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The Byron Bay area and its world-renowned Marine Park offer some of the most thrilling experiences nature has to offer. A luxury holiday in Byron Bay is a balance between rest and play, surrounded by some of the world’s most beautiful sights.
Here's our recommendation to the best tours and guides in Byron Bay:
18 Fletcher Street Byron Bay
Learn to surf specialists to give you more confidence in the ocean. Mojo Surf will have you up and surfing with style. Check it off your bucket list and live the dream. Learn to surf in Byron Bay in a safe and fun way and experience the local surf lifestyle. Half or full day surf adventures in small groups and uncrowded waves at beautiful beaches from Byron Bay to Lennox Head. One-on-one surf coaching or private surf lessons, for up to two people, also available. Best beach conditions for the day. Accredited surf coaches. All equipment provided. No experience necessary, must be able to swim 50 metres unassisted. Pick up from Mojo Surf headquarters or designated Byron Bay and Suffolk Park locations. Catch a ride with Mojo Surf and let the good times roll.
Phone: 02 6639 5100
Personalised surf coaching sessions with well-known and respected local surfer, Rusty Miller and his daughter, Taylor. Exclusive license for teaching ‘one-on-one’ at Wategos Beach, at the tip of Cape Byron Headland, Australia’s most easterly point, and also at the iconic surfing beach, The Pass. A former surf Champion, Rusty moved to Byron Bay in 1970 and is Byron Bay’s original surfing teacher. He was also first to surf Uluwatu, Bali, which was filmed for cult Australian surf film, Morning of the Earth. At Rusty Miller Surf, you learn about surf culture, the magic of connecting with nature through surfing and harmonising with the energy of the ocean. Rusty and Taylor will accompany and study you in the surf and pass on their knowledge and expertise to advance and enhance your surf skill. There is so much more happening in these surf sessions than just sliding onto the waves off Cape Byron. Come and join them to enhance your surf through life. Available for families and/or private lessons.
Mobile: 0422 099 684
On the park, opposite 56 Lawson Street, Byron Bay
Experience the natural beauty of Byron Bay’s Marine National Park from your own sea kayak. Paddle out with dolphins, whales, turtles and other marine life with a highly trained team of surf lifesavers and local watermen and women accompanying you. The Marine Park is home to an estimated group of 100 bottlenose dolphins. From June each year, whale watching season begins and until November, you can view majestic humpback whales during their migration season when they head to warm waters off Queensland, then return to the cooler waters of Antarctica with their calves. Guaranteed to see dolphins, turtles or whales on your tour, or you receive another trip for free. One of Byron’s unique nature experiences.
Phone: 0416 222 344
@GO SEA KAYAK
STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING
Hawaiians have long enjoyed stand up paddle boarding to greet the day and as a means to keep fit when the waves are not ideal for surfing. Drifting through the calm waters of the Brunswick River estuary on a tour with Byron Stand Up Paddle, you’ll be surprised how easy and relaxing it is while still giving your body a low impact workout. The paddling motion engages your core, back and abdominal muscles to maintain your balance. The rhythm of the paddling relaxes your mind. The beauty of the marine and bird life in a unique pocket of the Cape Byron Marine Park is an experience you’ll remember. Not a house in sight as you paddle on this relaxing adventure. And your hosts, Ricky and his dog, Bobby, will ensure a safe journey and a story to tell. No experience necessary. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Easy online booking.
Phone: 0434 250 830
@BYRON STAND UP PADDLE BOARD
SNORKELLING AND DIVING
Shop 8, 9-11 Byron Street, Byron Bay
Entrance on Middleton Street
Byron Bay has been rated in the world’s top ten places to learn to dive and Julian Rocks Marine Reserve one of the best snorkeling spots in Australia, ranking even higher than the Great Barrier Reef (Australian Geographic Magazine). The warm and cold water currents meet here, at Australia’s most easterly point, resulting in a spectacular mix of tropical and cold water fish. With over 1000 marine species, it offers one of the most abundant fish dives in the world. The experienced and highly qualified team at Sundive Byron Bay will take you on a quick 10-minute boat ride and guide you on an underwater tour of this magical sea world. The summer months bring in Manta Rays and Leopard Sharks and the cooler winter waters attract the endangered Grey Nurse Sharks. You’re likely to see turtles, rays, crustaceans, nudibranchs, octopus, eels and a plethora of fish. Byron Bay’s only PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre. Small guided dive groups. Daily snorkeling tours to protected and sheltered areas where depths are shallow (3-12 metres) and marine life exists in abundance. See the deep side of Byron Bay. Book online.
Phone: 02 6685 7755
9 Marvell Street, Byron Bay
Listen closely through the hydrophone and you’ll hear live humpback whale songs. Experience one of the world’s most incredible animal migrations. Humpback whales up close, with Byron Bay a stunning backdrop. Byron Bay Whale Watching offers the fastest access to the humpback migration on the Australian east coast, and the only whale watching tour departing directly from Cape Byron. Your trained eco guides will lead you through the Cape Byron Marine Park to sightings of migrating whales, dolphins, sea turtles and many different species of sea birds. Unobstructed viewing and maximum stability on the purpose built whale watching vessels. You won’t miss a moment of the action on these small, personalised tours. An experienced photographer is always on board in case you do. Whale sightings guaranteed. Multiple whale watching tours daily between June and October. Book online.
Phone: 1800 243 483
Step off a plane and out of your comfort zone; once you’ve taken the plunge, you can achieve anything! Tandem skydive over one of Australia's most spectacular sceneries. Beach and hinterland views from Byron Bay all the way to the Gold Coast, Brisbane and beyond. From an extreme altitude of 15,000 feet, freefall at over 200km/hour for up to an insane 60 seconds. Then float over Byron Bay under the safety of a chute and guidance by expert crew from Skydive Byron Bay. This is the ultimate adrenaline rush and experience of a lifetime. Amp up for excitement and a unique Byron adventure! No experience necessary.
Phone: 1300 663 634
BIKE AND SURFBOARD HIRE
Shop 1, 31 Lawson Street, Byron Bay
Why bother loading the car up with surfboards, paddle boards or beach umbrellas when you can access them on the sand when you arrive? Byron Bay Surf & Bike Hire has everything you need for your day at the beach and is only a phone call away from your towel. Conveniently located in town on your way to The Pass or Wategos, or they offer delivery to your location. Extensive selection of surf hire to suit all levels of surfing, with over 100 boards to choose from. Surfboards, bike hire, wetsuit hire, snorkelling gear. chairs and beach shelters. Bike delivery to Byron and hinterland accommodation on request. Explore the hills in style on the latest ride. Maximise your play time.
Phone: 02 6680 7066