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Spring Into Summer – Our Guide To The Warmer Months In Byron Bay
August 30, 2019 by Gemma Dennison
east on byron luxe resort billabong pool sunset

With Spring just around the corner, things are beginning to heat up in Byron Bay. The air and water temperatures are on the rise and the beach days are getting little longer with each day. The summer crowds haven’t hit just yet making the shoulder season the opportune time to visit the bay and experience all there is to offer.

Here are our top picks for September:

Sample Food Festival

Sample Food Festival Bangalow Market Stalls

With spring is in the air, one of our favourite ways to celebrate is to sample a taste of Byron Bay! And by this we mean, tasting the fresh, seasonal produce at the annual Sample Food Festival. This year, the eagerly anticipated event takes place on Saturday 7th of September in the stunning Bangalow show grounds so make sure to pencil it in!

Whale Watching Picnic

Byron Lighthouse
Cape Byron Lighthouse

Pack a picnic and witness the amazing whale migration from the most easterly point of mainland Australia. Be amazed by the breathtaking panoramas of the entire Bay. With 360 views, you’ll have a hard time missing the whales breach as they make their journey past.

Go For A Wave

Belongil Beach Surfer
Image by Riley Kruck

With the sea temperatures gradually getting warmer and warmer, it’s time to ditch the wettie and hit the surf. Out the front of East On Byron is the stunning Belongil Beach which gets consistent swell all year around. You might even be lucky enough to be greeted by some friendly, local dolphins!

Browse the Byron Markets

Bangalow Markets
Photo via www.byron-bay.com

The Community Markets take place all around the Byron Shire every Saturday and Sunday. Expect hundreds of stalls showcasing unique, artisanal products such as ceramics, art, and woodwork – the perfect souvenir. Stock up on fresh produce from local farmers and grab a coffee and a pastry while you browse.

1st Saturday Brunswick Heads/Lismore Makers/Murwillumbah

1st Sunday Byron Bay Community/Lismore Car Boot

2nd Saturday Byron Flea/Kingscliff

2nd Sunday The Channon Craft/Alstonville Plateau/Lennox

3rd Saturday Mullumbimby/Murwillumbah

3rd Sunday Uki Bazaar/Lismore Car Boot/Bangalow

4th Sunday Bangalow/Nimbin

5th Sunday Nimbin/Lennox Head

Sunrise at Mt. Warning

Nightcap walking track, Nightcap National Park
Historic Nightcap walking track, Nightcap National Park

Nestled deep in the Byron Shire hinterlands, the Nightcap National Park is home to the iconic Wollumbin/Mt. Warning. The World Heritage-listed rainforests of Nightcap National Park near Lismore has heaps of nature trails and waterfalls to explore such as Minyon Falls and Protestors Falls. The lush rainforest is the ideal getaway for a day trip with lots of picnic areas, bushwalks and stunning views.

Come experience the beautiful Northern Rivers region for yourself. The best time to book your stay is now!

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Sample A Taste Of Byron Bay – Sample Food Fest 2019
August 23, 2019 by Gemma Dennison
Sample Food Festival Bangalow 2019

Spring is in the air and one of our favourite ways to celebrate is to sample a taste of Byron Bay! And by this we mean, tasting the fresh, seasonal produce at the annual Sample Food Festival. This year, the eagerly anticipated event takes place on Saturday 7th of September in the stunning Bangalow show grounds so make sure to pencil it in!

Foodies, chefs, artisans, locals and travellers all congregate each year under the shade of the lush, camphor laurel trees that adorn the area. It’s a fantastic chance to sample a slice of Byron Bay and the Northern Rivers region which is home to a plethora of unique flavours and botanicals offering up a smorgasbord for food lovers.

A premier event on the foodie calendar, Sample highlights local farmers and growers, artisan producers, chefs, restauranteurs and brewers to create an unforgettable fusion for all the senses. The festival showcases the top restaurants in the area who compete for the coveted “Gold Fork” awards and collaborate on a special luncheon. Pop up stalls will be serving up yummy $5 and $10 tasting plates. Quench your thirst with local brewers and distillers such as Stone & Wood, Brookie’s Gin, and Husk Distillers. 

Sample Food Festival Byron Bay 2019

It’s not all food trucks either! There’ll also be market stalls selling local handcrafted products such as the wonderfully unique Eco Food Boards, masterclasses from guest chefs including Matt Moran and Federico Zanellato, not to mention live music and kids’ activities happening throughout the day.

Entry to the festival is $5 per person and kids are free. Free Parking all day onsite. Visit www.samplefoodevents.com for more information and to purchase tickets for the Sample workshops leading up to the festival.

In need of accommodation? We’d love to welcome you beachside at Belongil. Say farewell to Winter and stay at East On Byron.

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Location, Location, Location: East On Byron Resort
August 15, 2019 by Gemma Dennison
Belongil Beach Byron Bay

Salty Stays in Byron Bay

East On Byron is all about location, location, location!

“Being able to stumble across the road onto Belongil Beach made our stay. Clean and tidy apartment with a private entrance made it relaxing and secluded. Cafes so close for great coffee, breakfast and dinner.”

Carmen, Bangalow NSW

We love receiving Tripadvisor reviews from our guests about their stay. Their amazing feedback helps us to make sure things are running smoothly around the resort and that guests are happy and content on their holiday.

Our prime location is always a major talking point and it truely is world class. The pristine waters of Belongil Beach can be heard lapping across the white sands just metres away from our property. Drift off to the waves crashing and arise to a surround sound of tropical calm.

“The proximity to beach was perfect, just walk back barefoot to your apartment when you get hungry, then head back over! We could also still walk into town if you wanted but it was out of the hustle and bustle of the town, it had great cafe out front so you could grab a morning coffee and sit by the pool while the children swam; great spacious living area so the whole family could chill in the air conditioning after a long day at the beach without crowding each other. This is the second time we have been and plan to go back again for sure!”

Jen, Hobart, TAS

If it’s a laid back, cruisy vibe you’re after then look no further than Belongil Beach. Salty solitude right on your doorstep, a hop and a skip across the road to the beach all while being within easy walking distance to the hustle and bustle of vibrant, Byron Bay.

East On Byron welcomes you on your romantic escape, trip away with friends or family getaway with the kids in tow. There’s heaps of accommodation options to suit your needs – from relaxed beach houses, to poolside villas and luxe penthouses. Each have their own unique style, all effortlessly cool and calm, reflecting the coastal oasis that encompass them.

A day in the life at our beachside sanctuary would go something like this…wake up slow to the sound of the ocean, stroll down to The Belongil café for your caffeine fix, have a spot of brekky. Meander across the road and check the surf at Belongil Beach. Go for a dip in the sea or in our billabong pool. Fire up the grill on your private decking area for lunch, relax and read a book on one of our sun loungers for a lazy afternoon or get involved in the many activities the region has to offer. Catch the stunning Byron sunset before grabbing a bite to eat at the Treehouse on Belongil for dinner or wander into town for cocktails and cuisine.

Wake up the next morning and do it all over again! Sound tempting? We bet you’re hooked! The best time to book your stay is now so what are you waiting for? We’re here ready to welcome you to our slice of paradise in the breathtaking Northern Rivers of NSW.

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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
Image via frothers.com.au

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

via www.macadamiacastle.com.au

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

via www.thefarm.com.au

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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