Byron Bay is a plethora of beauty, good times and great people. The energy of our heavenly home on the Northern Rivers is unparalleled, and it's no wonder why so many visitors come each year from near and far. There is an unending list of things to do and see in the Bay; the town is a hub of creativity, with many Byron-born and bred businesses, including forward-thinking fashion, sustainable food and drink tied together by the strong sense of community. We have put together a list of some of our favourite spots; whether you are a local or here for a holiday, everyone can enjoy the wonder of Byron Bay.
Well-being sits at the centre of everyday life here. Byron is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle so you can settle your mind and revitalise your body. Time to indulge in some self-love at the Soma Retreats; this stunning contemporary styled property is a focal point of holistic healing in the heart of the shire. Carefully curated packages include innovative meditation, mindfulness practice, and yoga alongside luxury facilities like a freshwater infinity pool, infrared saunas and organic meals tailored to your dietary needs. Staying here opens the opportunity to navigate the ancient wisdom of guided teachers and therapeutic relaxation. If it is good enough for Nicole Kidman…
If you want to savour the area's natural surroundings, we don’t blame you, and it is hard to beat a good old-fashioned Cape Lighthouse Walk. This route is practically a right of passage here and is the most glorious way to begin or end your day in the bay. Take in the 360 view that overlooks the pristine beaches across to Mount Warning, and keep an eye out for breaching whales, schools of dolphins and the resident family of wallabies that occasionally greet you on the track. The Lighthouse walk is a Byron Bay must, whether you are in the mood for a casual stroll or a fast-paced workout. If the weather isn’t up to scratch, why not book a pilates class at Bende? Located in Habitat, sat amongst a beautiful selection of shops, restaurants and bars, this studio will get your body moving. Choose from barre, reformer and mat sessions that will warm up your tired muscles, and improve your core strength and balance.
Make sure to fuel your Byron Bay adventures with the local food! It is a challenging task choosing a spot for breakfast, lunch and dinner; we are truly spoiled for choice here. For an early morning coffee and acai bowl, Topshop is a great shout. The line out the door speaks for itself, but get in before the rush and watch the sunrise whilst sipping on a tasty brew. We love spending our middays at Barrio, and it's the ideal spot for a light sit-down lunch or a leisurely bite to eat. Their seasonal menus include local ingredients elevated by their master team in the kitchen, bringing you a range of exquisite dishes. For dinner, Bang Bang will always be a forever favourite; feast on an Asian banquet including pork belly, fried fish and a selection of incredible vegetarian shares.
For a more low-key evening affair, there is nothing better than a sunset picnic in Byron, shared with your partner or friends. Get a spot at the fabulous Wategoes Beach and watch the surfers roll in and the sky turn pink. Settle in with our Best of Byron Gift Hamper perfectly paired with savoury and sweet snacks from our best-loved local suppliers.