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Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia

How much does it cost to travel to Byron Bay?

You should plan to spend around $139 (AU$214) per day on your vacation in Byron Bay. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $48 (AU$73) on meals
  • $32 (AU$50) on local transportation
  • $133 (AU$204) on hotels

A one week trip to Byron Bay for two people costs, on average, $1,947 (AU$2,989). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Byron Bay cost?

A one week trip to Byron Bay usually costs around $973 (AU$1,495) for one person and $1,947 (AU$2,989) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Byron Bay on average costs around $1,947 (AU$2,989) for one person and $3,894 (AU$5,979) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Byron Bay will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Byron Bay on average costs around $4,172 (AU$6,406) for one person and $8,344 (AU$12,812) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Byron Bay has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Byron Bay expensive to visit?

Prices in Byron Bay are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within the Pacific, which is known to be an expensive region, Byron Bay is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Airlie Beach or Auckland.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Byron Bay Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Byron Bay?

The average Byron Bay trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Byron Bay travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) AU$204 ($133)
Local Transportation 1 AU$50 ($32)
Food 2 AU$73 ($48)
Entertainment 1 AU$54 ($35)
Alcohol 2 AU$10 - 31 ($7 - 20)
Accommodation Budget in Byron Bay
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Byron Bay is $66 (AU$102). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Byron Bay is $133 (AU$204). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Byron Bay

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Byron Bay based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $293. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Byron Bay
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Byron Bay is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $32 (AU$50) per person, per day, on local transportation in Byron Bay.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Byron Bay
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Rental Cars in Byron Bay
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Food Budget in Byron Bay
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Byron Bay can vary, the average cost of food in Byron Bay is $48 (AU$73) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Byron Bay should cost around $19 (AU$29) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Byron Bay is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

What did other people spend on Food in Byron Bay?

Typical prices for Food in Byron Bay are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Byron Bay, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

  • Dinner at Olivo (for 2)

Entertainment Budget in Byron Bay
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Byron Bay typically cost an average of $35 (AU$54) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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What did other people spend on Entertainment in Byron Bay?

Typical prices for Entertainment in Byron Bay are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Byron Bay, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

  • Buddha Gardens Spa (for 2)
  • Surf Lesson

Alcohol Budget in Byron Bay
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $14 (AU$21) on alcoholic beverages in Byron Bay per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Byron Bay On a Budget
Byron Bay The Pass, Byron Bay, NSW (Tourism Australia)
South of Brisbane, off the Pacific Highway, is the coastal town of Byron Bay. It is close to Cape Byron, which is the easternmost point in mainland Australia. Byron Bay makes its way onto most traveler's itineraries because of its wonderful beach activities. The area is world famous for its waves, making it popular with surfers, but it also has incredible scuba diving, whale watching, and a generally relaxed atmosphere. The area continues to rise in popularity with travelers and as such, amenities and facilities are popping up everywhere.

The town itself has an eclectic vibe and many of the local residents make their living as artists, writers, or alternative and holistic healers. You may find yourself surprisingly drawn to the area, and don't be surprised if you end up lingering longer than you originally intended. You won't be the first.

Byron Bay's climate is mild and temperate. The summers are warm and the winters are mild. Winter maximum temperatures are usually around 19.4 degrees Celsius while the minimum temperature is around 11 degrees Celsius. Summers can climb to around 27 degrees Celsius and the evenings are damp and cooler.
Most people come to Byron Bay for the beaches and the water sports. The best beaches are Byron Main, Watego's Beach, and Tallow's Beach. Bryon Main is the most popular. It has smaller waves that break close to shore. Watego's Beach is popular with the longboarder crowd. Tallow's Beach is less popular. The surf is larger and tourists rarely visit this beach, in part because it is harder to find.

Byron Light House is a walk from town. There's a path that leads to the light house and it is well worth a visit. There is a cafe near the top.
Byron Bay is a popular beach destination. About a five minute drive to the south of town is Suffolk Park. This community is quieter and peaceful, but you'll still need to access many of the amenities in Byron Bay. Other nearby towns include Bangalow, Nimbin, Lennox Head, and Ballina.

There are some interesting annual events and festivals in town. These include the East Coast Blues and Roots Music Festival, which takes place over Easter weekend, the Splendour in the Grass Music Festival in July, and Schoolies in November or December, which celebrates the end of the school year. It's better to avoid the crowds during Schoolies, as prices skyrocket and facilities become overrun.

Don't make a trip to Byron Bay without participating in some of the great beach activities. Most popular are whale watching in September or October, surfing, diving, snorkeling, and of course, swimming. You'll find no shortage of activities here so come prepared to do more than lounge on the beach and soak up the sun.
Food and Dining
Seafood is plentiful around Byron Bay. Fish Mongers offers a high end version of fish and chips that is excellent. Another great seafood restaurant is Fisheads. Ethnic cuisine around town includes Thai, Indian, Italian, and even Mexican. Cafes that serve fresh food with good ingredients are abundant. There are also several good pizzerias around town.

Byron Bay's closest airport is Ballina/Byron Airport. It's about a thirty minute drive from town. Gold Coast Airport is an hour away at Coolangatta. It's also possible to access the town by bus from Sydney or Brisbane. Both Greyhound and Premier buses make stops in town. There is no direct train service to town and the Byron Bay station has not been used since 2004. There are also many surfing or backpacker tours along the east coast that stop in Byron Bay.

Having a car can be helpful in town as public transportation is limited. It is possible to walk to most destinations though. Blanch's Bus Company offers regular service to some areas as well. Do be prepared to sit in traffic as you arrive or leave this town, especially in the peak summer months. If traffic is particularly bad, consider coming into town by Ross Lane on the south side. If the tourist crowds get to be too much for you, the Suffolk Park area is a calmer alternative and is only a five minute drive away.


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We've been gathering travel cost data from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of destinations around the world.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

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