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BYRON BAY'S TOP 10 RAINY DAY ACTIVITIES...

We know everyone plans their Byron getaway with blue skies, sunset cocktails and the perfect lighthouse selfie in mind... but sometimes the weather gods have other plans - here are some local "Bay Motel Recommends" tips on how to get the most out of a rainy day in the Bay...


81 Monet Dr, Mullumbimby


BEST FOR - EMBRACING THE RAIN AND ENRICHING YOUR SPIRIT

Nestled amidst Byron Bay's lush hinterland, Crystal Castle is a sanctuary of serenity and spiritual exploration. With its captivating crystal formations and tranquil gardens, it's a haven for those seeking solace and inspiration regardless of the weather. Wander pathways lined with towering amethysts and sparkling geodes, or meditate in the serene Shambhala Gardens. From the ancient wisdom of the Enchanted Cave to the mesmerizing beauty of the Crystal Guardians, each corner invites reflection and awe. Whether you're drawn to crystal healing or simply seeking peace in nature, Crystal Castle offers a transformative experience, where the energies of the earth converge in harmony.

Follow the link to buy your tickets online - https://www.crystalcastle.com.au/

 

102 Jonson St, Byron Bay


BEST FOR - ESCAPING THE WEATHER... AND REALITY

OTHERWORLD Byron Bay illuminates the intersection of creativity and magic. Step into a realm where light dances with shadows, and art comes alive in vibrant hues. From mesmerizing light installations to immersive art experiences, each creation invites you to explore beyond the ordinary. Wander through kaleidoscopic corridors or lose yourself in a labyrinth of undercover luminescence. Whether you're captivated by the glow of neon or the sparkle of interactive displays, OTHERWORLD sparks the imagination and ignites the senses.

Follow the link to buy your tickets online - otherworld.bookings.com

 

108 Jonson St, Byron Bay

BEST FOR - THE CLASSIC RAINY DAY CURE - CATCHING A MOVIE ON THE BIG SCREEN

Rain in Byron is the perfect excuse for a cozy movie day. Head to Palace Cinemas in the Mercato complex, where an eclectic mix of indie films and Hollywood blockbusters await. Grab the biggest popcorn on offer, a glass of wine to match, snuggle into the plush seats and let the silver screen transport you to far-off worlds. Whether you're reminiscing with a classic or discovering a new favorite, there's something familiar about experiencing a movie in Byron Bay's laid-back atmosphere, where even worst beach weather blues can be overcome with light entertainment.

Follow the link for latest session times - https://www.palacecinemas.com.au/cinemas/palace-byron-bay/

 

37 Burringbar St, Mullumbimby


BEST FOR - A touch of luxury AND REJUVINATION

At the Banya Bathhouse, relaxation reigns supreme. Nestled amidst our lush hinterland greenery, this opulent haven offers respite from the hustle and bustle of Byron Bay. Step into its serene embrace and let your stress melt away in mineral-rich waters. Indulge in rejuvenating spa treatments or simply soak up the tranquil ambiance. With every drop of rain the experience becomes even more enchanting, heightening the senses and soothing the soul. The Banya isn't just a destination; it's a journey to inner peace and revitalization.

Follow the link to see current packages - https://thebanya.com.au/

 

Lawson St, Byron Bay

BEST FOR - IF YOU ARE GOING TO GET WET ANYWAY...

Embark on an adventure with Go Sea Kayak Tours in Byron Bay, where every paddle stroke unlocks a world of wonder. Let Kurt and the team guide you through crystal-clear waters, explore hidden coves and pristine beaches along our rugged coastline. Each tour offers a blend of excitement and tranquility so ignore the rain, get that salty breeze in your hair and celebrate nature's beauty Byron style. Whether you're a novice or seasoned kayaker, Go Sea guarantees an unforgettable experience whatever the weather.

Follow the link to book a tour - https://goseakayakbyronbay.com.au/

 

28 Smith Dr, Ballina

BEST FOR - STAYING ACTIVE IN SPITE OF THE WEATHER

Unleash your inner adventurer at Climbing Jungle Ballina. This state-of-the-art indoor climbing gym offers thrills for climbers of all levels, from beginners to experienced. With a variety of challenging routes and obstacles, every ascent will test your skill and determination. Climb towering walls, conquer daunting obstacles, and push your limits in a safe and supportive environment. Are you seeking a fun workout or an adrenaline-fueled challenge? either way Climbing Jungle Ballina has you covered.

Follow the link for more details - https://www.climbingjungle.com.au/

 

Newrybar

BEST FOR - WARMING YOURSELF BY THE FIRE IN BYRON'S HINTERLAND

This hidden gem nestled in the Byron Bay hinterland, comes to life in the wet. Grab your umbrella and explore this quaint village's artisanal shops, filled with locally crafted treasures and gourmet delights. Indulge in farm-to-table dining by the fire at Harvest Restaurant and Bakery or warm up from the inside out with an organic coffee at one of the charming cafes. Embrace the country lifestyle only minutes from the beach and immerse yourself in Newrybar's laid-back charm today.

 

27 Fletcher St, Byron Bay

BEST FOR - CHEERING UP, SLOWING DOWN, CHILLING OUT

When rain washes out your plan a, b... and c escape to the cozy haven of Byron Bookstore Cafe. Amidst shelves stacked with literary treasures you will find solace in the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and the warm embrace of a good book. As raindrops patter against the windows, sink into a plush armchair and lose yourself in an activity for which we bet you have not spared much time lately. From gripping novels to inspiring poetry, there's a story waiting to whisk you away so give yourself permission to relax and let this rainy day transform into a bit of long overdue breathing space for the mind, body and soul at Byron Bookstore Collective.

Follow the link for more details - https://www.thebookroomatbyron.com/

 

100 Centennial Cct, Byron Bay

BEST FOR - ENJOYING A PACIFIC ALE OR THREE

Rainy day vibes have never felt better with a visit to Stone & Wood Brewery. Step inside and discover a world of craft beer excellence amidst the hum of the state of the art brewing machinery. Take a guided tour to uncover the secrets behind their acclaimed brews or simply cozy up in the rustic tasting room. Savor a flight of their signature beers, each sip a testament to Stone & Woods passion and craftsmanship. With live music and a wram, welcoming atmosphere, Stone & Wood Brewery transforms a rainy day into a memorable beer-lover's dream in Byron Bay.

Follow the link for more details - https://stoneandwood.com.au/pages/byron-bay

 

6 Byron St, Byron Bay

BEST FOR - TELLING EVERYONE BACK HOME THAT YOU ARE A YOGI

What is even more "Byron" than a sunrise stroll to the Lighthouse? Yoga at Body Mind Life of course... Keep it as casual as a commitment-phobic local and book a single class for $29 or jump on the contrast therapy bandwagon with a sauna and ice bath combo for $39. The soothing ambiance sets the perfect tone for a rejuvenating session, where skilled instructors guide you through poses that stretch, strengthen and maybe even lengthen your life.

Follow the link to book a class - https://byronbay.bodymindlife.com/


With these 10 options and at least one or two more to choose from, this idyllic coastal resort town has you covered no matter what the weather has in store... and with blue skies and blazing sun surely just over the horizon who knows, you might just have to stay on another night...

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