10 reasons why BYRON BAY is the new hot spot for Corporate incentives, conferencing & entertainment.
THE BYRON VIBE
The road sign into Byron says it all 'Welcome To Byron Bay', with a locals addition 'Cheer Up, Slow Down, Chill Out'. For a tiny beachside town, Byron Bay simply oozes vibe - it's the reason why people keep coming back to visit, or for many, why they never leave. A melting pot of hippies, surfers, bohemians, travellers, artists & entrepreneurs, working harmoniously to a chilled, colourful beat.
sun, sand + surf
Byron is world renowned for its stunning white sandy beaches. Immerse yourself in the gleaming turquoise water at Wategos Beach or catch a wave at The Pass. Uncrowded and undeveloped, soaking up the sun has never been more luxurious.
INCENTIVES + ACTIVITIES
Byron Bay has an incredible range of activities from fun & adventurous to completely calming.
We’ve got it all; Surf lessons, sea kayaking, diving, turtle snorkelling, mountain bike riding, hot air ballooning, tandem sky dives, scenic flights and one of our favourites – whale watching.
You can do cooking classes with some of Australia’s best chefs or visit the many local restaurants including The Three Blue Ducks at The Farm, The Italian Diner or the private dining rooms at Elements of Byron or The Byron at Byron. Byron has world class Spa Retreats or you can book one of the many therapeutic practitioners that bring people to Byron all year around.
The Ballina Byron Gateway Airport is the heart of the Northern Rivers region. Located only 5 minutes from Ballina CBD and less than 30 minutes to Byron Bay. It has ample parking, shuttle buses, taxi and limousine services, car rentals and a licensed café. Ballina airport has daily flights, there are no traffic jams and less queues, plus long and short term parking.
Byron is less than 1 hour drive from The Gold Coast Domestic Airport and 2 hours from Brisbane International Airport.
The Arakwal people of the Bundjalung Nation have lived in the coastal landscape around Byron Bay for at least 22,000 years and are the recognised Aboriginal Traditional Custodians. Their ancestors have passed on traditions and cultural practices that are alive, in their descendants today. They retain a strong connection to their country, actively caring for and reconnecting their people to the land. The Arakwal share their knowledge and culture with the wider community to help look after Country.
The famous and iconic Byron Bay lighthouse has been standing tall since 1899 at Australia’s most easterly point; providing the best view in town. The Cape Byron walking track offers a spectacular birds eye view of the bay, often seeing migrating whales off Julian Rocks, waves at surfing hot spot The Pass, The Wreck of SS Wollongbar on Main Beach, the beach haven that is Wategos and a spectacular stretch of nature and ocean south along Tallow Beach.
EATERY + DRINKERY
Byron is fast becoming a foodie haven. Whether you are looking for a cheap bite, shared plate or a fresh and flavoursome meal, there is an ever increasing list of restaurants and bars to choose from in Byron and the surrounding areas. By day, visit favoured coffee hangs and easy dining cafes like Harvest, Bayleaf, Top Shop, Road House or Three Blue Ducks at The Farm. By night enjoy sensational cuisine at St.Elmo Dining Room & Bar, Miss Margarita Mexican Cantina or The Italian at The Pacific.
Indulge yourself with a luxurious treatment at the award winning Gaia Retreat & Spa, nestled in Byron's hinterland. As soon as you enter the gates you are surrounded by beauty and balance.
The Gaia Day Spa has assembled some of the finest healers and therapists in Australia, providing guests with a unique spa journey aimed at enhancing and promoting health and wellbeing through holistic wellness and the inherent beauty of the individual.
The Byron shopping experience is unique, from local artisans to internationally recognised clothing and lifestyle brands. Stroll down Jonson, Lawson & Fletcher Streets where you can find key fashion pieces from boutiques Hope & May, Spell Designs & Ahoy Trader, or find hidden gems in the Arts & Industry Estate which is home to local artists & designers, vintage stores, healthfood outlets & cafes. If travelling through the hinterland, stop at Station St, Bangalow for a vibrant & exclusive shopping experience or take a stroll down the main street stopping off at Island Luxe, Lazybones, Miller & More, and Barebones Art Space.
The Byron Hinterland simply exudes natural beauty. You will find pristine rainforests, secluded waterfalls, rolling green hills and panoramic views that will take your breath away.