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The 6 Most Luxurious Resorts in the Northern Rivers

Keen to live the Boujee life on your upcoming Northern Rivers trip?

Then give those flea-ridden hostels the flick and stay at a luxe resort instead. We’ve curated a list of the swankiest Northern Rivers digs so you can savour the high life in this stunning slice of NSW.

You deserve it.  

Crystalbrook Byron

The jewel in Byron’s star-studded accommodation crown, this chic boutique personifies the town—think sleek interior design and farm-to-table gastronomy. And let’s not forget its steadfast sustainable luxury ethos. Surrounded by 18 hectares of pristine subtropical rainforest, Crystalbrook Byron is an oasis of green.

Its 93 stylish suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows to bring you closer to the splendour outside. A world-class wellness spa and the award-winning Forest Restaurant enhance the vibe.

Crystalbrook Byron

Peppers Salt

Peppers Salt delivers everything you’d expect from a big-name international resort brand. From its oversized, sun lounger-lined pool to the tennis courts and the soothing on-site wellness spa, it’s got more amenities than you could ever hope to use.

Big groups should snag a value-for-money 3-bedroom suite, which comes with a whirlpool bath and a breezy balcony affording ocean views. Located smack bang in the centre of Kingscliff, Peppers Salt is a handy base to explore further afield.  

 
 
 
 
 
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Elements of Byron

Lording it up by Belongil Creek, this glitzy five-star beach resort brings you barefoot luxury at its best. The award-winning oceanfront offering features a slew of world-class amenities, including a lagoon-sized pool and the sumptuous Osprey Spa.

Active types can meander through its Eucalyptus-lined trails or indulge in a round of tennis or two. The spacious resort exclusively offers standalone villas—no need to worry about your neighbours here.

 
 
 
 
 
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Halcyon House

A stone’s throw from Cabarita Beach, Halcyon House is the epitome of a chic boutique. Vibrant vintage décor and whitewashed exteriors define the design, contrasting with a cool hue of maritime blue.

Gourmet gastronomy thrives at Paper Daisy, a renowned hatted restaurant exclusively serving in-house guests. Each individually decorated room boasts fabric-covered walls plus a private courtyard or balcony with a view.

 
 
 
 
 
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Raes on Wategos

Raes occupies an enviable location on Cape Byron Peninsula, a seconds-long stroll from the pristine Wategos Beach. Boasting personalised service and opulent décor, this breezy little beachfront boutique is a brilliant place to lay your head.

If you’re not brave enough for Byron’s pumping surf breaks, treat yourself to a dip in their forest-shrouded pool. Foodies will love chewing through the six-course tasting menu at Raes Dining Room.

 
 
 
 
 
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The Bower Byron Bay

Bower sits a short stumble from Byron’s central nightlife hub, ideal for holidaymakers keen to stay in the thick of it. The sleek whitewashed boutique surrounded by lush greenery offers a tranquil space to get away from it all again.

Each individually decorated room comes with an eclectic blend of vintage and contemporary décor. Designer furnishings, eye-popping artworks, and impeccable service complete the package.

 
 
 
 
 
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Looking for something to do on your trip to the Northern Rivers?

Then wine and dine with us on one of our decadent day tours. We offer a wide range of epicurean adventures to bring you the best farm-to-fork experiences in the region.

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