How To Spend 5 Days In Byron Bay

Byron Bay, if you follow us on insta or FB you’ll probably know by now that aswell as being an epic spot on the east coast its also the home of RatPack Travel and the crew, yewwww >> they say life’s as good as ya make it and we reckon we’re doing pretty well.

We’ll be sharing with you epic experiences like:

  • Kayaking with Dolphins and Turtles
  • The best viewpoints from a local..
  • Where to find the best buskers
  • AND all things foodie…

Just underneath Brisbane you’ll find the hippy surf spot renowned amongst backpackers of the east coast, and when you visit, these unreal beaches, good vibes, live music and nightlife will make you never want to leave… We know a thing or two about this spot, and here we give you our tips on how to spend 5 days in this paradise UNO.

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Day 1 and 2

Day 1

Get exploring the bay! Head straight for Johnson Street and check out all the epic cafes and boutiques that Byron has to offer, after that head down to main beach to check out the local sounds from the buskers and come meet the RatPack crewwwww in our mobile HQ, we’re not hard to find trust us….In the evening take the coastal path up to the lighthouse, watch the surfers at the pass, check out Wategos beach, look out for dolphins on your way up and then take a seat and watch the sunset at the Cape Byron Lighthouse for the best view of the bayyyy >> we recommend taking some snacks to do it properly!

Day 2 – Meet the locals..

Head out with the crew at GoSeaKayak on a Dolphin Kayaking trip, the sea around Byron and the Cape is home to hundreds of dolphins who surf the waves and like to show off to the visitors! These guys are scared and you’ll see loads whilst kayaking around the cape. The guys are legends and will give you advice and let you in on Byron secrets. If you are here during whale season (July – Oct) you might see Humpbacks too! After a morning or afternoon’s kayaking head to the beach and CHILL, trust us you’ll be thankful for some chill time after this workout.

Day 3 and 4

Day 3 – As Hippy as it gets..

Head out on a full day trip with the legends from Happy Coach! These legends provide an E P I C full day out checking out the infamous town of Nimbin…out in the hinterlands of Byron you’ll find this awesome spot full of quirky shops, art galleries and many other activities {ahaha you know what we’re talking about}. Also on this day you’ll visit waterfalls, venture through the forest and they’ll provide you with a bloody tasty BBQ. The crew are hilarious quirky characters and will keep you entertained with their music choices and stories! In the evening head out to the Beach Hotel aka Beachy for live bands, good sounds and a guaranteed good time >> Monday means Reggae night and is one not to be missed!

Day 4 – the Byron way.

If you wanna do the true Byron experience…. Learn to surf in the home of aussie surf, you might even catch the hemsworths out doing their thing on the waves! The guys at BlackDog are a epic crew and will teach you everything you need to know to get up on that board and learn everything you need to know. You’ll have an epic day, get some cool pics of you learning and will never forget that time you went surfing in Byron Bay yewwwwwww. Like all good surfers, head out and get some food after a full on workout UNO. There’s loads of epic spots in town to get a good spot of food but our faves are – Byron Fresh, Safiya, Taste of Malaka, Fishmongers The Treehouse at Belongil, all the sushi spots and then finish it off with some bevvies for sure in town! Our fave spots are Beachy, Rails, the Northern and for those late nighters head to Woodys.. Expect to see epic live bands, buskers on the street and a lot of people having a goooood time.

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with RatPack Travel?

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Day 5 - time to chilllllll

Theres no such thing as one beer in Byron so chill out for sure on your last day, we’re talking, beach beach and more beach….. Hit up one of the many beaches that Byron has and chill OUT. Get a speaker, get in the water and soak up that Aussie sun for your last day in the bay. Head up to Johnson street and check out all of the street art and local buskers, look out for Tones and I, a RatPack fave.

Our fave spots

We’ve dropped some of our favourite spots below:

  • Favourite coffee spot – The Treehouse
  • Favourite Beach – Wategos or Belongil
  • Nightout Spot – The Rails or Beachy
  • Experience – Kayayking with Dolphins

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