Australia’s bohemian enclave has been attracting visitors to the area for its laidback lifestyle and seaside ambience since the 1960s. With an abundance of beautiful beaches, charming country towns and lush scenery, it’s no wonder visitors to this region have an overwhelming urge for a sea change.
One of the most popular sights is the Byron Bay Lighthouse. Australia’s easternmost point is the spot to greet the day with pods of dolphins, whales and turtles in the waters below. It’s not the only life-affirming experience you’ll have here. Byron Bay is the place to concentrate on your inner and outer wellbeing in the most idyllic environment. Consider yoga on the beach or at a rainforest retreat. Pamper yourself with heavenly natural skincare, or treat your body to a wealth of alternative therapies and tasty organic cuisine sourced locally, of course. Make sure you visit the weekly markets to sample the best local produce from the verdant countryside surrounding Byron Bay.
The Byron Bay region is also home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Australia including Belongil and Wategos and a great diving spot off the shore in Julian Rocks, which attracts a unique mix of both temperate and tropical marine life and aquatic birds.
Where to stay in Byron Bay
As a popular Australian holiday destination, Byron Bay is filled with accommodation options, from luxury resorts to self contained apartments, bed and breakfasts and of course caravan and camping areas. No matter what your preferred type of accommodation, visitors will find the perfect retreat located near many of the area attractions.
One great option for families or for those looking for more spacious accommodation is the luxury holiday home. Choose from intimate hinterland hideaways with sweeping views or a stylish beachside pad located just steps from the rolling surf. Perfect for a long weekend or for a stay lasting weeks or even months, a local holiday home offers the space and amenities required for a family gathering, special occasion or for nothing more than a private, personal oasis.
Health retreats and day spas are one of Byron’s most sought after accommodation and recreation spots. Enjoy a massage or the beauty regimen of your choice and feel the cares of the world slip away as you give in to the soothing spa environment. Admire the gardens or hinterland views as you relax poolside with a good book, work up a sweat in the gym or take a hike through the hills.
INSPIRATIONS FROM THE BLOG
As one exits the blaring Pacific Highway and turns onto Ewingsdale Road, the air stops its rhythmic flapping through the rolled down window and begins to feel warmer as the anticipation builds.
“Look isn’t that The Farm”, “Oooh yeah I heard they do a beekeeping course!”
There’s something special about this region of Australia. Rivers run to meet the sea, produce grows abundantly, the sun shines when rain is forecast, and when the rains do come they only make the land richer and greener.