7 days in Byron Bay & Lismore Itinerary

7 days in Byron Bay & Lismore Itinerary

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7 days in Byron Bay & Lismore Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  8​h 45​min
1
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Lismore
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h
End: Sydney

2
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then hike along Cape Byron Walking Track. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Byron Bay itinerary builder tool .

Sydney to Byron Bay is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Byron Bay can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Lismore.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

4
nights
Lismore

Lismore ©
Lismore is a city in northeastern New South Wales, Australia and the main population centre in the City of Lismore local government area; it is also a regional centre in the Northern Rivers region of the State. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lismore: Victoria Park Nature Reserve (in Alstonville), Pippi Beach (in Yamba) and Lennox Head Beach (in Lennox Head). Spend the 29th (Sat) exploring nature at Lamington National Park. There's more to do: find something for the whole family at Macadamia Castle and let the kids burn off some steam at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lismore trip maker tool .

Sydney to Lismore is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In December in Lismore, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Lismore

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Victoria Park Nature Reserve, Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, Pippi Beach, Lennox Head Beach, Macadamia Castle
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Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens ©
Pippi Beach ©
Pippi Beach
Macadamia Castle ©
Macadamia Castle