Byron Bay is a haven for romance – perfect for couples looking for a truly romantic getaway.
From its beaches, shimmering waters and lush hinterland to the fine-dining restaurants, quality art galleries and independent shops with local designers, Byron Bay offers romantic experiences to suit every taste.
To help you plan your week of romance, we’ve created this in-depth guide for couples in Byron Bay. It’s full of information and inspiration for things for couples to do, places to go and some local secrets that are sure to redefine your Byron experience.
Every moment of your days as a couple loving Byron Bay is thought of in this guide. From where to see the sunrise to the perfect place to gaze at the night’s stars, you’ll be able to plan a beautiful week in Byron Bay for you and the one you love.
Your week of romance in Byron Bay starts here.
Then reward your patient appetite with breakfast for two in Azure Bar and Grill where the continental option offers a balance of fresh, healthy options and utter indulgence.
One morning in your week, rise in the pre-dawn to see the sunrise from a whole new perspective.
Hot Air Balloon trips with Byron Bay Ballooning last around an hour and is followed by a decadent champagne breakfast. Silently soaring through Byron’s skies with your loved one huddled close for warmth, this trip is the definition of an uplifting experience.
Guided Rainforest Walks
- Free, exclusive to Elements of Byron guests
- Total trip time: 45-60 mins
- Meet at Elements Reception: 9am Thursday and Sunday, 10am Friday or 3pm Saturday.
- Alternatively, book a private tour with reception.
Back on the ground, there are two kilometres of Rainforest Trails to explore, weaving through the native landscape on the south of the resort.
When curiosity gets the better of you, book a Guided Rainforest Walk with our ranger and discover the stories old and new of this beautiful place while spotting the rich wildlife found here.
After all that action, take time to unwind at the resort’s Adults Exclusive Pool. Reserved for adults only, you can recline as a couple in privacy in your own cabana before diving into the shimmering waters and floating to the swim-up bar for something special to drink.
Osprey Spa at Elements of Byron
- Day spa treatments starting from $75 (book online)
- Open 10am-6pm daily
For perfect serenity to unwind and relax in, book into Osprey Spa. Located here at Elements of Byron, this day spa offers a wide range of treatments from expert therapists.
From massage and facials to manicures and makeup, you’ll find exactly the right way to unwind and feel great, right here at the resort.
- World’s first fully solar-powered train connecting to Byron town
- North Beach Station less than 5 minutes’ walk from Elements of Byron
- Timetable varies, see current version here.
Then jump on the Byron Train and coast into town on the world’s first fully solar-powered train.
With a town centre that can be traversed on foot in under 20 minutes, spend time strolling between the many boutiques that line Byron Bay’s idiosyncratic streets.
For the quintessential Byron look, head to Spell & The Gypsy, Auguste and Arnhem, whose bright patterns and flowing designs are loved around the world.
For a more minimalist approach, look no further than St Agni whose Mediterranean-inspired neutral palette would be the perfect fit for a cocktail under the stars at the resort’s Fire Pit.
Finish the look with a beautiful hat from FallenBROKENStreet, available at boutiques such as Enzo & Totto.
After you’ve browsed all of Byron town centre, head back to the Arts & Industrial Estate for some more adventurous shopping. Filled with independent boutiques and pop-up shops, take a wander to discover the hidden treasures, vintage stores and gorgeous accessories in this complex of refurbished warehouses. There are a host of cafes to discover here too!
Distillery and Brewery Tours
- $199/person, including all transport, food and drink (book online)
- Total trip time: 7 hours
- Pick up by the operator
- $35/person, including gin tasting (book online)
- Total trip time: 2 hours
- 14-minute drive from Elements resort
This whistle-stop tour includes Cape Byron Distillery and Stone & Wood Brewery. Enjoy a range of tipples, each perfectly matched with local culinary delicacies for a truly satisfying day in Byron’s hinterland.
Alternatively, head straight to source and join the Cellar Door Tour at Cape Byron Distillery.
Every Friday and Saturday, the makers of Brookie’s Byron Dry Gin open their farm distillery. There’s even a tour of the sub-tropical rainforest—where the drink’s botanicals come from—as well as a gin tasting on the veranda.
Both tours operate on Friday and Saturday only.
Back in Byron town, The Italian offers a creative experience of contemporary Mediterranean food. Full of inventiveness, this is a menu you may want to revisit over and over.
If you’d prefer a South American twist, head across the road from the resort to Barrio. Their wood-fired oven and charcoal grill makes the richness of taste the hero of each dish in this relaxed eatery.
For the area’s finest degustation menus, head to Fleet in Brunswick Heads (best to book well in advance) or stay on-resort to enjoy dinner at Azure Bar and Grill.
Both celebrate the best local produce with creative, refined dishes worthy of any fine dining restaurant.
Byron Bay’s Romantic Restaurants
- Beach Byron Bay – 2 Massinger Street, Byron Bay. From 6pm daily
- Harvest Restaurant– 18-22 Old Pacific Highway, Newrybar. From 6pm daily
- The Italian – 2 Bay Street, Byron Bay. From 6pm daily
- Barrio – 1 Porter Street, Byron Bay. From 5.30pm Thurs-Sat
- Fleet– The Terrace, Brunswick Heads. Book well in advance
- Azure Bar and Grill – 5-course tasting menu for $90/person. From 6pm daily
Want more inspiration for things to do in Byron Bay? Check out our Ultimate Guide to Byron Bay.