When staying with us at Ramada Ballina, one of the most iconic destinations is of course Byron Bay. It’s also Australia’s most easterly point and the Byron Lighthouse provides one the most ideal locations for a bit of whale watching this time of year. This is an amazing spot from which to marvel at these wondrous creatures. There are tours inside the 100-year-old lighthouse on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s so be sure to join in on one of these to learn the history of Byron.
Whilst in Byron you won’t be able to resist the temptation to hit the streets and shop till you drop! Byron has an eclectic town centre with so much on offer and with something always happening it makes for a very different shopping experience. If you’re here on a weekend make sure you take in the fantastic local markets in Byron, Bangalow or The Channon.
With Byron’s diversity of culture comes a very spiritual sense of feeling and as such you can choose to immerse yourself in the wellness culture and take a yoga class on the beach, meditate or enjoy a visit to any of the award winning spa’s.
As you continue to breathe in the clean, fresh air you should definitely sample as much of the local produce as you can get your hands on, especially the array of roadside fruit and vegetable stalls that you’ll find littered around the shire. One of our fast growing agricultural industries is coffee and with so much choice it’s hard to find a bad cup! Try The Byron Bay Coffee Company, Bunn Coffee, Nat’s Coffee or Zentveld’s Coffee. These are some of the best we’ve tried. If coffee’s not your bag and you’re more into a nice cuppa then you’ve got to try one of the varieties of teas by Byron Bay Tea Company! They are simply divine!
Following your morning of shopping and food indulgence why not head north to check out the beautiful and enchanting gardens and wondrous array of crystals at Crystal Castle in the Byron Hinterland. Crystal Castle is removed form the everyday. When you’re wandering around the magical gardens you cant but feel spiritually at peace.
Marvel at the exquisite jewellery, books of renowned wisdom, and gifts to be treasured for a lifetime and if you’re still feeling a bit peckish indulge in locally grown produce whilst relaxing and breathing in the beautiful hinterland views surrounding the Lotus café. It’s truly a very extraordinary destination and one not to be missed.
The Northern Rivers is a very special destination indeed with so much to discover and offer the prolific traveller!