Luxury, Boutique and Romantic Accommodation in Byron Bay

Discovered by surfers and embraced by the Flower Power generation, there’s no place like Byron Bay.

Get to know Byron Bay, a beach-lover's paradise and home to boutique accommodation

Forget what you know about Byron Bay, because chances are that your first visit will blow away every expectation you’ve ever had. One of Byron’s biggest drawcards is its fun-seeking vibe, which was introduced back in the 1960s and can still be felt as you explore the hinterland and shores.

The whole Byron Bay area has become a magnet for artists, musicians and writers – and their fans. One of Australia’s best-known crowd-pullers for musicians and music lovers alike is The East Coast Blues & Roots Music Festival at Byron each Easter. This extraordinary spectacle draws talent from around the world, ranging from Grace Jones and BB King to Trombone Shorty and The Cat Empire. The town loves its music and there are plenty of places to drink and listen all year-round, such as the Byron Bay Brewery and Buddha Bar. The Byron Bay Writers Festival in August is a great place to hear your favourite authors and collect autographs.

The region’s beautiful beaches, perfect waves and soft, warm sand help to keep holiday-makers happy over the long summer months. For those who seek Byron Bay accommodation close to the buzz but not right in the middle, Suffolk Park to the south is a quiet little village with some fabulous beaches. Settle in here for some 1960s seaside holiday ambience. Brunswick Heads is equally relaxed as it sprawls along its pretty river estuary and beachfront. Torakina Beach has placid waters to paddle in for families with young kids.

Newrybar offers a glorious prospect over the plains to the sea and has the very chic Harvest Cafe for grazing or long, lingering meals. Try one of their Naked Native cocktails to quench your thirst.

Ballina is a brilliant town for those who are seeking a quieter vibe than there is in busy Byron. Nearby Lennox Head has a surf break that draws surfers from around the world (and they are sometimes joined in the waves by local dolphins).

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