Monthly Archives: May 2014


Byron’s Best

Byron’s Best

Byron shire’s tourism organization VIA Byron has released their best range of deals yet for the rainbow shire. From Belongil Beach houses to apartments on Lighthouse Road to Wategos’ finest.  Deals like

Julians Apartments Clarkes Beach

Pay $1015 for a fully self contained apartment on Lighthouse Road overlooking Clarkes Beach for seven nights or $850 for five. Receive a complimentary bottle of St Hugo with every booking of five nights or more.

Beach Suites Main Beach

Stay three nights and pay for only two between May 13 and July 31 at these luxurious beachfront studios and apartments.

Watermark at Wategos

$100 off per night Monday to Thursday at these deluxe beachfront apartments. Bringing prices down to $390 (Suites 1 and 2) and $490 (Suite 3).

Offers include dining and activities, with the likes of Cape Byron Kayaks offering discounts on their dolphin, whale and turtle encounters and Circus Arts offering deals on circus and climbing experiences, and so much more.

Valid until Spring.

“Experience Byron at its best during the cooler months and find out why they locals love it” suggests Cameron Arnold, President of VIA Byron.

“It’s very chilled, easy to get into your favourite restaurant, the beaches are even less crowded, whale watching is on and we have some of our best festivals and events during this time. The towns and villages of the Byron shire are full of life and activity all year round, from ukulele nights in Mullumbimby to markets in Bangalow and great family friendly events in Brunswick Heads. Byron Bay is just the beginning”.


Exhibition of transformative works

Exhibition of transformative works

A most unique art exhibition will take place at the Lone Goat Gallery, Byron Bay, from June 5 – June 26.

The Blythe Cipher is a series of seven paintings on balsa wood using specific hand made herbal, plant and mineral preparations. The work, which is alchemical in nature, was two and a half years in the making.

“The collection is transformative, because each of the seven panels work as a frequency to different parts of the human body” outlined artist Marci Lutken. “Within each of the seven panels there is a cosmic symbol, or imprint. This work goes past the personality, its purpose it not to suit the physical eye but to assist in bringing about transformation to the person viewing it. It works at a cellular level. The effect is one of both transformation and activation”.

No paint was used in the artworks. Instead Marci wildcrafted plants and sap from different areas of the Byron shire. “These works came through me rather than from me” said Marci. “The impulse comes through for me as pictures. I get a picture of a plant and a specific method of preparation involving extraction and binding the plant properties with other plant and mineral materials. Then I get a picture of how to apply this to the balsa wood, which mainly involves rhythm and the application of heat. Lastly I get a picture of what this does for the human being that is watching it. That will be in the form of a flow of energetic movement”.

The end result is art that has a medicinal quality to it. Marci draws on her anthroposophical studies, esoteric training, inner work and love of working with nature in the creation of this art.

Each painting is seven feet high by two feet wide. Together when viewed, the whole is a ‘carrier’ or ‘transporter’ of the Divine.

Marci was born and raised on an organic farm on the west coast of Vancouver Island in Canada. A keen forager, from her early teens she studied the medicinal value of wild plants and herbs which grew native around her.

She has exhibited as a solo artist in Europe and Australia with work displayed at the Australian Embassy in Paris. Her work has as also been published in Australian architecture and design magazines; Sanctuary and Home Design. Marci now resides in the Byron shire with sons Joaquin and Finojet.

Her exhibition The Blythe Cipher runs from June 5 – 26 at The Loan Goat Gallery which is located in the Byron Bay Library on Lawson Street. The whole community is welcome to attend the free Official Opening at 6:00pm on June 5th.


Winter warmer package from The Byron at Byron

Winter warmer package from The Byron at Byron

Cosy up at one of Australia’s favourite hideaways, The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa. For only $299 per night per couple receive

–       Accommodation in a one bedroom suite

–       Complimentary suite upgrade

–       Complimentary bottle of wine when dining in The Restaurant

–       Hot chocolate for two

–       Complimentary daily yoga class, unlimited wifi and bicycle hire.

$560 value for $299 until September 18th, subject to availability.

02 6639 2105 or

Every suite at The Byron at Byron boasts a separate bedroom with California king bed, large living room, galley kitchen with dining setting for four, luxurious bathroom with separate deep bath and shower and two enclosed balconies.