12 Top Byron Bay Activities for Valentines Day
Valentine’s Day, February 14th, is almost here! Have you figured out how you will celebrate your relationship this year? If you’re planning on being in Byron Bay, we’ve sourced some of the best options available to guarantee a fun and relaxing time.
Check out which of these 12 Byron Bay Valentine’s options suits you and your better half!
1. Catch the Sunrise or Sunset
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The choice is yours: start your Valentine’s Day with a spectacular sunrise, or wind down after a romantic day with a breathtaking sunset. Byron Bay has some incredible spots for this, but our favourite is the Cape Byron Lighthouse.
You can drive or walk up to the lighthouse to catch the first light or visit this spot in the evening and watch the sunset over the ocean. The Cape Byron Lighthouse gives you a 360-degree view of Byron Bay, which provides you with the option to plan either a romantic sunrise or sunset.
Be sure to dress warmly: early mornings and late evenings can get chilly. It’s a great excuse to cosy up under a blanket as the night turns to day (and vice-versa).
2. Go for a Hike
Hiking is a great way to experience an adventure together. Byron Bay is chock-full of hiking trails for all fitness levels, so you’re bound to find the right track to match your pace. Try the easy, often quite Boggy Creek Walk for a lovely Valentine’s Day stroll, where you can literally stop and smell the flowers. Or push your limits on the Mt. Warning hike in Wollumbin National Park.
Don’t forget to bring your water, snacks, binoculars and camera to capture the spectacular views when you reach the summit. Heads-up: once you get a taste of hiking in Byron Bay, you’ll be hitting the trails all year round, not just on Valentine’s Day!
The weather is great all year round, and you won’t want to miss the whale watching season from May to November.
3. Take a Kayak Tour
Share a kayak with your partner this Valentine’s Day, whether you’re a great swimmer or not. Paddle along the Byron Bay coastline or get up close with the dolphins, with an experienced lifeguard as your guide.
Check out the Go Sea Kayak Tours that take you down the Brunswick Heads River. There’s a kayaking lesson before you go out onto the water, so you’ll only need to bring your swimwear, towel, sunscreen, and a water bottle.
There is no need to worry about tipping over—kayaks are very stable on the water, and you’ll find it quite relaxing it is to glide over the waves.
4. Create a Romantic Playlist
During your romantic camping getaway, you definitely want to serenade your partner to show your love. And no, you don’t have to bring out the guitar and crank out your ballads. Take a little time beforehand to create a playlist of sweet, relaxing songs that your partner will love.
Go for variety in pace and genre, and ideally, choose between 30 and 50 pieces. Mix up the selection to include yours and their favourite songs, but make sure that it’s all music that captures your intentions.
Bring your portable Bluetooth speaker, press play, and set the mood with music (just be mindful of other campers and don’t have the volume too loud.) If you are off the grid during your getaway, download the songs onto your smartphone before you go.
5. Picnic at Belongil Beach
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Belongil Beach is a romantic picnic spot for a private and intimate Byron Bay Valentine’s Day picnic. Here you can dig your toes into soft sand, share snacks and a glass of wine, while watching surfers test their limits on the waves. Make sure you have your swimsuits handy (ideally on under your clothes) so you can go for a dip!
6. Ocean Adventure Cruise
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Soak up those feel-good Byron Bay vibes on an Ocean Adventure Cruise around Byron Bay. This cruise goes all the way from Byron Bay to Ballina coastline. Keep an eye out for bottlenose dolphins who love to leap and play, and on your way will be many other fish, seabirds, and even endangered species such as grey nurse shark, sea turtles and little terns as the Marine Park is one of the cruise spots.
7. Buddha Gardens
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Buddha Gardens is one of the town’s hidden gems. It will truly revitalise your body and mind and boost your energy for an unforgettable Byron Bay Valentine’s Day. Your body will thank you!
Here you can enjoy couple spa treatments in the private Orchid Room that has a bath set in natural rock and an open-air shower.
You can also book multiple treatments such as:
- Swedish massage, deep tissue, aromatherapy and hot rock massage
- Luxurious facials, body wraps, and body scrubs
- Essential spa manicure and pedicure
This Byron Bay spa is a perfect Valentine’s Day treat and the ultimate love experience. At your disposal are also a heated plunge pool, garden area, sauna and Byron Bay herbal tea as complimentary service added to any treatment.
8. Osprey Spa
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Rest your body and mind in an amazingly decorated double suite at Osprey Spa. You both deserve a break from your daily lives and a reward while celebrating your special day. If you are down for this kind of Byron Bay Valentine’s Day, that this can be a highly relaxing choice.
9. Beach Byron Bay
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What’s more romantic than having a delicious dinner with a panoramic beach view? Beach Byron Bay is a restaurant that offers extraordinary al fresco fine-dining that will take your breath away!
While eating a delicious meal from a unique menu that reflects the coastal landscape and local cuisine, you can share a beautiful moment under the stars!
10. The Rails
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Are you ready for a fun night of dinner and dancing? The Rails is the friendliest place in town to hang out for Valentine’s Day. Located on Byron’s main drag, Johnson Street, The Rails has a long history of over 30 years of entertaining both locals and travellers, therefore, you can be sure that you will have a great time.
Eats and drinks are taken care of with The Rails offering a premium collection of craft beers, as well as a menu that includes everything from snacks, to mouth-watering pasta and burgers.
Live music, played by local and touring bands, with smooth reggae, blues, funk and rock sounds will give you a Valentine’s night to remember!
11. Cook Your Camping Valentine’s Dinner Together
Use your camping stove for more than just your coffee this Valentine’s Day. There are lots of romantic camping ideas around food: snuggle up as you stir a double serving of soup, or go all out and make an outdoor-inspired meal for your partner.
Of course, give each other little tastes of the food as you cook, and don’t forget to add some aphrodisiacs too: think of melted chocolate, honey, strawberries, figs, cherries… you get the drift. Finish your romantic camping meal with your favourite wine or champagne and cuddle the night away.
12. Watch the Stars
What’s more romantic than snuggling up in a double sleeping bag under a clear night sky? As far as romantic camping ideas go, stargazing will require a different type of tent. We recommend investing in a mesh-covered tent, such as the Wanderer Mesh Dome Tent.
This two-person tent gives you a full view of the night sky while keeping the bugs out. All you’ll need is a great camping spot and a sky map app to see which constellations shine down on you. Even better, bring along a lightweight telescope to get up close with the stars.
Book your stay for a Byron Bay Valentine’s Day
After a great day or evening out and about, resting in comfortable well-equipped accommodation is a must. Broken Head Holiday Park is located in a romantic beachfront spot, so why not book one of our deluxe beach cabins for this special occasion? You deserve it!