Attractions

Byron Bay Visitors Centre - Byron Bay

Call: 02 6680 8558 | Open 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sunday | visitbyronbay.com

  • Located at 80 Jonson Street, Byron Bay
  • Local insider knowledge on where to go what to see
  • Central booking facility for many local attractions  and accommodation
  • Offers bookings for buses and tours both local and Australia wide
  • Luggage storage, free maps and a whole host of Byron memorabilia
  • Tourist Info

Farm Kids at The Farm Byron Bay - Byron Bay

School Holiday Workshops | Sunday Workshops | Mini Farmers Program | FarmKid Parties | Call: 0412 814 419 | Email: farmkids@thefarmbyronbay.com.au | thefarmbyronbay.com.au/farmkids

Farm Kids Logo
  • FarmKids – Feed, Grow, Educate – We are the “Educate” in The Farm Byron Bay motto.
  • We educate children about where their food comes from through fun, hands on activities and experiences on The Farm.
  • We provide School Holiday workshops, Sunday workshops and birthday parties with the central theme of Farming.
  • Free Parking
  • Playground
  • Restaurant
  • Scenic View
  • Take Away Food

Ballina Tenpin Bowl - Ballina

Mon-Thu 9am to 10pm | Fri 9am - 11pm | Sat 10am-11pm | Sunday 10am-6pm | Phone: 02 6686 5342 | ballinatenpinbowl.com.au

  • 12 lane Tenpin Bowling Located centrally at 16 Clark St, Ballina
  • Affordable pricing that lets you bowl and bowl with school holiday specials & GLOW Bowling!
  • Great Birthday Party and Group Package bowling options
  • Suitable for the whole family (lightweight balls & bumpers/ramps for younger kids)
  • Free Parking
  • Kids Menu
  • Public Toilets
  • Take Away Food

Byron Solar Train - Byron Bay

Byron Solar Train runs a daily service | email: enquiries@byronbaytrain.com.au | phone: 02 8123 2130

  • Ride the world’s first and only solar powered train
  • Retro meets cutting edge on this 1949 era two carriage heritage beauty
  • Free parking at North Beach Station on Bayshore Drive
  • Ride into Byron Bay township and back from North Beach and have lunch at The Sun Bistro, across the road from North Beach Station 
  • $4 one way for adults, $2 kids 6 – 13 years, 5 years and under travel free click here for timetable
  • Free Parking
  • Scenic View

Summerland House Farm - Alstonville

Open 7 days 9am-4pm | Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day & Boxing Day | Tel: 02 6628 0610 | summerlandhousefarm.com.au

Restaurant open 7 days·Retail and Park closed for construction until June 2020

  • Summerland House Farm is a ‘must do’ experience  and a memorable, inspiring organisation!
  • Heaps of family fun with a Water Park, Farm Tractor Tours and  Mini Golf to name a few!
  • Located  less than 20 mins from Ballina and 40 mins from Byron Bay: 253 Wardell Road, Alstonville
  • Free Parking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Public Toilets
  • Restaurant
  • Take Away Food

Australian Seabird Rescue – School Holiday & Group Tours - Ballina

WEEKDAYS DURING SCHOOL HOLIDAYS AND ANY TIME FOR GROUP BOOKINGS OF 10 OR MORE PEOPLE

  • Located at 264 North Creek Rd, Ballina
  • Learn about seabird and sea turtle rescue, rehabilitation and release
  • On weekdays during school holidays
  • Any time for group bookings (48 hrs advance notice) for 10 or more
  • Come and be enthralled and informed by this interactive presentation
  • Free Parking
  • Public Toilets

Brunswick Heads Fairy Trail - Brunswick Heads

Brunswick Heads Fairy Trail House
  • Delightful & enchanting fairy houses to be discovered around Brunswick Heads
  • Click through to General Information for Fairy Trail clues!
  • Map of clues can also be found in Brunswick Heads Visitors Centre
  • Make your own fairy B&B!
  • Tourist Info

Discovery Parks Water Park - Byron Bay

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL! Freephone: 1800 039 512 | Local call: 02 6685 7378 | website: discoveryholidayparks.com.au/nsw/north_coast/byron_bay

  • Just 2kms from Byron Bay town centre
  • One of the largest waterparks in any Australian caravan Holiday park
  • A unique barrel waterpark with a giant tipping bucket along with waterslides, water shooting features amazing fountains.
  • Day passes and discounts for families (MON- THURS) & kids parties (SUN – THURS) – BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL!
  • Pass also includes access to pool relaxation area, jumping pillow, BBQ facilities & picnic area
  • Barbecue Facilities
  • Showers
  • Camping
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Free Parking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Public Toilets
  • Swimming
  • Tourist Info

Ballina Pool & Waterslide - Ballina

Open weekdays 6am-7pm | Saturday 8am-6pm | Sunday & Public Holidays 9am-5pm | Waterslide weekends & school holidays from 10/11am to 4pm

