Located on the northern coast of New South Wales, Byron Bay is the ideal town to visit for relaxation and a low key luxurious getaway. Travel Beyond’s Business Relationship Manager, Robert and Senior Luxury Travel Manager, Peter give us the five things they like about Byron Bay and their hidden tips and tricks that you may not even know existed..
Closest Airport: Ballina Airport with the Gold Coast Airport not too far away
Best Time of Year to Visit: April/May is ideal to avoid the busy tourist season
Ideal for Travellers who: Are looking to relax, enjoy luxury accommodation, wanting to escape the city lifestyle
Average Temperature: Approximately 25 degrees
Ideal length of Stay: Five days
Budget: $1000 – $4000
1. Accommodation at the Elements of Byron
Recently built, Elements of Byron is the new five-star property that did not disappoint our consultants. Located on the beach with spectacular views of the Cape Byron Bay Lighthouse, Elements is without a doubt one of the best establishments to open in Byron Bay. It will become even easier to access the best of what Byron Bay has to offer, with a light rail beginning its build from the property into the main city centre.
With a range of amenities including spa access, an expansive golf course, 103 private beach villas, and “modern Australian beach architecture”, Elements defines luxury accommodation in a whole new light.
Address: 144 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay
Ph: (02) 6639 1500
2. Sight Seeing at Cape Byron Bay Lighthouse
There is no better way to see what Byron Bay has to offer than walking up to the Cape Byron Bay Lighthouse. With aerial views of every beach in the area, the lookout is also popular during the whale watching season. While you’re catching your breath at the spectacular views, grab a coffee at the local cafe and enjoy the serenity.
Address: Lighthouse Road, Byron Bay
3. A Bite to Eat at The Harvest Cafe
Robert says there is no better place to have a delicious meal than The Harvest Cafe. This magnificent Queenslander house has been renovated into a warm restaurant with fantastic food and fabulous service at a very reasonable price. Located in Newrybar in the Byron Hinterland, the cafe also serves as a bakery and deli. Priding themselves in serving local produce and providing a relaxed atmosphere, an enjoyable experience is guaranteed when you visit The Harvest Cafe.
Address: 18-22 Old Pacific Highway, Newrybar Village
Ph: (02) 6687 2644
4. A Drink at The Balcony Bar & Oyster Co.
With expansive views of Byron Bay’s beaches, The Balcony Bar & Oyster Co. is a quirky bar and restaurant that is guaranteed to impress. Serving lunch, dinner, delicious cocktails, and not to mention their fresh oysters, The Balcony prides itself is serving the freshest local products and delivering fantastic service. The establishment is at the top of Peter’s list to end a Friday afternoon with a drink in hand.
Address: Corner of Lawson and Jonson Street, Byron Bay
Ph: (02) 6680 9666
5. Local Markets and Breweries
As per their relaxed culture, Byron Bay has a range of activities for those to explore more of the area or are just looking to kick-back and take in their surroundings. Activities include horse riding, whale watching, surfing, yoga, golf, and plenty of boutique shopping that is sure to entertain everyone. Wanting to visit Byron as a local? Check out the Farmer’s Organic Markets every Saturday and Sunday in Byron Bay and surrounding towns.
Love a beer? You can’t go past Byron’s two main boutique breweries. With its roots in Byron Bay, Stone & Wood is a beer that many are familiar with. Don’t miss the chance to tour the Stone & Wood tasting room for just $12 per person or try their famous tasting paddle any day of the week.
Priding themselves as a “100% independent regional brewer”, you are able to taste the classic Stone & Wood brand or sample their up-and-coming products on any booked tour.
Address: 4 Boronia Place, Byron Bay
Ph: (02) 6685 5173
Another fantastic brewery is the Byron Bay Brewery which is conveniently open seven days a week for a boutique beer, fantastic pub feed, brewery tours, and live entertainment. Tours run every Tuesday and Thursday at 4pm, or you can arrange a private tour yourself.
With six boutique beers under the Byron Bay logo, these tours allow you to get a real taste of Byron Bay – literally.
Address: 1 Skinners Shoot Road Byron Bay
Ph: (02) 6685 5833