Byron Bay - Cape Byron YHA

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Things to do in Byron Bay - Cape Byron YHA

You won't get bored in Byron. Try sea kayaking with dolphins, parachuting, and hang-gliding. Learn to surf, scuba dive, and even trapeze.  Take a day trip from Byron Bay to hippie Nimbin or head into the rainforest for trekking, mountain bike riding, and bushwalking.

At the end of the day experience Byron Bay’s backpacker nightlife, just minutes from the Cape Byron hostel. Visit Byron Bay institution, the Beach Hotel, head to Cheeky Monkeys Backpacker Bar or Woody's Nightclub for the weekly surfboard giveaway on Wednesdays. 

At the hostel

Lighthouse Walk

Join us on a guided walk up to the most eastern point of Australia; the best place to see dolphins, whales, turtles and loads more!

When:
Tuesdays + Fridays
Where:
Sign up at reception
Cost:
$0

We're having a barbie!

Why bother cooking when we can do it for you? $5 will get you a burger, sausages, salad, spuds and more. Veggie options available!

When:
Tuesdays
Where:
Sign up at reception
Cost:
$5

Pizza Pizza Pizza

Get together on the balcony for some delicious Pizza while we watch the sunset. Bon Appetite!

When:
Thursdays
Where:
Sign up at reception
Cost:
$4

We're Goin' Out

Try some locally brewed beers at the Byron Bay Brewery followed by open mic night. After that we head to Woodys for your chance to win a surfboard!

When:
Wednesdays
Where:
Meet at reception
Cost:
$0

Movie Night and Chill

Sit down and enjoy the classics with free popcorn for all!

When:
Mondays
Where:
Ask at reception
Cost:
$0

Mmmm. Pancakes.

Sleepwalk your way to reception for a steaming hot pancake. First one for free, then 3 for $1. 

When:
Every weekday!
Where:
Reception
Cost:
$1

Tours & activities related to this hostel

$65
per person

1 Day Nimbin Tour Byron Bay

Departing from Byron Bay, this is a seriously fun tour to the unique hippy village of Nimbin. You'll also explore the stunning sub tropical rainforest and waterfalls in the surrounding hinterland. An experience you won't forget!

This Nimbin day trip is a jam packed tour starting in Byron Bay and exploring the amazing hinterland. There is an environmental focus - it's much more than just Nimbin.

 

During the tour, you will experience the weird and wonderful world of Nimbin, visit the the Nightcap National Park and take in the breathtaking views over Minyon Falls. The tour guide will cook up an authentic Aussie BBQ and you may even get to see some of the local wildlife!

 

Tour departs daily on the colourful rainbow bus from Byron Bay at 10am and returns 6pm. Please let us know where your staying in Byron when booking so we can arrange the pick up

 

On Sundays you also visit the local markets as part of the tour.

$959
per person

East Coast Highlights

Travel Australia's popular East Coast and visit the 3 must-do attractions - Fraser Island, Whitsunday Sailing and Magnetic Island. Save even more by adding a 10 night YHA accommodation pack to use anywhere en-route!

East Cost Highlights package includes the most popular tours along Australia's East Coast. This saves you over $70 and also gives you peace of mind that you're on the best quality East Coast tours. 

Package includes:

  • 3 Day Fraser Island tour
  • 2 Day Whitsunday Sailing tour
  • 2 nights at Magnetic Island YHA, including ferry transfers and entry to Koala Sanctuary.



The East Coast Highlights package offers the flexibility to add Greyhound’s Hop on/Hop off coach pass from Sydney to Cairns or vice versa (valid 3 months from date of travel). You can also choose to add a 10 or 15 night YHA accommodation pack. (valid 3 and 4 months from date of purchase)


To help plan your trip, we have included a suggested Southbound Itinerary (Cairns to Sydney) and Northbound Itinerary (Sydney to Cairns) for you to download. This is simply a suggestion, the package is designed to be flexible so you can hop on and off wherever you like along the route.

It is recommended you pre-book dates, especially for the Fraser Island and Whitsunday tours, as they can be booked out during the peak season. Please put your preferred date for each of the 3 trips in the comments when making a booking as well as your YHA/HI membership number.

$60
per person

Surf Lesson Byron Bay

Learn to Surf in one of Australia's most popular surfing destinations, beautiful Byron Bay! All inclusive, guaranteed to stand, local and qualified coaches.


Learn to surf with the best local surf school in Byron Bay. Ideal for absolute beginners the 3.5 hour lesson is in small groups and the instructors will help you with every wave you catch. You will stand up and surf the first few waves during your first lesson! You will also learn surf safety and ocean awareness

Everything you need is included: surfboards, wetsuits, rash shirts and sunscreen. All you need to bring is your swimwear, towel and hat.

Surf lessons depart 3 times daily at 9am, 11am and 1pm. There is also free pick up from your hostel. Please let us know in the comments when making the booking where you are staying.

FREE things to do in Corner of Byron and Middleton Streets, Byron Bay, NSW & ACT

  1. Walk the loop to the lighthouse via the National Park rainforest walk and back via Watego Beach and Palm Valley (7km return)
  2. Surf, swim or sunbake on any of Byron Bay's phenomenal beaches
  3. Take in a sunrise (or sunset if you like a sleep in too much) at Australia’s most Easterly point
  4. Free live music at the famous Beach Hotel most nights but especially for the traditional Sunday Session (on Sundays if you didn’t guess!)
  5. Spot a hippie or even a hipster at a sunset drum circle on Main Beach, or check out the many street artists around town
  6. Walk around the local Farmers Market every Thursday morning or the monthly market first Sunday of every month

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