Main Beach, Byron Bay

Main Beach, Byron Bay: Our most recommended tours and activities

Byron Bay: Sea Kayak Tour with Dolphins and Turtles

1. Byron Bay: Sea Kayak Tour with Dolphins and Turtles

Set out on a 2.5 hour kayaking adventure in Byron Bay. Receive instruction and equipment from your guide before you take in some of the best sights the East Coast has to offer. See the most Easterly Point of the Australian mainland and the Byron Bay Lighthouse from the sea. Learn about local history, aboriginal history, the lighthouse and the marine wildlife from your local guide while you paddle in your kayak around the famous Byron Bay marine reserve. If the opportunity arises, get up close and personal with friendly bottlenose dolphins and discover how inquisitive they can be. You can also look out for sea turtles as they come up for a breath of air and marvel at the size of the majestic humpback whales as they migrate through Byron Bay during June - October. Enjoy paddling your kayak out through the surf and later ride some of Australia's most famous waves. If you don't see a dolphin, turtle or whale you can paddle again with the tour operator free of charge.

Byron Bay: Kayak with Dolphins Tour

2. Byron Bay: Kayak with Dolphins Tour

Take in some of the best sights the East Coast has to offer. Learn about local history and indigenous history, the lighthouse, dolphins, whales, and turtles. See the most Easterly Point of the Australian mainland on a guided tour in a two-person, sit-on-top-style sea kayak. Enjoy paddling your sea kayak through the surf and later ride some of Australia’s most famous waves in Byron Bay. Get up close and personal with friendly bottlenose dolphins and discover how inquisitive they can be. Spot sea turtles and marvel at the size of the majestic humpback whales as they migrate through beautiful Byron Bay. There is a 90% chance of seeing dolphins on this tour and if you don’t see them you can come again another time for free.

Byron Bay: 2-Hour Small Group Surf Lesson

3. Byron Bay: 2-Hour Small Group Surf Lesson

Awaken the surfer within you during this 2-hour introductory lesson. Even if it's your first time around a board, you'll be safely shown up to your first wave before you’ve even had time to worry about falling off. Learn to surf in beautiful byron bay. This operator is one of the few suppliers that has a licence in Byron Bay. From absolute beginners to anyone looking for a refresher course, these lessons include safety information about the beach and important surf and safety rules covering all the basics from the warm-up, to paddling, catching waves and standing. Surf in small groups (maximum 6) and the personalized attention you'll receive will build your knowledge and confidence as you cultivate your surf technique.  You're bound to leave with a smile on your face, plus bragging rights having near conquered this perma-cool and amazing sport!

Byron Bay Tandem Skydive

4. Byron Bay Tandem Skydive

Take in Australia's most spectacular coastal views from 15,000 feet as you skydive over Byron Bay. Experience the thrill of a lifetime, with up to 1 minute of freefall. Float under a colorful canopy for 5-7 minutes on this tandem skydive, taking in breathtaking area views. Fly free as a bird, feeling the wind rustling through your hair. See sparkling white sand beaches and unspoiled hinterland On this 4-hour activity you’ll take off and land beach-side at the drop zone just 15 minutes from Byron Bay, where you’ll find ample parking, BBQ and picnic areas.

Byron Bay: Hinterland and Bangalow Full-Day Guided Tour

5. Byron Bay: Hinterland and Bangalow Full-Day Guided Tour

Explore all that Byron has to offer on this packed day tour. Visit the Byron Bay lighthouse, explore Crystal Castle, and enjoy a tasty BBQ lunch in Bangalow. Your adventure starts when you're picked up from your accommodation, and you'll be driven up to the iconic Byron Bay lighthouse. Marvel at the panoramic views over the Pacific Ocean and mountain landscape, and get up close to the iconic Byron Bay lighthouse. Between May and October, you can spot whales on their annual migration. Next, enjoy a tour of The Farm Byron Bay, a sustainable farming and food experience. Meet the resident heritage-breed pigs, Scottish Highland cattle, and free-roaming chickens. Stroll through fields of flowers, macadamia and pecan plantations, and market gardens filled with in-season produce.  Then, it’s off to the mystical Crystal Castle. Here you can marvel at the massive natural crystals on show, get lost in a garden labyrinth, take a gentle walk, touch the World Peace stupa or just enjoy a coffee and soak up the hushed tranquillity of this amazing place. The Zen quality of the crystals will put you in the perfect frame of mind for a drive through the beautiful Byron hinterland to the next destination, the historic and delightful town of Bangalow. Enjoy a delicious BBQ-style lunch, followed by a stroll through this beautiful village, which includes vintage clothing stores, homewares shops, glamorous designer boutiques, and an authentic French patisserie. From Bangalow, return to Byron Bay, where you'll be dropped off with plenty of time to have a late afternoon swim or surf.

