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Love is in the fresh air of The Byron at Byron

Love is in the fresh air of The Byron at Byron

Cupid’s Retreat

To celebrate this February 14th, The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa is playing host to a special Valentine’s Day romantic weekend retreat.  The Byron at Byron offers the perfect escape for couples to relax, be pampered and spend quality time together.

Cupid’s Retreat will include two night’s accommodation in a Superior Suite along with a Feast of Saint Valentine dinner by romantic Head Chef Gavin Hughes with music by celebrated cellist Louise King.

Complimentary daily yoga, a 25 metre heated infinity pool, tennis court, fully equipped gymnasium and sauna are all on hand to help keep couples feeling pampered, alive and relaxed.

Cupid’s Retreat – Two night Valentines package for two at The Byron at Byron:

  • Two nights’ accommodation in a One Bedroom Suite
  • Valentine’s Day dinner at The Restaurant including three courses, entertainment and a glass of sparkling wine upon arrival
  • 10% off spa treatments
  • Complimentary yoga class daily

$970 for two people for two nights. Valid February 13 – 16 2014.

Bookings essential. 02 6639 2105 or

Background Notes:

Set within a 45 acre subtropical rainforest, The Byron at Byron offers a tranquil hideaway for those in love. Surrounded by nature the Resort offers wide timber verandahs which step down to an expansive lawn, long walks on endless beaches, swimming in the ocean and walkways leading to the Lotus Garden, lily ponds, meditation walk and Tallow Lake, all with the magnificent rainforest as a backdrop. The resort is also a short cycle or drive to Byron Bay.


North Byron Beach Resort site tours

North Byron Beach Resort site tours

Public again invited in to North Byron Beach Resort

The application by North Byron Beach Resort to modify 75 cabins has been approved by Byron Council.

“We thank our neighbours and others who took the time to come on a site tour, hear our plans first hand and give feedback” said Jeremy Holmes, Project and Development Manager at North Byron Beach Resort. “We enjoyed meeting more neighbours and received a valuable input, which has influenced our central facilities and Eco Education Centre planning in particular”.

Council will now assess a DA for central facilities to service the cabin accommodation.

This DA is on public exhibition until December 17 and North Byron Beach Resort are again holding 30 minute site tours for the public.  These will be held on December 9 and 10, bookings are essential.

“This is a great way for people to get to understand what is being proposed as we can explain it while we walk around the site” said Holmes. “There is plenty of time for people to ask questions and give us their feedback”.

The Eco resort central facilities proposal incorporates the following uses in three single-storey organic form buildings centrally located where the current function centre and administration buildings are located:

–       Reception, lobby and administration area

–       Restaurant and bar (open to the public)

–       Central kitchen and food service area

–       Conference and function facilities (available for hire)

–       Multi-purpose room (yoga, kids club, weddings)

–       Gymnasium

–       Lagoon swimming pool and kids play area

–       Poolside café

–       Day spa (open to the public)

–       Loading dock and waste management

–       Housekeeping building and car parking area

As part of the development, Bayshore Drive will be upgraded from the railway line and this will include formal public car parking. The beach access will also be upgraded to include a shower, bins, public toilet and a café/kiosk open to the public.

The 75 cabins and central facilities will take up only 10% of the 7.9 hectare site. “The dominant experience will be of landscape” said Jeremy Holmes. “Our design response has been landscape driven, based upon protecting and enhancing the existing fauna and flora.  Our strategy is to work with the site’s endemic characteristics including climate, ecosystems, existing infrastructure and hydrological conditions. The Passive Design ethos minimizes ecological impacts in many ways”.

More information is available on

For site tour bookings, any questions or to sign up for email updates contact or 9475 5440

Downloadable high resolution images:

Photo 1 – North Byron Beach Resort central facilities (indicative only)

Photo 2 – North Byron Beach Resort central facilities (indicative only)


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Celebrate 1920s style and swing into 2014

Celebrate 1920s style and swing into 2014

Celebrate New Years’ Eve in style at The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa. Party like Jay Gatsby and be transported to the outrageous and spectacular 1920s.

The Byron at Byron is getting into the swing by theming the resort. “Expect decadence and extravagance 1920’s style” said Marcus Corcoran, the resort’s Food and Beverage Manager.  Guests are requested to dress to impress (think bowler hats, sparkles and pearls).

“This will be the premier gig for the year” said Steve Sax, saxophonist with the WellSwung Daddies, who will be providing the tunes for grooving on the evening. “The Byron at Byron is such an institution, it’s where anybody who’s anybody wants to stay. We’re going to raise the roof”.

The ten piece outfit will play a mixture of arrangements from the modern swing masters like The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Royal Crown Revue and Brian Setzer to past masters like Louis Jordan, Buddy Rich, Count Basie and Ray Charles. “Our music is  transcribed and arranged from original recordings and represents a modern interpretation of swing, jive, rock n roll and lindy hop” outlined Steve Sax.

With a male vocalist, two trumpets, two saxes, trombone, guitar, bass, drums and piano, the Daddies are in demand up and down the east coast and have a large following of swing and rock n roll dancers.

31st December 2013, 8:00pm  $199 per person which includes a drink on arrival, a four course celebratory dinner and live entertainment from The WellSwung Daddies.

Bookings 66392105 or

New Years’ Eve menu

Crusty ciabatta with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar

Prawn Asian salad with bean sprouts, radish, mint, cucumber red chilli ginger and lime dressing

Smoked duck breast with baby beetroots, ruby chard and caramelised vinaigrette

New England grass fed beef fillet with potato galette, red wine, onions and black cabbage

Buttermilk panna cotta with poached peaches, raspberries, white peach granita and tuile biscuit

Downloadable high resolution images:

Photo 1 – The WellSwung Daddies

Photo 2 – The WellSwung Daddies