10 Most Instagrammable Spots in Byron Bay

Byron Bay is one of the trendiest beach towns in Australia, and a popular destination for backpackers and road trippers. Byron Bay is a super laid back hippie town with lots of things to do (and eat!) and plenty of photo opportunities. From cute brunch spots (with heaps of vegan options) to beautiful long beaches (surfing galore) it’s a great spot to chill out for a days. If you’re road tripping down the East Coast make sure to include it in your itinerary. Below I share the most instagrammable spots in Byron Bay, making a great itinerary for a couple of days, helping you to fully explore all the cute spots in the eastern most point of Australia!

1) Cape Byron Lighthouse

Cape Byron Lighthouse is probably the most famous photo spot in Byron Bay. Not only is this where you will find Australia’s most easterly point, but its picturesque vantage point makes it a great spot to watch both the sunrise and sunset, whilst also dolphin spotting!

TOP TIP – Cape Byron Lighthouse is a lot busier on the weekend, so if you can I would come midweek. You can either walk up, or drive, however you will need to pay $4 an hour parking. Although parking is free after 6pm!

2) Elements of Byron

If you’re looking for a cute place to stay in Byron Bay make sure you check out the Elements of Byron Resort and Spa. The hotel is full of instagrammable spots from the hanging chairs at the main pool, to the swing and cute cabanas at the adult only pool, to the amazing bathrooms in the beachside villas!

3) The Pass

The Pass is a popular surfing spot that also has a super instagrammable staircase that leads up to a platform and overlooks the beach.

TOP TIP – If you’re planning on sunbathing here make sure you check the tide, at high tide there is hardly any beach!

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4) The Golden Breed Wall

Who doesn’t love a colourful instagrammable wall? The beautiful rainbow coloured wall outside the Golden Breed shop (10 Lawson Street) does not disappoint and is a great spot for a photo!

5) Treehouse on Belongil

The Treehouse on Belongil in Byron Bay is a super cute café serving delicious wood fired pizzas. The beautiful boho decor makes it a great spot to take a few photos, whilst also enjoying the food, cocktails and live music!


Another cute café to check out in Byron Bay is FOLK. The cute interior, outside seating and delicious vegan food makes it the perfect spot for breakfast or brunch. I tried the vegan burrito which was mouth-wateringly good! It’s a bit further out of the centre, so you will need a car or bike to get here.

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7) Wategos Beach

Wategos beach is a peaceful sheltered beach that is a perfect place to sunbathe, enjoy a picnic, and also surf! I think it’s one of Byron Bay’s best beaches, the westerly position, and abundance of greenery makes it a great place to shoot golden hour at sunset.

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8) Dolphins!

If you have a drone, Byron Bay is a great place to get THE dolphin shot that you are craving!

TOP TIP – Head to Wategos beach around sunrise or sunset for the best chance to see these beautiful friendly mammals!

Find out more about the most amazing animal encounters in Australia.

9) Brunswick Picture House

20 minutes north of Byron Bay is the super cute and retro Brunswick Picture House, bringing circus, cabaret, comedy and cinema to the local area!

Take a photo outside and then enjoy a show!

10) The Pressed Pantry

The Pressed Pantry is a super cute juicery & boutique salad bar. Not only is the food healthy and delicious but they have the cutest floor and an instagrammable hanging chair!

I hope you have a great time in Byron Bay, and enjoy these instagrammable spots as much as I did! If you have a car you might also want to check out Mignon Falls or the bamboo grove at Crystal Castle.

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