22 Romantic Things to Do in Byron Bay
It’s not difficult to have a romantic weekend in Byron Bay. For starters the beauty of the rugged landscape would soften even the hardest of hearts. Then there is the mystery of the tropical rainforests, not to mention your choice of gorgeous moonlit soft sandy beaches to stroll along hand-in-hand.
Here are some more activities we recommend the two of you try out during a romantic weekend in Byron Bay. Even if you just manage one or two of them, we bet your break will still prove to be a weekend with sweet memories.
1. Hot air ballooning
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Since it was introduced to the world last century, hot air ballooning has always been regarded as a bit of a romantic pastime. Perhaps it’s the intense silence as you glide along up there in the lap of the Gods that makes you take a step back from the hurly burly of everyday life and appreciate what you have in each other.
Hot air ballooning is the number one activity for a romantic weekend in Byron Bay for loved up couples – especially when you opt for the champagne breakfast pre or post-flight.
2. Visit the Crystal Castle
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Reconnect with each other in a spiritual sense at the Crystal Castle with its famous Buddha Walk and beautiful tropical Shambhala Gardens.
A pretty, breath-taking oasis in the hinterland of Byron Bay – as well as a popular spiritual retreat – this ancient setting has a magical feel you both won’t be able to help but get caught up in.
The location has even been blessed by the Dalai Lama himself. Why not indulge in a relaxing healing bath together or engage in some mutual meditation?
3. Dolphin kayaking
How cute would it be to kayak around in Byron Bay’s warm waters with your other half and some fun and playful dolphins providing masses of entertainment? This is an experience we can assure that you will never forget – with or without photographs to remind you of the day.
Is surfing a recommended activity for romantic weekend holidays in Byron Bay? It all depends on how experienced you are in the sport we suppose; otherwise it could prove to be extremely frustrating and lead to an argument.
So, if you can already surf then riding the huge waves at The Pass together can be a mighty exhilarating experience. If you’re a beginner, maybe leave it out for this weekend which is supposed to be focused on romance after all.
5. Skinny dipping
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This is undoubtedly a romantic past time; also a little thrilling and naughty. Just make sure you choose a secluded beach, such as Little Wategos, and that there are no families around at the time. Midnight skinny dipping is best from all points of view, we reckon.
6. Sunrise from Mount Warning
Watching the sun rise from the top of Mount Warning is très romantique – and not just for the stunning 360 degrees panoramic view.
This is Byron Bay’s tallest and most spiritual mountain and plays an important part in Aboriginal folklore when the first inhabitants thousands of years ago regarded it as sacred and performed many rites there.
You will no doubt be surrounded by a group of other tourists as the sun starts to make its way up from the horizon but maybe you can nip off and find a secluded spot?
7. Sunset cruise
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Snuggle up with your other half on a Sunset Cruise and enjoy a couple of complementary glasses of wine or beer with Byron Bay Cruises. You won’t have the boat to yourself (it holds up to 12) but hopefully you’ll be so loved-up at that point that you’ll only have eyes for each other anyway.
The cruises run from December to April and there are free nibbles on board too and which you can lovingly feed to each other.
8. Visit the “secret” beach
Listed as the top travel secret of Australia by Australian Traveller, Whites Beach truly is a hidden gem among beaches. The best news about this amazing beach is that it is located within Broken Head so you won’t have to travel far from your Broken Head Holiday Park accommodation to soak up some time there.
Take note, though, Whites Beach takes some effort to get there. You’ll have to travel down a dirt road that winds through the rainforest, stop at an unmarked spot and hike along a path down to the beach. (Don’t worry, our staff will give you the proper directions to find this beauty!)
But, trust us, it’s worth it, from the white sands, crystal clear water and many rock pools, you’ll immediately be glad you brought your partner here to snag some romantic one-on-one time.
9. Go snorkelling at Julian Rocks
Share in the wonder of all the amazing creatures in the ocean together as you snorkel around the gorgeous Julian Rocks Marine Reserve. Through Byron Bay Dive Centre you and your partner can take a 60-minute snorkel tour of Julian Rocks.
