If you’re looking for complete relaxation, Northern Rivers is the ideal place to visit. We have found the bestrestaurants, coolest cafes and most luxurious accommodation available, to make your trip as stress-free as possible!

Stay in Byron Bay

Byron Bay is the perfect place to base yourself during your trip to Northern Rivers. If you’re looking for somewhere luxurious to retreat to after a day of exploring, you have to make a reservation at The Villas of Byron.
Villas of Byron Bay

Gorgeous pool, Villas Of Byron Bay - Byron Bay
Gorgeous pool, Villas Of Byron Bay – Byron Bay

From the moment you step through the door at Villas of Byron Bay, this perfect villa-style accommodation will offer everything you’ll ever want and more. If you’re treating your partner to a romantic trip away, we suggest booking the one bedroom grand villa; this accommodation option offers decadent and fresh decor, luxurious and spacious rooms and modern facilities, making it the perfect place to indulge in a relaxing and romantic trip away.
Home to premium resort services including a stunning outdoor spa, gourmet hampers, in-villa dining and pamper services, it doesn’t get much better than this. Whether you decide to spend the day lazing by the stunning outdoor spa or exploring the local area, you’re guaranteed a brilliant holiday if you make Villas of Byron Bay your base.
Where: 19-23 Gordon Street Byron Bay NSW 2481

Explore Lismore

Lismore is a fantastic location to spend a lazy morning over a delicious cup of coffee. Home to a number of lovely cafes, as well as a range of cultural activities, make sure you stop off here while exploring Northern Rivers!
Flock Espresso & Eats

Delicious treats, Flock Espresso and Eats - Lismore
Delicious treats, Flock Espresso and Eats – Lismore

If you’re looking for the perfect place to enjoy a premium coffee before you set off on your adventure, you simply cannot go past Flock Espresso and Eats. This lovely, boutique cafe/espresso bar offers deliciously organic treats that are homemade with love. Serving up some of the best coffee in the area, it would be rude not to swing by Flock Espresso and Eats for a morning coffee. Whether you’re keen to take a seat in this quaint cafe with a perfectly poured coffee, or grab your favourite coffee to go and hit the streets to explore, this lovely, independent location is the perfect place for you. Pop in and say hello to the friendly team at Flock Espresso and Eats today.
Where: 4/39 Woodlark Street Lismore NSW 2480

Relax in Lennox Head

If you’re one for chasing the waves, you’ll be happy to know Lennox Head attracts some of the best waves on the coast. Head to this area for untouched beaches and reasonably quiet waves, before drying off and exploring the area!
Shorty’s Bar & Restaurant

the $20 feast, Shortys Bar and Grill - Lennox Head
the $20 feast, Shorty’s Bar and Grill – Lennox Head

Well-known for good food, good drinks and good times, you have to visit Shorty’s Bar and Restaurant if you’re looking for something fun to do this evening. Step inside this modern joint and order yourself a well-deserved cocktail (they make some of the best in the area!).
Offering a fantastic range of delicious meals, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes down to eating at this hip bar – however if you’re visiting on a Wednesday, there is no point looking at the menu as you simply cannot go past the $20 Wednesday Feast. This delicious meal is comprised of slow cooked, oven-roasted beef, Shorty’s famous hand-cut chips, mixed salad and a beer or glass of wine to top it all off. If you’re exploring Lennox Head, don’t leave until you’ve stopped by Shorty’s Bar & Restaurant.
Where: 63-65 Ballina Street Lennox Head NSW 2478
Want something to do in Byron Bay? Check out this beach bum’s guide to the perfect day!
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