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Healthiest Restaurants in Byron Bay

  Byron Bay loves all things health and wellness. It's a hub of Australian yoga and home to radiant locals living a laid-back coastal lifestyle envied by urbanites the world over. Add to this Byron Bay's rich culinary scene, with restaurants, cafes and supermarkets serving some of the most delicious healthy food around. There are vegetarian delights, locally-grown whole foods, smashing smoothies and organic options for omnivores across Byron Bay. Discover the best healthy restaurants and cafes in Byron Bay in our Top 10 guide. Elixiba Feros Arcade, 10/23 Jonson St, Byron Bay | 11am-9pm daily Great for: Superfood cocktails and colourful dishes. A plant-based restaurant and bar in the centre of Byron Bay, visit Elixiba for surprising and delightful…
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World first solar train now running in Byron Bay

The much anticipated world first solar train was officially launched mid-December. Stations The train will run a return shuttle service for the three kilometre journey between ‘North Beach Station’ in Sunrise Beach and the ‘Byron Beach’ platform adjacent to the Shirley Street level crossing. Both have disabled access, seating, shelter and bicycle racks. Passenger Fares The following fares are per one way journey: 0 – 5 Years – Free 6 – 13 Years – $2.00 14+ Years – $3.00 The Byron Bay Solar Train has capacity for 100 seated passengers, additional standing passengers, wheelchair access and luggage room for bikes, prams and surfboards, carried free of charge. View timetable here. For more information visit www.byronbaytrain.com.au
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Aerial view of Julian Rocks in Byron Bay

Julian Rocks – Local Legends and Divers’ Haven

  From the shimmering, crystal-clear waters of Byron Bay rise the iconic Julian Rocks. These two distinct islands—heart-shaped when viewed from the right angle—are the stand-out what-to-see features of Byron Bay’s ocean view. Created by a jealous husband and home to the ‘Father of the World’—as well as world-class diving—Julian Rocks have been a central part of Byron Bay’s folklore since people first gazed out from this shore. Let’s discover the fascinating legend of Julian Rocks and how you can go and enjoy them today.   The Aboriginal Story of Julian Rocks The Aboriginal name for these two islands is Nguthungulli, which means ‘Father of the World’. He was a significant figure in the Dreamtime stories: the creator of land,…
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NATURE
Mount Warning seen from Byron Bay

Wollumbin Mount Warning

Ancient Volcano with Panoramic Views The distinctive curved silhouette of Wollumbin Mount Warning represents the last defiant stand of an ancient volcano that once utterly dominated this landscape. Today’s landscape was carved by the activity and destruction of the enormous Tweed Shield Volcano. Beyond the mountain, the bowl-shaped coastline and rich soils of Northern NSW also hint at this region’s fiery history. After the volcano’s collapse, the largest caldera in the southern hemisphere—The Tweed Valley—was formed. It’s centrepiece, the majestic Wollumbin Mount Warning, offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding Byron hinterland and coastline and one of the best walks near Byron Bay. Let’s discover Wollumbin Mount Warning and the dramatic landscape it rises above.   A Brief History of…
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Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Byron Bay

Top 5 Byron Bay for April

April is a brilliant month to be in Byron Bay. It kicks off with some world-class music and ends in the coolest of fashions. In between, visitors can enjoy the best of Byron Bay - great food, fun adventures and weather that’s boldly clinging on to the warmth of summer. Discover our Top 5 Byron Bay for April. 1) Easter weekend 30th March - 5th April Byron Bay becomes a hive of activity over the Easter long weekend. While the biggest draw may be the popular music festival, Bluesfest 2018, that’s not all Byron has to offer. On Good Friday, the quarterly Byron Beachside Market turns the east side of the Surf Club into a bustling place of artisan goods,…
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Byron's Best Surf Beaches and Breaks

The Pass | Tallow Beach | Broken Head Beach | Brunswick Heads Beach | Belongil Beach | Clarkes Beach  Imagine the white crest and tumbling turquoise water beneath as you coast towards the shore. Then imagine paddling back out into the big blue to wait for that next perfect wave. The world-class surf in Byron Bay has been a defining feature of the town since the 1960s. From dawn until dusk throughout the year, the water along this coastline is populated with surfers. Surfing is undoubtedly one of the quintessential Byron Bay activities. Every local surfer has their favourite spot and each beach is perfect for at least one type of surfer, board and experience level. And if you need…
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Best Romantic Restaurants in Byron Bay

