10 reasons why
is one of the most beautiful wedding destinations in the world...
Byron is world renowned for its stunning white sandy beaches. Immerse yourself in the gleaming turquoise water at Wategos Beach or catch a wave at The Pass. Uncrowded and undeveloped, soaking up the sun has never been more luxurious.
The Byron Hinterland simply exudes natural beauty. You will find pristine rainforests, secluded waterfalls,rolling green hills and panoramic views that will take your breath away.
Dotted all throughout the Byron Hinterland are quaint and picturesque towns and villages such as Bangalow, Clunes, Federal and Mullumbimby. Be greeted by the friendly locals, exceptional coffee and historic pubs. If you are after some fresh local produce head down to any of the regional markets. There is a smorgasboard of local farmers selling their harvest, whether it be macadamia nuts, cheeses, oils, meats, coffee beans, breads & fresh flowers.
You will look forward to that magical time in the evening when the sun disappears and daylight fades. The sunset sky over Byron Bay delights with a combination of spectacular colours, pastels change into golds & silvers, bright oranges into brilliant pinks, each night is a different and stunning spectacle.
The road sign into Byron says it all 'Welcome To Byron Bay', with a locals addition 'Cheer Up, Slow Down, Chill Out'. For a tiny beachside town, Byron Bay simply oozes vibe - it's the reason why people keep coming back to visit, or for many, why they never leave. A melting pot of hippies, surfers, bohemians, travellers, artists and entrepreneurs, working harmoniously to a chilled and colourful beat.
There is no need for any technological distractions in Byron Bay, kids grow up to respect & understand the natural environment. They are encouraged to climb trees, roll down hills, swim in the salt water and feel the sand between their toes. Visit one of the many family friendly attaractions dotted throughout Byron & surrounds including The Crystal Castle in Mullumbimby, Macadamia Castle in Knockrow, The Farm at Ewingsdale or for the festival families - Little Splendour at Splendour in the Grass in July.
Byron is fast becoming a foodie haven. Whether you are looking for a cheap bite, shared plate or a fresh and flavoursome meal, there is an ever increasing list of restaurants and bars to choose from in Byron and the surrounding areas. By day, visit favoured coffee hangs and easy dining cafes like Harvest, Bayleaf, Top Shop, Road House or Three Blue Ducks at The Farm. By night enjoy sensational cuisine at St.Elmo Dining Room & Bar, Miss Margarita Mexican Cantina or The Italian at The Pacific.
Enjoy live music? Visit Tree House on Belongil, The Bangalow Hotel, The Beach Hotel & The Northern for local & international artists.
Indulge yourself with a luxurious treatment at the award winning Gaia Retreat & Spa, nestled in Byrons hinterland. As soon as you enter the gates you are surrounded by beauty and balance.
The Gaia Day Spa has assembled some of the finest healers and therapists in Australia, providing guests with a unique spa journey aimed at enhancing and promoting health and wellbeing through holistic wellness and the inherent beauty of the individual.
The Byron shopping experience is unique, from local artisans to internationally recognised clothing and lifestyle brands. Stroll down Jonson, Lawson & Fletcher Streets where you can find key fashion pieces for yourself or your home from boutiques Hope & May, Spell Designs & Ahoy Trader, or find hidden gems in the Arts & Industry Estate which is home to local artists & designers, vintage stores, healthfood outlets & cafes. If travelling through the hinterland be sure to stop at Station St, Bangalow for a vibrant & exclusive shopping experience or take a stroll down the main street stopping off at Island Luxe, Lazybones, Miller & More, Brauerbirds and Barebones Art Space. Continue on to the Eureka Hills and visit Dirty Old Town who carefully source rare, reclaimed timbers from local suppliers in the area, then design and hand make unique pieces of furniture.
The famous and iconic Byron Bay lighthouse has been standing tall since 1899 at Australia’s most easterly point; providing the best view in town. The Cape Byron walking track offers a spectacular birds eye view of the bay, often seeing migrating whales off Julian Rocks, waves at surfing hot spot The Pass, The Wreck of SS Wollongbar on Main Beach, the beach haven that is Wategos and a spectacular stretch of nature and ocean south along Tallows Beach.