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Byron Bay Weekend Escapes

Renowned as a relaxed, friendly and laidback destination, Byron Bay is the ultimate place to unwind. Immersed in nature, stunning beaches and a spirited Aussie culture, this leisurely spot is popular across the world. Be the first to see the sunrise in Australia’s easternmost town.

Byron Bay is a fusion of surf culture, alternative lifestyles and increasingly luxurious and indulgent pursuits. Excellent options for wining and dining are scattered all across the town and its vicinity. First-rate cafes and bars are plenty. Out-of-this-world beaches take you to paradise and if you’re a surfer, you’ll find there’s no better place to be. Keen hikers will adore the national parks around Byron Bay, with one boasting UNESCO status.

Discover local markets, health and wellbeing retreats, spas and shopping heaven here. You might be surprised by what a Byron Bay getaway offers for any demographic and interest.


Soak up the spritely atmosphere and immerse yourself in the rainforests and beaches of this coastal paradise; experience a Byron Bay Weekend Escape.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Your Ultimate Guide to Byron Bay

Byron Bay is situated in one of the most beautiful parts of New South Wales and is a fusion of surf culture, alternative lifestyles and increasingly opulent and indulgent pursuits. Exquisite options for wining and dining are scattered all across the town and its magnificent surroundings. Whether you’re seeking a romantic Byron Bay getaway with your partner or weekend escape spent by the beach, you’ll find what you’re looking for here.

To uncover more tips regarding things to do in Byron Bay, check out our Ultimate Guide. This Ultimate Guide will help you craft your very own Byron Bay Weekend Escape.

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Art & Culture

Byron Bay is a hub for numerous talented creatives and artistic minds. Grab some Byron Bay accommodation in the heart of the town and you’ll be perfectly placed to explore all intricacies of the local culture on foot. Discover the region’s artisans at the vibrant community markets during a trip. The Channon Craft Market and Byron Bay Artisan Market are both great for the arts and crafts side of things. Also find the strong arts and cultural theme spread throughout local galleries, showrooms and shops in Byron Bay. A strong connection to Aboriginal culture is also very much embraced within the town, which is evident across these artistic establishments.

Unsurprisingly, and very much fitting with its young and vibrant scene, Byron Bay is a spot hosting numerous festivals throughout the year. Bluefest – a music festival with its roots in the town – has been running for more than 30 years. Meanwhile, a handful of other events and festivals covering a myriad of themes are also hosted in Byron Bay.



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Nature & the Outdoors

Byron Bay is truly situated in one of the most beautiful parts of New South Wales. Nine ravishing beaches around the town steal the show and if you’re a surfer, you’ll know that the Byron Bay coastline provides some of the best surf in the whole country (and the world). Water sports of all kinds, and whale watching trips during the winter months alone will keep you busy for a week. However, luscious rainforests and green hilly backdrops also frame Byron Bay. Choose some Byron Bay accommodation right by the beach, and the sparkling panorama of the ocean will be your backyard for the weekend.

At Cumbebin Wetland Sanctuary, imposing palms and other rainforest trees create a majestic environment. A short walk through this preserved chunk of rainforest, is a great way to enjoy a peaceful break from the bustling town. Twenty minutes south of Byron Bay, a handful of lakes – named tea tree lakes – are ideal for a swim and to settle your mind. What’s more, Nightcap National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – boasts waterfalls and hidden pools as well as steep valleys and flourishing flora.

Food & Drink

Very few places can be considered as ideal for foodies as Byron Bay. In fact, food and drink has become a real defining quality of Byron Bay. Littered with cafes, this coastal town caters for everyone, with a particular emphasis on veganism, vegetarianism and healthy eating. Cafes here are coffee crazy, whilst fresh juices and smoothies flow in the summer months. A couple of excellent distilleries in the region also cater for those into spirits, whilst lively bars lining the streets in the centre entice everyone with their wines and crafts beers.

Local produce rules in Byron Bay, and local cafes and restaurants are known to showcase only the best of the region’s products. In fact at the local farmers market, find produce exclusively from the region. When it comes to Byron Bay restaurants, you’ll find just about anything that comes to mind. A restaurant nestled within a farm, lunch and brunch spots along the beach and restaurants tucked away in the luscious greenery of the hinterlands make for endless tasting of local fare. Opt for a Byron Bay getaway and you’ll be well and truly enticed into some quirky eateries to devour some out-of-this-world cuisine.

Where to stay in Byron Bay

Byron Bay Hotel and Apartments

When it comes to hotels in Byron Bay, there’s no better place to be than 150 metres away from Main Beach. Surrounded by lively cafes, bustling restaurants, boutique stores and beachfront views, Byron Bay Hotel and Apartments is an exceptional base for your escape to Byron Bay. Cosy rooms and deluxe apartments are on offer here. Balcony views and a relaxing spa bath will take your comfort levels to the next level. An outdoor pool means you have a place to relax in between your adventures and excursions.

Ultimate guide to Byron Bay

Your Ultimate Guide to Byron Bay

Your Ultimate Guide to Byron Bay

Renowned as a relaxed, friendly and laidback destination, Byron Bay is popular with tourists across the world. Lucky for those living in Sydney, the beautiful coastal town isn’t far away. Just over an hour from the capital by plane, getting from Sydney to Byron Bay is effortless. Unwind and relax

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