What's the best restaurant in Byron Bay for romance? In this coastal destination, couples are spoiled for choice when searching out the perfect romantic dinner. From a Hatted restaurant that celebrates refined coastal flavours to eating Fish & Chips down on the beach, select from a full spectrum of dining offerings in Byron Bay. Many of the restaurants featured below showcase the best local produce. All provide creative flare and delightful invention throughout their wide-ranging menus. Discover the best romantic restaurants in Byron Bay, then book a divine date-night table before you arrive. 1) Beach Byron Bay 2 Massinger Street, Byron Bay | Dinner from 6pm daily | Main courses from $27 Byron Bay's only Hatted restaurant delivers a refined menu…
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Byron Bay Fashion Festival 2018

What you need to know: 4th Annual Byron Bay Fashion Festival Sunday 29 April 2018 at Elements of Byron Buy tickets With intricacy and invention woven through every line, seam and colour combination, varying visions of beauty cascade down the runway. The innovation swishes passed the wide eyes of onlookers, excitedly chattering among themselves. Byron Bay's fourth annual fashion festival returns to Elements of Byron this April. The one-day event will showcase more than 30 designers' creations, all framed by one of the coolest parties of the season. Local and international designers will celebrate their newest designs in swim, resort and evening wear in a resort previously voted one of the coolest in the world. Immerse yourself in a day…
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Byron's Best Beaches for Families

Torakina Beach | Main Beach | Clarkes Beach | The Pass | Wategos Beach | Broken Head Beach Rock pools, gentle surf and plenty of space on the golden sand: this coastline of pristine beaches is perfect for every family member to enjoy their favourite Byron Bay activities. Byron boasts some of the world’s most idyllic beaches, reaching south from the rock wall at Brunswick Heads village to the outcrops of Broken Head. Whether you’ve got young kids excitedly paddling at the water’s edge, older kids wanting to release their unbounded energy or teenagers who just want to sun bake all day long, you’ll be spoiled for choice in Byron Bay. Let’s discover six of the best Byron Bay beaches…
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A Week in Byron Bay: Health & Wellbeing

Byron Bay is synonymous with health and wellbeing. With some of Australia's best yoga shalas, a culture of healthy food and a laid-back lifestyle with beautiful nature all around, it's easy to see why. And with great wellbeing activities available, choosing the perfect time to visit Byron Bay is easy too. To make the most of your time here, we've created this in-depth guide for Wellbeing in Byron Bay. It’s packed with inspiration and ideas for how to live well, feel better and rejuvenate during your stay. We’ve even included some tantalising local secrets. The guide is organised into 3 sections: Amazing Mornings, Memorable Days and Perfect Evenings. From the inspiration of the sunrise to the gentle flutter of the…
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NATURE

A Week in Byron Bay: Nature and Serenity

Surrounded by stunning coastal and hinterland landscapes, Byron Bay is a nature-lover's haven, filled with breathtaking moments and awe-inspiring experiences. From hinterland waterfalls, native rainforests and a coastline known around the world for its pristine beaches, crystal waters and rich marine life, here you'll find the serenity of nature all around you. Amid such beauty, the biggest challenge is selecting what to see in Byron Bay and the surrounding region. To help you to plan your holiday, we've created this in-depth guide to Nature in Byron Bay. It's filled with ideas and information for what, where and when to visit to enjoy the best of the natural beauty here. We've even included some local secrets that will help you see…
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ROMANCE

A Week in Byron Bay: Love and Romance

Byron Bay is a haven for romance – perfect for couples looking for a truly romantic getaway. From its beaches, shimmering waters and lush hinterland to the fine-dining restaurants, quality art galleries and independent shops with local designers, Byron Bay offers romantic experiences to suit every taste. To help you plan your week of romance, we've created this in-depth guide for couples in Byron Bay. It's full of information and inspiration for things for couples to do, places to go and some local secrets that are sure to redefine your Byron experience. The guide is organised into 3 sections: Amazing Mornings, Memorable Days and Perfect Evenings. Every moment of your days as a couple loving Byron Bay is thought of…
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A Week in Byron Bay: Adventure and Adrenalin

Looking for adventure in Byron Bay? While this sleepy coastal town may be best known for sun, sand, sea and surf, it is also home to a wide range of adrenalin-fuelled, all-action activities. From hurtling through blue skies on a tandem skydive to exploring the depths of Cape Byron's rich waters or climbing a mountain for panoramic views, there's an adventure for every taste here. To help you plan a week of adventure in Byron Bay, we've created a guide that draws together the adrenalin-fuelled with the awe-inspiring and added a touch of simply iconic. It's packed with ideas and information so you can make the most of your time here. The guide is organised into 3 sections: Amazing Mornings,…
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Easter School Holidays 2018 Kids Club

