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Fun for the Whole Family - Your Vacation with the Kids in Byron Bay

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With beautiful, safe beaches, lots to do and see, and a kid-friendly atmosphere, Byron Bay is a paradise for families. You can paddle a kayak and get up close to dolphins, learn to surf or ride a skateboard, try your hand at circus stunts, or simply have fun on the sand. And when you’re hungry, there are lots of restaurants that cater specially to families.

A day at the beach in Byron Bay


A trip to the beach is the perfect family day out, and it won’t cost you a cent. You can swim, ride the waves, build sandcastles, play in the rock pools, or simply relax on the sand. Main Beach is one of the safest, with lifeguards on patrol in summer.


Let’s go surfing


If you’d like to learn to ride the waves, LGS has classes for children and adults from beginners to advanced. They’ll help to have you hangin' ten in no time.


84 Jonson St, Byron Bay NSW 2481Tel: +61 2 9365 1800


Let’s go surfing website


GoSea Kayak Byron Bay


A kayak tour is a great way to get up close to the friendly dolphins that inhabit the waters off Byron Bay. GoSea will also give you lessons if you’re a kayaking novice.


On The Park - Opposite 56 Lawson Street, Byron Bay NSW 2481. Tel: +61 416 222 344


GoSea Kayak Byron Bay website

Learn circus stunts or skateboarding in Byron Bay


Your Byron Bay vacation is a great chance to learn new skills. At Circus Arts you can learn to fly on the trapeze, juggle, hula-hoop, and more. There’s a climbing wall, a play space for the little ones, and Mom and Dad can relax over coffee at the Big Top Café.


Circus Arts Byron Bay


Circus lessons are offered for children and adults, beginners to advanced. The indoor climbing wall has more than 20 climbs of varying difficulty.


Byron Entertainment Centre, 17 Centennial Circuit, Arts and Industry Estate, Byron Bay NSW 2481. Tel: +61 2 6685 6566


Circus Arts Byron Bay website


Byron Bay Skateboard School


Kids of all ages can learn skateboard techniques, from balancing to advanced tricks, in individual or group lessons.


16 Marvel Street, Byron Bay NSW 2481. Tel: +61 459 466 422


Byron Bay Skateboard School website


A trip into Byron Bay's hinterland


The country around Byron Bay has lots of bushwalking tracks that are easy enough for the whole family. The hike through the rainforest at Minyon Falls takes you right to the base of the waterfall. Afterwards you can refuel at a restaurant, café, or pub in one of the charming villages tucked amid the rolling hills.


Macadamia Castle


Macadamia Castle has an animal park, mini-golf, and a miniature railroad, as well as a giant, tree house playground. And of course it’s a great place to stock up on yummy macadamia nuts.


1699 Pacific Highway, Knockrow NSW 2479. Tel: +61 2 6687 8432


Macadamia Castle website


Eating out with children in Byron Bay


Byron Bay has a very relaxed feel, and kids are welcome almost everywhere. There are children's menus on offer in lots of restaurants and cafés, and there’s often a playground to keep the youngsters occupied while you enjoy your meal. For dessert, there’s a big choice of ice-cream shops around town.


Earth ‘n’ Sea Pizza & Pasta


Earth ‘n’ Sea have been serving great pizzas since the 1970s, and cater specially to families, with kids’ menus and drawing materials to keep young diners busy. Or you can grab a takeaway and head for the beach.


Corner Byron Street & Fletcher St, Byron Bay NSW 2481 . Tel: +61 2 6685 6029


Earth ‘n’ Sea Pizza & Pasta website


In the Pink Gelati


In the Pink make their delicious artisan ice-cream on the premises using only fresh, local and imported Italian ingredients.


20 Jonson Street, Byron Bay NSW 2481. Tel: +61 2 6685 8488