Outsiders Club

Byron Bay on a budget

10 May 2023
5 minutes

If you’re planning a visit to Reflections Byron Bay you’ll be sitting pretty. You’ll be staying on some of the best real estate in Byron Bay, with direct access to Clarkes Beach and a lovely 10-minute stroll to the restaurants, bars and boutiques of town.

The fact it’s a bustling tourist hub doesn’t mean it will send you broke. There are plenty of budget-friendly options for visitors to this world-famous beachside town.

Visit the lighthouse

No trip to Byron Bay is complete without a visit to the Cape Byron Lighthouse, located on Australia’s most easterly point. Take a tour (gold coin donation), enjoy a coffee at the Lighthouse Café or hike the Cape Byron Walking Track if you’ve got a few hours spare.

Go to the beach

The ultimate in free fun, Byron Bay is famous for its beaches. You’ll have Clarkes Beach on your doorstep at Reflections Byron Bay, but other beaches in the area include Main Beach, Wategos, Little Wategos and The Pass. Swim, surf, stroll, or just sit back and take it all in.

Go window-shopping

Quirky and unique, the boutiques and shops in Byron Bay are a window-shopper’s dream or browse the markets.


Cook your own

Byron Bay may be home to range of award-winning restaurants, bars and cafes, but for those on a budget, eating out can quickly eat up your cash. Save it for a special occasion and make your everyday eating a grocery affair. Cook up a storm with the fantastic camp kitchen at Byron Bay Holiday Park or make the most of the facilities in our self-contained cabins

Be entertained

Buskers abound in Byron Bay. On nearly every street corner you’ll find a musician showing off their skills. There’s also a free drumming and dancing circle on the grassland above Main Beach every night around 6pm. Feel free to join in - it’s an unforgettable experience!

Watch for whales

Another low-cost, memorable activity to do in Byron Bay is to spend time watching for the gentle giants of the deep. The Cape Byron Lighthouse is a great spot for watching whales as they make their annual migration between May and November.

As you can see, a visit to Byron Bay doesn’t have to break the bank. Stay at Reflections Byron Bay, save on a campsite or Byron Bay glamping tent and be sure to choose low-cost dining and entertainment options. It’s possible to enjoy a budget-friendly, yet unforgettable, Byron Bay escape.