Keepin' It Local
Where possible we love to partner with local businesses, groups and suppliers
Here are our favourites...
Food and beverage
Cape Byron Distillery
Cape Byron Distillery is a proud family owned & run distillery (the Brook Family & Jim McEwan) situated on the Brook family’s farm in the hinterland of Byron Bay. The distillery itself rests amongst the macadamia orchard & rainforest that the Brook’s have regenerated. Since taking ownership of the farm 30 years ago, the Brooks have regenerated and replanted over 35,000 subtropical rainforest trees, creating an oasis for native animals and birds. Of the 25 botanicals in Brookie’s Byron Dry Gin, 17 are sourced locally, many from our rainforest.
The Resort stocks and promotes the Brookie’s line of products in our restaurant, Forest, and offers “pop-up” bar experiences at our industry events. Guests can also select a Brookie’s pop-up bar experience as part of their corporate conference or wedding.
Brookfarm is Australia's leading producer of premium quality Macadamia products. The family-owned and run farm is situated in the beautiful hinterland overlooking Byron Bay and is also home to the Cape Byron Distillery. The rich red fertile volcanic soils, high rainfall and the warm sub-tropical climate of the Byron Bay hinterland provides us with the ideal conditions for growing macadamias. They source the best premium ingredients from sustainable farms and are committed to delivering products using all-natural, non-GMO ingredients.
Crystalbrook Byron offers Brookfarm’s delicious muesli and premium macadamia nuts in our restaurant, Forest Byron Bay.
Stone & Wood Brewing Co
Stone & Wood Brewery is an independent craft brewery born and raised in Byron Bay, proudly local and independent. On average, their beer bottles are made from 50 per cent recycled content, while around 50 per cent of their cardboard packaging is made from recycled cardboard. The spent brewers’ grain is sent to farmers in the region for cattle feed, while their organic brewing waste, such as yeast and hops, is composted locally and used on Northern Rivers farms.
The resort stocks and promotes Stone and Wood’s line of products in our restaurant, Forest Byron Bay, and offers “pop-up” bar experiences at our industry events.
Located in Tumbulgum, northern NSW, Husk Distillers is Australia's first producer of Agricole rum, with the sugar cane grown on the distillery's property. As the only paddock to bottle rum distillery in Australia, they grow 100% of the sugar cane used to make their rum right on their farm.
The resort stocks and promotes the Husk line of products in our restaurant, Forest Byron Bay, and offers “pop-up” bar experiences at our industry events. Guests can also select a Husk’s pop-up bar experience as part of their corporate conference or wedding.
Byron Farmers’ Market
The Byron Bay Farmers Market is one of the most popular in the area. They are held every Thursday morning, beginning at 8:00am and finishing up around 11:00am. In addition to farm-fresh produce, a wide selection of find kitchen staples are also available, including bread, coffee, honey, and olives.
Our restaurant features locally inspired, seasonal cuisine showcasing the best of Byron Bay’s farmers and fine food artisans.
VIBees - not a business, but local residents
With its 45-acres of subtropical rainforest, infinity pool and the sound of the Pacific Ocean in the distance, Crystalbrook Byron is a return to natural tranquillity. But resort guests aren’t the only ones finding sanctuary here as the property is now home to thousands of bees.
Nestled amongst the paperbarks at the edge of Tallow Creek Lake live the property’s VIBee residents – three thriving honeybee colonies each housed in their own Flow Hive.
The bees will be very busy over the coming months, foraging up to 20 square kilometres and visiting over one million flowers for every half kilo of honey produced. When the honey is ready, a portion will be served to resort guests as part of Crystalbrook Byron’s commitment to offering local, organic, sustainable cuisine.
Bees are one of the most effective pollinators on the planet and they are declining at high rates. European honeybees pollinate a third of our food crops, making a huge contribution to our food supply chain, our economy and the broader ecosystem.
The installation and maintenance of bee apiaries helps the environment by providing bees with a home to pollinate the surrounding gardens and native plants.
Take 3 for the Sea – Byron
Through education that inspires participation, Take 3 is building a global movement of people to be the plastic pollution solution. Take 3 pieces of rubbish with you when you leave the beach, waterway or…anywhere, and you have made a difference. Take 3 has delivered education programs to 350,000 students from 400 schools, 40 surf clubs and countless communities around Australia.
We actively participate in the Take 3 for the Sea, an initiative led by Byron Shire Council, and work with Audley Travel to donate a portion of all their resort bookings (up until June 2020) to the environmental cause.
Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital
Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital Ltd (BBWH) is a company founded and led by veterinarian, film-maker and conservationist Dr Stephen Van Mil. At Crystalbrook Byron, $2 from every pint of Seven Mile Brewing Co’s Koala Lager goes directly to building and operating Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital, Australia’s largest mobile wildlife hospital, which bridges a significant gap in specialist care, equipment and facilities to treat and rehabilitate injured and traumatised wildlife to recovery.
