Summer is here! The kids have finished school for the year and you’re ready for some holiday fun. Byron Bay is blessed with everything you could look for in a family holiday destination and we’re opening up our little book of best kept secrets so that you and your family can plan the ultimate fuss-free, fun-packed and affordable getaway!
Where to Stay?
Like any coastal holiday town Byron Bay is packed with choices for accommodation to suit any style and budget. BUT when you’re on holidays with kids there are a few essentials that not only make life easier, they ensure you don’t miss out on the real reason you’ve travelled here – to relax and have fun.
Self-contained accommodation and camping are always a great choice giving you flexibility and the option of preparing some meals yourself. You could opt for one of the holiday parks right in the thick of things, which have all the usual amenities and close proximity to the main beaches. But our advice is to check out some of the lesser known but truly idyllic little holiday parks just outside the main township, including Suffolk Beachfront Holiday Park, Broken Head Holiday Park and Beaches of Byron. All these holiday parks front onto the beach and offer a range of accommodation options from traditional camping or powered camp sites, self-contained cabins and safari style tents.
Byron Bay also has loads of holiday houses for rent, with all the creature comforts of home. Try Air Bn’B for some amazing listings of houses and apartments in and around town and also in the Byron hinterland.
Hit the Best of the Beaches
Wategos – Idyllic views, protected swimming, waves for the surfers and some of the cleanest and best free beachside BBQ facilities you’ll find anywhere, give Wategos Beach the status of being the most family-friendly beach in Byron Bay. There’s a reason celebrities like Chris Hemsworth have chosen to spend millions just to call this place home. This beach is truly heaven on earth.
Cosy Corner – As the name suggests this protected little pocket is a refuge from the bustle of the main beaches and is situated on the south side of the Byron Lighthouse leading onto Tallow Beach. A local’s favourite, you can look down along the coast and watch the hang gliders breeze overhead. Bliss!
Broken Head Beach – Just a short drive (or bike ride) south of Byron Bay you’ll find Broken Head, one of the most magical beaches you’ll ever visit. Lush rainforest meets the sand here, with a large nature reserve on the headland that has a great walking track for exploring.
Home of Adventure
You’ll be surprised how much you can pack into a Byron Bay holiday and still go home feeling relaxed and refreshed. Get your body feeling great and clear your mind by connecting with nature, while at the same time creating life-long memories for you and your family. Earth, sea and sky, Byron Bay will take all your senses on a journey and ignite your spirit of adventure.
Byron Bay itself and the surrounding hinterland are home to Marine Reserves, National Parks and World Heritage areas. As long time locals and conservationists at heart, we have the pure joy of taking people from around the globe to these treasures and we make it all available and easy for families. With our current special of 10% OFF for groups of 4 or more, Byron Bay Adventure Tours are not only affordable, but also hassle-free. Our tours are all inclusive, including transport, lunches, equipment, camping gear, entry to National Parks and more.
Our top tours for families include:
Earth to Surf – Suitable for the whole family, be swept away in the beauty of the Byron hinterland including the famous Minyon Falls. After a BBQ lunch, we return to Byron Bay for an afternoon of sea kayaking. Watch the kids’ faces light up as they get close up to dolphins, turtles and hearing the dreamtime stories of the local indigenous people. Action, nature and culture in a one day super tour.
Byron & Beyond – On this tour no one gets forgotten! Be taken to the magical Crystal Castle and explore the Shambala Gardens and amazing crystals before moving on to a tour of a working pecan plantation and a scrumptious hinterland lunch at the Eltham Valley Pantry. Everyone will delight in a stop off at Bangalow, with its quirky shops, cafes and galleries. Very relaxing and loads of fun!
Mt Warning Day Walk – This is an unforgettable and often life changing tour. After a morning climb, be rewarded with amazing views over the Byron hinterland, to the Byron Lighthouse and to the skyline of Surfers Paradise. This experience has a special way of making people feel they can achieve anything and is a beautiful bonding moment for families.
This is just the tip of the iceberg for things to do with kids in Byron Bay. The most important thing is that you have fun together, and if we can be part of your adventure then we can guarantee you’ll have an amazing time – it’s our speciality. See you soon travellers…