Everybody needs a break from their routine every now and then, and when you find yourself desperate for something new, give in to it and dedicate a weekend purely for such an experience. It’s great to try things for the first time; even if it ends up being a questionable decision, you will eventually think of it as lesson that enriched you in ways you never expected. If you’re thinking of trying a bunch of new things, and perhaps meeting new folks along the way, one of the best places to go to is Byron Bay.
You’re probably thinking it’s just another long stretch of sandy beaches, but you’ll be surprised to know that Byron Bay is more than what meets the eye – don’t judge it yet as merely a popular destination for sun worshippers because there are so many layers to this lovely beachside town of New South Wales.
To dig deep into all that it has to offer, you better book accommodation first.You will certainly delight in the diverse range of Byron Bay places to stay. You have affordable cottages, motels, bungalows, elegant Spanish villas, 5-star resorts, and many others. So, whether you intend to go off alone or drag your friends or loved ones with you, you will easily find accommodation that fit your style and budget.
Once you’ve selected a place to temporarily call home for your weekend escape, then it’s time for activities. You deserve some pampering, so try to find spa services in town. Yes, you may have experienced spa services, before but it’s always a different thing when you try it in a brand new place. The ambience is always different; plus, they may even have specialities not available where you’re from that you can try.
Once you’ve relaxed, how about something more physically active, like kayaking, surfing, hot air ballooning, or hang gliding? Byron Bay has both facilities and instructors if you wish to take quick lessons for all these. Hot air ballooning and hang gliding in particular are rare treats, and you’ll see the bay from a perspective that not a lot of people will actually get to see in their lifetime.
From all of the excitement that those activities offer, consider winding down through a yoga session. The Byron Bay region has many yoga schools, workshops and retreats, so you definitely will not have a hard time finding a class that suits your level.
And come nighttime, when it’s especially cooler, do visit some of the many markets of Byron Bay – if you’re into souvenir shopping or you’re always on the lookout for novelty items, you will enjoy the bounty of shops operated by locals. Aside from locally made wares, you can expect to find gastronomic treats as well: homemade pastries, candies, different types of brews, local delicacies featuring the freshest catch from the ocean, and so much more. You’re also likely to find the works of local artists at the markets because Byron Bay has a thriving art scene.
There’s still a lot more to do, but if you don’t want to pack your getaway with activities, you can just kick back in your hotel room or apartment and enjoy the vast expanse of beautiful nature that is Byron Bay. Needless to say, it’s a great choice for a weekend getaway, so plan your escape now and look forward to being rejuvenated by the experience.