The tour includes a boat ride, all equipment and a lesson if needed. The reserve, just five minutes from the shore of Cape Byron Bay, provides shelter to more than 400 types of tropical fish, three species of sea turtles, rays and many more marine animals.
10. Have drinks with a view
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There’s something about clinking wine glasses with your partner while waves crash on the beach nearby – it just spells romance.
Located just off Clarkes Beach, Byron Beach Café features not only gorgeous views but also excellent food and great service, making it highly recommended as a must-try on Byron Bay restaurant lists. If you can, try to book for a sunset beachfront dinner, it’s bound to be a lovely evening!
11. Have a romantic dinner at Tweed River House
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Tweed River House is a plantation-style heritage bistro that offers a relaxed and enchanting ambience. Imagine dining amidst the charm of a bygone era, with breathtaking views of cane fields, the serene Tweed River, and majestic mountain ranges.
You can choose your perfect spot for a magical experience. For instance, you can go for the cozy interior under ornate pressed metal ceilings or the river verandah for an al fresco experience with panoramic views. For a more intimate and sophisticated setting, the chandelier-lit private dining room offers an elevated level of elegance.
The ambience adjusts seamlessly with the seasons. In summer, you can enjoy the cool breeze under palm fans and misting systems on the verandah or opt for air-conditioned comfort inside. Winter evenings are cozy and warm in the dining room, complete with a fireplace, ensuring a comfortable experience no matter the weather.
12. Unwind together at endota Spa Byron Bay
You and your significant other can embark on a journey of relaxation and rejuvenation at endota Spa Byron Bay. This tranquil sanctuary offers a range of treatments designed to nurture and soothe.
From therapeutic massages that ease every muscle to nourishing facials that leave your skin glowing, each experience is a step towards revitalising your well-being together.
The spa’s expert therapists are masters at crafting experiences that soothe both body and soul. Feel the stress melt away with customised massages, including remedial or soothing stone options tailored to your body’s needs.
Embrace a moment of tranquillity with body wraps and scrubs, immersing yourselves in a blissful state of relaxation. The spa’s serene ambience provides the perfect backdrop for deepening your connection, making every treatment a shared experience in wellness.
13. Go wine-tasting at Stone & Wood Brewery
If you’re seeking a unique and intimate experience in Byron Bay, Stone & Wood Brewery offers the perfect blend of taste and discovery. As you step into their tasting room, you’ll be greeted with a variety of beers, from the popular Pacific Ale to the unique Cloudy Pale Ale.
Each sip offers a discovery, making it an adventure for your taste buds. And what’s a good drink without great food? Thanks to Byron Bay’s food legends, 100 Mile Table, you can pair your beer with an amazing selection of meals and snacks, including options for vegans, vegetarians, and gluten-free diets.
You can join in on a 90-minute guided brewery tour to delve into the world of beer making. You will learn about its history, ingredients, and the conscious business approach of Stone & Wood.
The tour concludes with a guided tasting of five beers, offering a range of flavours from their core selection to limited releases. This experience of a journey through flavours and stories is perfect for couples looking to deepen their connection in a relaxed, engaging atmosphere.
14. Stroll to the Cape Byron Lighthouse
Walking to the Cape Byron Lighthouse stands out as a must-do romantic activity in Byron Bay. This picturesque journey to one of Australia’s most iconic landmarks is an opportunity to immerse yourselves in the beauty of nature, hand-in-hand.
As you embark on this scenic route, the path unfolds with a fresh ocean breeze and stunning ocean views, often accompanied by the sight of dolphins playfully navigating the waves or whales breaching during migration season.
The walk offers numerous spots to pause and admire the breathtaking surroundings, making it a perfect setting for heartfelt conversations or simply enjoying each other’s company in silence.
Upon reaching the iconic lighthouse, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the vast ocean and hinterland. It’s a moment to feel the gentle sea breeze and perhaps catch a spectacular sunrise or sunset, adding an unforgettable backdrop to your romantic escape.
