Byron Bay is synonymous with health and wellbeing.
With some of Australia’s best yoga shalas, a culture of healthy food and a laid-back lifestyle with beautiful nature all around, it’s easy to see why. And with great wellbeing activities available, choosing the perfect time to visit Byron Bay is easy too.
To make the most of your time here, we’ve created this in-depth guide for Wellbeing in Byron Bay. It’s packed with inspiration and ideas for how to live well, feel better and rejuvenate during your stay. We’ve even included some tantalising local secrets.
From the inspiration of the sunrise to the gentle flutter of the night’s stars, discover the best wellbeing activities in Byron Bay for every moment in your day. Read on to start planning a week’s holiday that will leave you feeling rejuvenated, refreshed and utterly pampered.
Your week of luxurious health and wellbeing in Byron Bay starts here.
For pilates, yoga and barre classes, head over to BENDE, located only a few minutes’ walk from the resort in the Habitat complex.
This boutique studio offers high-quality classes that incorporate the benefits of meditation and mindful movement.
For a more energetic fitness experience, head to The Academy.
This martial arts school offers high-energy conditioning classes as well as Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai training. So, if wellbeing for you comes through vigorous exercise, The Academy may be your perfect fit!
If your health and wellbeing comes through running, you’ll find a plethora of paths, not to mention beautiful beaches, to enjoy in Byron Bay. While you explore these many routes, don’t leave without trying out one particularly challenging track.
Suite 35 C2, 1 Porter Street, Byron Bay
- From $25/class. Holiday packages available (book online)
- Classes start at 6:30am most days
- Only 15 minute’s walk from Elements of Byron
The Academy –
74 Centennial Place, Byron Bay
- From $20/class. Holiday packages available (inquire online)
- Morning Conditioning classes |
6-6: 45 am Mon – Fri
Byron Bay’s Healthiest Cafes
For dishes with a touch more indulgence, wander along to Bay Leaf on Marvell Street. Here, you’ll find an omnivorous menu big on inventiveness with an open plan kitchen where you can watch the chefs work their magic.
Looking for the simplest way to arrive in town? Take the Byron Train – the world’s first fully-solar powered train linking North Beach Station (a 5-minute walk from the resort) to Byron town centre. Check the timetable here.
Byron Bay’s best picnic spots
Cape Byron Walking Track and Little Wategos beach – Drive to the lighthouse along Lighthouse Road, or walk up from Wategos Beach distance – 17-minute drive
St Helena lookout – Corner Hinterland Way and Coolamon Scenic Drive, Coorabell – 12-minute drive
Cosy Corner at Tallows – Drive to Tallow Beach Road and walk to the beach via Cosy Corner Lookout Track distance -13-minute drive
Three Sisters Walking Track – Drive to Broken Head Reserve Road and walk along the Three Sisters Walking Track – 25-minute drive
On-property at Elements of Byron – Belongil Beach, Heart of the Bay or coastal bush.
For a view of the hinterland that would be hard to beat, head up the Old Highway towards Bangalow and stop off at the St Helena Lookout, found at the top of Coolamon Scenic Drive.
And, of course, there’s countless spots along this dramatic coastline to choose from.
Try Cosy Corner at the north end of Tallows Beach or sit on the grass above the Three Sisters, accessed via the walking track from Broken Head Reserve Road.
Or simply stay close to home and pick a private spot here at Elements of Byron.
Choose from the lush bush found in the north of the resort, an ocean view at the Heart of The Bay or the nature reserve at Belongil Beach.
If you feel the need for a little time out during your visit, search out a couple of Byron Bay destinations that are focussed solely on providing peace and harmony.
Home to the world’s tallest geodes, an enchanted cave and a manicured garden filled with eastern statues, Crystal Castle is a favourite destination for a wide range of visitors.
From the esoteric and spiritual to the purely aesthetic, this peaceful place is filled with shimmering beauty that calms the soul.
Byron Bay’s Healthiest Restaurants
The freshness continues at The Cardomom Pod, whose colourful dishes are the stuff of a child’s imaginations. A feast for the eyes as much as for your appetite, top up your meal with one of their famous smoothies or divine deserts.
And for a menu that features a wider array of omnivorous options, head down to Three Blue Ducks at The Farm.
Using the best locally sourced ingredients—much of it coming from the 80-acre farm that borders the restaurant—these chefs create a truly tantalising, seasonal menu.
Want more inspiration for things to do in Byron Bay? Check out our Ultimate Guide to Byron Bay.