Byron Bay is home to some of the most stunning scenery in Australia, actually, in the world!
It only makes sense to see it from above.
Via Saxon Kent Photography – @saxonkent
Beautiful beaches, stunning landscapes and a friendly sense of community. Ask anybody that has visited Byron Bay and we are willing to make a bet that they will say one of these three things. How could you say anything else, right? If you Google ‘Things to do in Byron Bay’ right now then the first 30 activities suggested fall under one of those three categories. The thing is, everyone gets so caught up in getting up close and personal with these activities that very few think to see it from a different angle. A new perspective that will add a completely new dimension to Byron Bay and create a new found sense of respect and awe for the land. This, my friends, is adventuring Byron Bay by air.
1. Byron Bay Ballooning
We want you to close your eyes and let your imagination run free. Think of rolling green plains and long rugged coastlines. Imagine the cool morning air and watching the sun rise over the horizon. Watching life beneath you start to rise and begin their day anew as you float endlessly in what may be the most peaceful location found in Australia. Now open your eyes.
If you’re the sort of person where just the thought of something like that is calming then we have just the activity for you! Situated just 5 kilometres out of town, Byron Bay Ballooning are the original pioneers of hot air ballooning in northern New South Wales.
They are a fun and safe way to see Byron Bay and its surrounds from a completely different perspective. Whether a newlywed couple on honeymoon or family on vacation, you are bound to find something to meet your needs with the range of packages and prices that can be found online.
2. Skydiving Byron Bay
Now we understand there are some who might want to skip the fresh morning air and sunrise over the horizon for something a little more exciting. If you are one of those people then have no fear. Byron Bay being the inclusive and dynamic area that it is has thought about your needs too. Introducing Skydive Australia!
Found in 17 locations across Australia and 3 locations in New Zealand, you just know that Skydive Australia offers not only the safest and most thrilling free fall experience Byron Bay has to offer, but also at the most competitive price. Having personally completed this we can say first hand that this is truly one of the most memorable and exciting experiences you will have. It was absolutely incredible and (once you regain composure) allows you to see Byron Bay in all its glory. This is an absolute must for anybody that likes to get out of their comfort zone and push the boundaries.
3. Joy Flights
Now there are only a handful of people who can claim that they were a pilot during the 1940’s which is a real shame because we think you would get some pretty amazing unimpeded views. Fret not though. That does not mean that this experience is lost to time. Introducing Tiger Moth Joy Flight! Byron Bay’s premiere joy flight company allowing you to go back in time and explore the wonders and beauty of northern New South Wales.
You will be flown around in a fully restored 1942 De Havilland Tiger Moth which was an aircraft used by the RAAF during WWII. In addition to this, you will be provided with a leather helmet and goggles to really recreate the experience and ensure you get that Insta worthy photo. Turn up, buckle in and get ready for an adventure of a lifetime!
Via Tripadvisor Australia
4. Byron Bay Heli Joy Flight
So, flying around the Byron Bay coastline and hinterland in a vintage 1942 aircraft isn’t exactly your cup of tea. We get you! In that case, let us tempt you with a joy ride of a different nature. That’s right. We’re talking about a helicopter joy ride.
ABC Heli is an experience that many wish for but few complete. This is your chance to tick off a once in a lifetime opportunity in one of the most pristine and stunning environments you could imagine. Not only are you exploring Byron Bay, but you’re doing it in a helicopter! If you can think of a better way to make your friends and family back home jealous, we’d love to hear it.
Via RTW Backpackers
5. Hang Gliding Byron Bay
What’s that? Jumping out of a plane and plummeting to the Earth at 200 kilometres an hour with Skydive Australia isn’t enough for you? You want to lift your heart rate (and blood pressure) that little bit higher? Ok, we have you covered.
Byron Airwaves are the ultimate professionals when it comes to having you glide around Byron Bay like a local sugar glider. See Byron Bay in a way once thought only possible for birds and local marsupials for a price that can’t be beaten. Try the tandem flight for your first run and if you find that you just can’t get enough, sign yourself up for some lessons and get qualified!
Via Yotube – William Gons
With all of this available at your doorstep the real question isn’t so much a matter of ‘if’ but rather a matter of ‘when’ to experience Byron from above.