Hit the Outdoors

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While visiting Byron Bay, why not get your heart pumping as you soak up the area’s signature natural beauty? Offering plenty of great ways in which to keep active while surrounded by the coastline’s golden beaches and pristine waters, Byron Bay provides more than enough reasons to lace up your running shoes, pull on a wetsuit or strap yourself in for an outdoor adventure.

Surfing

Make the most of Byron Bay’s beaches by heading out for a swim, catching a wave or by simply spending some time lazing on the golden sands that line the water’s edge. Stop by iconic Main Beach for a prime surf break or make your way to The Pass to get your surfing skills up to scratch with a lesson from a professional instructor.

Morning Beach Run

Enjoy a stunning sunrise and get the blood pumping with an early morning run from Clarkes Beach to the Byron Bay Lighthouse. As you greet the morning sun, you’ll pass by some of Byron Bay’s most popular beaches and be amongst the first in Australia to see the new day dawn.

Walk to Australia’s Most Easterly Point

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Venture to Australia’s most easterly point, Cape Byron, and enjoy the panoramic views on show at the mainland’s edge. Head to the edge of the continent by following the Cape Byron Walking Track or take a stroll along the surrounding beaches before making your way to the cape.

Diving

Discover the world that exists beneath the surface of Byron Bay’s pristine waters by joining a guided dive tour. Whether you’re a seasoned diver or a beginner, you’ll be given plenty of great information about the local area, the best dive spots and the sea life you may see. During a dive, you may just spot species of sea life including turtles, manta rays, leopard sharks, eastern blue gropers and more.

Sea Kayaking

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Get active and explore Byron Bay’s waterways while sea kayaking. Learn how to kayak from an instructor or challenge yourself as you paddle through the Cape Byron Marine Park. As you make your way through the water, keep an eye out for dolphins and turtles making their way to the surface for air and for whales making their annual migration from June to November.

Paragliding and Hang Gliding

See Byron Bay from a unique perspective while paragliding or hang gliding over the town’s beaches, waters and other landmarks. Whether you’re looking to fly in tandem with an instructor or are hoping to gain the skills to allow you fly on your own, there are plenty of operators in Byron Bay to choose from. Feel the wind on your face and see Byron Bay’s beauty from high up above the coastline.

For other great outdoor activities in Byron Bay, check out VisitNSW.com