Fantastic ‘non-beach’ things to do in Byron Bay | Byron Beach Realty

Fantastic ‘non-beach’ things to do in Byron Bay | Byron Beach Realty

Byron Bay is more than just a beach; there are so many other things to discover and enjoy in this magical little corner of Australia.

Here are our favourite things to do in Byron Bay, other than hit the beach…

Go on a Hinterland adventure 

Drive just 5 minutes into the Hinterland and you’ll feel like you’re in another world, far away from the hustle and bustle of Byron Bay.

Lush, green hills will roll past you and winding roads will take you on a beautiful adventure, so pack some snacks and make a day of it.

Stop off for a dip at Killen Falls, before jumping back in the car and heading for Rocky Creek Dam

Here you’ll find 4 stunning walks ranging in length from 1.2km (20 mins) to 6km (2 hours). The Dam offers wonderful views across the Creek and Rainforest Reserve, as well as a platypus viewing platform!

Take a break for lunch amongst nature in their dedicated picnic and barbecue area. 

End your road trip by visiting the fascinating town of Nimbin; a colourful, quirky, hippie-filled bubble that’s stuck in the 70’s. 

Watch the sun go down at the lighthouse

The lighthouse is the landmark of Byron Bay…everyone should experience a hike up to it at least once.

Start at The Pass carpark and follow the track along Wategos Beach, taking in some spectacular sights along the way (keep your eyes peeled for dolphins!)

Once you’ve worked up a sweat, you’ll be rewarded by a sweeping 360-degree view of Byron from the top.

The best part? If you time your hike just right, you can catch your breath while watching the sun go down from the best seat in the house.

Take a picnic on The Broken Head Three Sisters walk

The Three Sisters walk still feels quite undiscovered by tourists, plus it’s the ideal length and difficulty if you’re not feeling like a long hike up to the lighthouse.

To reach the walk, park at Broken Head Beach and walk through the carpark to find a concealed track on the other side.

Follow it through the trees until you emerge at a viewing point for The Three Sisters rocks.

Go a little further and you’ll discover an even better spot to take in the dramatic surroundings, as well as some grass to lay out a picnic blanket and enjoy a chilled-out afternoon on. 

Visit the local brewery and gin distillery

You’ll no doubt spot Stone & Wood beer all over Byron Bay, but what a lot of people don’t know if that you can actually visit the brewery where it’s made.

Join a brewery tour to take a closer look at their beer-making process, before sampling the beer too of course.

Alternatively, just swing by for a casual drink and bite to eat or order a paddle of beers if you feel like trying them all.

From beer…to gin. Nestled high in the Hinterland is The Cape Byron Distillery.

Here you can also book a tour and take home one of their famous bottles of Brookie’s dry gin, inspired by the native Australian bush land that surrounds the farm.

It goes without saying that we love the beach too! But we hope you discover that there’s more to see and do during your stay here in beautiful Byron Bay. View our range of Byron Bay holiday accommodation.