You don’t need to travel far from Bencluna to find outstanding family and kid-friendly activities in the Byron area. Whether your little ones love interacting with animals, exploring the environment, getting active in high-energy experiences or all of the above, the region offers plenty of options for entertainment all year round.

Crystal Castle


Crystal Castle offers a magical and tranquil escape from the everyday. The whole family can explore over five hectares of private botanical gardens, discovering crystals, a labyrinth, a bamboo walk, a children’s playground and Australia’s largest stone Blessing Buddha along the way. A café provides locally sourced fare for when you’ve worked up an appetite.

Macadamia Castle


The Macadamia Castle has been a destination for kids of all ages for over 35 years with its animal park featuring birds, reptiles and farmyard animals. It also offers mini golf, train rides, face painting, a macadamia display and an adventure tree house, plus shopping and dining for the whole family.

Byron Bay Whale Watching


No trip to the North Coast is complete without a trip to the Cape Byron Lighthouse, particularly from June to November when the humpback whales migrate north for their breeding season. The Cape offers a fantastic viewpoint to spot surfacing whales, or book a boat trip to experience these majestic creatures up close.


It’s well worth the short trip to Byron Bay to experience Circus Art’s indoor climbing wall, play space and high flying trapeze. Lessons are available for the trapeze, juggling, hula hooping, acrobatics and more. Best of all, parents can either join in on the action themselves or kick back in the Big Top Café.


Summerland House is a working avocado, tomato and macadamia farm in Alstonville, open 7 days. Kids will love the daily tractor rides, water park, playground and mini golf, plus there’s a café, nursery, produce store, gift shop and museum. Be sure to check out the monthly Make it, Bake it, Grow it Markets here.