17 October

Destination Guide: Byron Bay

THE HOME OF RATPACK TRAVEL… First thing to do when you cruise into the Bay – make sure you come see us… we’ll show you around! 

There’s more than a few reasons why the RatPack crew live in Byron Bay, this hippy surf town is legendary on the east coast and is a MUST visit for backpackers. It has something for us all, become a surf pro with the legends at Black Dog Surf School, kayak with the local pod of dolphins & enjoy endlesssss beach days.

Head up to the Lighthouse for an epic sunrise/sunset spot or see it from the sky by jumping out of a plane from 15,000 ft >>> Afterwards enjoy a few bevvies in town with the RPT Crew in one of our fave spots AKA beachy or rails!

{{ RPT RECOMMENDS – Byron is legendary for its music scene – check out the local buskers at main beach & head to Nimbin for that ultimate hippy experience – shout out to Big Happy Coach Harry – Big Up. }}

Where is it

New South Wales

What can you do there:

  • Learn to surf
  • Kayak with dolphins
  • Go to hippy town Nimbin on a day trip
  • Paddle boarding
  • Snorkel or scuba dive at Julian Rocks
  • Skydive!

Free things to do here:

  • Ultimate beach chills
  • Visit the lighthouse at sunrise or sunset
  • Go to a tea tree lake in Lennox Head
  • Local waterfalls – killen or Minyon
  • Chill out on Wategos beach
  • Hang out with the RatPack crewwww in our epic HQ

Hostel recommendations:

  • Cape Byron YHA – chilled little hostel right in the centre of town, hammocks, pool, pancakes >> yewwwwwww
  • Backpackers inn – right on the beach, super cruisy

RatPacker Sophie recommends: don’t miss the sunrise at the lighthouse, it’s worth waking up for!

Extra tips

There’s live music everywhere, look out for the buskers at main beach, they are incredible!

Best Foodie Spot:

  • Byron Fresh Cafe
  • Safiya
  • Dip {awesome brekkie}
  • The Treehouse at Belongil
  • Folk
  • Taste of Malaka

Best Place for a night out:

  • Woodys – did you even go to Byron if you didn’t go to woodys? Open late this is where the whole town heads.
  • Beach Hotel – the home of monday night reggae night – do not miss this!
  • The rails – where you’ll find sammy boi on a friday night!
  • The northern – epic for live music
  • Cheeky Monkeys – careful this place is as cheesy as it comes but a cracking night!
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