Easter School Holidays 2018 Kids Club 2.30pm – 5.00pm Ages – 4 until 12 years (children under 4 need to be accompanied by an adult) COST: $30/child/session Children are fully supervised by qualified staff and engaged in Art / Craft, Games and Sports. They can play freely and creatively with all our fabulous equipment and materials or join in with the structured craft sessions and games facilitated by our qualified staff.   Painting                                Totum tennis            Making memo boxes Beading                                Twister                        Parachute games Drawing                                Soccer                       Skipping Printing                                  Collage                     Lego Hamma Beads                    Toys                            Hopscotch Hula Hoops                          Stilts                             Jumping sack races Dodgeball                           Skittles                        Giant board games   …and much much more! TO BOOK: email enquiries@elementsofbyron.com.au or phone the resorts reception team…
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Who to See at Bluesfest 2018

What you need to know: Thursday 29th March - Monday 2nd April Drive from Elements of Byron in 17 minutes 1, 3 & 5-day tickets available 2018 line-up Book tickets   Celebrating its 29th year, Bluesfest 2018 will bring together stars of world music at this ever-popular five-day festival near Byron Bay. While this may be Australia's premier contemporary blues and roots festival, its boundary-pushing curation of artists has always stretched this niche definition. Soul, funk, electronica, rock and world music mix seamlessly in this year's eclectic line-up. Discover who's playing and who to see at Bluesfest 2018 with our guide to best of the music.   Who to see: 2018 Headliners The Bluesfest line-up is filled with today's superstars and…
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5 Days in Byron Bay

You’ve checked-in to Elements of Byron and have 5 whole days to squeeze every last drop of the quintessential Byron Bay experience into your holiday. What to do?   Day One - Explore   07.00 – 08:30 SUNRISE BEACHFRONT YOGA The best imaginable start to the day. Wake-up to greet the dawn with First Light Club sunrise yoga overlooking the beach with Elements’ very own in house yogi instructor. It’s included in your rate. BYO towel, mats are provided. Usually starts at 7am or 7.30am, depending on time of year, ask reception before setting your alarm clock.   08:30 – 09:30 SUMPTUOUS BREAKFAST Muscles stretched - it’s time to enjoy a breakfast at the resorts Graze Restaurant. Enjoy the buffet…
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48 Hours in Byron Bay

You’ve checked-in to Elements of Byron and have 48 hours to squeeze every last drop of the quintessential Byron Bay experience into your holiday. What to do?   Day One - Explore   07.00 – 08:30 SUNRISE BEACHFRONT YOGA The best imaginable start to the day. Wake-up to greet the dawn with First Light Club sunrise yoga overlooking the beach with Elements’ very own in house yogi instructor. It’s included in your rate. BYO towel, mats are provided. Usually starts at 7am or 7.30am, depending on time of year, ask reception before setting your alarm clock.   08:30 – 09:30 SUMPTUOUS BREAKFAST Muscles stretched - it’s time to enjoy a breakfast at the resorts Graze Restaurant. Enjoy the buffet or…
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Picnic platter from Three Blue Ducks Byron Bay with cheese, olives and meat

Top 5 Byron Bay for March

Entering March, Byron Bay enjoys the final days of summer, ending the month with Easter weekend and one of the region’s most popular music festivals. But before Blues Fest kicks off, March is a great month for catching the surfing bug. The water’s still warm, the sun’s still shining bright and the days last long into the evening. Learn to surf in March and you may just spark a new love affair with the white-crested waves that’ll last right through winter. Add in some of the best independent ocean films, a great place for a picnic and one of Byron’s coolest brunch spots and you’ve got five great reasons to visit Byron Bay this March. 1) Blues Fest 29 March…
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People forest bathing, walking along a forest trail

Forest Bathing in Byron Bay

  "The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness" John Muir   Imagine if the forest could heal, rejuvenate and replenish us, simply by slowly walking amid its serenity. Forest Bathing—Shrinrin Yoku—offers just that. This simple meditative Japanese practice gives proven well-being benefits in as little as 30 minutes of calm walking. Surrounded by lush rainforest, experience this simple, calming and relaxing activity in Byron Bay (local destinations are listed at the end of this article). Discover forest bathing - a natural way to reduce stress.   What is Forest Bathing? Forest Bathing was created in Japan during the 1980s. It was the Asian culture's response to Karoshi - a Japanese word that describes death by overwork.…
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NATURE
Elements of Byron Bay Whale Watching

