Destination Guide: Byron Bay – RatPack Travel

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Where do we begin!

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!

Where is it?

New South Wales

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  • 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!
  • Watch the buskers at sunset
  • Head up to the lighthouse for sunrise or sunset

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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

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Foodie Spots...

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

Hit the town...

  • 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 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!

Top tips for Byron Bay

Byron Bay is the home of RatPack Travel for many reasons… Once you visit you’ll see why it is just so special and one of the best towns on the East Coast. 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!

  • Give yourself some time to chill on the beach, the surf here is epic and the water is SO clear
  • You HAVE to visit the lighthouse, either sunrise or sunset

Our Top Tips

Accommodation

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

Day Tours

  • Learn to surf
  • Kayak with dolphins
  • Go to hippy town Nimbin on a day trip

Bars

  • Woodys 
  • Beach Hotel 
  • The Rails
  • The Northern
  • Cheeky Monkeys

Restaurants

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

Hidden Gems

  • Wategos Beach
  • Belongil Beach
  • Lennox Head

Hikes

  • The Cape Byron Lighthouse Hike
  • Mount Warning

How long?

3-5 Days

We recommend allowing yourself a good amount of time to chill in the bay! Once you are here you won’t want to leave thats for sure! Book your trips when you get there and work out your chill days inbetween : ) The tours such as surfing and kayaking are about a half day! 

Where next?

  • Travelling down? Yamba
  • Travelling up? Gold Coast/Brisbane
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