INSPO FOR THE PERFECT BYRON BAY GETAWAY

April 15, 2021
Louise Jean Pop Up at The Bower Byron Bay

THIS MAY: Louise Jean Pop-Up at The Bower Byron Bay

Bespoke jewellery designer LOUISE JEAN is coming to The Bower Byron Bay for an intimate appointment-only pop-up event this May. Guests are invited to enjoy a glass of champagne whilst viewing and trying on LOUISE JEAN’s signature engagement rings, wedding bands, and ready-to-wear fine jewellery.
March 31, 2021
JOBS BYRON BAY

JOIN THE BOWER FAMILY: we’re on the hunt for new guest services team members at all levels

Our close-knit team is growing, and as a result we’re welcoming applications for various guest services roles. If you know how to balance professionalism and fun, can make someone’s day with a smile and hello, and are a stickler for detail – we’d love to hear from you!
March 10, 2021
The Bower Byron Bay X Splice Boutique Competition

GIVEAWAY: WIN a luxury Byron Bay escape and wardrobe to match!

WIN a luxury Byron Bay escape and wardrobe to match!
March 2, 2021
Luv Lou sunglasses - The Bower Byron Bay

NOW STOCKING: Luv Lou Eyewear

What’s more annoying than forgetting your sunglasses on a day out? Forgetting to pack them on holidays, of course! Top ranking amongst Byron’s main attractions are the plethora of outdoor activities inspired by the town’s picturesque landscapes and gorgeous weather. Unfortunately, you’re not going to enjoy beach walks, alfresco lunches and bike rides to town if you’re constantly squinting into the distance or throwing up a hand for a bit of temporary shade.
March 2, 2021

WELLNESS: Crystals for better shamanic energy

When chatting about alternative therapies the use of gemstones to treat various ailments and improve your mental disposition sits at the top of the list. Whether you’ve been dabbling in the mystical practice for years or just getting started, Byron is a wonderful place to immerse yourself in crystal culture! Pictured Crystal Castle
January 26, 2021
The Bower now stocking IMBIBE Living

NOW STOCKING: IMBIBE Living Beauty Products

We’re incredibly excited to announce that we are now stocking IMBIBE’s Beauty Renewal Probiotic Elixir and Miracle Collagen Powder in The Bower’s gift shop, as well as being available in-room and from The Bower’s Garden Bar. Championing local brands has always been a focus for The Bower, and as long-time users of the products, it made absolute sense for us to share our love for IMBIBE Living with our guests!
January 21, 2021
New stores in Byron Bay

NEW TO TOWN: What’s new in Byron Bay

A new year calls for new wardrobes, home make-overs and somewhere fresh to wine and dine. As always, new investments should be made mindfully, and these latest Byron Bay stores do not disappoint when it comes to timeless pieces from sustainable sources.
December 23, 2020
What to do in Byron when it rains

BEST OF BYRON: What to do in Byron Bay when it rains

For the most part, Byron’s weather is nothing short of perfect. We’re blessed with a balance of blue skies, gorgeous sunshine, cooling ocean breezes and fresh crispy mountain air. However, as we head into the heaviest rainfall months, typically January to March, we felt compelled to put together a list of rainy-day activities in Byron. Because nothing throws a spanner in the holiday agenda of sunbathing, beach walking and alfresco dining quite like a surprise […]
December 16, 2020
The Bower Cottage - Cedar Spa

NEW TO THE BOWER: A beautiful Cedar Mineral Spa has been installed at The Cottage!

We’re absolutely over the moon to announce the instalment of a rejuvenating cedar spa in the back courtyard of The Bower Cottage. Nestled amongst tropical greenery in what was previously an unused corner of the property, this gorgeous spa is part of our ongoing commitment to creating calming and nourishing environments for our guests’ enjoyment! It’s also a wonderful surprise for guests staying in The Bower Cottage over the festive period.
November 13, 2020
Danielle McEwan Tigmi Trading

STYLE EDIT: Styling advice with Tigmi Trading’s Danielle McEwan

From the beginning of our Bower journey, we have constantly been inspired by local brand Tigmi Trading. Known for their timeless pieces and artisan-made rugs sourced from far-flung places between the Atlas Mountains in Morocco and the Black Sea, we’ve roamed their showrooms and stalked their Instagram more times than we care to admit! Tigmi pieces are perfectly imperfect, each with a story of how it came to be a part of their collection. When […]
October 25, 2020
Light Years - Byron Bay Restaurants

EAT & DRINK: Best Restaurants in Byron Bay

Once upon a time, visitors flocked to Byron Bay to meditate, surf and detoxify the mind and soul. These days, however, the coastal town offers another drawcard! Byron’s food star has been quickly rising on the foodie map with an abundance of locally grown fruit and veg, bountiful seafood and ethically sourced meats. The thriving and diverse culinary scene has been fuelled by a slew of chefs and restauranteurs bidding their goodbyes to major cities in […]
February 24, 2020

BYRON: Byron Bay’s Best Surf Spots

AUSSIE SURFER AND SIX-TIME WORLD CHAMPION STEPHANIE GILMOUR HAS SALT WATER RUNNING THROUGH HER VEINS. SHE’S GRACEFUL, SKILFUL, AND HAS A DEEP APPRECIATION OF ONE OF THE STRONGEST FORCES ON THE PLANET – THE OCEAN. “The ocean has to be the strongest natural force on the planet, right? It’s where you recharge the batteries,’ says Stephanie. “We’re all solar-powered and when you put sunlight on top of all the motion you get in the ocean, […]
May 17, 2019

