Best Walks & Hikes In Byron Bay

With Byron’s gorgeous Main Beach stretching out in front of your Beach Suites’ outlook and the renowned Byron Bay lighthouse walk just up the road, it’s not hard to find unforgettable experiences of connection, adventure and awe in Byron Bay’s natural offerings. In fact, just step outside your door to start.

Snorkel Julian Rocks

Departs early morning, 19 mins drive
Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour, 22 Old Pacific Highway, Brunswick Heads
Make Friends with the Fish

Formed from a small volcanic island, Julian Rocks is home to more than 800 species of fish, resident turtles and even includes a fish nursery. It’s easily accessible and can be explored with Blue Bay Divers on a half day snorkelling trip. Swim through giant schools of fish and enjoy the secret life of the rocks. 

View from Cape Byron Walking Track near Wategos Beach, Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia

Early morning to early evening
199 Lighthouse Road, Byron Bay, 7 mins drive
Byron’s Most Iconic Walk

There is a good reason why Cape Byron lighthouse walk is usually considered the number one unmissable Byron Bay nature experience. The Grade 3, 3.7km loop is an approximately 1-3 hour walk that traverses  jungle-like rainforest, with shady ancient burrawangs, along iconic Byron beaches, past expansive coastal views and under the shadow of the beautiful Byron Bay Lighthouse. 

Low Angle View Of Cape Byron Lighthouse Against Clear Blue Sky


Beach Horse Rides

Monday to Saturday by appointment
End of Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay, 8 mins drive
Four Legs and a Big Heart

Follow the sun along the white expanse of Belongil Beach from the back of a beautiful horse as salty sea air breathes new life into you. Or leave a wake of sea water in your path as you canter through the shallows. Zephyr Horses is a coastal horse ranch that specialises in small, personalised horse tours across the beach. Horse riding in Byron Bay is about moments of utter freedom and attunement.

Killen Falls

Killen Falls Drive, Tintenbar, 27 mins drive
Your Hidden Oasis

Killen Falls can be viewed from a platform that is a short 660m return walk, but you’ll find the locals walking through the rare scrub rainforests to the base of the falls. Here green tresses of foliage fall over glistening rock walls while the falls flow into the pond. You’ll feel like you’ve uncovered a fairy wonderland. 

"Lennox Head, NSW, Australia - January 29, 2013: Early evening exercisers walk on the boardwalk by the beach at Lennox Head"

Lennox Head Boardwalk

Dress Circle Road, Lennox Head, 22 mins drive
Walk the Boardwalk

Follow the beach boardwalk, then head up to Lennox Point and the Pat Morton Lookout. Affectionately known as The Point, this lookout is never to be forgotten. Views of the coast all the way north to Byron Bay. It’s a popular whale watching spot and the home of the famous right-hand point break that both surfers and dolphins really love – the very best of Byron Bay surfing.

Minyon Falls

Nightcap National Park, 1 hour and 22 minutes
Ancient Forests and Tall Falls

Located in Nightcap National Park, Minyon Falls drops into a beautiful pool in a deep palm-shaded gorge. The lookout takes you 100m above the gorge amongst cliff tops forested with black butt and scribbly gum eucalyptus trees. On a clear day you can see all the way to the ocean.

Minyon Falls in New South Wales

Sunset Boat Cruise or Kayak

Early morning to sunset
Boat Harbour, Brunswick Heads, 20 mins drive
Learn from the River

Rivers are forever flowing and forever changing. They contain stories and lessons to learn. Join the team at Byron Bay Eco Cruises and Kayaks and sip local coffee, rich tea and indulgent hot chocolate as the sun rises over the river. Listen to the river and learn about the diverse ecosystems, local history and Aboriginal cultural stories.