8 days in Byron Bay, Ballina & Stanthorpe Itinerary

8 days in Byron Bay, Ballina & Stanthorpe Itinerary

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Byron Bay
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Ballina
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Stanthorpe
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Byron Bay

— 2 nights
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.
Relax by the water at Broken Head Beach and Tallow Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Byron Wellbeing Health Retreats and Fisherman's Lookout. There's much more to do: push the limits with an extreme tour, trot along with a tour on horseback, take some stellar pictures from Broken Head Nature Reserve, and see majestic marine mammals with Blue Bay Whale Watching.

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Brisbane to Byron Bay is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Traveling from Brisbane in December, plan for little chillier nights in Byron Bay, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ballina.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Ballina

— 2 nights
Ballina is a town in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia, and the seat of the Ballina Shire local government area. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): stop by Thursday Plantation Visitors Centre, then delve into the lush surroundings at Victoria Park Nature Reserve, then relax in the rural setting at Summerland Farm, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ainsworth. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): walk around Captain Cook Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then get great views at Ballina Head Lookout, and finally admire all the interesting features of Pat Morton Lookout.

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Ballina is very close to Byron Bay. In December in Ballina, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Stanthorpe.

Things to do in Ballina

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Stanthorpe

— 3 nights
Stanthorpe is a town situated in south east Queensland, Australia. Explore hidden gems such as Wine Discovery Tours and Truffle Discovery Centre Stanthorpe. Visiting Donnelly's Castle and Lawdogs Australia will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: do a tasting at Casley Mount Hutton Winery, let the kids burn off some steam at Storm King Dam, get great views at Mount Marlay Lookout, and see the interesting displays at Stanthorpe Museum.

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Traveling by car from Ballina to Stanthorpe takes 3.5 hours. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Stanthorpe

Parks · Wineries · Wildlife · Nature