Annual Whale Migration in Byron Bay

  Once hunted to virtual extinction - an estimated 90% were wiped out due to commercial whaling before a moratorium was introduced in 1966 – Humpbacks that travel along the east coast are staging a remarkable comeback. With an annual growth rate of around 10-11%, researchers from the University of Queensland estimate the current population sits around 20,000. While Byron Bay was known as a whaling town from 1954 to 1962, where “a total of 1146 Humpbacks and two Sei Whales had been slaughtered”, it is now regarded as one of the world’s best whale watching locations. Each year, between May and November, southern hemisphere Humpback whales (megaptera novaeangliae) travel north from their Antarctic summer feeding grounds, past Cape Byron…
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“Star Stuff 2018” Festival Announced

Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th July 2018. After the sell-out success of the inaugural “Star Stuff – Festival of the Cosmos” in 2017, organiser Dylan O’Donnell has confirmed the space and science themed weekend will be returning to Byron Bay in 2018. Presented by Celestron, Bintel, The European Space Agency, Cosmos Magazine & Sidereal Trading, Star Stuff II invites three renowned international guests – Fraser Cain, publisher of Universe Today, space historian Amy Shira Teitel of the “Vintage Space” YouTube channel, and Geoff Notkin – star and expert of the popular TV series “Meteorite Men”. The two-day weekend in July 2018 at the Elements of Byron resort features solar and nighttime astronomy if the weather allows, but is otherwise a…
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Walk on a Byron Bay beach and romantic picnic for two

Top 5 Byron Bay For February

With the crowds heading back to work and the kids back in their classrooms, take the opportunity to extend your summer holidays this February in Byron Bay. It’s got all the best bits of summer, minus the masses. But quieter beaches are not all this town has to offer at this time of year. From a festival where you can immerse in surf culture to celebrating the one you love in style, there are plenty of things to do in Byron Bay this month. Discover our Top 5 Byron Bay for February. 1) Like summer in Byron Bay, only quieter Throughout February While the summer weather continues in Byron Bay through February, with average highs of 27ºC, the bustling crowds…
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Best Yoga in Byron Bay

Byron Yoga Centre - 6 Byron Street, Byron Bay – 11-minute drive from Elements. Discover the unique Purna technique in flowing or restorative classes in the town centre. Ananta Yoga - 144 Jonson Street, Byron Bay – 13-minute drive from Elements. Byron's most varied timetable including power, yin, pilates and restorative daily classes. Creature Yoga - 11 Banksia Drive unit 6B, Byron Bay – 17-minute walk or 4-minute drive from Elements. Vinyasa and Yin taught all day, every day. Open to beginners and long-term yogis alike. Bikram Yoga - 8A Grevillea St, Byron Bay – 20-minute walk or 5-minute drive from Elements. For hot yoga, go here. Multiple hatha-based classes are offered every day at 38ºC. Ashtanga Yoga - 11 Blackbutt Pl, Byron…
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Getting to Elements of Byron

Elements of Byron is located 2.5km north of the Byron Bay township along Belongil beach (towards the Gold Coast). Whether you’re travelling from overseas or visiting from somewhere closer-by, here are a range of stress-free options to make your arrival as enjoyable as your stay. ARRIVING AT ELEMENTS OF BYRON BY PLANE Elements of Byron is served by three airports—Ballina Byron, Gold Coast and Brisbane—all of which are linked to the Elements resort by the recently updated Pacific Highway (M1). 1.  Ballina Byron Airport (BNK) 210 Southern Cross Drive, Ballina NSW Our closest airport receives flights from Sydney, Melbourne and Newcastle delivered by Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Rex Airlines. Transfer Options: Shuttle services: Transfers cost $18 with Go Byron (per person…
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Parkour-inspired Kids Adventure Playground at Elements of Byron

Tucked among the native bushland in which Elements of Byron sits is an all-natural adventure playground ready to enthrall even the most energetic of kids. Inspired by the excitement, grace and undoubted physical challenge of Parkour, this natural agility course is designed to spark imaginations and reveal new limits to each child who takes it on. Keep the kids entertained for hours as they discover the thrill of playing outdoors. ALL NATURAL PLAY Our new playground fits seamlessly into the coastal bushland on the eastern edge of the resort. Made of natural woods and with a soft-sand base, it appears like it grew out of the forest that surrounds it. Made from sustainable timber, each post carries the unique knots…
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Weekly Byron Farmers Market

