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See breathtaking views with these Byron Bay walks

Travellers are drawn to Byron Bay like moths to a flame—an East Coast slice of paradise where the tranquil hinterland and lush rainforests meet white sandy beaches. NSW's favourite coastal town offers a plethora of walking trails that allow you to immerse yourself in its natural beauty. Whether you're seeking panoramic ocean vistas, cascading waterfalls, or serene rainforest tracks, these Byron Bay walks will take you on an unforgettable journey. 

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Minyon Falls Walk

The Minyon Falls Walk is one of the more challenging Byron Bay walking tracks, located less than an hour from Crystalbrook Byron and is a must-visit for waterfall lovers. Nestled within Nightcap National Park, which forms part of the Gondwana Rainforest, this picturesque trail ventures through ancient forests and fern-lined creeks, offering glimpses of local wildlife along the way. Make your way to the Minyon Falls Lookout, and you'll find a spectacular plunge waterfall cascading 100 metres to the valley below. This challenging 13 km Byron Bay walk also features two picnic areas at the lookout and the base of the waterfall, offering a peaceful place to park off and soak up the serenity.

Minyon Falls WalkImage Credit: Destination NSW

Cape Byron Walking Track

Cape Byron Walking Track, known by locals as the Byron Bay Lighthouse Walk, is a 3.7 km trail that takes hikers through rainforest, across grassland and along cliff tops with stunning views of the Tasman Sea. Stroll beneath shady Bangalow Palms and ancient Burrawangs in 2 - 3 hours, with excellent whale-watching opportunities in the winter. The track begins at Byron Bay's Main Beach, where you can follow the walking path heading east to the lighthouse before looping your way back. As you reach the lighthouse, take a moment to soak in some of the best panoramic views in the region.

Cape Byron Walking TrackImage Credit: Destination NSW

Three Sisters Walking Track

The Three Sisters Walking Track is a showcase of Byron Bay's natural beauty with dense rainforest, rocky coves, pristine beaches and an abundance of birdlife. The 1.6km family-friendly trail is nestled in the Broken Head Nature Reserve, only a 10-minute drive from Crystalbrook Byron, with a secluded beach and barbecue facilities perfect during the summer and plenty of vantage points to spot migrating whales during the cooler months.

Three Sisters Walking TrackImage Credit: Destination NSW

Pinnacle Walk

The Pinnacle Walk, located within Border Ranges National Park, sits further afield than other Byron Bay walks but is well worth the two-hour journey. The short walk to Pinnacle Lookout is less than 1 km, taking hikers through beautiful World Heritage-listed rainforest. Upon reaching the lookout, you'll be rewarded with panoramic views of the dramatic peaks and valleys of the breath-taking Byron Bay landscape. For early risers, Pinnacle Lookout provides the ultimate sunrise views over the crater escarpment and Byron's scenic coastline. 

A Man And Woman Looking At Pinnacle WalkImage Credit: Destination NSW

Lennox Head Boardwalk

Just a short drive south of Crystalbrook Byron, the Lennox Head Boardwalk offers a delightful beachfront walk with stunning sea views. The walk begins at the end of Dress Circle Road and will take you alongside Seven Mile Beach before reaching Lennox Point and the Pat Morton Lookout—another excellent whale-watching spot. Make your way back to town and enjoy a delicious bite at one of the local cafes or check out the beach’s world-famous right-hand surf break, one of the top ten breaks in Australia.

Lennox Head Boardwalk

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Where to stay in Byron Bay

After exploring these Byron Bay walking tracks, there's no better place to hang up your hiking boots and indulge in a little luxury than Crystalbrook Byron. Located beside Tallow Beach and nestled amongst 45 acres of subtropical rainforest, this Byron Bay resort has all the makings of an unforgettable stay. Take your pick of 92 Treetop and Rainforest Suites featuring rain showers, freestanding bathtubs, stylish living spaces and luxury amenities. Enjoy a post-hike dip in the resort's swimming pool overlooking the rainforest, a signature dining experience at Forest or an infrared sauna or soul-soothing massage at Eléme Day Spa.