Byron Bay is known for its immaculate beaches, lively local scene, and throngs of tourists. Known as a counter-culture hub, the Bay has evolved with the times and is now considered as one of Australia’s top holiday destinations. While it offers local and visitors alike plenty of rugged, outdoor activities, such as cycling tours, hang gliding, and scuba diving, it’s not difficult for couples to find things to do in Byron Bay.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we’ve rounded up some of the most romantic things to do in Byron Bay. Get ready to spend a dreamy weekend with your partner in one of Australia’s most beautiful destinations.
Ride a hot air balloon
Looking for something different this Valentine’s Day?
Enjoy breathtaking views of the Green Cauldron as you enjoy a magnificent time up in the sky with your partner. It would definitely be a wonderful, extraordinary adventure.
Watch the sunrise from Mount Warning
Considered as the highest point in Byron Bay, Mount Warning rewards visitors with stunning 360-degree panoramic views of the area. You’d be greeted by natural paths that offer sufficient challenge. Climbing Mount Warning will take an average of two hours and is a delightful experience that’s best shared with a loved one.
Go for a swim
A visit to Byron Bay isn’t complete without swimming in one of its beaches!
Take in the marvellous sight of beautiful turquoise waters and white sand. Feel the sea breeze and the sun’s warmth on your skin. Go beach-hopping! There’s a beach for every type of enthusiast, whether you’re a swimmer, a surfer, or someone who simply enjoys a quiet afternoon on the beach.
Enjoy a brew or two
The Bay is home to a number of local breweries and distilleries.
After a long day of adventures with your partner, cap off your Valentine’s Day celebration with some of the best local beers from the Byron Bay Brewery or Cape Byron Distillery. Join a tour and learn more about how some of the favourite local brews and spirits are made.
Join the circus
Or take circus classes, at least, and learn fun, new skills along the way.
Circus Arts Byron Bay offers circus programs and adult circus classes that can keep you and your partner fit while having fun.
Go on a river cruise
One of the most romantic things to do in Byron Bay is going on an Eco Sunset Cruise. It’s one of the most magical experiences you and your partner can have in Byron Bay. You can also opt for a morning Rainforest Eco Cruise, especially if you’re avid birdwatchers.
Take a walk
Get an early start and enjoy the enchanting sunrise at Cape Byron. You can also take the Cape Byron walking track that lets you enjoy spectacular views as you hike through a rare littoral rainforest, beach, and grassland, among other sights, on your way to the lighthouse.
Watch local gigs
If you and your partner are music fans, you’d be delighted with Byron Bay’s lively local music scene. Catch buskers holding impromptu performances and local and international musicians playing different music genres in some of the Bay’s top bars and hotels such as The Beachy, The Rails, and the Northern Hotel.
Celebrate romance with fresh, unique flavours
Planning a romantic dinner in Byron Bay can be challenging, given its wide selection of world-class restaurants serving some of the best local dishes.
If you want a simple venue that offers an ocean view, drop by the Beach Byron Bay and enjoy dishes inspired by its coastal surroundings. For fresh, local flavours, visit the Harvest Restaurant at Newrybar, where the dishes feature native, wild, and foraged ingredients and local produce.
Three Blue Ducks on Ewingsdale Road offers a rustic and rural dining experience with a more casual ambiance. If you and your SO are on a plant-based diet, you can drop by No Bones on 11 Fletcher Street.
Have a romantic picnic
A romantic picnic on Valentine’s Day will never go out of style. It’s one of the most romantic things to do in Byron Bay.
The Bay has several top spots for picnics, such as the Byron Bay Lighthouse, the Three Sisters Track, and Belongil Beach. Bring your picnic mat, a blanket to keep you warm, and a hamper or basket with all of your favourite treats and drinks.