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Top 5 Family Friendly Activities In Byron Bay
July 31, 2019 by Gemma Dennison

East On Byron is the perfect base for your family holiday to Byron Bay. Our beachside apartments and amenities are all kid friendly and there’s plenty to do to keep the little ones entertained.

On site we have a beautiful billabong pool (heated in the winter months) with pool toys and pool noodles available from reception. We even have boogie boards and buckets and spades for hire to bring with you to the beach! And speaking of the beach, the stunning Belongil beach is only a hop and a skip away from the front of our resort, simply cross the road and in 20 short and sandy metres, your toes will be dipping in the pristine, pacific ocean.

We’ve rounded up the top 5 things to do in Byron Bay for all the family.

Hit The Surf

Image: Sean O’Shea

Take the kids to the beach and take to the waves. Belongil beach is suitable for all surfing levels!

The Lighthouse Walk

Byron Bay Lighthouse
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One of the most spectacular coastal walks around. Spot dolphins and whales (May-November) from the lookout points. Enjoy a family picnic at the top and a delicious ice-cream from the Lighthouse Café.

Sea Kayaking

Cape Byron Kayaks
Cape Byron Kayaks

Paddle around the Cape Byron Marine Playground with Cape Byron Kayaks. Be greeted by bottlenose dolphins, humpback whales and green sea turtles while you take in amazing panoramic views of the bay.

The Macadamia Castle

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The Macadamia Castle is just a 20 minute drive from town into the Byron Shire Hinterland. Let your kids indulge in crunchy macadamia nuts, ice cream and the best pancakes around. The grommets will adore meeting native Australian wildlife, pat and feed the farm animals, a round of mini-golf, and a miniature train ride.

The Farm

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The Farm is one of the most kid friendly restaurants in town. The whole family can experience the operations of a working farm, pet adorable farm animals and hit the playground. Meanwhile the adults can sip on fresh delicious coffee available and tuck into some fresh pastries from The Bread Social and eats from “Three Blue Ducks” restaurant.

So, what are you waiting for? Book your family vacay to East On Byron now!

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Belongil, Beachside Bliss at East On Byron
July 26, 2019 by Gemma Dennison
East on Byron | Belongil Beach

Chasing the endless summer? Then, look no further than our coastal hideaway, oceanside at Belongil Beach, Byron Bay where the good vibes roll all year around.

Sunset Belongil Beach
Sunset at Belongil Beach by Craig Parry Photography

Our peaceful holiday apartments are located in the perfect spot for any kind of vacay that you have in mind, be it an action-packed family getaway, a romantic couple’s escape or even a cruisy staycation. Each of our 26 luxury villas are individually furnished with all the comforts of a home away from home for your stay. Don’t feel like dining out? No problem, our accommodation has you covered! Whip up a family feast with our fully equipped kitchen facilities or fire up the grill and dine alfresco on your private outdoor decking area.

All of our apartments are fully equipped with indoor and outdoor dining facilities

Located only a stone’s throw from the beach, the beautiful white sands of Belongil are a mere 20m from the doorstep of our resort and a short 800 m stroll along the sands will take you into central Byron Bay. Hit the surf right out the front, have a picnic, read a book, sun bake…the possibilities are endless! You can even spot the humpback whales migrating past during the winter months.

The Belongil café is situated at the front of the resort next to reception and is open from 7am – 2pm daily. Enjoy the salty sea air at the café for brekky and a coffee or take it back to your apartment and chill. The Belongil offers a takeaway option on all of its menu.

Catch the sunset with a barefoot beach stroll before heading to the Treehouse on Belongil for dinner. Located right next door to our accommodation; The Treehouse has a funky, lively atmosphere with a full menu offering wood fired pizzas, share platters and daily specials along with a licensed bar. Experience the coastal sounds of local songwriters and musicians from Thursday to Sunday. Check out their menu!

Feel like relaxing resort style? Then make the most of our stunning, landscaped gardens feature a tropical, billabong pool and hot tub!

Short on time in Byron Bay? Here’s how to make the most of every last sun-drenched minute of your stay at East On Byron resort.

Treat yourself to a winter warmer in Byron Bay. Book now and take advantage of our low season special rates!

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Happy Hour In Byron Bay – The Best Drinks Specials In Town
July 5, 2019 by Gemma Dennison

Some say any hour is Happy Hour if you’re in Byron Bay. Let us guide you to the best spots in town to grab a sunset cocktail or beer during your stay in the bay!

The Balcony Bar & Oyster Co.

Happy Hour In Byron Bay

The Balcony is the perfect spot to go for sundowners and watch the world go by. Their Sunset Happy Hour is daily from 4pm – 6pm with a mix of refreshing cocktails, wines and beers all on special.

  • $13 Selected coctktails
  • $6 Tap beer (schmiddies)
  • $10 Tap beer (pints)
  • $6 House wines, spirits

Come back after dark for their late night Espresso Martini deal, $12 from 9:30pm until close!

The Mez Club

Tap into these fantastic drinks specials at The Mez Club daily between 4 and 6 pm, the best way to kick off an evening on your holiday! Perfect for both grazing and dining, chow down on some delicious Greek mezze plates and mediterranean eats while you enjoy the feel good, coastal vibes.

