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Introducing Byron Bay


Byron Bay is a long-time favourite with couples who love its tranquil rainforest hideaways, stunning mountain views, glorious white beaches and renowned surfing spots – just perfect for a honeymoon or romantic getaway holiday.

What to do and see in Byron Bay

Mix with the locals and discover some of the surf culture, alternative philosophies and hedonistic indulgences that make Byron so unique.

Whether it’s strolling hand-in-hand along idyllic Clarkes Beach, sunbathing at little Watego’s Beach or enjoying a long romantic dinner at a choice of great restaurants, Byron Bay offers a fabulous honeymoon experience.

Byron Bay offers a range of adventure activities, from coastal walks, kayaking, snorkelling and diving to skydiving and hot-air ballooning. From nearby Ballina, stroll along the forest boardwalk of the Victoria Park Nature Reserve, take a cruise along the Richmond River or paddle a kayak across the estuarine wetlands.

Make the pilgrimage to surf the legendary right-hand point break at Lennox Head – the ‘surf capital of the far north coast’. While there, stroll the seven miles of pristine beach at Seven Mile Beach and watch the hang-gliders take off from Pat Morton Lookout.

Best beaches in Byron Bay

Discover a string of fine powder-like white sandy beaches that stretch for miles on either side of Cape Byron – perfect for honeymoon couples seeking a secluded beach for a romantic getaway.

To the east, Main Beach continues into Clarkes Beach, then to The Pass, Wategos Beach and Little Wategos Beach, with each of these three beaches separated by a rocky headland.

To the north, Main Beach continues into Belongil Beach, which continues into Sunrise Beach, then Tyagarah Beach and all the way to Brunswick Heads – a 14km stretch of unspoiled beach.

To the south of Cape Byron a series of beaches – Cosy Corner, Tallows Beach, Broken Head and Seven Mile Beach – stretch down the coast to Lennox Head.

Main Beach, Byron Bay

Main Beach

Lying directly in front of the Surf Club and Byron Bay town, the beach continues eastward to merge with Clarkes Beach, and northward to merge with Belongil Beach.

From here you can snorkel out to the Tassie II, a wreck sitting off the coast. Main Beach is patrolled by surf lifesavers in summer and, being close to town, offers lots of facilities, including showers.

Clarkes Beach, Byron Bay

Clarkes Beach

Curving to face north, Clarkes Beach is idyllic most of the year, except for when the northerly winds blow, when it's best to move around the headland to Cosy Corner.

The beach is wide enough for ball games, while the bay is ideal for windsurfing, body boarding and paragliding.

A surf-lifesaving team patrols the beach during summer. In winter, humpback whales may be seen frolicking with their calves on their journey back to the Antarctic.

The Pass, Byron Bay

The Pass

Lying in a gap between Fisherman's Lookout and the headland, The Pass is a popular surf break and launching point for kayakers.

Climb to Fisherman's Lookout for great views over Wategos. Relax with a café or enjoy a barbecue in the shade of nearby trees.

Main Beach, Byron Bay

Wategos Beach

This sheltered north-facing beach is popular year around.

Long rolling northerly swells make the beach ideal for Malibu surfboards and longboards.

Access is from Lighthouse Road and Brooke Drive. Free electric barbecues and picnic tables overlook the beach.


Where to stay

Beautiful laid-back Byron Bay is home to some of Australia’s most luxurious honeymoon accommodation. Choose from self-contained apartments or 4- and 5-star hotels.

For a secluded boutique-style retreat, try Rae’s on Watego’s, located on the absolute beachfront of Watego’s Beach.

Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travellers have to say about hotels in Byron Bay at TripAdvisor.

Best time to visit Byron Bay

Any time. Average summer temperatures range between 19°C and 29°C and winter between 9°C and 21°C.


Latest update about this honeymoon destination: 7 August, 2017


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