Things to do

Weather

Byron Bay enjoys warm summers and mild winters. On Summer days the temperature ranges from 20–28°C (68–82°F), while in Winter the temperature falls between 12–19°C (53–66°F). To ensure you pack exactly what you will need, ensure you check the forecast online before you arrive.

Beach

Make your way on foot from your accommodation to Belongil Beach, a place regarded by many as one of Australia’s best beaches owing to its pristine sands and clear blue waters. It is also dog friendly, and the most northern end is ‘clothing optional’. The “Wollongbar Wreck” also lies off the beach and is a popular snorkelling spot, that also creates a good surf break.

Other beaches in the area include, Tallows, Cosy, Little Wategos, The Pass, Clarks, and Main beach. Each offer beach-goers something different from secret secluded spots, to the popular and patrolled.

Rainforest

Bluewater on the Beach is ideally positioned close to several National Parks and Nature Reserves, making it the perfect base for those keen to visit and explore some magnificent natural attractions. The World Heritage listed Mount Warning and Nightcap National Parks Park and Arakwal National Park are all captivating places to explore and peaceful spots to relax. You will need a car to visit these, so either bring your own or hire one in town.

Reef

Julian Rocks, located only 10 minutes by dive boat from Byron Bay’s main beach, is regarded as one of the most prolific fish dives in the world owing to its amazing diversity and abundance of fish life. Over 1,000 species of tropical, temperate and pelagic fish have been recorded. It also plays home to dolphins, Manta Rays, Leopard Sharks, Grey Nurse Sharks and three species of turtles. Located in the Byron Bay town centre, Pro Dive can help assist novices and the experienced with all aspects of their dive.

Eat & Drink/After Dark

Byron Bay affords the visitor a plethora of delicious dining options, from casually cool and laid back cafes, to fine dining restaurants for special occasions. The surrounding area is home to a host of providores, who on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month bring their fares to the Byron Bay market. At night, venture into the town for laidback drinks at the Beach Hotel, hear live music at the Great Northern, or dance the night away at one of the many bars.We are lucky to also have our own resturant here in Belongil which is located only 300mtrs from the property www.treehouseonbelongil.com  Be sure to ask on-site manager Ian for his pick!

More info

Byron Bay Watch, Australian Gourmet Traveller, March 2008

DAILY SURF REPORT FOR BELONGIL BEACH  www.bluewateronthebeach.blogspot.com