What’s Up Byron?

Welcome to the Neighbourhood Tuned Space Yoga
November 28, 2019 by Gemma Dennison
Tuned Space Yoga Byron Bay

We’re over the moon to welcome Tuned Space Yoga as our new neighbours at East On Byron. Byron Bay has long been a mecca for yogis from all around the world and is notably a spiritual place in nature. Tuned Space Yoga invites guests and holiday makers at East On Byron the blissful opportunity to practice right next door to our resort. Their magical beach yoga tent is the perfect space to drop into stillness in a lush, tropical space in the heart of Belongil.

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There’s a variety of yoga styles and mindfulness practices to suit your needs and ability. Join one of their many yoga or meditation classes that are being offered or set up a private class tailored just for you.

Shikma and Maxim are the bright, shiny faces running the studio and between them have over ten years of combined teaching experience. The pair live and breath yoga and will guide you through your practice with care. 

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Tuned Space Yoga Classes

Hatha Yoga: A balanced practice in which the Asanas are held longer to deepen breath and focus.
Qi-Yoga Flow: Gentle fusion of a vinyasa based Asana practice with elements of Qi-Gong.
Dynamic Vinyasa: An uplifting Asana practice based on a rapid flow through sun salutations.
Slow-Flow: Slow-paced vinyasa class for everyone Lo deepen breath and movement. Philosophy reading is part of this class.
Pranayama + Meditation: One hour of exploring different breathing techniques and guided meditation.
Yang to Yin: A journey of dynamic and uplifting flows (Yang) followed by restorative and deep stretches (Yin).

Check out their class timetable here

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Guests of East On Byron who are interested in private classes (1-10 students) can book a private session with Shikma or me (Maxim) for a discounted rate. Get in touch to find out more.

Book a spiritual retreat to Byron Bay and stay at our peaceful, beachside apartments.

Namasté.

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Byron Bay Brewery & Distillery Tours
November 7, 2019 by Gemma Dennison
Ink Gin Northern Rivers

The Byron Shire and surrounding hinterlands have become a hub for boutique distilleries producing artisanal rums and gins along with breweries creating tasty batches of premium, local craft beers.

Take a journey through the cellar doors and discover the process of how these spirits and beers are made while enjoying a taste for yourself. Here’s our guide to the local distilleries and breweries that we recommend pulling up a stump at during your stay.

Cheers!

Cape Byron Distillery

Brookies Gin Cocktail
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There is no better way to spend an afternoon than strolling around the subtropical rainforest of the Cape Byron Distillery and discovering how the abundance of wild, native botanicals infuse the gin. Start off with a refreshing Brookie’s & Tonic, garnished with their signature native finger lime and aniseed myrtle. Guided by your “Spiritual Advisor”, learn about the art of the distillation process while pinpointing the unique flavours.

Round off the tour relaxing on the deck overlooking the hinterland sipping on a tasty ‘Rainforest Martini’ and of course it would be rude not to take a bottle home with you for later!

The cellar door is open for tours and gin tastings every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 11am and 3:30pm and bookings are essential. Reservations can be made via the Cape Byron Distillery website.

Lord Byron Distillery

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The Spirit of Byron – all natural, handcrafted, zero waste, carbon neutral Rum, Vodka, Silver Rhum and Limoncello.

The Lord Byron Distillery distils artisanal spirits from ingredients sourced from their family farm and other local growers. Produced with the dedication, care and passion of a bygone era, combining sustainability with provenance.

Complimentary tours with a tasting flight, or expertly made cocktails and mixer drinks at our Cellar Door. Open Tuesday to Saturday from midday to 5pm. View their experiences here.

Husk Gin & Rum Distillery

Ink Gin Northern Rivers
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Husk Distillery, the home of Ink Gin and Husk Rum, is nestled amongst the lush, Northern Rivers hinterland in Tumbulgum. The farmland distillery offers a unique and picturesque experience and is Australia’s very first paddock to bottle Agricole Rum Distillery.

Visit for a walk-through tour or simply rock up and basque in the beauty of the rural location while sipping an original Husk Rum or Ink Gin cocktail. Sit inside at the cellar door or enjoy the sunshine on the picnic blankets outside.

Guided Distillery tours include a gin and tonic on arrival, an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the distillery before finishing with a rum tasting flight in the barrel house.

Stone & Wood Brewery

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Head out on Ewingsdale Road to the Byron Arts and Industry park where you’ll be greeted by the newly opened, Stone & Wood Brewery.  Grab a tasting paddle and enjoy some delicious food by the amazing local chefs at 100 Mile Table. Choose from the brand’s five signature beers – Green Coast, Pacific Ale, Garden Ale, Jasper Ale, and Cloud Catcher along with 4 pilot batches, brewed on-site, varying weekly. Book a brewery tour and enjoy a couple of coldies!

Seven Mile Brewing Co.

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Seven Mile Brewing Co. is a family owned and operated brewery based in Ballina, in NSW’s Northern Rivers region. The brewery launched with three core range beers along with seasonal releases every six to eight weeks.

Beers are available by the glass, or as a tasting flight. If you are feeling peckish, food trucks are on site Friday through Sunday.

Tasting hours are Thursday to Sunday 12pm-6pm. Free group brewery tours are available by emailing the brewery directly to book.

Byron Bay Brewery

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Byron Bay Brewery creates a range of beers that are inspired by the eclectic, creative spirit of the Byron Bay region. From Dragonfruit Sours and Coffee Porters, to easy drinking lagers that are perfect for good times with friends.

