Are you looking to travel to Australia? If so, we know the perfect place to explore! Known for being a surfer’s paradise, Byron Bay offers so much more. There’s a little bit of everything there, which makes it a great vacation destination.
When to Go
The weather will greatly affect your trip so make sure you pay close attention to this. In Australia, winter runs from June to August, spring from September to November, summer from December to February, and fall from March to May. The seasons run opposite from North America’s schedule so it may not be the best place for an American summer vacation, as it can get quite cold during this time.
While Byron Bay is always a beautiful place to visit no matter the time of year, springtime is the best to visit and may provide the best chance to find deals. Once you’ve narrowed down when you’re going to visit, find a Byron Bay accommodation that best suits your needs.
Visiting Byron Bay is an experience that can include more than just surfing, you can also take in the rich history the area has to offer.
Take a day to explore the Arakwal National Park and learn more about the Aboriginal community. When you finish up there, head over to the Cape Byron lighthouse, which is known as the most powerful light in Australia.
When it comes to beaches, there’s a plethora to choose from in the area! For your much-needed beach days, we recommend visiting The Wreck and The Pass.
The Wreck beach gets its enigmatic name from the SS Wollongbar that ran aground there in 1921. Part of the steamship is still visible at most tides. This beach is ideal for beginning surfers, FYI. You can apparently do better than that ship did!
The Pass on the other hand is world-renowned for its right-hand point breaks and is best for the more advanced surfer. Or any level sunbather. You might even see some dolphins while you’re there!
Lastly, relax with a nature walk at Cumbebin Wetland boardwalk and take in the beauty of the preserved portion of Byron Bay’s swamp roots. Go for a nice stroll and take in the beauty of the reserve. You can also take a walk on the Cape Byron walking track, which is a hill that spans approximately 3.7 kilometers and goes up the eastern end of the Bay.
Both of these trails give you more of a glimpse into the history of the area and expose you to the different wildlife that’s present.
Byron Bay is a beautiful vacation destination. One of the really special spots in the world. You won’t be sorry if you find yourself here…