Travelling to Byron Bay from Overseas

When it comes to booking your Byron Bay accommodation, Beach Houses of Byron offers a unique advantage that sets us apart. As locals living in this coastal paradise, we’ve got the insider knowledge on the best of Byron that only the locals know. Our extensive local connections allow us to provide personalised recommendations for dining, activities, and services, ensuring that your Byron Bay experience is nothing short of memorable.


The Best Time to Visit Byron Bay

When is the best time to visit Byron Bay?

Byron Bay, with its stunning beaches, lush hinterland, and vibrant culture, captures our local hearts and the hearts of travellers year-round. You can expect warm summers and mild winters, with an average of 28°C in summer to 20°C in winter, making it a desirable destination throughout the year. You’ll find different events, markets and activities on no matter the season.

Summer (December - February)

Temperatures averaging between: 20°C to 28°C (68°F to 82°F)

When you think Summer in Byron Bay, think long days, endless sunshine, and perfect beach weather. This season attracts beach lovers, surfers, and outdoor enthusiasts from around the world. The town comes alive with festivals, live music, and bustling markets, offering a vibrant atmosphere for visitors to immerse themselves in.

Annual Summer events: Byron Bay Christmas Carols, Falls Music and Arts Festival, Christmas & New Year’s Eve festivities, McGregors Family Carnival Brunswick Heads, Byron Bay Artisan Night Market.

Autumn (March - May)

Temperatures averaging between: 18°C to 25°C (64°F to 77°F)

Autumn brings milder temperatures and smaller crowds, making it an ideal time for a more relaxed and tranquil getaway. Visitors can still enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, surfing, and exploring the hinterland. Autumn also marks the beginning of whale watching season, as humpback whales migrate along the coast, providing a memorable wildlife experience for travelers.

Annual Autumn events: Byron Bay Bluesfest, Byron Triathlon, Caper Byron Bay, Harvest Food Festival, Byron Comedy Festival.

Winter (June - August)

Temperatures averaging between: 12°C to 20°C (54°F to 68°F)

While winter in Byron Bay may be cooler compared to other seasons, it still offers plenty of charm and appeal. Winter is the perfect time to explore the region’s cozy cafes, boutique shops, and cultural attractions. The winter months also coincide with various wellness retreats, providing opportunities for intellectual stimulation and rejuvenation.

Annual Winter events: Byron Bay Music Festival, Splendour in the Grass, Byron Writers Festival.

Spring (September - November)

Temperatures averaging between: 16°C to 24°C (61°F to 75°F)

As temperatures begin to rise and nature comes alive, spring is a delightful time to visit Byron Bay. Visitors can enjoy blooming wildflowers, lush greenery, and refreshing sea breezes. Spring also offers ideal conditions for outdoor adventures such as kayaking, snorkeling, and exploring the Cape Byron Walking Track.

Annual Spring events: Byron Bay Film Festival, Byron Latin Fiesta, Mullum Music Festival, Nimbin Roots Festival, The Sample Food Festival, Byron Lighthouse Run, Byron Bay Artisan Night Market.

Traveling to Byron Bay from Overseas

Getting To Byron Bay

Nestled along the eastern coast of Australia, Byron Bay beckons travelers from across the globe.


The most convenient way to reach the region from overseas is to fly into nearby airports such as Gold Coast Airport (OOL) or Brisbane Airport (BNE). Both airports offer international flights and are located within a 1.5 to 2-hour drive from Byron Bay.

Visa Requirements

Most visitors will need to get a valid visa before travelling to Australia (except for New Zealand citizens who will be issued with visas upon arriving in Australia). The type of visa you require will depend on your nationality, length of stay, and purpose of visit.

Airport Transfers

There are a number of airport transfer options available, check out some of our local favourites.

Travelling Around Byron Bay

Our vibrant town center is relatively compact and pedestrian-friendly, making it ideal for exploring on foot or by bicycle, but if you need to travel a little further there are a number of transport options available.

Local Transport

There are local bus services, taxi companies and rideshare options available for longer journeys or trips to nearby attractions. Guided tours are also popular options.

Hire a Car

Many reputable car rental companies operate out of Gold Coast and Brisbane Airports, offering a wide range of vehicles to suit different needs and budgets. Generally international visitors are allowed to use their existing driving licences for three months after arriving in Australia, however you should check if any different rules apply to you. Remember, Australians drive on the left hand side of the road!

The Best Byron Bay Accommodation

Beach Houses of Byron offers a wide range of accommodation options to suit every budget and preference, from luxury homes to cozy studios.

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Make the most of your time in Byron Bay! With our connections to amazing local suppliers and businesses, there are so many services available to ensure you have the most relaxing and enjoyable time during your stay.

From airport transfers and E-bike hire to private catering and local tours, we can assist you with arranging any activity or service.

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