  Byron’s WEEKLY Farmers Markets Byron Farmers Market Every Thursday, 8 – 11am 9-minute drive from Elements Butler Street Reserve, Byron Bay 2481 Bangalow Farmers Market Every Saturday, 8 – 11am 16-minute drive from Elements Behind the Bangalow Hotel, Bangalow 2479 New Brighton Farmers Market Every Tuesday, 8 – 11am 23-minute drive from Elements New Brighton Oval, River Street, New Brighton 2483 Mullumbimby Farmers Market Every Friday 7 – 11am 23-minute drive from Elements 51 Main Arm Rd, Mullumbimby 2482 MONTHLY Markets in the ‘Byron Area’ Byron Bay Market 1st Sunday of the month, 8am – 3pm 9-minute drive from Elements Butler Street Reserve, Byron Bay 2481 Brunswick Heads Markets 1st Saturday of the month, 7am – 1pm 18-minute drive…
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6 Best Byron Bay Coffee Shops and Cafes

Colourful people, stunning beaches and some of the best coffee in the world: Byron Bay's cafes are a big part of what makes our town such a holiday hotspot. Search for the 'best cafes near me' while wandering down Main Beach, Clarkes or Wategos and you'll reveal a stellar list of options for grabbing a top-notch flat white, espresso or cold-press coffee. But there's more: Byron's cafes also boast some of the best menus in Australia, often filled with organic and locally-sourced produce and always served in style. It’s one reason why the locals love these cafes too. And why the good ones are always packed. Check out our list of Byron Bay's best local coffee shops and make your next coffee in Byron…
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Things to do in Byron for Kids

Byron Bay and its hinterland offers families the ultimate holiday destination to enjoy. Memories are made here that last a lifetime. With an abundance of space and nature, Byron has many unique activities you won’t find anywhere else. Activities that will engage, educate and entertain your kids for hours. You might well find yourself enjoying them too! We’ve put together our favourites for your family to experience.   1. It’s right here at the resort – plenty to do at Elements of Byron Beach. Surf. Pool Just add water and kids are happy! Our lagoon infinity pool holds nearly one million litres of water. A generous section of our pool is shallow and perfect for little ones to paddle in.…
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Guided Rainforest and Estuary Walks

Elements of Byron’s diverse ecologies include dunal, wetlands, wooded forest and rainforest. The site is blessed with its very own littoral rainforest which backs onto the Belongil creek and expansive estuary. Join the resorts very own naturalist and land manager for a scheduled guided walk exploring the rainforest or estuary. Every tour spots plenty of birds which regularly change with the seasons as well as searching for other animals, tracks and traces.   Guided Rainforest walk Approx. 45min-1hr (1.5km return) 0900 Thursday, 1000 Friday, 1500 Saturday, 0900 Sunday or book a private tour. The Guided rainforest walk explores walking tracks & viewing areas in the Coastal Littoral Rainforest and it’s on site surroundings.  This ecological community is critically endangered and…
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The unexplored creative hub of Byron Bay

Since the arrival of hippies and surfers in the 1960’s Byron Bay transformed from a working mans town to a town which celebrates a barefoot relaxed lifestyle, a world-famous playground for international visitors, earth lovers, healers, the weird and the wonderful.  With this cultural change back in the sixties came the unfolding of a unique arts and industrial estate, today called Arts and Industry. It’s walkable from the resort or easily navigated by bike or car. The last few years a rich cultural hub has taken shape in the Arts and Industrial Estate, eagerly growing into a destination for new and creative businesses. Now home to businesses ranging from artists, filmmakers, beer brewers, designers, fashion houses, incredible food and more…
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Grow, Feed, Educate at The Farm

  Explore another side of Byron Bay at The Farm. One local venue that appears in our ‘48 Hours in Byron’ itinerary is 'The Farm'. The Farm is many things: a destination, a working farm, a rustic eatery, a source of education, a produce market, and more. With a homespun philosophy based on the nourishment of community and environment, The Farm’s hospitality, educational, and agricultural endeavours contribute toward a more harmonious existence with the land. The Farm’s motto ‘Grow, Feed, Educate’ represents this ethos. Whether you throw yourself headfirst into an ethical farming workshop, or treat yourself to a meal of local produce at Three Blue Ducks, a visit to The Farm is not only memorable, but inspirational. A Working…
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A Byron must do experience: Kayaking

KAYAKING IN BYRON   Created in 2002, Cape Byron Marine Park is arguably one of Byron’s best assets. Extending 37-kilometres (23 miles) from the Brunswick River to Lennox Head and three nautical miles out to sea, this protected zone is home to dolphin, fish and seabirds, as well as endangered species such as grey nurse sharks, sea turtles and little terns. While this pristine patch of water provides a stunning backdrop when you’re swimming at Wategos Beach or strolling along the Cape Byron Walking Track, you really need to get out on the water to fully appreciate its natural beauty. For the past 30 years, Go Sea Kayak - the only kayak company in Byron Bay to employ local Indigenous…
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Learn to Surf while in Byron

