See Byron Bay From the Air, Land and Sea

Summer is just around the corner, so as we enter the warmer months we think it’s the perfect time to explore the best ways to see Byron Bay! From hot air ballooning to Byron River Cruises, these are some of our favourite activities for your Byron Bay day trips. It doesn’t matter if you’re a local or visiting, these experiences are for everyone!

Hot Air Ballooning 

Byron Bay has some of the most stunning scenery in the world, so why not experience it from the sky? The early bird gets the worm, but here in Byron Bay, the early traveller gets breathtaking, panoramic views of beautiful beautiful Byron Bay from the skies. Soak up the sunshine, and spread your wings as you float across the Byron Bay region, taking in stunning ocean views or the hinterland. No two mornings are the same! You could soar across the peaks of Mount Warning or the surrounding areas of Bangalow, Mullumbimby, Nimbin or Lismore.

Byron Bay has multiple Ballooning options for the adventurous spirits looking to take to the skies. Byron Bay Ballooning and Balloon Aloft offer Hot Air Balloon Sunrise Tours, with a gourmet breakfast from Three Blue Ducks Restaurant. Whether you’re embarking on a solo venture or enjoying a romantic, private tour for two, many options are available. 


Behind The Bay Tours

Looking to explore the magical side of Byron Bay? Behind The Bay Tours has you covered!

Experience enchanting waterfalls, sacred healing ti-tree lakes, stunning cliff walks, forest trails, and pristine hidden beaches. On your tour, take a rejuvenating swim in the sacred ti-tree lake, or discover the winding paths of the stunning Broken Head Nature Reserve to the Three Sisters Lookout, with miles of pristine coastline and a forest walk that leads to Byron’s most breathtaking and secluded beach.

Your tour guide will provide you with insight into the history of these sacred spots, and those who wish to protect them. You will leave this tour with a greater understanding and appreciation for the untouched gems the region has to offer.


Byron River Cruises 

Relax, rejuvenate and take in the serenity on a sunset Eco River Cruise on Brunswick River run by Byron Bay Cruises. This 2-hour-long cruise makes for a relaxing evening, surrounded by the beautiful river-side rainforest scenery. Lazily lounge on the roof deck, feasting on the delicious selection of tapas made from local produce, and sip on a Brookie’s Gin cocktail, Stone & Wood’s Pacific ale or a glass of bubbles, straight from their licensed bar.

You can’t miss this experience, watching the sunset over Mt Chincogan, as the water sparkles in its reflection. You can purchase tickets from their website.


Cape Byron Kayaks

Kayaking and dolphins?! Does it get any better?

Enjoy the experience of a lifetime with the ocean’s sweethearts, in the beautiful Cape Byron Headland with National Park access into Wategos or Little Wategos on a Kayaking adventure held by Cape Byron Kayaks. Marvel at the majestic Humpback Whales as they migrate through Byron Bay, or just up and personal with inquisitive (and insanely cute!) Bottlenose Dolphins. 

Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of Byron, and the beauty of its crystal clear ocean waters. Each tour is around three hours, and you are provided with all the safety gear that you’ll need, you just need to bring bathers, sunscreen, and yourself!


Behind The Barrel Byron Bay 

Last, but certainly, not least is a Behind the Barrel Byron Bay Distillery tour. If you love booze half as much as we do, you cannot visit Byron Bay without experiencing its unique craft spirits scene. Embark on a tour with us and experience the beautiful flavours of Byron Bay with each sip. 

Get more ideas on what to do via the Kayak guide or via their Byron Bay Travel Guide

Book your flights to Byron Bay today!