Things to do in Byron Bay

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Things to Do in Byron Bay

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  • Fearless26197
    48 contributions
    Not to be missed.
    You cannot come to Byron and not take in the unbelievable views.
    Totally uplifting
    Written 6 April 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Manda P
    Mt Eliza, Australia30 contributions
    A fantastic activity, highly recommended! Uphill on the way there, downhill on the return. Stunning views from the top!
    Written 13 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Marianne P
    Moree, Australia169 contributions
    I came to have a look around & had some take away lunch, must book a table next time. It is a beautiful spot, lots to look at. The food was amazing, the best Portuguese tart I have ever had, well worth a visit
    Written 30 April 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Vicki Taylor
    Caloundra, Australia99 contributions
    Had a fab time here. One of my hubby's 'Go To' breweries so it was nice to visit from QLD. Lovely atmosphere and with some great beers on tap to try. Stayed for a light lunch which did the trick. We'll be back.
    Written 28 February 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • GWZino
    Hinchinbrook 32 contributions
    One of the most relaxing places to visit in NSW is definitely Byron Bay.
    Approximately 7.5 hour drive from the centre of Sydney this place makes you unwind as you take in the wonderful scenery, culture and vibe of the town.
    Perhaps not everyone’s ideal getaway but for those who love the beach, short walks and a wonderful inviting culture… Byron Bay MUST be on your bucket list!!!
    Written 17 January 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • barefootonbedarra
    Bedarra Island, Australia35 contributions
    lovely spot, and clean water. White silica sand
    Love Wategos beach
    Whats not to like about a beach like this
    Written 5 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Minibop1234
    14 contributions
    Get away from the hustle & bustle of town, especially good now with the main beach at Byron still affected by erosion
    Written 21 June 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Stephen B
    Sydney325 contributions
    This a long sandy beach leading to a national park bushland at the headland.

    We walked for more than half an hour and then back again. There were others enjoying the scenery and the sunshine. There were even surfers and surfboard riders near the headland.

    What a great way to get your exercise for the day.
    Written 30 May 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Sarah C
    Sydney, Australia3,753 contributions
    Cape Byron Distillery, located in the Byron Bay region is the home of Brookie’s gin. We had the pleasure of visiting the distillery and were thrilled to hear that it has been officially accredited with B Corp certification. They have been acknowledged for their environmental and community-focused sustainable approach across a number of areas. It is is one of only two spirit distillers in Australia to achieve this status.

    As a background, Husband and wife team Martin and Pamela Brooks, the owners, purchased a large piece of land in the Byron Bay Hinterland back in 1988. At this time, the property was riddled with Captor Laurel, an introduced plant species with pest status. The Brooks family later discovered that the property was once a sub-tropical rainforest and sought to clear the weeds and Captor Laurel. Following this, they planted Eucalypt and macadamia, which are are rainforest trees native to Australia. The property now also has Davidson plum, as well as a number of native botanical trees and shrubs. After 33 years of regeneration, the property is now a sub tropical oasis and a luscious rainforest. This inspired the Brooks family to produce Brookie’s native botanical gin and a number of other products.

    I’m terms of development, Martin and Pamela’s son Eddie was working for a high end drinks distributor and happened to spark up a conversation with the cask whisperer Jim Mcewan, a distiller famous for his input at Bowmore and Bruichladdie whisky distilleries. Eddie explaining the rainforest regeneration and native botanicals on the property and from there the Brooks family Distillery was born.

    Their still which distills their gin was made by an Australian engineer and is based on a traditional Scottish pot still. The still, affectionately known as George, has a 2000 litre capacity and is named after Martin's father who was ironically a copper.

    Brookies gin has developed over time. They use Davidson plums, which is quite tart to begin with, it sits in the gin for 6 - 9 months, resulting in a raisin profile. The plums are then turned into their Davidson Plum jam and what is left is turned into compost. Other ingredients include Cinnamon myrtle, aniseed myrtle, the Lillipi which gives a peppery flavour, and they also use ryeberry and ginger. The only non native ingredients are coriander and juniper Berry.

    It is great to see a business that is sustainable and prides itself on looking after the environment. The Brooks family use natural means of controlling pests, for example wasps to control nut borers and owls to control rats.

    They also collaborate with other businesses to help encourage sustainability. They send much of the by product to The Farm in Byron Bay, to feed the animals. The Farm is also innovative with a paddock to plate ethos and they explore sustainable farming practice, a beautiful location nearby also worth checking out.

    We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Brookies Distillery, it is beautifully scenic and the tour was very insightful. We undertook a gin tasting; trying their native gin, and other favourites of ours - the Slow Gin (using the Davidson Plum) and also the Macadamia Liqueur. After this, we were also introduced to their new Cumquat gin called “Shirl the Pearl” after Eddie’s grandmother. Interestingly she was a go getter, one of the first female tiger moth pilots. We were lucky to also try their single malt whisky, available in August. Be sure to get on their mailing list to be notified.

    This experience enabled us to see how their products were developed, giving us extra appreciation and enjoyment when we sip on the products.

    If you’re able to make a visit, they offer unique experiences such as the Distillery & Rainforest Tours, Guided Tasting Sessions & Cocktail sessions. When you’re there, you can also buy bottles of the products in an array of sizes, as well as a mighty fine cocktail from the bar.

    Hope you enjoy!
    Written 29 April 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Tony W
    Sydney, Australia4,206 contributions
    Home to the famous Cape Byron Lighthouse it also has the lighthouse keepers cottages, cafe, viewing platforms and some of the most spectacular and rugged coastline in the region.
    Written 20 September 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Jen
    Grimsby32 contributions
    This is a quaint market that had everything you need, both gifts and food. We got everything we needed for dinner. It was nice to support local farmers and merchants. Need a car or bike to access.....long walk. Plan to spend 1 - 1.5 hours.
    Written 3 April 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • James N
    1 contribution
    Music was fabulous but getting in and out of parking was a disaster except on Saturday, when it went like clockwork. Toilets were the worst I’ve seen, they were unclean, badly smelling and no paper. The mud should have been covered with a few tons of sand. Will rethink attendance in future.
    Written 18 April 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Aline Felton
    Brisbane, Australia793 contributions
    Well taken care Lookout, amazing view. I was able to spot a eagle in a branch next to the lookout and that was amazing!
    Written 6 March 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Greg Nunn
    Brisbane, Australia24 contributions
    This is a pristine national park that is well maintained and has very safe walking trails with magnificent views.
    Written 12 October 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • AliJAustralia
    australia136 contributions
    The man here was very helpful & obliging. if you need help go here. It was right in the centre of town near the Railway park. Very easy to find.
    Written 26 October 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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