I only stayed in Byron Bay for the one afternoon, before moving on to Surfer’s Paradise (Gold Coast). I got in that afternoon and had my first beach day in all my travels!
The next day I woke up bright and early and headed into town to go up the Skypoint Tower. For only $7 more, you can get an unlimited breakfast buffet if you go early enough. And the views were unbeatable.
See how there is the ocean on one side of town and a river on the other? That afternoon I decided to cruise down the river.