5 Things To Do In Byron Bay

Byron Bay is one of Australia’s most popular destinations both for tourists and locals. It’s perfect for a long weekend away, but you will most likely want to stay longer. If I had to describe Byron Bay in three words, they would be surf, love and music.

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Of course you can go to Byron Bay just for the beaches and great surf, but there are a few other things that you shouldn’t miss while you’re there:

1. Explore Cape Byron lighthouse

Located at the very east of Byron Bay – and in fact, Australia – you find the beautiful Cape Byron light house on top of a hill. You can drive up by car, but make sure you get out and walk a few minutes to Australia’s most easterly point and take in the stunning view. Of course, sunrise and sunset times make for the prettiest backdrop.

2. Visit the markets

The hippie-haven markets in Byron offer everything from pottery to clothes and lots of really good food. The location changes depending on the day, but it’s hard to miss them; just check here for more information.

3. Listen to the music

If you walk through the main streets of Byron, you will pass plenty of street musicians, some of which are very talented. Just take some time and enjoy the music, or even dance in the street! There’s no better place to do it.

4. Walk along Seven Mile Beach

This very long and picturesque beach stretches from Lennox Head to Byron Bay and is perfect for surfing and (very) long walks. Why not get up early and watch the sunrise from there?

5. Have breakfast at the Macadamia Castle

Ok, technically this place is outside of Byron Bay, but it’s just a 15-minute car ride away and worth a visit if you like macadamias and Disneyland-style fake castles. Behind the “castle”, there is a small wildlife park which is great for kids, but even if you just come for the pancakes, it’s worth your while.

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Picturesque Weekend Getaways in NSW

Need a much require vacation away from home? Even a short weekend getaway is enough to revitalise your energy and keep you determined for the week ahead. New South Wales is home to a variety of quaint locations which are only a short car ride away. What are you waiting for?

Pokolbin, Hunter Valley

Home to some of the most luxurious food and wines in the entire state, Pokolbin is only a 3-4 hour drive away from Sydney city. Local wine tours are readily available, food is made fresh on site, and this rural town is home to a number of spa treatment facilities which will make you feel brand new.

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Byron Bay

Whether you want to relax or live it up, Byron Bay offers a variety of different activities which are couple and child-friendly. Visit some of the local beaches including highly rated Belongil Beach, go on a hike, and even pass by some of the vegan cafés such as Manna Heaven for some fresh, organic produce.

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Blue Mountains

Escape the city-life for the serene backdrop of the Blue Mountains. Definitely check out the Three Sisters, one of the oldest sand formations in the entire country, and some of the local national parks including Wentworth Falls for some killer views and fresh air. Don’t forget to dress warm – the weather is known to take a dip, especially in the months between July and August.

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For those adrenaline junkies, why not take advantage of the colder weather and take a trip to the snow. There are many child-friendly activities if you’re travelling with the entire crew, so there is always something to keep everyone happy. Ski, snowboard or just relax at the Perisher Ski Resort located on Kosciusko Road.

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Peppers Casuarina Lodge, Byron Bay

Hidden in the lush rainforest hinterland of Byron Bay, Peppers Casuarina Lodge epitomises peace and privacy.Tastefully decorated one and two bedroom lodges, complemented by verandahs and balconies over-looking tropical surrounds, allow you to relax and take in the beauty of the retreat. In this intimate environment you can indulge yourself with a massage, relax by the pool, stroll through the surrounding rainforest and later enjoy the superb food and wine at Wilson’s by the Creek.

Named after the creek that winds through the property’s rainforest area, Wilson’s by the Creek has

added a new dimension to Peppers’ already formidable reputation for food and wine. Executive Chef, Valere Oddoux’s menu features fresh local produce with a combination of French, African and Asian influences.This oasis of peace and tranquillity is just a 12-minute drive from the buzz of Byron Bay with its electric mix of boutiques and restaurants.

Warm sun, cooling breezes, beautiful views and accommodation in sympathy with the rainforest that surrounds it – Peppers Casuarina Lodge is the ideal location for a weekend break or an extended mid-week stay.

Peppers Casuarina Lodge, Byron

139 Newes Road

Coorabell NSW 2481

Phone (02) 6684 7348

Fax (02) 6684 8137


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