When it comes to that authentic beach-town vibe, Byron is a contender for the title all year round. The pristine northern climate and multiple breaks create ideal surf conditions, making it a renowned haven for locals, surfing legends, musicians and movie stars alike. There is something freeing about feeling the power and beauty of the ocean propel you and your surfboard through the ocean. Our friends at ‘Let’s Go Surfing’ deliver fantastic surf experiences for resort guests on Belongil Beach – right out the front of the resort, or at Main Beach in town. BYRON SURF LESSON For:                            Beginners Duration:                   2-hours (3-hour experience) About your experience:        Want to learn to surf on Main Beach Byron Bay?! We…
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Take Flight with Elements AIR

See Byron Bay’s natural wonders from a new perspective with Elements AIR.   Around the globe, Byron Bay is revered for its untouched coastline, rich rainforests, and sweeping hinterland. When experienced from a birds-eye-perspective, the landscape’s striking patchwork of natural elements takes on a new significance. See for yourself with Elements AIR, the resort’s new collection of aerial services. Guests have the choice of three unique packages. Byron Bay Coastal Scenic Helicopter Flights The first is the Byron Bay Coastal Scenic Helicopter Flight. This unforgettable aerial experience begins right here, at Elements of Byron. You and up to two other guests will soar over Byron Bay’s iconic lighthouse, perched above the jagged cliffs and bright blue ocean of Walgun (Cape…
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The Vision Behind Elements of Byron (short film)

Elements of Byron was inspired by Nature. This beautiful, fragile tract of land on Australia’s eastern-most seaboard has received exquisite curatorial attention from a team led by four creative minds. From the first conception of it as a place of ultimate retreat, through to the architecture, landscape and interior design, the focus was always on preserving a distinctive lifestyle and encouraging the rehabilitation of a marvellous environment. In this short four minute video, filmed on location, we hear how the owner, the architect, the interior designer and the manager collaborated with mother nature to create a place of remarkable beauty and restfulness for the traveller who seeks meaning and experience. Each of the creators responds to the unique natural environment,…
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Minyon Falls, Byron Hinterland

  Located just 45 minutes from Elements of Byron is one of the region’s most jaw-dropping destinations: Minyon Falls. Surrounded by ancient rainforests in Nightcap National Park, the waterfall plunges roughly 100-metres over jarring rhyolite cliffs that were once part of the Tweed Volcano. This hinterland gem is part of Byron Bay’s must-see nature. You can choose from an easier, two-hour return walk to Minyon Grass picnic area or the longer, hard-grade 4-5-hour Minyon Loop Walking Track. The Minyon Grass option takes you to the base of the Falls while the 7.5-km Minyon Loop Walking Track winds through dense rainforest and fern-flanked creeks before arriving at the iconic plunge falls. Either way: be prepared for a fairly steep climb out! While…
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Horse Riding at Elements of Byron

  Mustering, stunt riding and gymnastics on horseback – Kate Noller has spent much of her life learning the nuances and personality traits of her horses. Born and bred in Byron Bay, the gifted rider first saddled up as a four-year-old before competing on a national level in equestrian vaulting. “Vaulting requires you to have skills in both gymnastics and horsemanship,” she explains. “Not only do you need to control your own strength and rhythm but also interpret and predict your horse’s abilities.” During her 20’s Kate headed inland to experience the unique world of a Stockwoman, an iconic (predominantly male) figure of the Australian landscape famously depicted in The Man from Snowy River. “Droving on a remote pastoral station…
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Byron Bay Food Tours

  What better way to see Byron Bay and the surrounding hinterland than with a guided tour that combines travel and food? Terase Davidson’s Taste Byron Bay food tours satisfy the senses with seasonal local produce and scenic drives that take you from the beach to the fertile hills behind Byron Bay. But first, a bit of background on this accomplished chef. After kick-starting her career as a junior chef at Sydney’s multi-award-winning, fine dining Aqua Dining restaurant (then one hatted), Terase founded an online foodie hub based on Sydney’s Northern Beaches that quickly cultivated a strong following by people who shared her love of seasonal ingredients and back-to-basics food philosophies. “This venture combined walking food tours, cooking classes, catered…
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Cape Byron Lighthouse

