Discover Byron Bay – favourite holiday destination of Australians
It’s that time of the year. Pack your bags, turn off your business mobile phone and check for your passport and other essential documents because a holiday in Byron Bay is so much more than just a vacation! It’s the experience you most definitely will never forget and most likely will want to relive next year. Whatever type of vacationer you are, in Byron Bay you will be spoilt for choice. Here are just a few options that you should discover by all means.
For culture lovers
If you’re the kind of person who loves art and culture, you can visit the Margaret Olley Art Centre in the town of Murwillumbah, where you can see over 20 000 Olley memorabilia. The exhibition features her paintings, sculptures and literary readings of one of the most famous Australian artists, as well as some of the architectural objects she used to keep at her own house. You can also become an artist yourself once you go to Byron Bay Art Studio. No experience required, simply bring your friends and family, positive attitude and feel free to paint whatever is in your heart.
For the active ones
Some of us prefer to stay active during the holidays and Byron Bay certainly has got plenty to offer. You can go for the Rainforest Adventure Tour, mountain bike through the World Heritage listed Nightcap National Park and relish the nature untouched by human hand. Take some horseback riding lessons and go riding along the Seven Mile Beach with your other half for a one of a kind experience. Or surf in the crystal clear waters of the Pacific Ocean. Ever thought of golfing? You’re clearly in the right place to start, because Byron Bay boasts of golf courses with the most stunning views.
For adventure lovers
Looking to take a break from your slow-paced and office-based everyday life? For the adventurous type, Byron Bay offers gyrocopter and micro light flights, which will excite you with breath-taking views and a newly discovered sense of freedom. If you’re the underwater adventurer, you will probably be very interested to hear that you can snorkel and scuba-dive in Byron Bay while watching whales in their natural habitat. Finally, take one of the world-famous adventure tours to see the stunning views of the Bay’s mainland and visit the Word Heritage listed Minyon Falls.
For food lovers
All food lovers who travel to explore the flavours and scents, can take a trip to local markets, where farmers will let you taste everything that’s best in Australian produce. Ilias the Greek can offer you a taste of artisan home-made sweets, prepared using traditional Greek recipes. To finish off, a visit in the Byron Bay Brewery is a must for all those who would like to take a sip of traditional Australian beer.
For the stressed ones
Finally, if your everyday life brings you enough excitement for the whole year, take time to relax and recharge your batteries in the Crystal Castle and Shambhala Gardens. After relishing the stunning views and peaceful atmosphere, you can take a plunge in the Pacific Ocean and build a sand castle with your kids on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. You can regenerate your energy and stimulate your soul on yoga classes, and have an energising massage in one of the SPA centres. And finally, for a one of a kind couples’ experience, Byron Bay is a perfect place to organise your wedding with your unique vision and taste in mind.
With all that in mind, no wonder Byron Bay is a favourite holiday destination of Australians. Don’t wait any longer and get on that plane and travel to one of the most beautiful places in the world.
Will Norquay is part of the team at Stayz. He likes to discover new places and eateries around the world and share his experiences and stories with other travellers.