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Byron Bay

Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
(02) 6685 8050
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Ranked #4 of 13 attractions in Byron Bay
Type: Beaches, Resort Communities, Bodies of Water
Activities: Surfing
Traveler Description: Byron Bay is full of friendly people. It's a bit of  a time warp, reminiscent of the UK in the late 60's early 70's, double decker psychedelic buses... more »
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Toronto
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

After travelling through Queensland, Byron Bay was a bit of a relief to come to in many ways... finally, it's safe to swim in the ocean again (well, as safe as the ocean can be.. but at least no crocodiles)!! Although there are heaps of shops and bars and restaurants to blow money on, the best part about Byron Bay... More

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Cork, Ireland
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This is a place backpackers could spend a week in and not even notice, so laid back and chilled out.

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Perth Western Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Beautiful location....paradise. Great choice of restaurants and cafes Shame about the significant number of people living in vans parked by the side of the road and in carparks. The town is becoming a little too commercial with shops which are seen in cities and suburbs. Limit on parking times....one hour in some places is not enough time when browsing as... More

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Canberra, Australia
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26 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We went went in December when it is very hot, but it wasn't intolerable! My partner grew up there and we did some big walks around the hills and beaches! There is excellent vegan food which is a plus! If you're not into surfing/ water activities I would highly recommend the walk up to the famous lighthouse!! Sunrise/ sunset there... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

There is a very chilled atmosphere on this beach, much like the town itself. Heaps of room to spread yourself out. You could probably make a ful sized football pitch without disturbing many people. Great place to relax

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Having visited this place a couple of times I can honestly say there is something magical, and enchanting about it. Is it the laid back hippy style approach I loved so much? Is it the most amazing beautiful beach? Perhaps the breathtaking walks up to the most easterly point in Australia? The pods of dolphins swimming in the sea? When... More

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Had a really good time at Byron Bay. We drove up to the lighthouse and enjoyed the views of the beaches on both sides. This is pretty close to the eastern-most point on the Australian mainland. We went on a weekend and had to wait about 10 minutes to get a parking spot by the lighthouse. The beach was just... More

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Leipzig, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

It's truly magical and I've been everywhere man. If I could get a job there I'd move immediately. It's just so beautiful: surfed with turtles and dolphins swimming around. The relaxed and laid back life style is so alluring. I love it!

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

It is a nice place. Quite busy though. Good if you are looking for a party town. The beaches are packed and it's really hard to find parking. With that said, the beaches are beautiful and people quite friendly. Really good restaurants and lots to choose from.

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Adelaide, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The scenery and setting of Byron Bay is great, but the masses of pretentious 'beautiful people' during peak season seemed to ruin what could be a nice country town on the beach.

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