The best family getaways in Byron Bay on a budget
Top things to do with kids in Byron Bay
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Learn to surf
Every Aussie kid should be comfortable in the surf, and what better place to learn the way of the board than in one of the surf capitals of NSW alongside veteran fully qualified instructors? Dive in with a Byron Bay surf lesson and fall in love with the heart of Byron's classic beachy culture. Just don't be surprised if your offspring are soon confidently riding waves while you wallow in the shallows!
Be one with nature
Paddle alongside dolphins on a guided kayaking tour around the cape of the most easterly point of Australia. Families are welcome, and they guarantee you'll encounter dolphins, or you can kayak again for free!
During the cooler months, humpbacks and other species of whales make their migration north to warmer waters with their young. Seeing these gentle behemoths up close is a life-changing experience, and with its clear, turqouise waters, Byron Bay is one of the most breathtaking places on Earth to do so. Book a whale watching cruise and make a truly special memory.
Free things to do with kids in Byron Bay
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Byron Bay has one of Australia's most iconic and spectacular coastlines, and visiting one of its famous beaches is of course absolutely free. Have a splash in the warm waters of Wategos, Tallow or Main Beach, and get the kids building sandcastles!
Visit Byron Bay Farmers Market and peruse the wealth of locally grown and organic produce. Plus there's plenty of delicious treats to pique the interest of the younger demographic.
Something out of this world
Wander the Brunswick Fairy Trail at Brunswick Heads, just a short drive up the road from Byron, and hunt for hidden, handmade fairy houses.
Take the stroller, or ride a bike around the Cape Byron Lighthouse walk. It's an easygoing meander that can be done in little sections with plenty of time to stop for an amazing view. Suitable for all ages.
Where to stay in Byron Bay
Your family will be able to settle into the laid-back pace of Byron Bay when you stay at YHA Byron Bay YHA, just minutes from the the main street (but tucked away from the hustle & bustle) and only 400m to the beach! Oh and we can't forget to mention it also boasts an outdoor swimming pool, a BBQ area and hammocks!