Keen to visit a few of these breweries and distilleries in one day? Need a designated driver? Book a tour with behind the barrel and head off on a tasting-paddle day trip for what will be the most picturesque pub crawl of your life.

Stay with us at our beachside on Belongil apartments and discover the ‘brewtiful’ Northern Rivers region.

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5 Reasons To Visit Byron Bay In November
October 23, 2019 by Gemma Dennison
East On Byron Poolside November

Relaxed resort vibes, uncrowded tropical beaches, pleasant Spring temperatures and waves for days. November truly is the perfect time to book a beachside stay at East On Byron for the pre-Christmas early summer season.

Here’s our top 5 reasons to visit Byron Bay in November:

1. The Weather

There’s no doubt that Spring is the best season to visit Byron Bay. Little rainfall and dry weather ensure everyday’s a perfect day during the shoulder season. Not to mention the summer humidity hasn’t hit.

2. Sea Temperatures On The Rise

The sea temperatures have warmed up making it time to ditch the wettie. Plus the water isn’t as busy so more waves for you!

3. Daylight Savings

The days are long, bright and sunny thanks to NSW daylight savings so you can happily hang at the beach from sunrise to sunset. Belongil beach is a stones throw from our coastal apartments. A BBQ on your private outdoor decking area followed by sundowners on the beach is the perfect way to spend golden hour in Byron Bay.

4. Fewer Crowds

Schoolies kicks off late-November, and the Christmas vacationers and summer backpackers follow in their droves. Visit Byron Bay in November, enjoy the calm before the storm and experience our little slice of paradise to yourselves.

5. Lower Prices

During the shoulder season, you can expect lower prices around the region when it comes to tours and tourist attractions. You’ll also come across better drinks and dining specials around the bay. The quieter months have the locals in mind.

So what are you waiting for? It’s time for a spontaneous adventure to the far north coast of NSW. Pack a bag, escape to the Northern Rivers and visit Byron Bay in November.

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Mullumbimby Show 2019 – Save The Date!
October 10, 2019 by Gemma Dennison
Mullum Show 2019

The biggest little show in Australia returns to the beautiful Mullumbimby Showgrounds at the base of Mount Chincogan on the 9th and 10th of November 2019. Only a 25 minute drive north of our resort, the free-spirited little town of Mullum is must-see when in the area. We’re delighted to be involved with the show again this year and are proudly providing the major prize for the raffle. The Mullum Show won the Byron Shire Australia Day award for the Best Community Event in 2018 – a testament to its long standing tradition in the Northern Rivers region.

Mullumbimby Show
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This year celebrates the 112th Anniversary of the rural affair. Highlights include a talent quest, pavilion displays, trots, pet show, poultry show and a demolition derby. In between shows and events, there’ll be heaps of stalls to browse selling local artisanal produce. A fully licensed bar, food trucks and BBQ will keep you fed and watered as you enjoy live music in the covered outdoor entertainment area.

Be sure to check out the official Mullumbimby Show website for more details.

While in Mullum, why not take a trip to Kiva Spa. This balinese style spa is nestled right in the heart of Mullumbimby on McGougans Lane. An idyllic place to drop into stillness and nurture yourself. The bathhouse is surrounded by lush gardens dotted with spas and hydrotherapy pools. There’s also the option to treat yourself to a massage or beauty treatment from some of the best therapists in the area.

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The Middle Pub, Mullumbimby

Before you make your way back to town, stop off for a pub feed at the Middle Pub. This hidden gem is a century old, traditional pub in the heart of the town Offering a reasonably priced food menu with regular nightly entertainment, the Middle pub attracts day trippers, holiday makers and locals alike.

Need a roof over your head for the weekend? We’ve got you covered! Stay with us at our beachside on Belongil apartments and discover the beautiful Northern Rivers region.

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Husk Gin & Rum Distillery – A Day Trip To Tumbulgum
September 26, 2019 by Gemma Dennison
Husk Distillery Tumbulgum

Husk Distillery, the home of Ink Gin and Husk  Rum has recently opened its cellar doors to the public. Nestled amongst the lush, Northern Rivers hinterland in Tumbulgum, NSW the farmland distillery offers a unique and picturesque experience. It is Australia’s very first paddock to bottle Agricole Rum Distillery.

Visit for a walk-through tour of the production facility or simply rock up and basque in the beauty of the rural location while while sipping an original Husk Rum or Ink Gin cocktail. There’s the option of sitting inside at the cellar door of enjoying the sunshine outside on the picnic blankets laid out on the grass.

Guided Distillery tours last for around 45 minutes and include a gin and tonic on arrival, an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the distillery before finishing with a rum tasting flight in the barrel house.

The cellar bar at offers tastings, a collection of refreshing cocktails, local beer, kombucha and PS Sodas, as well as take-home bottles of Husk’s signature creations. Feeling peckish? The on-site eatery Planter’s cafe, serves fresh-baked baguette sandwiches, charcuterie and cheese boards – perfect for grazing on the lawns.

Only 45 minutes from East On Byron resort, Husk Distillery Tumbulgum makes the perfect day trip from Byron Bay. Stay with us and discover the beautiful Northern Rivers region. Spring is the perfect time to visit; the days are pleasantly warm, the sea temperatures are rising and the summer crowds have yet to hit!

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