  Sitting stoically on mainland Australia’s most easterly point, 118-metres above sea level is Cape Byron Lighthouse, which is as famous as Byron itself. It really is a “must see” experience for guests staying at Elements, not only due to the stunning 360-degree panoramic views it provides but also the fascinating historical tale it tells.  According to its custodian, Cape Byron Trust, Charles Harding built the lighthouse in 1901 using prefabricated, white concrete blocks. The first-order optical lens, which weighs eight-tonnes, was made by French physicist and engineer Augustin-Jean Fresnel, who pioneered his famous ‘large aperture and short focal length’ lens design especially for lighthouses. “In 1956, the light became Australia's most powerful, at 2,200,00 cd when it was converted…
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First Light Club Beachfront Yoga

  Wake up your senses, experience the benefits of mindful movement, and see the sunrise over the ocean with the First Light Club. Complementary for guests staying at Elements of Byron, this therapeutic yoga class is held daily on the beachfront overlooking the pristine Pacific Ocean. “As we are located on a grassy knoll that sits right in front of Belongil Beach, not far from mainland Australia’s most easterly point, we get to see the sun come up before anyone else,” says Elements of Byron's spa manager and yoga instructor, Marie Baker. “The sun is usually peeking out over the horizon as our guests arrive, which at this time of the year is just north of Julian Rocks. It really…
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Welcome to Arakwal Country

There’s a saying that if you can’t trace your ancestry back to the land you’re speaking about, then you have no right to speak about it at all. So when you’re in the presence of a storyteller whose ancestral homelands are intertwined with the very forces of creation, it’s nothing short of mesmerising. Such is the case with Byron Bay’s local indigenous group, the Arakwal Dancers, who performed a Welcome to Country ceremony during the official opening of Elements of Byron. As you’ll read below, this not only gave local cultural custodians the opportunity to pay respect to their ancestors but also allowed non-Indigenous people a chance to acknowledge the unique heritage of this area. What we learned through that…
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NATURE

Belongil Estuary

Thanks AirSwing Media for this stunning early morning footage. The Belongil estuary is a fluid interchange between land and sea. No two days there are ever the same. The ocean tides surge forward, then recede. Sand hills build, then dissolve. Storms and king tides eat away the coastline before it is re-sculpted and replenished by wind, surf and the delicate ecosystem that evolves at this juncture. In 1864 the sea penetrated the lowlands from Tallow beach to Belongil creek. In 1898 severe erosion from a ‘big blow’ exposed much of the coffee rock at Belongil Beach. Yet in the 1920s Byron Bay was awash with sand, mountains of it blowing down Jonson street. It had to be shovelled out by…
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Alive & Kicking Opening Party

A lavish opening pool party was held at the resort on the 25th January 2016 to welcome the community and provide a sneak peek at the resorts offerings before officially opening to the public on Monday February 1st 2016. The team behind the resort proved the fuss has all been worth it, providing an unforgettable experience for the 200+ invited guests. Among the guests were operators of the major Byron festivals including Splendour in the Grass, BluesFest, Byron Falls Festival and Byron Bay Writers Festival (which will continue to be held at Elements of Byron) and local identities including Rusty Miller and Byron’s dancing man Tommy Franklin. Guests were treated to the new Veuve Clicquot Rich upon arrival. As they…
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Elements of Byron Wins World’s Best Hotel Interior Design

  The Best Hotel Interior Design in the world is right here in Byron Bay!   Elements of Byron took home the coveted ‘Best Hotel Interior Design’ accolade at the Society of British & International Design (SBID) International Design Excellence Awards on November 25, 2016. Held at the historic Dorchester Hotel in London, the awards celebrated excellence in interior design across the globe, with entrants representing every continent. Best Hotel Design Award One of 14 categories, the Best Hotel Design award showcases new, restored, and refurbished hotels and resorts that show innovation and originality in their interior design. Elements’ new take on barefoot luxury not only represented Australia in the category, but earned the prize. Devised by Rowena Cornwell of…
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A couple have a romantic picnic by the ocean

A Valentine’s Day to Love in Byron Bay

Every year, many of us dedicate the 14th of February entirely to love and the one we love. But beyond red roses and heartfelt presents, how can we offer our loved one a late summer day to remember? Valentine’s Day in Byron Bay is rich in ideas for showing heartfelt appreciation and serves the tastes and desires of a wide range of people. Whether your palette is drawn to champagne and oysters or you'll remember a picture-perfect sunrise most of all, Byron has the ingredients for a wonderful day spent together. With ideas stretching from sunrise to beyond sunset, discover Valentine’s Day in Byron Bay in this guide. A beautiful start to the day There are few more peaceful ways…
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WELLBEING
The Crystal Castle in Byron's Rainbow Region

