Some risk of being eaten but the accommodation, food, wine and views are superb
If it’s good enough for Keith Richards, Rae’s on Wategos at Byron Bay, NSW, should be just fine for you, and the other three in your family ($1380 includes a penthouse, continental breakfast and views over the marine animal-filled water). Hire a surfboard for $50 from the legendary author, stowaway and surfer Bob McTavish and paddle out from the beach in front of the hotel. Personal contact with dolphins is 100 per cent guaranteed, 90 per cent for giant turtles and manta rays and about 10 per cent for man- and womaneating sharks of many types. Not many tourists get bitten.