The ultimate Byron Bay journey in 4 Days
This four day itinerary allows you to immerse yourself in the very best of Byron Bay, from its stunning beaches and natural wonders, to its vibrant culture, cuisine, and wellness experiences. Make the most of your Crystalbrook Byron stay and enjoy all that this beautiful town has to offer.
Day 1: Arrival, Cape Byron Lighthouse and Beach Exploration
Arrive at Crystalbrook Byron. Nestled in 45-acres of magical subtropical rainforest, your resort is a celebration of nature, responsible luxury and the local environment.
After some time to settle in, head to the Cape Byron Lighthouse for incredible views of the ocean and surrounding areas. The lighthouse is Australia's most easterly point and is a great spot for whale watching during the winter months. You can either drive up to the lighthouse or take a scenic coastal walk from the town of Byron Bay. The walk takes approximately 2 hours return and is a great way to explore the coastline.
Spend the afternoon relaxing at your leisure, either at Main Beach or Wategos Beach, both of which are close to Crystalbrook Byron. Main Beach is the most popular beach in Byron Bay and is known for its great surf and lively atmosphere. Wategos Beach is a smaller, quieter beach that is perfect for swimming and relaxing. Both beaches offer stunning views and are a must-visit during your time in Byron Bay.
Heading back to your resort for the evening, dinner awaits at the award-winning Forest. Passionately local, over 80% of Forest’s ingredients come from within a three-hour drive of the resort. The environment also sits close to heart, with the restaurant using only sustainably sourced seafood and free-range proteins. They’re also doing their bit to grow, consume and compost with our on-site herb gardens, four beehives and seven Subpods.
Forest Byron Bay
Day 2: Morning Yoga, Market Visit and National Park Hike
Awake at your resort and salute the sun with a morning yoga class, providing the perfect way to start your day, leaving you feeling energised to take on a day of exploration.
After class, savour breakfast at The Farm Byron Bay, a popular farm-to-table restaurant located just a short drive from Crystalbrook Byron. The Farm is a working farm that offers guided tours, as well as a restaurant that serves fresh and locally sourced produce. Enjoy a delicious breakfast while taking in the beautiful surroundings.
Discover Byron Bay's Regional Markets and browse local crafts and produce. The markets are held every first Sunday of the month and are a great way to experience the local culture. You can find everything from handmade jewellery to fresh produce.
In the afternoon, perhaps embark on a hike in the nearby Nightcap National Park. The Minyon Falls walk is a great option and offers some stunning scenery. The walk is approximately 7km return and takes around 3 hours to complete. Along the way, you will see some of the park's most stunning waterfalls and rock pools.
In the evening, head to the Stone & Wood Brewery for some delicious craft beer and food. Stone & Wood is a local brewery that offers tours and tastings, as well as a restaurant that serves tasty cuisine. Enjoy a beer or two while learning about the brewing process and sampling some of their most popular beers.
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Day 3: Surf Lesson, Shopping Expedition and Kayaking Tour
Start your day with a sunrise surf lesson at one of Byron Bay's many surf schools, including Let's Go Surfing and Byron Bay Surf School. Known for its great surf and is a popular spot for surfers of all levels, Byron Bay is perfect for taking a surf lesson, not to mention a great way to experience the local culture and learn a new skill.
After surfing, explore the local shops and boutiques in the town of Byron Bay. The town is known for its vibrant and eclectic shopping scene, with a range of shops selling everything from surf gear to handmade jewellery. Some of the must-visit shops in town include Spell & The Gypsy Collective, Arnhem Clothing, and Rowie the Label.
In the afternoon, take a kayaking tour with Go Sea Kayak Byron Bay to explore the coastline and see marine life up close. The tour takes you through the crystal-clear waters of Cape Byron Marine Park and gives you the opportunity to spot dolphins, turtles, and even whales during their migration season. The tour is suitable for all levels, and all equipment is provided.
In the evening before dinner, the drinks list at Crystalbrook Byron's Verandah provides the ultimate refreshment and reprieve from the Byron Bay sunshine. From local lagers, ales and stouts to apple ciders, ginger beers and seltzers, Verandah is hardly short on options. Going alcohol-free on your Byron Bay retreat? Sip on an array of delightful mocktails, smoothies, juices and supercharged elixirs.
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Day 4: Hot Air Balloon Ride and Wellness Experience
Take a morning hot air balloon ride with Byron Bay Ballooning for a unique and breathtaking experience. The ride takes you over the Byron Bay hinterland and offers stunning views of the sunrise over the ocean. The ride lasts approximately 1 hour and includes a Champagne breakfast upon landing.
After the remainder of the morning at your leisure, embark on a wellness journey at Eléme Day Spa. Whether you’re in need of a facial, super-circulation stimulation, mammoth detoxification, skin firming, smoothing, tightening, lifting, fixing or the ultimate muscle-melting rubdown, you will be well looked after. Breathe in, reconnect to the healing benefits of the rainforest and restore balance and calm to body and mind.
In the evening, perhaps head into town for dinner at your leisure, or venture to Brunswick Heads to sample the delights of their local food scene.
Return to your luxurious resort for your final night in paradise, before departing the next day.
Eléme Day Spa at Crystalbrook Byron