Byron Bay is one of the most popular holiday destinations to visit within New South Wales. Byron is known for its beachy culture, surfing and scuba diving sites, as well as being home to the most easterly point in Australia. Byron Bay is perfect for tourists, as it is easy to explore and has a wide variety of activities for a wide variety of people, including family groups, elderly people, and those looking for a luxury getaway to a beautiful coastal town. Without further delay, here are the absolute best activities you can do within Byron Bay to treat yourself.
Visit the Gaia Retreat and Spa, Byron Bay
When in Byron Bay it is absolutely essential to visit the internationally infamous Gaia Retreat and Spa, where you can embrace the immense serenity and healing culture of the centre. Located on the highest point of the Byron Shire and surrounded by ten hectares of countryside, Gaia Resort is sure to get you far enough out of society to really relax and unwind. This luxury, one-of-a-kind spa offers a myriad of treatments anywhere from traditional massage to aromatherapy and reflexology exercises. Some more particularly unique experiences offered at Gaia include one-on-one Pilates, fitness training, tennis training, a group dance class, a Cacao Ceremony, and a Qi-Gong (ancient Chinese mediation technique) class.
Have a Boutique Experience at Rae’s
Rae’s on Watego’s is described as a unique boutique resort complete with personalised service for a truly opulent experience for its guests. Located in an idyllic location on the beachside, this unique and beautiful resort is known for its luxurious facilities, perfect accommodation, and its ability to unwind even the most stressed individual. Rae’s is available for private events both large and intimate, as well as for guests seeking luxury accommodation. Rae’s also has an on site spa, which is highly rated by the many guests who have been pampered there, as well as playing host to various events throughout the year.
Go on a Distillery and Brewery Tour Session
If you are in Byron Bay, a place famous for its breweries where various craft beers are made, you simply must visit the local distilleries and breweries. This 4 hour tour operated by Behind the Barrel Byron Bay encompasses the most popular facilities in the area: Stone and Wood Brewery, Husk Distillers, Cape Byron Distillery, Lord Byron Distillery, and Seven Mile Brewing Co. While on the tour, you will sample various beers, seltzers, and ciders on tasting paddles, and be driven around on an air-conditioned minivan. To top it off, food is available at the facilities.
Attend a Small Group Snorkelling Tour with a Boat Ride
Byron Bay is a place well known for the underwater adventures you can have whilst there. If you have always wanted to experience the hype of the Great Barrier Reef but not wanted to make the lengthy trek up to Queensland, a snorkeling tour experience may be the perfect thing for you and your crew. You will have the opportunity to bask in the glory of the great ocean while you are transported by boat to Julian Rocks and keep an eye out for manta rays, whales, dolphins, and wobbegong sharks. Full instruction and all equipment will be provided to you and the group has a limit on it, so it remains a small and intimate tour.
Participate in the Byron Bay “Toast the Sun” Experience
Hosted at the Cape Byron Lighthouse Café, this intimate experience designed for couples and small groups is a unique celebration of nature and delicious food. This popular experience is perfect for every morning of the year considering Byron Bay’s enviable and mild climate. The host only takes two bookings per day to ensure the comfort of their customers, so be sure to get in quick!
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