Backpacking Byron Bay Australia
About Backpacking Byron Bay.
Once Byron Bay was only a simple whaling station later
discovered by surfers. In the sixties the hippie culture moved
in and now the place is swarmed with backpackers, tourists and celebrities wanting to experience the alternative town, which is now one of the hippest destinations on the East Coast. Despite the
coastal town’s reputation of being laid back and alternative,
it is anything but boring and visitors have the time of their
lives in Byron Bay!
Byron Bay has that small town charm mixed with a cosmopolitan – yet alternative – lifestyle that attracts mainly young people from all over the world. There are no high-rise hotels here but
plenty of km of unbroken sandy beaches and heaps of great surf waves to catch.
Backpacking Byron Bay; things to do.
The Cape Byron Lighthouse
A visit to lighthouse on the rocky Cape Byron - one of the most powerful in the southern hemisphere - is a must. The view is magnificent and on a good day you might even spot dolphins or whales. It is also a popular spot to greet the dawn.
Byron Bay’s beaches face many different directions increasing the chance for a great surfing wave. But for those who still need
to learn, Byron Bay is the perfect place to take surfing lessons with its often mellow waves.
Diving And Snorkeling
The sea around Byron Bay has an abundant marine life among the rock reefs. The Julian Rocks Aquatic Reserve and the underwater cave, the Cod Hole, offer great diving experiences. If you are not a certified diver yet, this is the place to complete your training.
From May to July grandiose humpback whales pass Byron Bay on their journey to calving and breeding grounds further north. In September and October they come past Byron Bay again when they
migrate back to the Antarctic with their youngsters. Several companies organise.
Backpacking Byron Bay Accommodation
Byron Bay Backpackers Inn
29 Shirley St, Byron Bay NSW 2481
PH(02) 6685 8231
Byron Bay YHA
7 Carlyle St, Byron Bay NSW 2481
PH (02)6685 8853
Backpackers Holiday Village Hostel
116 Jonson St, Byron Bay NSW 2481
PH (02) 6685 8888
Arts Factory Backpackers Lodge
02 Skinners Shoot Rd, Hayters Hill NSW 2481
PH (02) 6685 7709
Nomads Odyssey Backpackers
1 Lawson St, Byron Bay NSW 2481
PH (02) 6680 7966
Cape Byron Lodge
78 Bangalow Rd, Byron Bay NSW 2481
PH (02) 6685 6445
Cape Byron YHA
Corner Byron and Middleton St, Byron Bay NSW 2481
PH (02)6685 8788
(Backpacker accommodation information sourced from google.com.au)
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