Honeymoons A – Z: Byron Bay

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For couples looking for a fuss-free honeymoon within the comforts of home, Byron Bay ticks all the boxes. Located along the East Coast, Byron Bay’s cloudless skies and sandy beaches are spectacular. But what makes Byron Bay special is the town’s relaxed vibe, making it a unique getaway for newlyweds to start their next chapter together.

5 Places to Stay:

1. Amala Luxury Villa 

Enjoy a slice of tropical heaven in the Indonesian-inspired Amala Luxury Villa. Nestled in the gorgeous hinterland of Byron Bay, the amazing self-contained villa is a gem in the midst of the beach-front, self-service apartment along the coastline. Walk through the Balinese carved doorway to start your intimate, romantic getaway.

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2. SummerHills Retreat

Minutes away from the Byron Bay beaches, SummerHills retreat is a beautiful hillside sanctuary. Set on 113 lush acres with panoramic mountain views, the retreat offers five different spa accommodation choices. Feel all your stresses melt away with a variety of spa treatments available on site or cool off in the retreat’s 12 metre saltwater pool. The Tuscany-inspired villas all come with their own private courtyards or sundecks.

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3. Koreelah

If you’re looking for a secluded romantic getaway, Koreelah’s privately-owned rainforest that spans over ten acres is the ideal honeymoon getaway. A short drive away from Byron Bay’s town centre, the stylish, luxury lodgings offer complete privacy. Large open plan living and a kitchen complete with its own pizza oven will surely appeal to couples seeking seclusion.

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4. Elements of Byron

Situated amidst 22 hectares of beachfront paradise, Elements of Byron features 103 private beach villas inspired by the native flora and fauna of Byron Bay. The luxury retreat offers on-site spa treatments, a range of restaurants, unique hanging lounges over the pool and even a fire pit for balmy nights. It’s all you’ll ever need for a great honeymoon experience!

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5. The Oasis 

Set amidst tranquil bushlands are The Oasis’ Byron Treetop Holiday Houses. The split-level accommodation features a private balcony with ocean or bushviews. Relish in your own private getaway and take a short walk through the bushland to Tallows Beach.

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5 Places to Visit:

1. Cape Byron Lighthouse

No trip to Byron Bay is complete without a visit to the Cape Byron Lighthouse. Explore the maritime and nature displays within and enjoy a latte in the café. Venture to the top of the lighthouse by taking a tour run by volunteers (gold coin donation required).

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2. Captain Cook Lookout

Pack your trekking gear and discover Captain Cook’s Lookout on Lighthouse Road; you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views of the coastline. Visit between the months of May and July and you may catch the magnificent humpback whales swimming past the headlands. Playful dolphins can be spotted in the area too.

3. Main Beach

The life-saver patrolled Main Beach is busy from dawn to dusk with yoga classes, buskers and even fire dancers. Located directly in front of the town, Main Beach may not seem like the ideal honeymoon spot at first, but its white sandy beaches and stunning mountain views more than make up for it as a relaxing spot to put your feet up after a stroll through the town.

4. Byron Bay Town

The main streets of Byron Bay are dotted with cafes, restaurants, bars and galleries that perfectly showcase the small town vibe. From hand-blown glassware to contemporary art galleries, the thriving town offers visitors endless sights.

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5. Minyon Falls

Explore the world-heritage listed Nightcap National Park and take a guided rainforest walk to the spectacular Minyon Falls. Reward yourself with a swim underneath the falls and weave through the unspoiled hinterland towns in the region.

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5 Things To Do:

1. Mountain Biking Through the Rainforest

Join a guided tour on a two-wheel adventure through the subtropical rainforests on a mountain bike Byron Bay tour. Ideal for nature-lovers, experience Byron Bay from another perspective.

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2. Whale Watching

Indulge in the magical moment of sighting whales breaching off the coast of New South Wales A cruise with Byron Bay Whale Watching will take you on a journey to watch the incredible humpback whale’s annual migration. It’s a memorable experience that will definitely leave you in awe of nature.

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3. Watch the Sunrise on a Hot Air Balloon

Take in the spectacular sight of Byron Bay while catching the sunrise with your beloved on a hot air balloon. With Byron Bay Ballooning, it’s the ultimate romantic experience!

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4. Beer Tasting

For lovers of handcrafted beer, try out the local brew, Stone and Wood, with a tour and tasting at their Byron Brewery. Take a carton home to mark your trip and gift the beers to friends and family!

5. Horse Riding On The Beach

Enjoy the fabulous sun, sea and surf that Byron Bay is famous for…on a horseback! Ride off to a new beginning along the 7 Mile Beach in Bangalow and catch a wave or two on the fully-supervised Pegasus Park Equestrian Centre tour.

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Ms Chinoiserie Says: Only a short distance from home, Byron Bay is undoubtedly one of my favourite “chill out” spots – perfect for honeymoon relaxation!

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