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Frequently asked questions

What are the major attractions in Byron Bay?
If your trip to Byron Bay is all organized but your itinerary is a bit on the empty side, we can give you a helping hand.Close to the city center, Wategos Beach is one sight you might like to consider adding to your to-do list. Tallow Beach and Main Beach are also a stone’s throw away and worth checking out.
What are the best road trip destinations near Byron Bay?
The best part about renting a car is that you can travel where you want, when you want. Make full use of your newfound freedom by checking out all there is to do in Ballina. It’s just 16 miles away. Shelly Beach should be at the top of your list here. Ballina Golf Club and Pat Morton Lookout are fantastic attractions too. Lismore is another popular option. It’s 25 miles away and offers an array of fun things to see and do. Lismore Workers Golf Club, Lismore Produce Market and Lismore Regional Gallery are just the start.
Where are the best beaches near Byron Bay?
Nothing says vacation like hopping in the car and heading to the coast. Byron Bay has some lovely beaches close by, so grab a good book (and a kite if the wind’s up) and take a road trip to one of these well-known options:

  • Belongil Beach (2 miles away).
  • Tallow Beach (2 miles away).
  • Kings Beach (5 miles away).

Where are the best convention centers near Byron Bay?
If you like to get out and socialize with new people, attending an event at North Byron Parklands is a great idea. You’ll find it 13 miles from Byron Bay, so look through the conference calendar and see what appeals.
What kind of rental car should I get for Byron Bay?
Whether you’re heading away alone or with a few friends, CarRentals.com can help you find the perfect set of wheels for your adventure in Byron Bay. An economy car is a fantastic choice if you’re going to be spending the majority of your time in the center of the city. Low-cost and with good mileage, these vehicles will get you from A to B quickly and comfortably. If you feel like making a big impression, pick a ride from our special category. You’re certain to find something that’ll make a few jaws drop. Got the youngsters with you? A spacious full-size car will match your needs.
Should I get a luxury rental car in Byron Bay?
You’ll be glad to hear that there’s a huge range of both high-end and economy rental vehicles available in Byron Bay. What you opt for depends on your budget and what you plan to do. Specialty vehicles offer the best in comfort and class. If you’re splurging, why not grab a high-end SUV, or perhaps an upmarket mid-sized sedan? Alternatively, if you just need a car to whiz around town in as cheaply as possible, you’re better off going with an economy vehicle (or something else that’s unlikely to break the bank).
What side of the road do they drive on in Byron Bay?
The left side is where you’ll be clocking up the miles in Byron Bay. The controls of your rental vehicle here, such as the steering wheel and gearshift, will be on the other side of what you’re used to.
Is it difficult to park in Byron Bay?
Parking in Byron Bay is a piece of cake. You won’t have to repeatedly go around the block in heavy traffic here — and that’s why the locals love it. There’s lots of on and off-street parking available.
Does Byron Bay have peak-hour traffic?
As with many cities, the roads are usually busier just before and after work during the week. However, thanks to its smaller population of around 6,400, traffic gridlock isn’t much of an issue in Byron Bay.
Are there speed limits in Byron Bay?
The residential areas in the city of Byron Bay have a 50km/h speed limit. Outside these built-up areas, the speed limits usually range between 40km/h and 100km/h.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Byron Bay?
It is illegal to use your cell phone while driving a car in Byron Bay, and you could even receive a fine for simply handling your phone if you’re in control of a vehicle. That said, using hands-free or Bluetooth functions is permitted, as long as you keep your attention on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in Byron Bay?
The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit while operating a vehicle in Byron Bay is 0.05%. If a big night is on the cards, leave your car behind and organize some other way of getting home instead.
Is turning on a red light allowed in Byron Bay?
It’s prohibited to turn at a red light in Byron Bay. If you come across one, take the opportunity to enjoy a mindful moment until the signal flicks back to green.
Are seat belts compulsory in Byron Shire Council?
Seat belts must be worn in Byron Shire Council. That being said, the rule may vary for some vehicles, like those used by public transportation networks.

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