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Places to stay...

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Places to stay...

We are two 18 year olds from canada (guy and girl) and we will be comming to australia in mid january. we will be backpacking all over the place and one of our places to go is Byron Bay. Where in Byron Bay should we stay? We want to be close to the beach have other people our age around and we would like to stay in a hostel and we are on a budget. One of the places we are thinking about is the Backpackers Inn on the Beach at Byron Bay is this a good place? Also what are some good activites that we should be thinking about. Let us know thanks!

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I am yet to visit Byron Bay (going in December) but when I booked my flights to Oz my travel agent said she stayed somewhere called the Arts Factory when she was backpacking in BB and she said it was great. Have a look at the link.


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ok thanks

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Byron Bay: Byron Bay is one of Australia’s most famous icon destinations, and is the eastern-most point of the continent of Australia.

The beautiful beaches and casual lifestyle makes this town a must to see if traveling up or down the coast. Byron Bay is surrounded by National Parks such as The Boatharbour Nature Resevre, Nightcap National Park, Mount Warning, and Broken Head Reserve. There are some fantastic beaches for surfing such as The Wreck, The Pass, Wategos Beach and Cosy Corner.

The main Streets of Byron are Jonson, Bay Lane and Lawson, where you will be able to find plenty of restaurants and cafes. For the best fish and chips in town try Fishmongers and for a seafood meal try Fishheads. The Buddha Bar Restaurant just outside of town is a great dining experience, not to mention the local Byron Bay Hotel.T

here is also some wonderful accommodation available for all budgets.(it is always wise to book ,as this area can become extremely busy especially in summer.) The caravan park must have the best views in town www.byronbaytouristpark.com www.thesummerhouse.com.au (b&b) www.byronatbyron.com.au www.peppers.com.au www.lordbyronresort.com.au Byron Bay has heaps of activities to suit everyone.

Try the snorkelling with the huge turtles www.byronbaydivecentre.com.au or learn to surf with www.info@wavesurfschool.com.au or horseriding on the beach with www.pegasuspark.com.au for something different try a bush tour with www.bushnbeyond.com and best of all try kayaking with the dolphins www.dolphinkayaking.com.au . Dont forget to walk up to Cape Byron and see the awesome views of Mount Warning, Border Rangers and Tallow Beach.

You may even be lucky to see some humpback whales through June to August and September and October. The Blues and Jazz Festival is held every year at Easter and attracts from all over Australia.


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Backpackers Inn is on Shirley St - the busy road into town. Seems very busy all year round. 2 mins walk to shops. Close to a beach, but quite a walk from Main Beach.

Another choice would be:


Aquarius Backpackers Motel, Lawson Street. A nice spot, close to shops and one street away from the beach.

The Arts Factory is a bit of a walk from town, but a quiet location. No passing traffic.

Byron's a great spot, but can get very busy in peak times, and very wet in rainy season.

Have a good one, and enjoy!

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