  • Located at Las Balsas Plaza, off River St,  Ballina
  • 2 Waterslides 2 heated pools and water splash area
  • Olympic size pool (50m), covered learn-to-swim pool (25m)
  • Click through to General Information for opening hours and prices
  • Baby Change Table
  • Barbecue Facilities
  • Showers
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Free Parking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Public Toilets
  • Swimming
  • Take Away Food

Circus Arts Play Space - Byron Bay

The Play Space is open Mon-Fri: 9am to 5pm, Sat & Sun: 9am-3pm. Tel: 02 6685 6566

Circus Arts Play Space
  • Byron Entertainment Centre, 17 Centennial Circuit, Arts and Industry Estate, Byron Bay
  • Indoor Playspace with new climb & slide plus jumping castle, climbing gym, building bridge and more
  • Ages 1-10 years – SOCKS REQUIRED
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Free Parking
  • Public Toilets
  • Take Away Food

Storytime at the Library - Ballina, Brunswick Heads, Byron Bay, Lennox Head, Mullumbimby

Sessions operate during NSW Term Time only | Many libraries offer alternative activities during the school holidays - Check the Calendar of Events for details!

Mullumbimby Storytime at the library
  • Byron Bay Library phone: 02 6685 8540
  • Lennox Head Library phone: 02 6687 6398
  • Ballina Library phone: 02 6686 2831
  • Mullumbimby Library phone: 02 6684 2992
  • Brunswick Heads Library phone: 02 6685 1816
  • This is a free service that takes place in the morning at a number of local libraries
  • Just turn up – NO BOOKING REQUIRED
  • Click through to General Information to read more about the services they offer
  • Alternatively, check out the Calendar of Events for the dates, times & location maps
  • Public Toilets

Baby Bounce at the Library - Ballina, Brunswick Heads, Byron Bay, Lennox Head, Mullumbimby

Sessions operate during NSW Term Time only for all libraries except Mullumbimby who run sessions throughout the school holidays

Baby Bounce at Byron Bay Library
  • Byron Bay Library phone: 02 6685 8540
  • Lennox Head Library phone: 02 6687 6398
  • Ballina Library phone: 02 6686 2831
  • Mullumbimby Library phone: 02 6684 2992
  • Brunswick Heads Library phone: 02 6685 1816
  • This is a free service that takes place in the morning at a number of local libraries
  • Just turn up – NO BOOKING REQUIRED
  • Click through to General Information to read more about the services they offer
  • Alternatively, check out the What’s On Guide for the dates, times & location maps
  • Public Toilets

Mobile Library - Bangalow, Federal, Ocean Shores, Suffolk Park

Check the Calendar Of Events for when it next stops near you!

Mobile library
  • Bangalow – every Saturday  9.30-11.30, Bangalow Public School
  • Federal – every 2nd Monday 9-10am, Lot 2, Federal Rd,
  • Ocean Shores – every 2nd Tuesday 10.15-12noon, Rajah Rd (in front of Community Centre)
  • Suffolk Park – every 2nd Tuesday 2-4pm, Clifford St
  • Fantastic service for communities with no fixed library service
  • Entire corner dedicated to children’s books
  • A real treat for little ones to board a big truck of books!
  • Check out the Calendar Of Events for its next visit near you!

Byron Shire Toy Library - Suffolk Park

Open from 9.30am to 11.30pm on Monday's & Thursdays NSW TERM TIME ONLY | Call 0434 269 205 during open hours | Call 0409 241 626 outside of open hours

Byron Shire Toy Library
  • Located at the Integrated Children’s Centre at 3-5 Coogera Circuit, Suffolk Park
  • Extensive range of toys, games, puzzles, dress up – check them out online at:  https://byrontl.setls.com.au/
  • Also offer holidaymaker lending  (click through for details)
  • Great way to regularly provide your child with new and interesting toys and activities
  • Free Parking

Palace Cinema - Byron Bay

  • 108 Jonson Street, Byron Bay
  • Offers quality new release films, international and arthouse cinema
  • Licensed wine & espresso bar plus a variety of food and drink options

Ballina Fair Cinema - Ballina

  • Located next to Ballina Fair Shopping Centre on the corner of Kerr and Fox Streets, Ballina
  • Shows all the latest releases withe both 2D and 3D cinemas for your viewing pleasure

Macadamia Castle - Knockrow

Open 8am to 5pm Daily. Tel: 02 6687 8432

  • Located 419 Hinterland Way (formerly Pacific Highway) between Byron Bay and Ballina
  • Come to visit furry friends, play mini golf and enjoy legendary pancakes
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Free Parking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Public Toilets
  • Restaurant

Crystal Castle & Shambala Gardens - Mullumbimby

  • Located in the lush Byron Bay Hinterland at 81 Monet Drive, Mullumbimby
  • A magical place of giant crystals, sacred statues, stunning rainforest & gardens, unique jewellery, fresh food and plenty for the kids too.
  • Ignite the senses, enrich your spirit. Discover the jewel of Byron!
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Free Parking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Public Toilets
  • Restaurant
  • Scenic View

Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum - Ballina

Open 7 Days 9am - 4pm. Tel: 02 6681 1002

  • Located in Regatta Avenue along the banks of the picturesque Richmond River, Ballina
  • Largest collection of Naval and Merchant Ships in Australia
  • Interactive displays, working triple expansion steam engine
  • Free Parking
  • Public Toilets

Thursday Plantation - Ballina

Open 9am to 5pm weekdays and 10am to 4pm weekends and public holidays. Tel:

  • 71 Gallans Road, Ballina – Free Entry
  • Thursday Plantation is both the brand for essential oil products and the original home of Tea Tree.
  • A place where visitors are encouraged to discover the magic of natural therapies in a rainforest garden, sculpture park and Tea Tree maze.
  • Free Parking
  • Public Toilets
  • Take Away Food

Tallow Creek Pathway - Suffolk Park

Tallow Creek Pathway, Suffolk Park
  • Easy walking / bike track around Tallow Creek – perfect for kids
  • Links to the Byron Bay to Suffolk Park bike track
  • Lined with native and dunal vegetation
  • Marine life conservation area – plenty of bird life to be spotted!
  • Free Parking
  • Dogs On Leash

Shelly to Sharpes Beach Cycle / Pathway - Ballina

Shelly to Sharpes Beach Cycle / Pathway, Ballina NSW
  • Runs between Shelly and Sharpes Beach in Ballina
  • Wide, meandering coastal bushland cycle / pathway is more or less 5km in length
  • There are look outs, beach access points with showers, a separate heritage walkway
  • Large colourful and informative signs sharing local aboriginal history and culture
  • Showers
  • Free Parking
  • Dogs On Leash
  • Public Toilets
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Walking Track – Booyong Nature Reserve - Booyong

Booyong Nature Reserve - childs play
  • Booyong Nature Reserve –  one of the last remnants of “Big Scrub”
  • Known locally as a sensory playground for generations of young
  • An abundance of life to explore, from reptiles, to rare fungi
  • 20 mins from Bangalow and around 30 mins from Byron Bay and Ballina
  • Free Parking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Public Toilets

Go Sea Kayak - Byron Bay

Office hours 8am to 8pm, 7 days/wk. Tel: 0416 222 344

  • Located on the beachfront parkland opposite 56 Lawson St, Byron Bay
  • GoSeaKayak runs daily dolphin tours in the crystal blue waters surrounding Byron Bay
  • Discounts available for children and families and triple-seat Kayaks that can fit young children  are also available
  • Kayaking

Bush Tucker Garden - Federal

  • Bush Tucker Garden located at the rear of Federal Community Children’s Centre
  • Stunning garden showcases a passion for indigenous food and education
  • 15-30 minute stroll with easy to read and informative signage
  • Just 15 mins from Bangalow, 25 mins from Byron Bay and 35 mins drive from Ballina
  • Free Parking

Walking Track – Protesters Falls - The Channon

Protesters Falls Walking Track
  • Picturesque walk in stunning Nightcap National Park
  • Approximately a 30-45 minute return walk
  • Just under an hours drive from Bangalow and about 1hr 15mins from Bryon Bay and Ballina
  • Great to combine with a visit to the monthly markets at The Channon

 

  • Free Parking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Public Toilets
  • Scenic View

Kool Katz Surf School - Byron Bay

We operate all year round with the exceptions of Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. Tel: 02 6685 5169

  • Kool Katz Surf School is located at 4/70 Shirley St., Byron Bay,
  • Stand and ride a wave for 40 metres or your money back!
  • We take 6-year-olds and up. Children under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult
  • Surfing

Lets Go Surfing Byron Bay - Byron Bay

Tel: 02 9365 1800

  • Located at 84 Jonson St, Byron Bay (behind Noodle Box)
  • Lessons on Byron Bay’s main beach for adults, kids and families
  • Kids surf lessons every Saturday 11.30am or 1.00pm drop-in class (from 7 years & up)
  • Surfing

Byron Bay Whale Watching - Byron Bay

Between June & November, trips are scheduled daily at 8am, 10:30am and 1pm. For bookings ring: 1800 243 483

  • Office located at 9 Marvell St, Byron Bay
  • Whale Watching Byron Bay conduct daily whale watching tours between June and November.
  • Discount available for children under 12 years old

Pegasus Park Equestrian Centre - Bangalow

Tel: 02 6687 1446

  • 946 Friday Hut Road, Bangalow, NSW
  • Caters for all standards of riders and children are our speciality
  • Daily rides on Lennox head beach & hinterland rides at Bangalow

Soul Surf School - Byron Bay

Open daily 8.30am to 6pm. Tel: 1800 089 699

  • 14 Bay Street, Byron Bay (opposite Surf Life Saving Club)
  • We offer a full range of lessons for Kids from 1/2 day adventure to a full 5 day pro course.
  • Learn in waist deep water with easy to ride small waves
  • Surfing