Plan a Road Trip  
Where to Stay  
Ask a Question  Log In

Byron Bay Travel Answers

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 28, 2014
Which baby wrap is safe while travelling?  (2 Answers)

It very different to travel with babies and it is not safe to carry them in baby carrier for longer hours.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 17, 2014
Towns close by  (7 Answers)

Having been given advice regarding staying in Gold Coast or byron bay on previous message we think we will stay in byron bay for 2 days. Was wondering if there are any small towns within 15 min driving worth going to see and is tweed heads woth going to certainly looks it. Will be flying to sydney from coolangatta at 730 so we have time on our side. Thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 07, 2014
Byron Bay to Sydney in 5 days :)  (6 Answers)

Hello guys!

I have 23 years and I'm Italian. Today my boss told me that in July I come in Melbourne for work! I have the possibility to stay for 1 week of vacation! :)

I decided/ thought to fly in Ballina, Byron Bay, where I spend 1 week end, I will be with my friend (she will be with me, only the week end). I would travel (Backpacking and cheap) from BYRON BAY to SYDNEY in 4/5 days. I would like arrive at Sydney in the midmorning of Friday (it will be ideal)!

I like much to stay in contact with the nature and to know the really of the country/city/village. I am not type of party with the heel, but I prefer do juggling around the fire :)

Do you have advice or suggestion? What do you do or not? How to get around?What airline / train / bus?

The questions that you think you would do well in my place, having discovered now of it, I'm super curious to know as much as possible! :)

Thank you again!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 15, 2014
Should I rent a campervan or not?  (8 Answers)

I'm going to Byron Bay for the Easter weekend, now I can't decide if I should rent a campervan or not? I am going to watch Bluesfest [] but most of the campsites are sold out. I read this blog that mentioned the bluesfest [] so i decided to check out their list of campervans, now I am not sure if it is a wise idea to hire one or just book a hotel. However, I know that most hotels are quite far from the venue. Can anyone help me decide?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 28, 2010
Good cheap accommodation & Seafood?  (2 Answers)

I'm visiting with my girlfriend in Jan - actually set to stay at broadbeach for 7 nights but I'm thinking about changing so we have a few nights in Byron Bay.

Can anyone suggest a place that's clean, nice, not too expensive and possibly near the beach or fairly central?

I'd also love to hear about where the best spots for eating fresh seafood are? either markets or restaurants/cafes etc.

Thanks !!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 12, 2009
Byron Bay  (1 Answer)

Hey team - wow it's been a while since I've posted...heading to Byron on my own for a week (arriving on Saturday). Is anybody going to be there for a beer/run in the sun? If so, get in touch. Happy travels :) Mike

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 28, 2009
Looking for a long term place to stay  (3 Answers)

Hi all,

Me and my husband are coming to Byron Bay in a week's time and are thinking of staying there for 3 to 6 months depending on how long our money lasts. We are looking for a house to rent. People tell us that it's not a problem to find a place this time of year. Where would I find this info? All the accomodations listed on are short term luxury stuff. Can someone please help?!?!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 06, 2008
closing times

Just wanting to know the closing times of the nightclubs in byron bay on the 26th or the morning of the 27th please

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 22, 2008
Searching for a room....  (1 Answer)

Hi all,
I am going to be in Byron Bay for the summer period, and have already booked a place to stay in a hostel. However, as I am there for a few months, I don't really want to be paying high prices for a dorm the whole time, and would like to rent somewhere - house or unit I don't really mind. Does anyone know of where places are advertised?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 03, 2008
Accommodation in Byron Bay  (3 Answers)

I will be in Byron Bay with two mates in December (probably 25th to 28th) and i am looking for advice as to where to stop.
There does not appear to be any hostels, but am i looking on the wrong site (
I would appreciate any recommendations? doesn't have to be posh, just looking to have a laugh and a good time

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 07, 2008
Water tempratures  (6 Answers)

What is the normal sea temp. in late May/early June and August?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 28, 2007
Byron Bay YHA or Cape Byron YHA or other suggestion?  (3 Answers)

Anyone stay in the YHA's Byron Bay or Cape Byron? I am heading that way shortly and both have a double room (private)for about75-80 per night. If not these, is there any other suggestions for similar rate clean rooms? I am traveling on my own and in my late 30's so not looking to share and want a quieter place without a lot of partying.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 26, 2007
Looking for people to share Large house/warehouse in Byron Bay!!!

Hi, We're a couple from Melbourne and we are moving to Byron bay in mid April. we're looking for some people to share a warehouse or any LARGE house/converted factory in order to have as much fun as we can in a unique environment.

Both of us have traveled extensively around the world... especially south east Asia and more than happy to answer any questions about India,Laos,Vietnam,New York,Canada,Thailand,Amsterdam,Israel,Australia,New Zealand,Nepal,China and many other wonderful places.

