Itineraries & Trails

Suggested itineraries - Byron & Brunswick Heads

DAY 1

The morning

Start your stay in Byron getting your bearings with a brisk walk to the most easterly point of the Australian mainland, walking through the rainforest around the escarpment to fill your senses with the natural beauty of the Pacific Ocean. Reward yourself with breakfast, coffee or fresh juices at one of the cafes along the route either The Pass or Clarkes Beach. Then head to the markets for a true Byron experience, immersing yourself in the local food, clothing, artisan goods and the culture.

For lunch

Explore the village of Bangalow with a main street full of choices to dine and shops to discover and walk off your meal, all very close and very civilised.

The afternoon

Take a trip through the hinterland to Crystal Castle and explore this enchanting and magical attraction, walking through the gardens of giant crystals, sacred statues and the World Peace Stupa.

For dinner

Grab fish and chips, Mexican, Middle Eastern cuisine or Japanese from one of the many restaurants close to Main Beach and take it down to the beach front to listen to the drummers. Now experience the Byron nightlife, you will find live music, buskers, comedians, dj’s and more.

Stay the night

The choice for accommodation is so vast in Byron there is something for every budget, from motels, apartments, resorts and holiday homes.

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DAY 2

The morning

Up for a yoga session first thing at one of the many yoga classes or schools throughout Byron, including “Hot” yoga, then grab a fresh juice or locally grown coffee at your accommodation or the many cafes in the heart of Byron Bay. Grab your towel and swimmers and head to Clarkes beach to join the kayak tour with dolphins, heading out toward the Cape or head to Brunswick Heads and enjoy a boat trip up the Brunswick River with a kayak on the still water.

For lunch

Brunswick Heads offers a fantastic range of lunch options including the Brunswick Hotel with one of the greatest beer gardens in Australia.

The afternoon

For the thrill seekers, head to the airstrip for one of the most spectacular sky dives over Byron, or if relaxation is your preference enjoy a massage in Mullumbimby at one of the spas or treatment rooms to top off your stay in Byron.

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DAY 3

Brunswick Heads – The morning

Discover idyllic Torakina River beach and take a rejuvenating dip in the gentle waves – don’t be surprised if you’re joined by dolphins. Then hit the main beach for some serious surfing fun between the flags. Or why not take a trip down memory lane and explore the town’s interesting history on our one hour self-guided Historical Walk (all maps available from the Visitor Centre, 7 Park St) including the new community seat honouring the life of local historian Frank Mills.

For lunch

Enjoy fish and chips with a view by the beautiful Brunswick River while the kids make friends at the local playground.

The afternoon

It’s a must do: explore our pristine natural environment, spot endangered shore birds, dolphins and sea turtles on a fun and educational Byron Bay Eco Cruises & Kayaks tour.

For dinner

With its huge menu, delicious daily specials and generous serves, Hotel Brunswick is an iconic family-friendly Australian pub with famous pub meals and a spectacular beer garden overlooking the Brunswick River. We love our food and our small village boast 23 eateries from fine dining, to casual alfresco dining, to gourmet take-away fare.   Feast your way around town!

The evening

Dance the evening away to fantastic live music at the Hotel Brunswick.

 Stay the night

Choose from one of our three waterfront North Coast Holiday Parks with cabins, van and tent sites available year-round. Unwind in the newly renovated Brunswick River Inn overlooking our sparkling river, or book a longer stay in town at one of two of the Brunswick Seaside Holidays properties, Splash or Seaside Cottage. We have hundreds of accommodation options to consider.

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DAY 4

Brunswick Heads – The morning

Discover our town’s unique, creative soul and meet our artisans at Lucy Vanstone Ceramics, Into the Woods, Mina Mina Gallery (indigenous art), Fabulous Mrs Fox, Lazybones and Peace by Piece (bespoke shoes and leather goods). We’re also renowned for collectables and old wares, and boast 11 Brunswick Heads shops on the Northern Rivers Secondhand Trail, so go shopping and take home some treasure.

For lunch

Our village is bursting at the seams with delicious food. Try some delicate, handmade pasta dishes at Park St Pasta Bar or just go straight to a decadent, New York inspired “cronut” with your coffee. Experience vegetarian utopia on the sunny deck at Yami or head to Brunswick Health Foods. Or choose from the scrumptious fresh dishes on offer at Footbridge Café, Torakina Café or The Terrace Espresso Bar to name a few and eat your way around town!

The afternoon

Work off lunch by hiring a kayak or Stand Up Paddle (SUP) board from Brunswick Buccaneers (the pirate ship in the river, opposite the pub) and paddle up the north or south river arms to discover protected hidden beaches and our stunning estuary landscapes.

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