15. Ride horses on the beach with Zephyr Horses
Imagine riding alongside your loved one on the pristine beaches of Byron Bay with Zephyr Horses. This unique coastal horse ranch offers an unforgettable experience tailored for couples seeking a mix of adventure and romance.
Zephyr Horses specialises in small, personalised tours, ensuring an intimate and serene ride. Whether you’re meandering through sub-tropical woodlands or along the breathtaking beachfront, each moment feels like a scene from a romantic movie.
The experience goes beyond just horseback riding, as Zephyr Horses also offers options like mounted archery and trick riding clinics for an extra thrill. For a truly unique experience, consider a horseback pub tour or a ride to participate in mustering camps.
After your ride, you can indulge in a special dining experience arranged by Zephyr Horses. Opt for a quaint picnic for two—the perfect way to unwind and reflect on your adventure. And for a lasting memory, browse their merchandise to take a piece of this magical experience home with you.
16. Explore the Northern Rivers Rail Trail
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The Northern Rivers Rail Trail offers an idyllic setting for couples to explore the heart of New South Wales together. This 24-kilometre trail, perfect for cycling and walking, weaves through the region’s stunning landscapes, promising a journey filled with natural beauty and tranquillity.
As you walk or cycle along the trail, you’re enveloped in the beauty of lush rainforests and rolling hills, with breathtaking views of the Tweed River.
The trail’s smooth surface makes your journey comfortable, allowing you to focus on each other and the natural splendour around you. This path isn’t just a trail; it’s a passage through charming towns and serene farmland, capturing the peaceful essence of the region.
And for food-loving couples, the trail is a culinary delight. With options ranging from fresh seafood and local produce to craft beer and boutique wines, there are plenty of opportunities to indulge in delicious local cuisine.
17. Take a ride on the Byron Solar Train
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Experience the charm of the Byron Solar Train, a delightful way to add a touch of nostalgia to your romantic getaway in Byron Bay. This unique train, powered by solar energy, features a beautifully restored 1949-era two-carriage heritage train, offering a quaint and eco-friendly way to explore the area.
The journey, covering a three-kilometre coastal track, connects Byron’s town centre with the vibrant North Beach precinct. It’s a brief yet enchanting 10-minute trip one way or 25 minutes for a return journey, allowing you to soak in the sights without any rush.
You can choose to relax in the vintage lounge seats of the first-class carriage, a cozy spot perfect for couples. Or, if you prefer, mingle with other travellers in the coach class. The train takes you through a picturesque route featuring littoral rainforest and endangered coastal wetlands.
Once you arrive at the stations, you’re close to various amenities, including hotels, shopping experiences, and beaches. The Byron Solar Train adds a touch of nostalgia and romance to your Byron Bay getaway, making it a memorable part of your trip.
18. Go on a whale watching tour
You can book a tour with Whale Watching Byron Bay to experience a captivating ocean adventure, the perfect addition to a romantic getaway. As Byron Bay’s most experienced operator, they offer a unique experience with tours departing directly from Cape Byron.
Imagine being up close with majestic humpback whales, with the stunning Byron Bay landscape as your backdrop. Not just whales, but dolphins, turtles, and a variety of sea birds add to this spectacular display of nature.
Their tours, available three times a day during the whale watching season from June to October, are intimate, with a maximum of 12 passengers. This ensures a personal and cozy experience as you cruise on their purpose-built RIB vessel designed for 360º views, ensuring you don’t miss any action.
Trained eco-guides provide insightful commentary, making the tour educational and awe-inspiring. And to top it off, professional photographs are available for purchase, so you can take home a lasting memory of this unforgettable experience.
19. Explore Byron Bay’s Shopping Scene
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Exploring the shops in Byron Bay is a delightful experience for couples looking to blend romance with a bit of retail therapy. The town has blossomed into a shopping haven, boasting various independent boutiques and Australian fashion labels. Stroll through the town centre and discover Byron’s cherished local brands.
