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For those seeking some adventure on their Byron Bay escape, there are plenty of options on offer. From above, drift gently in a hot air balloon, duck and weave in a helicopter, soar like an eagle hang gliding or tandem parachuting. For those who like their feet firmly on the ground challenge yourself to a picturesque game of golf nearby on 120 acres of coastal habitat or a walk up to the Lighthouse. Feed your adventurous spirit and master mountain bike riding through sub tropical rainforest and white sand beaches. Do something you would never dream of doing and take that unforgettable leap of faith from a circus trapeze or find your sea legs as your world stands still watching the migration of the magnificent humpback whale. Have a mind altering experience kayaking alongside a school of dolphins and other wondrous creatures of the deep blue. Or simply do what the locals do day in day out and take a ride of a lifetime becoming one with the ocean and mastering those beautiful waves during one of the many surf school lessons.

More information here



The Byron Farmers market began as a dream. An inspiration from local farmers, growers, environmentalists and families. Join them in this weekly ritual and get there early.

This year the Christmas Farmers markets will be held on Monday 23rd of December, perfect timing to grab all of your fresh produce for the Festive season. There will be no market on Boxing Day.

The Byron Farmers market began as a dream. An inspiration from local farmers, growers, environmentalists and families. Join them in this weekly ritual and get there early.

Locally grown and mostly organic it’s an uplifting experience chatting with the vendors and hand picking fabulous flowers, fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices.

Enjoy a strolling breakfast of freshly baked pastries and tantalizing organic coffee. Remember to take your own basket and some extra pennies for the morning entertainment.

A perfect way to start the day. Every Thursday 7am-11am @ Butler Street Reserve.



Byron Bay is one of those rare magical places that have an indescribable feeling to it. A feeling that keeps you coming back again and again. Famously known for it’s eclectic mix of surfing culture, bohemian lifestyle and international flavour, Byron’s true trademark is her beauty. As the sun rises over this rugged Australian coastline the ocean crystallizes and the white sand shimmers. Dolphins share the morning line up while whales shadow the headland looking for home. The sky is blue and the air is fresh and there is nowhere else to be.

Byron Bays heart and soul are the beaches that surround her.  The heady mix of shimmering white sands, crystal clear turquoise blue waters and lush tropical headlands have made Byron’s beaches world famous. Stretching between the headlands of Northern New South Wales and wrapping around the country’s most easterly point, Byron Shire offers 30km of beaches ranging from the busy patrolled beaches near town to isolated coves and dog friendly beaches all within a 10-15min drive.

Surf legendary breaks, experience oceanfront dining or swimming and kayaking with the dolphins and whales. Time with friends, time alone. Sun on your face and sand underfoot. There is something here for everyone.

Read our Byron Bay Guide to plan your Summer Break.



Recently, Atlantic was featured in an article by Lucy from The Design Files who stayed with us  during her time in Byron Bay. Along with Photographer Toby Scott, they have captured the essence of Byron Bay, showcasing local artists, cafes, shops and Atlantic. Its a must read if you are heading our way.

Link here for the full article.



Thomas Campbell Artist Residency #6

We are pleased to announce that the successful artist for The Art Park / Atlantic Artist Residency #6 is Thomas Campbell from the USA.


Thomas was born in Laguna Beach, California in 1969 and currently lives in Bonny Doon, California, USA. 

He is a self-taught painter, sculptor, photo­grapher, filmmaker and music producer. The nexus of Campbell’s creative centric life was nurtured by skateboarding culture in the 1980′s and 90′s.


Thomas grew up surfing and skating in southern California before moving to New York in the 1980s, where he immersed himself in the skate/street art/punk/hip hop/hell-raising scene that rotated around the central axis of Alleged Gallery. In that setting he came to know and be associated with the artists that would go on to make up San Francisco’s Mission School painters and the generation that would be at least loosely defined by the Beautiful Losers exhibition in 2004.


Campbell has mounted solo exhibitions in New York, Paris,Tokyo,Denmark, The Netherlands,San Francisco,Los Angeles, and Morocco. Currently Campbell spends most of his time in his home studio in Bonny Doon, California working on paintings, sculpture and other artistic junk. From 1997 to 2009 Campbell produced and directed three feature length surf films The Seedling, Sprout and The Present. The filming of which has taken him to the far corners of the earth (Indonesia,Cape Verde, Sri Lanka,South Africa and New Zealand to name a few).


Campbell is also the creative director of Galaxia, a small, independent record label based in Santa Cruz, Califor­nia, that he has run with his partner Greg Lamson since 1992. Galaxia has released recordings by artists such as Tommy Guerrero, The Mumlers, Ray Barbee, Peggy Honeywell, The Mattson 2, The Amalgamated Sons of Rest (Will Oldham, Jason Molina and Allister Roberts), Tomorrow’s Tulips and The Black Heart Procession. Most of these artist have appeared in the soundtracks to Campbell’s films or have played live at his various screenings and exhibitions.


Have a look at his work at


Atlantic Byron Bay and Art Park are pleased to announce an exhibition of artwork by Australian artist, Jennifer Tyers.  For the last six weeks Jennifer has been the 5th Art Park/Atlantic Artist in Residence. The exhibition will feature new work completed during her stay with us in Byron Bay.


Thank you to Anne Leon and her print making studio for her ongoing assistance with our resident artist.


Opening Reception Thursday 14 March 2013


Art Park Gallery

5/11 Banksia Drive

Byron Bay NSW 2481

The exhibition will remain on view until Friday April 5, 2013. Gallery hours are 10am – 5pm Monday to Friday or by appointment.



Thank you to Wim & Houria who put the piece together which captures Atlantic and Byron Bay so beautifully.





There is a stunning exhibition of Margaret Olley paintings at Tweed River Art Gallery at the moment.

We spent a beautiful morning there last week.

Plans for the new extension are on display thanks to the Margaret Olley Trust.




I love watching this little video – Lina looks like she’s dancing on the wave.


Jorgelina Reyero surfing Byron Bay video


Atlantic - Accommodation Byron Bay Style

Welcome to the blog page on our new Atlantic Byron Bay website!  Please check this page from time to time to find out about events and happenings at Atlantic and around Byron Bay.


We’ve included our personal recommendations in the Byron Guide as well as a heap of photos of our accommodation to give you a visual impression of who we are.  Atlantic is a great option for Byron Bay accommodation in the centre of town, and an easy walk to Byron Bay’s beautiful beaches.


Our reception is open from 9am – 6pm daily and we are happy to help with any questions you have about your Byron Bay holiday.


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