It’s the last day of Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere, the sun has just set and Melbourne is currently two degrees Celsius. Yes, two. As I fly back home I’m all rugged up in my Forever New coat, ready to brave the evening chill. After a few blissful days in Byron Bay, it’s hard to imagine not waking up to blue skies, with the ocean just a short walk from our door.
Set within 45-acres of sub-tropical rainforest, The Byron at Byron is an oasis of tranquility and calm – the perfect place to simply get away and escape the everyday. One of the first things you notice when you step through the doors of this uniquely Australian luxury resort and spa, is the lush surrounds and sense of open space. Glass doors open to reveal a modern lounge setting looking down to the wooden deck and infinity pool below. As we enter, we are greeted by a horizon of dense rainforest, beckoning to be explored. We are guided to our Rivergum suite nestled in the trees, one of 92 dotted throughout the rainforest retreat.
SET WITHIN 45-ACRES OF SUB-TROPICAL RAINFOREST, THE BYRON AT BRYON IS AN OASIS OF TRANQUILITY AND CALM – THE PERFECT PLACE TO SIMPLY GET AWAY AND ESCAPE THE EVERYDAY.
As the sun begins to set, Brooke and I unwind with a bottle of sparkling wine accompanied by a selection of cheeses and fresh fruits on the edge of the rainforest canopy. Dressed in our favourite Forever New dresses, we celebrate and toast to the sound of kookaburras laughing in the trees.
After a good nights rest and the first espresso of the day, we wander along the boardwalk past a shy Swamp Wallaby to the pavilion for our morning yoga session. In a dream state we make our way down to the pool for breakfast, tempted to stay and relax here all day. Instead, we borrow a pair of red vintage bikes and head off towards local favourite Folk cafe on the edge of town for an Abundance Bowl and turmeric and banana smoothie.
With the allure of ocean views and dolphins, we set off early the next morning to Wategoes beach for the start of one of Australia’s greatest coastal walks. Within minutes of climbing the stairs to the Cape Byron Lighthouse track, we spot a pod of dolphins swimming close to shore. We follow them around the sea cliff to the most Easterly point in Australia, and watch them as they dance in and out of the waves. Even on a cloudy day the sea below is an intense turquoise blue, making this unique location simply breathtaking.
The rest of the afternoon is spent by the pool, relaxing in one of the cabanas with a pair of freshly pressed juices. Slipping into Japanese kimonos, Brooke and I are treated to an hour long remedial massage at The Byron at Byron Spa. Focusing on health and wellbeing, it’s the perfect ending to an unforgettable stay.
Thank you Forever New and The Byron at Byron for the perfect girls weekend away.