15 Secluded Spots in Byron Bay to Get Some One-on-One Time
Want a romantic weekend with your partner in Byron Bay? We agree that’s a fabulous idea, so we’ve gathered a list of 15 places to share some one-on-one time with your other half where there won’t be a bunch of other tourists on holiday as well. There are lots of romantic things to do in Byron Bay – go ahead, just pick any of the following from our list and enjoy.
But before you run off to enjoy this romantic weekend in Byron Bay, you’ll need a great place to stay. We recommend reserving one of our excellent Broken Head Holiday Park Beach Shacks where you’ll have a private verandah and king bed, as well as being a stone’s throw from the beach. Romantic strolls, anyone?
1. Enjoy brekkie on Broken Head Beach
Sneak out a little early on your first morning and make the short drive to Suffolk Park Bakery, get some amazing coffee and pastries and head back.
Wake your partner with the smell of fresh roasted coffee and lure him or her to our quiet beach, just a few steps from your Beach Shack with the promise of delicious pastries and fresh coffee – don’t forget the blanket! Savour your breakfast treats as you watch the sunrise over the beach on your first morning of your secluded romantic getaway. What a way to set the tone for the rest of the weekend!
2. Buddha Gardens Day Spa
Head into Byron Bay and get ready to relax as a couple by reserving a couple treatment at Buddha Gardens Day Spa. You could ask for the Orchid Room, a private area that is located within the secluded tropical gardens and features a bath set in natural rock, an open air shower and a Balinese day bed.
Even if you just go for a regular room, you can pick a treatment package, such as the Divine Discovery that begins with a scrub followed by a warm rosebud bath, that will leave you both feeling refreshed. Couples are then treated to a full body Swedish massage and will finish off with a glass of champagne and a fruit platter.
3. Snorkeling at Julian Rocks Marine Reserve
Change things up a bit by getting out into the beautiful surroundings of Byron Bay and head over to Byron Bay Dive Centre. For $65 per person, you can take a 60-minute snorkel tour of Julian Rocks Marine Reserve. (This 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.
Have a great time discussing all the amazing creatures you saw with your partner afterwards as you continue your romantic weekend in Byron Bay.
4. Sunrise at Byron Bay Lighthouse
We know, another early morning, but we promise it’s worth it. The Cape Bryon Lighthouse is on everyone’s list of things to do in Byron Bay, so you might ask how is this secluded? Thus, this is why we recommend heading there for sunrise. If you’re visiting during the off season and you wake up early to greet the sun, then it’s more likely you’ll find it a bit quieter around the lighthouse. But how much more romantic does it get than watching the sunrise at Australia’s most easterly point?
5. Harvest Café
If you’re up for a little road trip for good food in an intimate setting, set your course for Harvest Café in Newrybar, about 15 minutes from our Broken Head Holiday Park accommodation.
The menu changes seasonally, depending on the availability of fresh produce. The chefs at Harvest Café utilise only organic and sustainable food to create all the menu items. For example, a recent dinner menu featured starters such as, shucked Smoky Bay oysters with fresh citrus and cooked and raw beetroot with goat’s curd, hazelnut and horseradish. A great main dish for a couple to enjoy is the 12 hour braised lamb shoulder for two, Mike’s potatoes, roasted carrots, mint yoghurt and rosemary sauce.
A cosy and delicious meal is a great way to end any day of a romantic weekend in Byron Bay.
6. Killen Falls
Located about 20 minutes from Byron Bay (and not far from the above Harvest Cafe), this little known swimming hole and waterfall is a tiny oasis where you’ll feel like you left the world behind, perfect for a romantic weekend in Byron Bay. Killen Falls is a short walk from the car park and is a great swimming spot on Emigrant Creek. The 10m waterfall at one end features a cave underneath it. This secluded location will give you a chance to take a dip together, or check out the amazing cave under the waterfall (what a fun memory!). Well worth the trip to add this romantic spot to your weekend agenda.
7. Cosy Corner
This secluded beach would make a great stop after visiting the iconic Cape Byron Bay Lighthouse since it is located on the south side of the Cape. It is an excellent spot to escape the northerly winds and watch for hang gliders launching off the overhead cliff. Part of Arakwal National Park, Cosy Corner is accessible by car from Tallow Beach Road – note it costs $6 to park your car.
Relax here and either sunbathe or swim (the locals favour this beach for swimming because of its protected surrounds) and pack a picnic so you can stay longer in this “cosy” corner of Byron Bay.
Come here to this quaint little cafe in Brunswick Heads during the week when you and your partner can quietly sip on local, handcrafted coffee from Moonshine Roasters. Footbridge gives off a funky, vintage vibe and would be a great place to enjoy a lazy breakfast during your romantic getaway. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that the food is delicious!
