Breathe easy in Byron Bay.
There are many reasons 1.7 million people flock to the most easterly point of Australia each year. Along with its white-sand beaches and sapphire bays, Byron boasts some of the country’s best music festivals and a dynamic food scene. It has settled into the national psyche as a place where dreamers go and life slows down.
Elements of Byron Resort & Spa is the very definition of beachfront paradise. This luxurious resort features 193 private villas, fine dining, and a spa based on relaxing rituals. Laze on the beach with your beverage of choice and watch the famous Byron Bay sunset.
Boutique stores are abundant in this small town. From Spell & The Gypsy Collective’s hippie (and upscale) clothing to the Byron Bay markets, there’s a floaty maxi dress for every budget.
You can’t come to this beautiful region without taking in the breathtaking views along Cape Byron. Hike through rainforests, grasslands and clifftops to the famous Cape Byron Lighthouse, which is still active today.
Sate your hunger over a leisurely dinner of tapas and wine at ST. ELMO DINING ROOM & BAR; stelmodining.com.
Stroll the streets of Bryon for some shopping and stop for a drink overlooking the famous oceanfront at BEACH HOTEL.
Lap up the luxury of a deluxe twobedroom villa at ELEMENTS OF
BYRON four people; elementsofbyron.com.au.
Drive to Federal and visit DOMA CAFE, a famous (and famously busy) pit stop for hinterland explorers that features Japanese and Australian treats.
To get to the lighthouse easily, park at the base of the CAPE BYRON WALKING TRACK and then start the trek from there. We took the new Holden Astra sedan.
If you need a break from the zen, get your adrenaline pumping with SKYDIVE AUSTRALIA; skydive.com.au.