Australia Retreat: Byron Bay

Australia Retreat: Byron Bay
Australia Retreat: Byron Bay
Australia Retreat: Byron Bay
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Head to the hinterland on this four-day Intrepid Retreats: Urban List Editor’s Pick experience

Head to the hinterland on this four-day Intrepid Retreats: Urban List Editor’s Pick experience. You’ll be stretching your arms up to the sky with yoga, stretching your legs on walks through the rainforest and along the beaches, and stretching your stomach with heaps of local produce at regional farms and at the hands of a not-for-profit restaurant and B-Corp brewery.

Highlights
  • Reconnect with your body during morning yoga sessions, and with nature on walks in the hinterland rainforest and along the bay beaches.
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch of local produce at a working B-Corp farm, supporting a local business that works to have a positive impact on their community.
  • Taste the spirit(s) of Byron Bay with a cocktail masterclass at a venue that sources its ingredients straight from the family farm.
  • Experience a delicious dinner at a not-for-profit, community driven restaurant, which supports a project to rehabilitate and reforest degraded areas of the Byron Shire.
Included Activities
  • Byron Bay Hinterland - Yoga Session
  • Byron Bay Hinterland - Yoga Session
  • Byron Bay - Cocktail Masterclass
  • Byron Bay Hinterland - National Park
  • Byron Bay Hinterland - Yoga Session
  • Byron Bay Hinterland - Farm to Table experience
Transport
  • Private vehicle
Accommodation
  • Homestead
Destinations
  • Australia
Tour Types
  • Intrepid Retreats
Day 1 Byron Bay Hinterland
Welcome to your Byron Bay getaway. From 3 pm today you can check in to your accommodation, a homestead set on 85 acres northwest of Byron. This former farmworker lodging has been reimagined as a set of private studios that overlook sprawling grounds across a large north facing deck. Take some time to look around the property, which has an impressive repurposed shed that’s now a communal kitchen, dining, social room and outdoor area. After you’ve settled in, there will be a welcome meeting at 4 pm where your leader gives an overview of the upcoming itinerary and offers some insights into the surrounding area. After the meeting there will be an optional yoga session to relax and unwind after your journey here. Alternatively, you can take one of the bushwalks in the surrounding rainforest on the property. Tonight, at a not-for-profit restaurant you’ll enjoy a dinner that’s not only delicious, but also supports a project to rehabilitate and reforest degraded areas of the Byron Shire.

Day 2 Byron Bay Hinterland
This morning, wake up with a sun salutation if you join an included yoga and meditation session before breakfast at the homestead. Whether you're an absolute beginner or seasoned practitioner, worry not, the yoga and meditation sessions are suitable for all levels.This should invigorate you for a bushwalk in the rainforest of a national park close to the property. Later, head to coast and the pretty surf town of Byron Bay, which has actively avoided the overdevelopment seen elsewhere along the coast. Take your pick of one of the many cafes for lunch. Then continue the fun at a nearby venue with a cocktail masterclass. The artisanal spirits here are distilled from ingredients sourced directly from the family farm and other local growers. The rest of the afternoon and evening is free for you to explore the town. Walk along the beaches, head to the iconic Cape Byron lighthouse, and maybe choose from one of the many delicious dinner options on offer in town.

Day 3 Byron Bay Hinterland
There are few better ways to ready the mind and body for the day than yoga, so maybe choose to join in again with this morning’s included session. Enjoy breakfast at the homestead as you look over the grounds, then head out to visit a nearby market. Here you’ll learn more about the kinds of produce you’ve enjoyed over the last couple days and maybe meet and chat with some of the local farmers. In the early afternoon, make your way to a working farm that hosts a collection of micro businesses and is, like Intrepid, a B-Corp – a company concerned for their communities and the environment. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the farm, making the most of fresh local produce. You’ll have the rest of the afternoon free to enjoy the homestead and a memorable final meal tonight.

Day 4 Byron Bay Hinterland
Say Namaste to Byron Bay with one final morning yoga session, before this Intrepid Retreat comes to an end after breakfast this morning.

Dates Price Single Availability
12-Mar-2021 for 4 Nights Australia Retreat: Byron Bay View live deal View live deal

Touring with Intrepid Travel

Intrepid was started by two friends from Melbourne, Australia, in 1988 after embarking on a trip through the wilds of Africa in a modified ex-council truck, crammed with friends, supplies, a handful of aviator sunglasses and a case or two of beer. Could this type of travel be something others would be interested in? The answer was a resounding yes and today Intrepid send 100,000 travellers across the globe each year with the help of a staff of 1,000.

After three decades, founders Darrell and Manch, feel they know what travellers want. They get that it’s a big decision to fly across the world to wander the souks of Marrakech or enjoy a dreamy Angkor sunrise. They understand that you’re looking for a balance of inclusions and free time, a mix of classic highlights and local secrets you won’t find on Google. And of course, an authentic real life experience. Their leaders are born and raised in-country and they know their destination better than anyone. So you’ll do more than just see a place, you’ll live it. Small groups, big adventures and responsible travel – that’s Intrepid’s thing. With 1,000 trips in a variety of styles across 100 countries, you’re sure to find something you like.

Intrepid believe the real magic happens well away from the beaten path. It’s the little noodle bars, hidden galleries and backstreet bodegas and real life experiences you won’t find in a search engine. Real life experiences are those moments you know you’re really alive and experiencing something special. While it could be the instant you see one of the world’s great icons for the first time, it is more likely to be the moment you find yourself in the middle of a village square soccer game, being treated to a home-cooked meal by your new local friends or sharing a laugh with your fellow travellers as you try a new mode of transport … camel anyone? These unexpected moments are what travelling with Intrepid is all about, giving you a trip like no other.

Intrepid realises the world is a really big place. And there’s a plethora of different languages to learn, borders to cross and cultures to negotiate. Small group adventure travel makes these things easy and allows you to maximise your precious time off. Instead of worrying about logistics, you can focus all your energy on having the experience of a lifetime. Their tour groups are small enough to feel like you’re exploring a destination independently, but big enough to create a good social vibe. Group size will vary depending on where and how you’re travelling, but the average group size is about 10.

Intrepid’s themed trips encompass all hobbies and interests or could pique an interest in a new hobby you never knew you needed. From foodie explorations across Asia or India, sailing the seas in Thailand or the Caribbean, wildlife encounters in the Serengeti or Antarctica, scenic cycling or walking to Base Camp or through Tibet, and epic expeditions in Burma or Russia, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Intrepid is committed to operating in a responsible manner, incorporating the principles of sustainable development in the way they provide travellers with real life experiences. These values are ingrained in the culture and daily operations of every Intrepid office and tour. In addition, they hope their travellers also demonstrate the principles of responsible travel - respecting people, cultures and local environments; in the distribution of wealth; in good will and cross-cultural sharing; and in contributing to sustainable development.

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Group Size:4 - 12
Suitable For: 18-99 years
Accommodation:Homestead
Difficulty:Low
Meals:3 breakfasts, 1 lunches, 1 dinners
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