Things to see and do in Byron Bay
A getaway to Byron Bay is always a good idea. The coastal town isn't as sleepy as it used to be thanks to a burgeoning tourism scene; but it still attracts its fair share of interesting characters to make it unlike anywhere else. It's a town of world-class experiences set to a stunning beach meets hills backdrop. You can uncover artisan food and wares, drink chic cocktails and learn pottery all in one day. No wonder the city slickers (such as myself) love a little me-time here.
As it's always changing, we've done the research and re-con to discover the latest places to indulge when visiting the internationally renowned Byron Bay.
- The Mez Club: This gorgeous summer-in-Europe inspired restaurant is totally right now. You'll spend most of your time spotting influencers inbetween mouthfuls of very tasty food.
- St Elmo: A classic Byron Bay restaurant that celebrates traditional Spanish food. It's a little bit fancy and always delicious.
- Three Blue Ducks at The Farm: These guys are all about "Honest, Real Food" and they deliver every time. Think slow cooked meats, charcoaled veg and fresh seafood.
- Outisde Byron Bay: There's some super exciting options opening up an easy drive from Byron Bay. Check out: Harvest, Newrybar; Fleet, Brunswick Heads; Paper Daisy, Cabarita.
AirBNB - IMO there is no other option. The hottest trend in accommodation right now is staying in renovated bungalows and converted houses with perfect beachy decor. Once again, the Instagram crowd are catered to here. You'll be snap happy sitting in your cotton maxi dress on blond timber staircases, framed by perfectly appointed house pot plants.
- Marvell Lane Swim: My big breasted sisters - where you at? Marvell Lane swim is for girls sized 8D - 16H in feminine prints and oh so gorgeous cuts.
- Spell: If Byron Bay had a uniform, it would be from Spell. This cult brand makes clothing that turns you immediately into the boho princess of your dreams. And the baby range - too gorgeous.
- Brooke Clunie Pottery: Affable potter Brooke is a delight to know and even better at teaching you to turn clay. Go in a novice and come out a novice who managed to make your own bowl with a lot of help. She makes gorgeous pottery too.
- The Farm: Not a secret, but you can't miss it on a Byron Bay list. Pop in for a coffee, a shop and a wander around the animals and gardens. The littles will love it - especially the chicken that cleans up the food your toddler threw on the floor.
- Get outdoors: Well, d'uh! Be a total tourist and do a surfing lesson, swim at the beach or tackle The Lighthouse walk. It's such a beautiful part of the world, get out and enjoy it.
- Stone & Wood brewery: Probably best to avoid this one on the weekend due to the influx of bucks parties, but a brewery visit is always fun for budding beer afficionado's (or just people who like beer)
That's it! Did I miss your favourite thing to eat/see/do in Byron Bay? Let me know below.