  • $5 Stone & Wood or Pacific Ale
  • $10 Ink Gin & Tonic, Hendrix Gin & Tonic or Aperol Spritz
  • $12 Classic Margarita, Classic Mojito, Peach & Thyme Collins
  • $14 Espresso Martini

The Bolt Hole

Happy Hour In Byron Bay - The Bolt Hole

The Bolt Hole is Byron’s hippest Craft Cocktail, Whiskey and Gin bar. Check our their drinks specials on offer from 5pm – 6 pm everyday!

  • $8 G&Ts
  • $10 Whisky Sours
  • $5 Mulled Wine
  • $5 Tinnies
  • $5 Bubbles
  • $5 Wines

Miss Margarita

Happy Hour In Byron Bay - Miss Margarita

Miss Margarita Byron Bay is know for its fun, vibrant and laid back atmosphere. Make your way there for Happy Hour 5 – 6pm and enjoy:

  • $10 Ginger & Lime Mule
  • $11 Classic Margarita
  • $12 Mojito
  • $5 Tecate

The Beach Hotel

Happy Hour In Byron Bay - Beach Hotel

The Beach Hotel, known affectionately by the locals as ‘The Beachy’ is the only bar in town with ocean views. Soak up the late arvo sun with $6 sunset beers, Monday – Thursday 4pm til 6pm…cheers to that!

Take advantage of our Winter Warmer special rates and book your Byron getaway now.

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Byron Writers Festival 2019: The Adventure Of Storytelling
June 28, 2019 by Gemma Dennison
Byron Bay Writers Festival Beach

Join us on a literary journey when the 23rd annual Byron Writers Festival returns to the bay from the 2nd-4th August 2019. The inspiring festival aims to connect people and communities through the power of storytelling. This year’s explosive line-up features over 140 incredible writers and compelling thinkers from around Australia and the world. Head along to readings, workshops and writing sessions and hear from a host of scholars, creatives and literary masterminds. The Byron Writers Festival Program features 121 panels and conversations taking place across six stages over three days beachside in beautiful Byron Bay. The eclectic program has something for everybody spanning fiction, memoir, crime, environment, society, politics, poetry, art, comedy and music.

Byron Writers Festival 2018
Byron Writers Festival

Check out the full festival program and if you haven’t already, you can book your 3-Day or 1-Day pass at byronwritersfestival.com/tickets.

Accommodation
East On Byron

If you’re visiting Byron Bay we would love to welcome you, host your stay and ensure you have a fantastic Writers Festival experience! Book now to avoid disappointment.

Featured image via Byron Writers Festival

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Cheap Tuesday In Byron Bay
June 19, 2019 by Gemma Dennison

When it comes to dining out, every Tuesday is Cheap Tuesday in Byron Bay. Holidaying in Byron doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg with these fantastic meal deals!

Here’s the lowdown on where to eat out on a Tuesday.

The Northern

The Northern Chicken Schnitzel
The Northern

Get shnitty with it! Grab a bite from The Northern from 12pm til 3.15pm. Their lunch deal will get you a Chicken Schnitzel, Chips, Salad and Gravy, all for $15.

Main Street Burger Bar

Burgers Main Street Burger Bar
Main Street Burger Bar

Make your way to Mates Rates night at Byron’s burger joint, Main Street Burger Bar. Sink your teeth into $10 burgers from 5pm – 7pm. Full bar available with delicious shakes and cocktails to choose from.

Di Vino

Di Vino Pasta Carbonara
Di Vino

Di Vino Byron Bay is a traditional Italian restaurant and wine bar. Serving up an authentic Roman Carbonara every Tuesday for only $15. Bookings essential.

Legend Pizza

Legend Pizza Byron

Get a slice of the action with the Legend Pizza lunch special. Any medium pizza will cost you $10 until 2pm.

El Camino Cantina – Taco Tuesday

Taco Tuesday El Camino Cantina
Taco Tuesday at El Camino Cantina

Tex Mex restaurant, El Camino Cantina is located upstairs in Byron’s newest shopping precinct, Mercato On Byron. Get into the spirit of things and don a sombrero while sipping on a margarita. Expect a fun, vibrant atmosphere all while tucking into $2 tacos!

Suffolk Park Specials

If you feel like venturing out of town there’s heaps of Cheap Tuesday specials in the suburb of Suffolk Park. You can grab a $12 Steak at The Suffolk Park Pub, a large $10 curry at the locals favourite Indian Yellow Flower, authentic $5 tacos at Chupacabra Mexican restaurant and Pizza Paradiso are also offering up pizza and pasta specials.

Have the kids in tow? No worries, we’ve got you covered. Check out our guide on the best kid friendly pubs in the area to enjoy a feed in a relaxed atmosphere.

Staying at East On Byron for a few nights and feel like staying in and cooking? Not a problem! Our apartments are fully equipped with kitchenettes, utensils…the lot. We have all you need to cook up a storm! There’s also BBQ’s on the outdoor decks if firing up the grill is more your thing.

Take advantage of our Winter Warmer special rates and book your Byron hideaway now.

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