We're looking for about 4-5 people in order to lease a big space and experience something different...:):):) Does anyone want to join us in looking for a place like that and be a part of something different?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 11, 2007
Snorkelling with Sea Turtles

hi, I am going to Byron this week.
Has anyone done the snorkelling with Sea Turtles tour?
If so, what is the best time to go?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 06, 2007
Bus or train  (1 Answer)

Hey, I am travelling from Byron Bay to Gold coast and then from Gold Coast to Brisbane but i cant find any bus or train websites that offer this service, can anybody help please?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 08, 2007
Buying a van or motorhome!  (1 Answer)

Hello! this is more general question about Australia than Byron Bay, but here it goes my question: I ´ve heard that many tourists buy a van or motorhome, they run the coast for some months, and then they sell it to another tourists. I´m planning something like this, but, how many can it cost? More or less.

Thank you very much!!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 03, 2006
Best Places To Stay In Byron  (8 Answers)

My girlfriend and I are spending about 6 nights in Byron in early-mid December and are looking for suggestions on good places to stay in the area, well located and not too expensive (we are travelling for around a month so budget is pretty important).

Any suggestions on budget hotels for the area? Ideally we would be looking to pay around AUS$130-150 per night but obviously this would change depending on what we could get.

Please advise us on the best places to stay in the area.

Many thanks,

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 04, 2006
Splendour Accomm - Spare Driveway Anybody??  (1 Answer)

Hello all Byron Bayers!..

I am heading to Splendour in the Grass this july (22/23) and need to find accommodation!.. since hearing there is nothing available in Byron for rent, we (5 lovely friendly late-twenties ladies) are going to hire a campervan and drive up from sydney.. so all we need is somewhere to park our van in Byron.. we will be fully self-contained (we have water, toilet, shower, waste, kitchen onboard) and promise to be friendly and quiet neighbours.. so if you will let us park in your driveway/front yard for 3-4 days, we will reward you handsomely ($$) for your kindness!

Please reply or email me at [email]

Any information on other accommodation options is appreciated as well!



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 11, 2006
Is Byron a good destination with children  (3 Answers)

We're out in Australia for 6 weeks this July and August, 5 weeks working in Sydney and then a week free in August. We're thinking about flying up to Byron for a week, but I'm wondering if it's a good place to stay with children - ours are aged 9 and 3. We're looking for somewhere with some sunshine but don't want to go to the far north as we visited there on our last trip. Hoping to find somewhere pretty and laid back, with plenty of opportunities for cafes and people watching, walking and beach days. Some yoga for me would be good too! Does Byron still fit that profile or is it overdeveloped now? Any comments welcome, especially if anyone out there has any other destinations you'd recommend.
Thank you

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 22, 2006
Driving from Sydney to Byron Bay  (7 Answers)

Hi there
My boyfriend and I are planning a 1 week trip to Byron Bay in mid February. We are tossing up between driving (and staying a night at the beginning and end in Port Macquarie) or flying (and spending an extra two nights in Byron).
I would love some feedback as to whether the drive up to Byron is worthwhile. Is there much to see and what is the best route to take ? Any little tips would be great if you think that the road trip is a good idea... (ie places of interest, cafes/towns to stop at)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 29, 2005
Hostels in Byron Bay..  (4 Answers)

Hiya all,

I have enjoyed a great week in Sydney but am arriving in Byron Bay on Monday.
I am looking forward to enjoying the beautiful landscape that I have heard so much about. Also have heard this may be a good place to do a 'Yoga Instructors' course, is this so? But essentially I would like some recommendations on a clean and quiet hostel, and the cheapest one possible ? I have been paying24 dollars p/night for a 10 bed dorm in Sydney and looking to reduce costs if poss. but still have a clean and safe place. I am arriving in to Ballina Airport, is there a particular shuttle bus I should get to the main beach? Sorry for all the questions : ) it is my first time to Australia, and this site is proving to be wonderful help. * cheers all.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 09, 2004
byron bay  (5 Answers)

hey there :-) i m planning to go to byron bay and wanted to get more info about accomodation, beaches etc. are there good parties going on (goa, trance, electronic...)?? and what about the community there? i m looking for cool relaxed people. i m planning to stay for 4 weeks, what about the visa for australia? do i need one if i have a european passport (austria)? i appreciate any information free the fairies! :-)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 02, 2004
where's the party?  (6 Answers)

I heard that Byron Bay is the most incredible place on earth with the Yoga Arts, sun and surf. What is the community like there? Young, backpacker types? I'm looking for information about the places to hang out and soak in the world.

Anyone can ask a
travel question.

Destination experts (like you!) provide amazing answers.

Readers "like" answers, and the best float to the top.

Change location:

© 2017   ·   View: Full | Mobile

Follow us:        
Travel Questions   ·   Destinations   ·   Plan a Road Trip   ·   Where to Stay   ·   Login

About Us   ·   FAQ   ·   Feedback   ·   Privacy Policy   ·   Terms of Service