BYRON: The Whales are Byron Bound on their Annual Migration

WHALE-WATCHING SEASON IS SHAPING UP TO BE THE BEST EVER, WITH WHALES ALREADY MOVING UP THE COAST ON THEIR ANNUAL MIGRATION TO THEIR WARMER, TROPICAL BIRTHING GROUNDS. And where’s the best place to see them? Byron Bay of course, which is now regarded as one of the world’s top spots to see these majestic creatures up close. It’s where you’ll witness the spectacle of thousands of Humpback whales on their 2500 km journey from their […]
May 3, 2019

ESSENTIAL EATS: The Best Brekky – The Bower Team’s Top Picks in Byron

JUST HOW GOOD IS A LONG, RELAXED BREKKIE TO START THE DAY ANY DAY OF THE WEEK, AND WHAT BETTER PLACE TO ENJOY IT THAN IN BYRON BAY. Then on weekends, brekkie can drift into brunch to be enjoyed with family or friends, just kicking back together and simply enjoying life. It’s pretty much impossible not to enjoy life in Byron, particularly at this time of year when the crowds have thinned out, the days […]
March 31, 2019

BYRON: Our Favourite Places to Listen to Live Music

ACCORDING TO BELINDA KIRWOOD, ONE PART OF THE DYNAMIC DUO BEHIND MULTI-AWARD WINNING BEACHFRONT RESTAURANT, CAFE AND COCKTAIL HOT-SPOT, BEACH BYRON BAY, “THERE’S SOMETHING MAGICAL ABOUT BYRON BAY AND THE CALIBRE OF BANDS IT ATTRACTS THAT INCLUDE SOME OF THE BIGGEST NAMES IN AUSTRALIAN AND INTERNATIONAL MUSIC. THERE’S ALWAYS SOMEONE GOOD PLAYING, FROM THE BIG ANNUAL MUSIC FESTIVALS TO THE MANY LIVE MUSIC VENUES IN THE AREA. AND WE COULDN’T AGREE MORE. Just around the […]
February 27, 2019

LOCAL: Our Coffee Lover’s Guide to Byron

COFFEE’S A THING IN BYRON. ACTUALLY ITS A THING ALL OVER THE COUNTRY NOW AND IT’S QUITE POSSIBLE THAT WE’VE ACTUALLY BECOME THE COFFEE SNOBS OF THE WORLD! We want our coffee distinctive and memorable.  We like it single origin but we’re also partial to blends with unique characteristics that give us the option to change up our order on any particular day.  We want choices whether it’s a double shot of intense espresso or […]
February 14, 2019

BYRON: Gourmet Traveller’s Food Lover’s Guide to the Byron Bay Region

GREAT FOOD + GREAT DESTINATIONS = UNFORGETTABLE HOLIDAYS. It’s the very best equation in our book, and few do it better than Gourmet Traveller which always delivers new inspiration for us on where to eat, drink and travel.  January’s issue served up a food lovers guide to Byron Bay which includes some well-established favourites as well as lots of the exciting new eating and drinking experiences to be had in our coastal, beach paradise. They […]
February 8, 2019

BYRON: Our Top 10 Byron Bay Fashion Stores

TRAVEL MAG, THE GLOBAL CITIZENS BIBLE AND MUSE FOR ALL THINGS TRAVEL, NOMINATED BYRON BAY AS ONE OF THE MOST WONDERFUL PLACES TO VISIT IN AUSTRALIA. We know it of course and are ever grateful for the abundant gifts Mother Nature has bestowed on our beach paradise and its lush green hinterland.  But aside from the sheer beauty of Byron’s beaches, waterfalls, walks and the myriad of experiences on offer to show it off, our […]
February 1, 2019

BYRON: Byron Bay’s Best Beaches

EVERYONE’S GOT THEIR FAVOURITE. BEACH THAT IS. AND BYRON, RENOWNED AS IT IS THE WORLD OVER FOR ITS LONG STRETCHES OF SAND AND SEA AS WELL AS MORE INTIMATE, SANDY COVES IS NO DIFFERENT. We thought we’d share our local intel on some of our favourites with you and just what it is about them that makes them special, accompanied by some of the stunning imagery from Byron-based photographer, Craig Parry.  Craig is an internationally acclaimed and […]
January 18, 2019

BYRON: Our Favourite Swim Spots

WE ALL KNOW WHAT IT’S LIKE TO FIND THE PERFECT SPOT FOR A SWIM ONLY TO FIND EVERYONE ELSE HAS FOUND IT TOO! BYRON’S LONG STRETCHES OF ICONIC SURFING AND SWIMMING BEACHES ARE AN ALMIGHTY MAGNET FOR VISITORS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY AND ACROSS THE GLOBE, BUT SOMETIMES WHEN THEY COME TOGETHER WITH THOSE LUCKY ENOUGH TO LIVE IN NATURE’S WONDERLAND, A LESS POPULATED SPOT FOR A MID-SUMMER DIP COULD BE A BETTER OPTION. So […]