Byron Bay Family Holiday Attractions

Top 10 Byron Bay Family Holiday Attractions for mums and dads with infants up to teenagers.

BYRON BAY FAMILY HOLIDAY

While not any longer the little hippie town it once was a casual, relaxed, alternate culture remains in one of Australia's favorite beach-side getaways. In fact it seems a little ironic now walking the streets of this tourist surf town that it had early beginnings as a whaling station.

While the main attraction for families, and the casual alternate culture, there are a few other attractions that help form the Byron Bay area in to a fully rounded family vacation destination. 

See our review on the best Byron Bay Campsites, Cabins and Tourist Parks.

Plan around not to go at Easter and perhaps not at Christmas. Over Easter the East Coast Blues & Roots Festival attracts thousands of campers which will crowd you out. You likely won't find accommodation in any case. Christmas is possible but the crowds will likely remove the all but a trace of the essence of Byron's laid back attractiveness. 


Byron Bay Vacation Rentals

Havana Beach House Byron BayHavana Beach House Byron Bay

There are over 50 vacation rental properties in Byron Bay that are family friendly, and are handy to beaches or other family activities. This is a great option if you are looking for a little space for your getaway. To view the best of these simply choose the families option. 


Beach at Lenox Heads

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Byron Bay Family Friendly Beaches 

BYRON BAY FAMILY BEACHES

You will get the best of the calm patrolled beaches Main Beach right down in front of all the alternate shops and cafes in the center of Byron. This is as good as any place to take the kids although you will find yourself surrounded by a few too many kids and travelers at Christmas time. Children can also play in the tidal pools at Clarkes Beach a little to the south of Main Beach or further yet to the Pass, which is protected from the northerlies. If the beaches in town become a little chaotic head to the beaches out of town to the outer beaches or to the rock pools at Broken Head beach a short drive south.

There are plenty of great beaches surrounding they Byron Lighthouse - See the video below.


Best Time Your Visit to Byron Bay

Unless you are looking to get intimately antiquated with the road into Byron Bay - stuck in traffic. You will need to plan your holiday away from a number of key music festivals. Also some peak holiday periods tend to make Byron a bit too much hard work as the town becomes a victim of its own popularity.


Byron Bay Lighthouse Walk

The Lighthouse Walk should make it to the top of almost any Byron family holiday plan.


Byron Bay for Families

Byron offers something a little different for families. If you take notice, you can observe the holiday makers are even a little more relaxed and alternative. Those beside you have made the decision to vacation here instead of the Gold Coast which is only an hour up the coast after all. The two locations off stark differences and many Brisbane folk will also completely bip as the much bigger and attraction laden Gold Coast into the spiritually renowned vibe of Byron, which seems to hold an indefinable attraction.  

Macadamia Castle

Macadamia Castle is a short worthwhile stop for a break on your way to other destinations. The Animal Park claims to have hundreds of native animals, while there is free access to a, Café, Nut Bar. In reality what makes this place worthwhile are the pancakes and for young children the opportunity to see the parrots.

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Byron Bay Family Friendly Accommodation

As there are lots of great beach and luxury resorts with beautiful spas in Byron Bay it is easy to think there Byron is a child free zone. This is not the case. You can find great deals at TripAdvisor for family friendly Byron Bay resorts and accommodation where you can read the actual reviews by families that have stayed and shared their experiences. We recommend you click the family link and read the reviews before booking.


Big Four Hastings Point Review

Personally with a toddler we like to Stay at the Big 4 at Hastings Point to the north of Byron and make trips down if we are in the mood to see attractions in Byron Bay. Otherwise we enjoy the resort and the natural surrounds.

 There are at least two or three magnificent beaches for families there like the one above, as well as outstanding splash pools and indoor and outdoor playground.

See more Byron Bay Campsites, Cabins and Tourist Parks.

Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens

You don't need to follow the teachings of the Gyoto Monks of Tibet to visit http://www.crystalcastle.com.au/

Young kids and mums and dads alike will enjoy exploring the labyrinth and exotic gardens designed to stimulate and soothe the senses. 

Open daily from 10am to 5am.


Byron Bay Whale Watching

You don't need to take a tour like this to enjoy seeing the whales. Following the whales down the cost is almost as big an adventure you can do yourself. All you nee do is get familiar with the whale migration season and recent sightings.


Byron Bay Ballooning

Byron Bay with it's backdrop of high densely vegetated mountains and spectacular waterfronts lends itself to ballooning.


Go Wild with the Bison

About 30 km south of Casino is a unique experience. At Aranyani Adventure Tourist Park families can enjoy aspects of native american life including a working ranch with tipis and enjoy camping with the bison. 

Contact the ranch on (02) 6661 7866 

670 Elliotts Road Myrtle Creek

NSW 2469


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Image credits: 

#1 Ride-on Motorcycles Byron Bay www.byronbaymotorcycles.com


#2 Designer Travel: Eve Miskin's Byron Bay « The Joye 

www.thejoye.com What are your three must pack items for a Byron Bay holiday?


# 3 Byron Bay turns its nose up at KFC 

www.smh.com.au 

#4 Macadamia Castle http://www.macadamiacastle.com.au/

Pacific Highway Knockrow NSW  Tel 02 6687 8432 Open 8am to 5pm Daily


#5 Byron Bay Travel and Holiday Tourism Guide - Webjet 

www.webjet.com.au

#6 Aranyani Adventure Tourist Park


# 7 Romance + Luxury | Destination Tweed 

destinationtweed.com.au 



Family Vacation Deals

 The video below will help you see how to find the top family friendly accommodation options anywhere.

We recommend always to check reviews on TripAdvisor (use this link) before booking any travel deals. 

  • Accorhotels -  50% off second room for kids.
  • All Inclusive-  The top family all inclusive discounts
  • Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas -  Save up to 40%
  • Beaches Luxury Family Resorts-  65% off, free scuba and more.
  • CheapAir.com -  Cheap Airfares 
  • CheapOstay.com - Clearance Last Minute Inventory
  • Cheap Caribbean - Great family packaged deals by this network are available all over the Caribbean. Including up to 65% off.
  • Cruisedirect - Up to 80% OFF. .
  • Expedia - Discounted Family Vacation packages and last minute deals.
  • First Choice - Amazing all inclusive family holiday specialist in Europe.
  • FlipKey - Family Vacation Rentals in  1200 locations
  • Intrepid Family Adventure - Find Family adventures with 1600 itineraries.
  • G Family Adventures -Big clearance on last minute family itineraries worldwide.
  • Groupon - Time for a Family Trip!
  • Holiday Inn  - Kids Stay and Eat for Free
  • HomeExchange - We are into the sharing economy in a big way and this site makes it easy.
  • HomeForExchange - Another great family home exchange with 13,000 listings in 80+ countries
  • Motel 6 - Pet Friendly and budget offers. With kids stay free and rooms from $39 road trips are now affordable.
  • Priceline - Save with bidding and Package Offers of up to $500 off
  • TripAdvisor - Allows you to search by family friendly option. Go to place to read reviews. Also one of the best places to find vacation rentals.

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