Destination guide

Take in the beachside beauty of Byron Bay

The beaches and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambiance to your vacation home in Byron Bay. Travelers to this walkable city praise the surfing, diving and snorkeling. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in Byron Bay

Do you want to find top things to see and do in the city? Travelers enjoy Byron Bay for its surfing, swimming and biking. Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Byron Bay a fun place to get away. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Byron Bay Golf Course (2.3 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Macadamia Castle (8.9 mi / 14.3 km)
  • Teven Valley Golf Course (13.9 mi / 22.4 km)
  • Ballina Golf Club (14.7 mi / 23.7 km)
  • Ballina Racecourse (14.7 mi / 23.7 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Byron Bay

Travelers enjoy Byron Bay for its surfing. If you're planning a vacation around the weather, February, January, March and December are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 81°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Byron Bay

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Byron Bay is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Main Beach (0.5 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Clarkes Beach (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • The Pass (1 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Arakwal National Park (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Wategos Beach (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Belongil Beach (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Byron Bay

The nearest airport is in Ballina, NSW (BNK-Ballina - Byron Gateway), located 13.9 mi (22.4 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Lismore, NSW (LSY), which is 25.1 mi (40.5 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Byron Bay?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 593 vacation rentals near Byron Bay. From 312 Houses to 32 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Byron Bay for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Byron Bay?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Byron Bay. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Wategos Beach: 1,199 vacation rentals
  • Cape Byron Lighthouse: 1,178 vacation rentals
  • Captain Cook Lookout: 1,178 vacation rentals
  • Belongil Beach: 1,206 vacation rentals
  • Main Beach: 1,179 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Byron Bay listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Byron Bay?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 312 Houses in Byron Bay. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Byron Bay include:

  • Villas: 32 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 167 rentals available
  • Cottages: 23 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Byron Bay?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 206 vacation rentals with pool available in Byron Bay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.