Byron Bay’s health and well-being, culture is yoga, the practice of bringing together both mind and body through breathing and meditation. Whether you’re just starting out on your wellness journey or are an advanced yogi, Byron Bay has classes to suit everyone, many of them held at the beach at sunrise or in studios during the afternoon.  

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Learn about local plant life

Trade your sandals for some comfortable shoes and discover a side to Byron Bay that most people don’t get the chance to experience on a walking tour of the town with a vibrant local character, Cockatoo Paul. Listen as he points out native plants along the way that are both edible and medicinal and learn about other practices that would help you in the wild. 

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Catch some waves while surfing

They don’t call Byron Bay one of the best surfing spots in Australia for nothing. Blessed with consistent and versatile surf that’s perfect for both beginners and professionals, you’ll always have an opportunity to get in the water whether you’re there for a week or only one day. If you need a little help, try participating in a surfing lesson so you know all the tips & tricks. 

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Visit the Cape Byron Lighthouse

Almost as famous as the beachy town itself, Cape Byron Lighthouse is well worth a visit if you can find time between munching on fresh seafood and shopping at local boutiques. Built to protect passing ships in the 19th century, this historic white tower promises some of the greatest views of the east coast and if you’re lucky, you might even spot some dolphins as they frolic in the waves.  

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Trips on or before 31 December 2022

If your Intrepid trip starts on or before 31 December 2022, you must provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.

If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons, you may apply for an exemption. Exemptions will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. To apply, you must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional. 

Children under 18 are exempt. Children aged between 5 and 17 years old must provide proof of either vaccination, recovery or a negative COVID-19 test.

Trips from 1 January 2023 onwards

From 1 January 2023, Intrepid will no longer require travellers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (excluding all Polar trips and select adventure cruises). However, we continue to strongly recommend that all Intrepid travellers and leaders get vaccinated to protect themselves and others.

Specific proof of testing or vaccination may still be required by your destination or airline. Please ensure you check travel and entry requirements carefully.

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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 centre 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 neighbouring 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. 

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Byron Bay experiences a mild, temperate climate making it the perfect destination for a holiday year-round. The coldest month in Byron Bay is July but the average minimum temperature is still only a mild 12C 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 27C. 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. 

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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 on 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 travellers 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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