Byron Bay Hotel & Accommodation

Boasting golden beaches, gorgeous coastline and a vibrant cultural scene, Byron Bay is one of the most iconic of all Australian coastal destinations. And by playing host to so many world-class festivals, this feted seaside township lies at the end of a pilgrimage for many travellers. At just a few hours short of Brisbane and the Gold Coast, it's also a great entry into Southern Queensland.

Thankfully, Byron Bay accommodation is abundant and caters to many different budgets. Both cheap Byron Bay hotels and more plush resort-style accommodation is available, depending on your budget. For a uniquely restful experience, stay at one of the many delightfully welcoming BnBs in the area. Or if you and your friends are looking for a spectacular getaway, why not rent out a private cottage for the week?

Those whose who adore sun and surf, of course, adore Byron. There's seemingly endless stretches of beach to savour, with both awesome waves and more tranquil waters available depending on your preference. If you're in the mood for board riding, snorkelling, scuba diving or just relaxing on the sand, Byron delivers.

Beyond the beach, there's abundant natural splendour to savour, whether you love the beautiful lush green countryside of NSW's far north or want to explore subtropical rainforest, uncovering spectacular walks, crystal clear swimming holes and beautiful coral reefs. And the wildlife ain't too shabby either: Byron Bay is a premier spot for the awe-inspiring spectacle of whale-watching.

With its spirit of inspiration and renewal, Byron Bay is also home to some of Australia's most important artists and artisans, from painters and sculptors to jewellers and glass blowers. Tap into this thriving community by checking out one of the many galleries in the area or visiting one of the regular markets.

A mecca for the creative mind, Byron Bay is a natural place to hold events such as the Byron Bay Film and Writer's Festivals, Splendour in the Grass, Bluesfest and more. And with its fantastic line-up of restaurants, caf├ęs and bars, Byron can always be relied on to buzz with life and energy. To make the most of this celebrated collection of sand, surf, and sun, hire a car from the Gold Coast and see it on your own self-drive itinerary.

Byron Bay deserves its revered status: and you will fall in love with it too!