INSPO FOR THE PERFECT BYRON BAY GETAWAY

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 […]
December 28, 2018

BYRON: Family Holidays at Bower

THE BOWER LOVES WELCOMING FAMILIES TO ITS PRIVATE, LUXURY OASIS AND SO IT WAS WITH CREATIVE INFLUENCER AND MUM, DIMITY, HER HUSBAND MIKE AND PERFECTLY GORGEOUS DAUGHTERS ZAELI (4), AND BABY OCHRE WHO HAD HER FIRST BIRTHDAY WHILE THE FAMILY HOLIDAYED IN THE BOWER COTTAGE RECENTLY. Dimity is an accidental influencer, whose sublime creativity, passion for turning the everyday into something bespoke and beautiful, a deep appreciation of nature and the need to preserve it, […]
November 16, 2018

BYRON: Our Top 10 Homewares Stores

AT THE BOWER WE’RE ALL ABOUT SUPPORTING LOCAL BUSINESS WHEREVER WE CAN AND IT’S EASY WHEN BYRON BAY IS REELING WITH A CREATIVE EXPLOSION, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO HOMEWARES. We shop for hand-woven rugs from Morocco, beautiful plump cushions, richly textured furnishings, one-off door handles and hooks, imposing hand-made timber-framed mirrors, artisan baskets and plant holders, log stools, towels, lamps, aged timber carved doors and shutters, hats, art and so much more right here […]
November 2, 2018

WHAT’S ON: Markets In and Around Byron

WHO DOESN’T LOVE A COMMUNITY MARKET CHOKKA BLOCK FULL OF ONE-OFF PIECES FROM LOCAL CREATIVES, BASKETS SPILLING OVER WITH JUST-PICKED VEGIES AND EXOTIC FRUITS, THE SMELL OF FRESHLY BAKED ARTISAN LOAVES AND PASTRIES AND FOODIE ENTREPRENEURS SERVING UP THEIR SPECIALTIES WHETHER IT’S SAMOSAS OR HAND-CHURNED GELATO. AND BYRON IS ABUNDANT WITH THEM! In fact there is more than one market on in the area every Saturday and Sunday of the year, with fresh produce markets […]
October 19, 2018

BYRON: The Cocktail Lovers Guide to Byron Bay

COCKTAILS. SHARP, SWEET, FRUITY, CREAMY, FLORAL, HERBAL, OR DISTINCTLY BOOZY. BYRON IS AWASH WITH THEM AND WITH THIS BEACHSIDE PARADISE, ITS BLUE-SKY DAYS AND BALMY NIGHTS INVITING YOU TO CHILL OUT AND IMMERSE YOURSELF IN ALL THAT A COASTAL HOLIDAY SHOULD BE, IT’S TIME TO SHARE WITH YOU OUR COCKTAIL LOVERS GUIDE TO BYRON BAY. Along with us, Mel Gubbin, design guru behind the sumptuous fit out of Spell & The Gypsy’s stunning boho fashion boutique, […]