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What are the top tips for travelling with children to Byron Bay?
Go kayaking in Cape Byron Marine Park
The Cape Byron Marine Park stretches for about 37 kilometres (23 miles) along the coastline around Byron Bay. The park is a conservation area for several marine habitats and is home to many protected species. Some places to visit around Cape Byron Marine Park are Julian Rocks, Arakwal National Park, and Tallow Beach. The park is also known as one of the best places for water activities while visiting the area on Byron Bay holiday packages. Book onto a kayaking tour of the Cape Byron Marine Park to take in scenic views of the Byron Bay coast and get the opportunity to spot animals like dolphins and sea turtles.
Spend a day in the Byron Bay Hinterland
The beaches and coastal areas may be the most famous areas of Byron, but don’t skip the opportunity to head into the Hinterland too while holidaying on Byron Bay packages. The Byron Bay Hinterland has a completely different feel to the coast, swapping beaches and coastal walks for rolling green hills, rainforest, farms, and quaint historic villages. Attractions and landmarks to visit in the Hinterland include The Farm, Crystal Castle, Killen Falls, and Nightcap National Park.
Hike around Cape Byron
Cape Byron is a quick walk from town, and it’s teeming with activities to enjoy while holidaying on Byron Bay packages with kids. The Cape Byron walking track stretches for about four kilometres (2.5 miles) along coastal cliffs, through rainforest, and past several scenic viewpoints. Start your adventure at Byron Main Beach, then walk east where you’ll soon reach Fisherman’s Lookout, Wategos Beach, and Little Wategos Beach. The iconic Cape Byron Lighthouse is a bit further along as well as the easternmost point on mainland Australia. The Cape Byron walking track is mostly flat, making it accessible for people of all different ages and fitness levels who are visiting the area on Byron Bay holiday packages.
What is the best way to get around Byron Bay?
Central Byron Bay is compact, so you can easily get around on foot or by bike while holidaying on Byron Bay packages.
Hiring a car comes in handy if you’re looking to explore the suburbs and hinterland outside of the CBD. Take a look at the rental cars available to reserve through Webjet after booking your Byron Bay accommodation and flight packages.
Blanch’s Bus Company operates a network of public buses throughout the Byron Bay and Ballina area. Seven routes pass through Byron, including route 640 which you can catch from the airport. Byron Easy Bus is another airport transfer service available to travellers holidaying on Byron Bay packages. The shuttle meets all Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia flights at Ballina Byron Gateway Airport.
What is the cost of visiting Byron Bay?
The average rate for hotels and accommodation in Byron Bay is about $200 NZD per night, and budget options start from about $80 NZD. Bundling your flights and hotel with Webjet’s Byron Bay holiday packages can save you even more – you may save up to several hundred dollars compared to booking flights and hotels separately. You can book your rental car with Webjet at the same time as your Byron Bay accommodation and flight packages. Rates start from about $85 NZD per day.
Public bus fares are cash-only and get calculated based on the number of zones travelled. Rates around the Byron area start at $2.30 AUD ($2.45 NZD) and go up to $4.50 AUD ($4.80 NZD). The Byron Easy Bus will shuttle you from the airport to your hotel and accommodation in Byron Bay for $30 AUD ($31.90 NZD).
There are dozens of fun activities and excursions you can budget for after booking Byron Bay holiday packages. Guided kayaking tours of the area cost about $60 to $75 AUD ($63.80 to $79.75 NZD) for a two to three hour guided tour. Taking a surf lesson is another fun Byron water activity. A group lesson costs about $70 AUD ($74.45 NZD), and one-to-one instruction is about $140 to $160 AUD ($148.90 to $170.15 NZD). The well-known Farm attraction has free entry and some free activities available. A guided tour of the Farm is $15 AUD ($15.95 NZD) for adults and $10 AUD ($10.65 NZD) for children, and some special events may charge an entry fee.