Note: We stayed with Discovery Holiday Parks at a discounted rate in exchange for promotion
We recently packed the kiddo up and went for a impromptu trip to Byron Bay for the weekend. It’s a place I’ve always wanted to go but I’ve never managed to find the time, despite the fact that its practically on my doorstep! Read on to see why Byron Bay with kids should be your next holiday!
About Byron Bay
Byron Bay is in the Northern region of New South Wales and is approximately 2 hours drive south of Brisbane or 9 hours north of Sydney. Peak times are in summer (fabulous beaches) and also during the annual music festival Splendor in The Grass (July).
What To Do
Fun Fact: The Cape Byron Lighthouse is the eastern most point of Australia. It’s also got an incredible view, and you have the option of hiking the Lighthouse trail to the summit, or taking a leisurely drive. Word from the wise, parking is limited up the top, so I’d recommend doing this on a weekday if possible.
There is no better place to release your inner hippie child than the Bayfront shops at Byron. Weloved checking out the crystals, dreamcatchers, and other mystical paraphernalia in the shops along here, and even picked out some beautiful stones to bring home as souvenirs. For something even more different, check out the Arts and Industry Trail – there’s a ton of interesting shop fronts just waiting to be explored.
Thursday Plantation is a working tea tree farm located just 25 minutes south of Byron. It has also has an incredibly fragrant tea tree maze!
The Farm is a gorgeous and sprawling place, that’s perfect for stretching little legs after the long car trip to Byron. It has chickens, pigs and cows to befriend, a nut grove for foraging, farmland to explore and a themed playground complete with tractor. We spent hours there the first day, and had to go back before we left so Bear could farewell his bovine friends.
Where To Eat
Three Blue Ducks is an amazing farm to table restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with an adorably named ‘ducklings’ kids menu. There’s also a providore providing picnic hampers and other necessities.
What? A brewery? With kids? I know, I know, but seriously you gotta check this place out. It’s got a fantastic kids menu AND a selection of board games to play while the food is getting ready. Even a two year old can be entertained by Connect 4. Try the fried chicken – it’s amazeballs.
Epic epic pancakes. If you finish them you are a better man than me, because those plates are huge!
Where To Stay
No question – this place is family friendly to the max! If you are staying in summer, partake of the massive water park but if not, there’s still the pedal cars and jumping pillow to entertain the littlies. We stayed in one of their glamping tents – and let me tell you, that’s how camping was meant to be done! Getting to still experience the sound of rain on canvas, knowing that I wouldn’t have to pack up a wet tent. This is a thing of bliss my friends.