You can dive into the unique lifestyle clothing at Rowie the Label or find colourful dresses with 70’s style silhouettes at Mister Zimi. Nagnata, with its blend of technical sportswear and fashion, is perfect for couples who appreciate a studio-to-street lifestyle.
Don’t miss the industrial estate for more local favourites. Zulu & Zephyr presents beach-inspired clothing and swimwear, while Tigmi Trading offers an incredible collection of furniture and homewares.
This shopping adventure in Byron Bay is more than just a spree; it’s about enjoying each other’s company, discovering new styles, and creating memories. Plus, it’s a chance to find that perfect keepsake to remind you of your romantic getaway.
20. Connect with nature at Byron Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
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Visiting the Byron Bay Wildlife Sanctuary is a romantic and enriching experience as you immerse yourselves in the captivating world of Australian wildlife and lush landscapes.
At the sanctuary, you can engage in interactive wildlife encounters, providing a rare opportunity to get up close with native animals like snakes, lizards, and even the adorable Sugar Gliders, Sebastian and Samson.
Imagine the thrill of having a magnificent Barn Owl like Socrates perch on your gloved hand—a moment both awe-inspiring and intimate.
After your wildlife adventure, you can relax and dine at the Sanctuary Cafe. Their seasonally inspired menu features locally produced, fresh flavours, including all-day breakfasts and burgers.
Sweeten the experience with homemade cakes and barista coffee. And for a perfect end to your visit, enjoy a refreshing beverage from their licensed bar. With cocktails and local brews, it’s an ideal way to toast to your memorable day.
21. Book a Soundbed Therapy session with Benny Holloway
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Booking a Soundbed Therapy session with Benny Holloway in Byron Bay is an extraordinary way for couples to connect deeply with themselves and each other. Benny, a self-taught artist and soundophile, specialises in delivering healing vibrations through his soulful sound therapy.
The centrepiece of this experience is the SoundBed, also known as “Nidra Anantar”. This exceptional instrument, crafted from hand-hewn timber and equipped with 50 steel strings, creates a symphony of reverberations that resonate through your entire body.
As you lay on the bed, Benny plays the instrument, enveloping you in a cocoon of sound. The vibrations offer a meditative recalibration of the nervous system and act as a gentle massage, providing both physical and emotional relaxation.
This session is an otherworldly journey that shifts your consciousness, releases energetic blockages, and leaves you in a profound state of calm. It’s an opportunity to step away from the everyday and immerse yourselves in the healing power of sound.
Experiencing this together adds a deeply intimate and memorable dimension to your Byron Bay visit, making it a not-to-be-missed romantic activity.
22. Relax and connect at The Top Shop
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Want a simple yet intimate moment in Byron Bay? Consider sitting and chatting on the lawn outside The Top Shop. This charming spot, an old 1950s milk bar located near Clarkes Beach, has evolved into a beloved local hangout, and it’s a gem for couples seeking a laid-back atmosphere.
Since its transformation in 2008, The Top Shop has become a haven for those who appreciate the highest quality food and coffee. As you sit together on the lush lawn outside the Top Shop, you can soak up the sun and savour delicious burgers or your favourite coffee.
This spot is perfect for meaningful conversations, people-watching, or simply enjoying each other’s company in a relaxed setting. So, why not make a simple sit-down on The Top Shop’s lawn a part of your romantic getaway? It’s these uncomplicated, genuine moments that often become the most cherished memories.
Stay at Broken Head Holiday Park for a romantic escape!
Conclude your romantic Byron Bay adventure with a stay at Broken Head Holiday Park. By staying here, you’ll save on accommodation without compromising comfort, freeing up your budget to indulge in any of the recommended activities.
Whether it’s exploring the local shopping scene, connecting with nature at the wildlife sanctuary, or embarking on a unique sound therapy session, Broken Head Holiday Park ensures you have the perfect retreat to return to.
Book a romantic weekend at one of our couple friendly beach cabins or beach shacks, or come and use one of our excellent campsites for your holiday with your partner – any of these options will make for a great accommodation to have a wonderful and memorable romantic weekend (or longer holiday!).