Northern Rivers Food
Crystalbrook Byron is member of the Northern Rivers Food association and an active participant in the Northern Rivers Food Harvest Festival. Northern Rivers Food (NRF) is a not for profit member-based food group. It was established by people in the food industry from the “paddock to the plate” to support the food industry in the Northern Rivers. NRF aims to connect people in the local food industry by providing regular events, workshops & networking opportunities. The Northern Rivers Food Festival is all about connecting people with real food on real farms. The Festival provides locals and visitors with an opportunity to sample fresh and beautifully prepared food by renowned local chefs, hear how it is grown and pay homage to our much loved local food producers.
Byron Bay Chamber of Commerce
Crystalbrook Byron is an active member of the Byron Bay Chamber of Commerce. The purpose of the Byron Bay Chamber of Commerce is to support local businesses to collaborate and innovate to benefit their own growth and prosperity, the broader community and to enhance the unique reputation of Byron Bay as a thriving values-driven place to do business.
Crystalbrook Byron is on the board for Destination Byron, representing the resort and greater Byron Bay tourism efforts. Destination Byron is a forum to educate and instigate positive change on all matters Byron visitor economy related.
Lets Go Surfing
Learn to surf in Byron Bay with the award-winning professional team at Lets Go Surfing. With over 25 years experience, the lessons are safe, fun and rewarding. Lets Go Surfing are the recommended supplier for our resort guests if they would like to take a surfing lesson. Please contact us directly to arrange corporate group lessons or a VIP guest experience.
Acacia Luxury Private Tours
Acacia Tours offers are our preferred external tour provider. They offer exclusive private Byron Bay travel experiences to our resort guests. Drawing upon extensive local knowledge and their relationships with a vast network of providers, they have carefully fashioned unique itineraries designed to showcase the very best of the region.
Balloon Aloft Byron Bay
Balloon Aloft is a family business and all of their pilots and crew are truly passionate about hot air ballooning. As Australia's most easterly point and the first place on the Australian mainland to see the sunrise each morning, a Byron Bay ballooning experience offers a unique experience and a spectacular visual diversity of both coast and country. Hot air ballooning is an adventure activity and whilst there are no fixed timelines, your entire experience, including breakfast after the flight, should take approximately 3.5 to 4.5 hours.
Sulis Lifestyle Salon and Spa
Sulis is a luxury Aveda Salon and Spa located in the heart of Byron Bay. Every Sulis experience focuses on offering the highest quality hair and beauty treatments for their (and our) guests, creating totally memorable and rejuvenating experiences. Look anywhere in the Sulis salon and you’ll discover their commitment to sustainability. From waste products to wall paint, power points to potted plants, they're passionate about being a model for salon sustainability and inspire other salons to choose a greener future too. Being an Aveda Lifestyle Salon they use, promote and celebrate Aveda’s products – created with natural ingredients and produced with minimal environmental impact.
Event. – Wedding and Event Theming Company
With over 10 years of experience in the industry and extensive local knowledge, Event. offers expert event advice and support, all the while working alongside the region’s most talented suppliers.
They offer an extensive range of planning, management and event coordination packages that can be tailored to any event’s needs.
Byron Bay Experiences
Byron Bay Experiences are our preferred supplier for resort entertainment services, creating a fun and immersive experience.
At Crystalbrook Byron, our chef’s are sustainably suited up by Kaizen Hospitality Workwear. This Australian startup based on the Gold Coast uses innovative, eco-conscious threads to make hospitality workwear that's better for chefs and the planet. The design process involved in creating their garments is thorough, making sure that they make eco-conscious choices as well as making sure that their uniforms are comfortable, high quality and stylish.
Byron Bay Luxury Transfers
Byron Bay Luxury Transfers provides premier chauffeured airport transfers and private transfers to the Byron Shire and beyond.
St. Agni is a luxury lifestyle brand founded in the coastal town of Byron Bay by Husband and Wife Duo Lara and Matt Fells. The sustainable Byron Bay fashion label has partnered with Crystalbrook Byron to design the eco-friendly uniforms for the resort’s front-line staff.
The Label was created with a vision to create functional, refined, quality pieces. The provenance of their textiles is of utmost importance, as well as their impact on the environment, which is why St. Agni selects natural materials that are lighter on the earth. Their most recent collection comprises of linen, silk, cotton, hemp, alpaca, Tencel and organic cotton, which are all biodegradable fabrics. St. Agni is partnered with Carbon Neutral to help regenerate the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity corridor, having contributed to the planting of 15,000 trees as of September 2020.