Contraversial I know, but before I arrived in Byron Bay, everybody I spoke to told me that it was amazing and that everybody always wants to stay longer; so I arrived with very high expectations and left (on the day I had planned to) a bit disappointed.
There isn’t much to do and it’s pretty expensive so if it hadn’t been for the amazing Airbnb I stayed it (with one of the best beds I’ve ever slept in) I probably would have moved on earlier.
The town itself is nice with a very relaxed, hippy vibe and some cool shops but unless you want to spend all day at the beach surfing and all night partying then there isn’t much to see or do. Although in saying that I did have one nice beach day, and a great night out with my hostel!
One thing that I did really enjoy though was the lighthouse walk. It takes you along a boardwalk by the beaches and then up some pretty steep paths along the coast, with a stop along the way at the most Easterly point of Australia.
After the lighthouse and a wander around town I felt like I had seen everything, and I think four days was a bit too long. But at least now I can say that I have been, as it would have been silly not to go as a backpacker travelling up the East Coast.