Byron Bay: 2.5-Hour Stand Up Paddle Board Lesson

6. Byron Bay: 2.5-Hour Stand Up Paddle Board Lesson

Find out why stand up paddle boarding (SUP) is one of the fastest growing water sports in this 2.5 hour SUP experience. The stable stand up paddle boards make it easy for anyone to enjoy the unique experience of walking on water. You'll start with some important safety information where all of the basics including; warm up, how to stand and control the board, proper stroke and turning techniques, correct posture and positioning, safe entry and exit from the water will be covered. You will be surrounded by a beautiful natural landscape and have the chance to spot some amazing marine life including dolphins, fish, seabirds marine plants and sea turtles.

Byron Bay Half-Day Tour

7. Byron Bay Half-Day Tour

Byron Bay is one of the most popular and magical destinations in Australia with its laid back lifestyle, world famous beaches, natural beauty and diverse residents. The Byron Bay Express tour is the ‘insiders’ guide to Byron Bay, local style! Start your trip driving up to the Byron Lighthouse for spectacular 360-degree ocean and hinterland views. Watch the dolphins and migrating whales between the months of May and October. Visit the pearl of the hinterland – the beautiful little town of Bangalow, with a fascinating mix of local shops, galleries, and cafes. Have a locally brewed coffee and indulge in some locally grown food. Next stop, take a tour of the sustainable farming and food experience that is "The Farm," located in Byron Bay. Meet the resident heritage-breed pigs, Scottish Highland cattle, and free-roaming chickens as you stroll through fields of flowers and the market garden. Walk your way up through the subtropical rainforest to the Byron Lighthouse for the most spectacular 360-degree ocean and Byron hinterland views, and watch the dolphins and migrating whales (May to October). Have your photo taken at the most easterly point of the Australian mainland surrounded by palms, white sands, and dramatic cliffs.

Byron Bay Waves To Waterfalls Adventure Tour

8. Byron Bay Waves To Waterfalls Adventure Tour

Want to enjoy the best of Byron Bay’s surfing action and explore the lush rainforests of its surrounding hinterland? Strapped for time and cash? On this tour you don’t need to choose between one experience or the other: you can do both at an affordable price. You will be picked up from Byron Bay in an air-conditioned tour vehicle which will transport you to the majestic rainforests of the World Heritage listed Nightcap National Park where you’ll see the power of nature firsthand at the impressive Minyon Falls. Marvel at the 100 meter drop of the falls and if you’re feeling adventurous you can take a dip in the fresh water rock pools beneath the falls, before enjoying a BBQ-style lunch prepared by our team. After lunch it’s back to Byron Bay where you’ll experience Byron’s world renowned beaches the way the locals do; standing on a surfboard! Let the outdoor adventure specialists and the surfing tour partners take care of the details of your hiking and surfing adventure while you sit back and soak up the once in a lifetime experience. 

Byron Bay Local Tour

9. Byron Bay Local Tour

Byron Bay is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Your local surf guide will unlock the true Byron Bay Go where the locals go, and do what the locals do! Warning - You may never want to leave! Tour in an authentic, personalised, small group, four-hour Byron Bay surfing tour includes; transfers, exclusive group lesson, tour & casual beach side lunch. There are daily departures with a minimum of two passengers, maximum of ten. Marvel at the place and enjoy a casual side lunch. The tour includes awesome sight-seeing & photo opportunities. Swim, surf, walk, stand up paddle surf, relax, and sun bake.

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What people are saying about Main Beach, Byron Bay

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 268 reviews

I was solo so I was randomly paired with another solo kayaker and we had a great time. We only saw whales but I was excited to just be ocean kayaking. Guides were funny and knew the perfect times to take rowing breaks.

Dragged My girlfriend out for kayak experience… she did well, for a non-sport person and it is her first time. We saw dolphins n whale … it was so much fun… except the last part .. our kayak flipped over on our way in

Luke and his team were fantastic from beginning to end. Very knowledgeable and informative with great insights about conservation and the marine ecosystem at Byron. Highly recommend. Thanks to the whole team.

Our guide was brilliant and had excellent knowledge of the water. He knew all about the animals who lived out in nature and brought us out to see the dolphins. He also took some very funny pics

The surf instructors were so encouraging - my favourite experience in Australia!