The Byron World First Solar Train is open to all, warmly welcoming the local community and travellers to ride.
A return service is provided 364 days a year, excluding Christmas Day, on the immaculately restored 1949 era two carriage heritage train. All thanks to a 4.6 billion year old power source. The three kilometre coastal track links the Byron Town Centre with the burgeoning North Beach precinct and Byron Arts Estate. The journey takes ten minutes one way or 25 return from North Beach Station.
Relax on vintage lounge seats in the first class carriage or chat to fellow passengers in coach class as you pass through littoral rainforest, endangered coastal wetlands and over the stunning tea tree Belongil Creek, part of Cape Byron Marine Park.
There is no need to book in advance as the train has capacity for 92 seated passengers, additional standing passengers and luggage room for bikes, prams and surfboards, carried free of charge. This is net carbon positive travel, Byron style.
Adult $5 one way, $10 return
Child 6 – 13 years $3 one way, $6 return
Child 0 – 5 years free
Adult 10 trip saver $40
“Ride in Style” package $30
(Return adult train ticket, lunch and a schooner of Stone & Wood, glass of wine, tea or coffee at The Sun Bistro across the road from North Beach Station).
Home to the Byron Solar Train, North Beach Station is on Bayshore Drive. There is plenty of free parking, a disabled access toilet, shelter, seating and bicycle racks. Within easy walking distance is The Sun Bistro, Elements of Byron Resort, Habitat, Sunrise Beach and a range of shopping experiences from the quirky to transcendent.
The Byron Beach Platform is at the Shirley Street level crossing in Byron Bay township between the First Sun Caravan Park and Simmos Caltex Service Station. There is seating, shelter, bicycle racks and plenty of paid parking. From here you can walk anywhere in the town centre, Main Beach, Belongil Beach and further beaches for the more adventurous.
There is plenty of free parking at North Beach Station and plenty of paid parking at Byron Beach Platform.