World’s Largest Crystals Move To Byron

Byron Bay is now home to the two largest crystals in the world, a towering 5.5 metre smoky quartz geode and a 5.5 metre wide amethyst geode cave. The Crystal Castle in the Byron hinterland, just 25 minutes drive from Elements of Byron, purchased the natural giants, estimated to be 120 million years old, in a monumental deal with a Uruguayan farmer and long term friend of the Castle. The acquisition marks the Crystal Castle’s 30th Anniversary and they join what is already the largest outdoor display of crystals in the world. The amethyst cave, becoming known as the “enchanted cave” is on display and will soon also be available for group and private meditations. “Amethyst has many qualities, perhaps…
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Exclusive Movement and Music Retreat at Elements

Including Valentine's Day beachfront gig with Pete Murray Monday 12th to Friday 16th February 2018 at Elements of Byron Resort and Spa Book now: www.musicandmovementescapes.com Pete Murray and Benny Owen are embarking on an unprecedented new collaboration and are inviting Elements of Byron guests to join them. Australia's much-loved musicians share more than a passion for music. In February 2018, Pete and Benny will share their mutual love of health and fitness with a select group of fans. The inaugural Music and Movement Escapes retreat will be hosted this summer at Elements of Byron. The week includes fun fitness sessions with both artists as well as an exclusive beachfront gig with Pete Murray, morning yoga and a surfing lesson.   How Stars Aligned…
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Happiness Retreat! Nov 1-5, 2017

  The team from ‘Bikes & Bends’ Auckland and ‘Elements of Byron’ resort have collaborated to bring you Australia’s most inclusive, accessible and luxurious retreat. Run across 5 days and 4 nights, a combination of happiness and wellbeing moments will restore and rebalance the weary urbanite. From $1,495 pp. twin share. Includes:- Luxurious accommodation 1 x 1-hour massage Daily nutritious breakfast 2 x group dinners Beachfront yoga each day Daily meditation session 2 x Happiness Workshops Visit Crystal Castle Plenty of free personal time Full Itinerary & to BOOK: http://www.bikesandbends.com/retreats/
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Resort wins at the 2017 Qantas Business Travel Awards

Elements of Byron won the ‘Best Large-Scale Corporate Retreat’ at the 2017 Qantas Business Travel Awards in Sydney. The events team at Elements of Byron were privileged to receive this award which was announced at a cocktail party in Sydney on June 28 and will feature in the July issue of Qantas magazine. The award recognises the teams unrelenting pursuit of delivering world-class events that are ‘authentically Byron’. The award winners were selected by a panel of judges – which included Neil Perry, Qantas’s creative director of food, beverage and service; Stuart Bishop, CEO of Hardy Brothers jewellers; and Ann Sherry, executive chairman of Carnival Australia – who are all well versed in the art of business travel. The Qantas…
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VISITOR INFO

Italian Degustation Dinner with Wine pairing

  6-COURSE ITALIAN DEGUSTATION MENU WITH WINE PAIRING Thu 17th Aug 2017 Graze Restaurant at Elements of Byron 6pm – 9pm   |   $125 pp   A celebration of Italy's fine cuisine and wines. The first in a series of very special dinners, each showcasing the wine and cuisine from our favourite European regions. Simon Jones, executive chef at Elements of Byron and Jean-Jacques Peyre of Paradox Wines have teamed up to curate this special event. BOOKINGS https://www.trybooking.com/RCXN ENQUIRIES graze@elementsofbyron.com.au   Pizza oven canapes Cornaro Prosecco Nv  |  Asolo Hills, Veneto ~ Homemade fresh crab lasagne, (Italian white wine) butter sauce Cantina Di Gallura Vermentino 2016  |  Gallura, Sardinia ~ Porcini risotto, freshly grated Pecorino Belisario Pecorino 2014  |  Chieti, Abruzzo…
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Byron Writers Festival 2017

Byron Writers Festival 4-6 August 2017 Where Stories Take You Photo credit: Evan Malcolm Byron Writers Festival is Australia's largest and leading regional writers' festival, held in August every year at its iconic beachside location within the Elements of Byron resort site. Renowned for its sense of community and thought-provoking programming, the Festival explores the importance of literature and debate in shaping our lives. This year, the Festival will see more than 130 writers join panels on 120-plus sessions over the 3-day event. We will welcome artists, environmentalists, philosophers, journalists and musicians to join our more traditional storytellers to explore the myriad forms that stories take.   Festival 2017 Program details The line-up of guests will be announced with the…
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