|Popular in||July||High demand for flights, 5% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||June||Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop|
|Average price||£798||Average for round-trip flights in April 2021|
|Round-trip from||£16,885||From London to Ballina|
Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Byron Bay along with the rest of Australia. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Australia has restricted the entry of all travelers, with the exception of Australian nationals and permanent residents and their immediate family members, New Zealand nationals residing in Australia, diplomats accredited to Australia and residing in Australia and their immediate family members, and airline crew. Nationals of the Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States), Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, American Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu can transit through Australia to a third country without a visa. The same applies to travelers who reside in the Cook Islands, French Polynesia, or New Caledonia. The onward flight must be within 72 hours of their arrival in Australia. If there are less than 8 hours between flights, travelers must stay in the international transit area of the airport and have documents required for the next destination. If there are more than 8 hours between flights, travelers must stay in mandatory quarantine at a state designated facility until the time of the departing flight. All travelers entering Australia must self-isolate for a period of 14 days from their arrival into Australia. If the duration of their stay is less than 14 days, they must self-isolate for the entire duration. Airline crew who are nationals or residents of Australia must self-isolate at their place of residence (or hotel) between flights, or for 14 days, whichever is shorter. Airline crew who are not nationals or residents of Australia must self-isolate in their hotel on arrival until their next flight. Nationals of Australia are not allowed to travel out of Australia, except for people who regularly reside in another country, airline and maritime crew, freight personnel, offshore facility personnel, government personnel, and Australian Defence Force personnel. . If you are looking to book a trip to Byron Bay and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.
This beautiful, laidback town in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales is very popular, attracting almost two million visitors each year. During peak times, even nearby towns such as Lismore and Ballina will be booked out.
The Aboriginal people called this area “Cavvanba”, meaning “meeting place”, but when Captain James Cook sailed along in 1770 he named it after John Byron, circumnavigator of the world and, later on, grandfather of the poet, Lord Byron. The literary connection lives on in Byron Bay’s street names. When the town was set out in the 19th century, the streets were named after poets. There’s Keats Street, Marvell Street, Milton Street, Dryden Street and Scott Street, among others
The possibilities in Byron Bay are endless, from diving to hiking to even whale watching between June and November and dolphin watching all year round. Byron Bay offers a range of accommodation options to suit all budgets, but it does have a definite ritzy side. However, one of the best things is free – taking to the Cape Byron Walking Track to see the sun rise. Cape Byron is the first part of Australia to feel the sun’s rays each morning.
Byron Bay’s climate is subtropical. Summers (December-February) are warm (and wetter than the winters) with temperatures that range between 20 to 28 C (68 to 82 F). Winters (June-August) are mild – the temperature ranges between 12 to 20 C (50 to 68 F). Spring and autumn are pleasant times to visit Byron Bay. Spring (September to November) temperatures hover between 14 to 25 C (58 to 77 F), while autumn (March, April and May) temperatures are in the 15 to 27 C (60 to 80 F) range.
This part of Australia is a four-season destination and there isn’t really a bad time to visit Byron Bay. The weather is great year-round and there are lots and lots of cultural events. Byron Bay is popular with Northern Hemisphere visitors who will be travelling during their winter to catch some sun.
There are some “peak” times such as “Schoolies week” in November and December, Christmas, New Year and Easter. June and July is when the Humpback whales make their annual migration from Antarctica to Northern Australia and they return during September and October. The East Coast Blues & Roots Festival around Easter time, the Underwater Festival in April, the Byron Bay Writers Festival in July and August, and the Byron Lighthouse Run in October are all peak times to visit.
The weeks following Christmas and New Year, are, in general, low season.
Regardless of which airport you fly into – Ballina Byron Gateway Airport or Gold Coast Airport – there are several ways of getting to Byron Bay. There are regular shuttle services, transfers and taxi services.
Driving is by far the most popular way of getting around, although Byron Bay itself is easily walkable. Blanch’s Bus Company operates regular bus and coach services in the Northern NSW area.
For a flight to Ballina, you will be flying into Ballina Byron. Ballina Byron (BNK) is just 1.9 mi from the center of the city.