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Car Hire Byron Bay, NSW

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Rent a car in Byron Bay

Looking to explore Byron Bay with a hire car? Located on the top coast of New South Wales, Byron Bay's lush hinterland, world-class beaches, and bustling dining scene attract more than two million visitors annually. Nestled 180 km south of Brisbane and 35 km north of Ballina, Byron Bay is a breeze to reach by car, making it an ideal road trip destination or a convenient stop along your journey.

With the help of a local Turo host, unlock Byron Bay's beauty like a local. Whether you're planning a quick weekend getaway or an extended exploration, our flexible car hire options ensure you have the perfect vehicle for any length of time.

Byron Bay car hire: How it works

Book car types and models you can't find anywhere else, add convenient extras like roof racks and baby seats and enjoy an easy online booking process that gets you on the road sooner.

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Find your car: 

Enter a date and location in Byron Bay (or beyond) and browse thousands of cars shared by local hosts. 

Book with Turo: 

Book on the Turo app or online, choose a protection plan, and say hi to your host! Cancel for free up to 24 hours before your trip, and get discounts if you book early or for a longer duration!

Hit the roads of Byron:

Have the car delivered or pick it up from your host. Check in with the app, grab the keys, and hit the roads of Byron Bay!

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Things to do and places to see in Byron Bay, NSW

Byron Bay is a coveted destination for good reason. From the iconic Cape Byron Lighthouse to the allure of pristine beaches and a vibrant culinary scene, there's no shortage of things to see and do in this coastal paradise.

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Byron Bay's beaches

Byron Bay boasts some of Australia's most picturesque beaches. Wategos Beach is a serene paradise embraced by lush headlands, making it perfect for sunbathing and picnicking. Belongil Beach offers a more secluded escape, flanked by a coastal reserve. Meanwhile, Tallow Beach, which runs alongside the Arakwal National Park, is renowned for its powerful waves, making it a haven for surfers seeking thrilling adventures. Surfing enthusiasts flock to these shores to ride the legendary Byron Bay waves, and whether you're a seasoned pro or a beginner looking for lessons, the local surf schools have you covered. Beyond the exhilarating surf, these beaches provide a sanctuary for relaxation, where you can unwind to the soothing sounds of the ocean waves and bask in the sun's warm embrace.

Cape Byron Lighthouse

On Australia’s most easterly point, atop a bald, rocky headland, sits the iconic Cape Byron Lighthouse. Offering sweeping views over the Pacific Ocean and a unique historical insight into the region, the Byron Bay Lighthouse is one of the town’s most visited attractions, with activities well-suited for everyone. Explore the Cape Byron Lighthouse Maritime Museum for a unique historical insight into the lighthouse and town of Byron Bay. Keep an eye out for Whales between June and November each year as tens of thousands of humpback whales pass the coast on their annual migration. You might also spot a dolphin or turtle! Be the first in Australia to see the sunrise at Cape Byron Headland. Every day, many gather at the Cape Byron Lighthouse to watch the sun rise over the Pacific Ocean, then spend the day weaving through the lush rainforest on the Cape Byron Walking Track. The Cape Byron walking track features 3.7 km of clearly signposted walkways leading to the lighthouse, with entry via the Cape Byron Conservation Area or Palm Valley car park.

Experience Byron Bay's food

The main town of Byron is filled with restaurants offering Mexican, sushi, pizza, pub fare, and more. Byron Bay boasts an impressive dining scene with foods for every taste and budget that complement the beautiful coastal surroundings and rainforest settings. Check out Beach Byron Bay for the only dining venue in Byron Bay that's located completely beachfront. Spend an evening on the deck, taking in the incredible ocean and mountain views. Keep an eye out for a passing parade of dolphins, migrating whales, and surfers. Head over to Three Blue Ducks, set on an 80-acre farm in Byron’s great outdoors, with both the lighthouse and hinterland as a stunning backdrop. Working closely with the local farm community and ethical growers, they serve tasty, farm-to-table dishes using local produce.

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Find deals on all kinds of drives in Byron Bay and throughout Australia - from the everyday to the extraordinary - complete with a better, more convenient experience versus rental car companies. Find the perfect vehicle for your budget.

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Cancel for a full refund up to 24 hours before your Byron Bay trip starts. Because life happens and it helps to be flexible when it does.

Convenient delivery options, wherever you are in Byron Bay

Get your car delivered right to you or wherever you’re going. Many hosts offer delivery to custom locations or popular points of interest in and around Byron Bay, like airports, train stations, and hotels.

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Byron Bay road rules and driving conditions

When driving in Byron Bay and across Australia, make sure to drive on the left-hand side of the road and remember that seatbelts must always be worn.

Keep an eye on speed limits and other road signs to ensure a safe and enjoyable journey. If you venture into regional areas, be aware of the possibility of animals wandering on the roads, and drive carefully.

The legal Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) limit is under 0.05, so make sure you have a designated driver or alternate way back to your accommodation if you are going to be drinking.

Byron Bay's rush hour and busiest roads

This sleepy coastal town doesn't get much in the way of rush hour, but the roads can be busier during peak seasons like the school holidays and the summer months (December to February). The major highways (like the Pacific Highway) leading in and out of Byron Bay can get busier so keep this in mind when planning your travels, and consider adjusting your schedule if you want to avoid traffic.

Parking in and around Byron Bay

Parking in Byron Bay can vary, with most spots requiring payment. If you prefer unpaid parking, try to secure a spot in the Tennyson to Massinger Street precinct near Main Beach or along Palm Valley Drive, Brownell Drive or Pandamus Place near Wategos Beach.

Paid parking operates from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, including public holidays. You'll need to pay to park in areas like the Byron Bay central business district, council-operated car parks, and parts of Wategos. There are all-day pay parking options available at various locations, such as Clarkes Beach Car Park and Lawson Street. Make sure to check parking signage and hours before leaving your car.

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