9. Harry’s Hill Beach
Stick around Brunswick Heads after your breakfast at Footbridge and head to Harry’s Hill Beach. This calm and protected beach offers you and your love another spot to enjoy the sun and relax while on your secluded romantic getaway in Byron Bay. The beach offers a view of the hinterland and Mt.Chincogan. The only sticking point of this secluded location is getting there! You can either drive, taking the longer route, through Ocean Shores and New Brighton along North Head Road. Head into the North Head Nature Reserve. Or, if you’re up for an adventure, hire a canoe or boat and paddle across the river to this beach.
10. Nightcap National Park
This World Heritage Park features the beautiful almost 100 metre Minyon Falls, great walking trails and the opportunity to see lots of native animals ranging from birds to the endangered Fleay’s barred frog. (The frog is the reason no swimming is allowed at the bottom of the falls.)
If you and your partner enjoy hiking then head off on the 7.5km loop around Minyon Falls that takes you to the bottom of the falls as well as through rainforest. The walk is rocky and has a steep incline, so you’ll need to be fit but it’s well worth the effort when you snuggle up with your sweetie at the bottom of the falls, marvelling at the view.
Another option that starts from Nightcap National Park is driving the 30km Whian Whian Forest Drive. Set aside two hours to take the full trip. You will drive throughout the Whian Whian State Forest, starting on the southern end of the Tweed volcano and then following down through eucalypt and rainforest. Keep your eyes peeled to spot some Australian native animals like the wompoo pigeon, green catbird, bush turkey and even koalas (normally seen in the flooded gum areas).
11. Liliana’s Cafe
Located in Possum Creek, also not too far off the beaten Byron Bay path, Liliana’s Cafe sits in the beautifully restored Old Possum Creek School and features local and in season produce on its menu. This hidden gem of a restaurant is open 8 am to 5 pm Wednesday through Sunday for breakfast, lunch and morning and afternoon teas. Take a trip to this restaurant while you’re out and about for a quiet afternoon tea or long lunch where, if you’re lucky, you might just catch a glimpse of a koala in the surrounding trees.
12. Hot air balloon
Way up in the sky with amazing views of Byron Bay and far beyond, romance is sure to be felt when you opt to take a ride in a hot air balloon. Our couples choice is the one-hour sunrise flight that comes complete with a champagne breakfast. The breakfast includes a glass of French champagne, muffins, quiche, cereals, toast, fruit, yoghurt and a variety of other drinks (such as local organic coffee!).
Byron Bay Ballooning charges $325/person for this once-in-a-lifetime experience that is sure to amp up the love on your romantic weekend in Byron Bay.
13. Road trip to Nimbin
Hop in your car and spend a day in this famous alternative lifestyle, quirky destination – yes, there is a place considered even more hippie than Byron Bay! Nimbin features lots of colourful shops and cafes, as well as many ways to find your “inner hippie.”
There is lots to see and do in this little town, but a few highlights for a romantic weekend would be:
- Check out one of the many funky local cafes and take your time with coffee, lunch or snack (or all three!).
- See the awesome and super colourful candles made at the Nimbin Candle factory (all non-toxic, hand dipped, traditionally made candles, of course!).
- Stroll through the Nimbin Craft Gallery where you can find such art and craft such as pottery, wood pieces, clothing, jewellery, toys, shoes and much more.
14. Whites 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. Plus, it’s highly likely while you’re there you’ll catch sight of dolphins in the water.
Thankfully, even though the secret is out, Whites Beach is still a secluded, quiet place to visit during your romantic weekend in Byron Bay.
15. St. Elmo
End your romantic weekend in Byron Bay with a final meal that involves sharing all your food with your other half. Quite a few locals recommend St. Elmo as a great location for a “romantic rendezvous.”
The restaurant delivers on good ambience for a romantic date, but what you’ll remember most is the amazing tapas you shared. While you might not be the only one in this restaurant, you’ll easily will be able to concentrate on each other as you jockey for the last morsel of each dish. Plus, St. Elmo pours more than 15 wines by the glass from a list of over 100 bottles, so sampling the local vintage is a must.
We suggest trying out the set menu where you can get a certain number of shared plates along with dessert (worth the splurge!). Or come on a special night – for example, the restaurant has hosted Slow Cook Tuesday with three courses plus a glass of wine for $38.
Plan your Romantic Getaway at Broken Head Holiday Park now!
We know romance in the Byron Bay area because the destination is always listed as one of the top romantic weekend spots in Australia. So listen to the critics and make a date for you and your special person to spend some time here reconnecting.
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