The Byron at Byron Resort recently hosted a familiarisation for 15 Melbourne and Sydney PCOs, showcasing the final chapter of the recent $2M refurbishment of the property.

Picked up in a convey of vintage Kombi Vans, guests travelled in style through Byron Bay township followed by whale watching at the iconic Byron Bay Lighthouse.

Highlights included:

  • On arrival, guests were treated to Maui Jim sunglasses fitting and corporate gift
  • Long lunch on Rainforest Verandah featuring newly-designed banquet menus with sustainable focus of local producers
  • Site inspection of newly-renovated conference spaces, accommodation and onsite dining areas
  • Gin tasting with Cape Byron Distillery – the Byron Bay-based distillery that has developed a gin with a local native rainforest blend.

For dinner, guests were treated to a new offering by Little Hopper, called Little Tini Trik, a vintage style trike offering pre-dinner drinks and espresso martinis followed by an exclusive six-course degustation dinner with matched wines designed by executive chef, Matt Kemp.

After an early morning walk along the 14km stretch of Tallow Beach next to Byron at Byron Resort, the group stopped at Beach Byron Bay, The Farm to experience agri-tourism group activities such as a bee-keeping workshop and offsite restaurants. The group then headed to the hills to Newrybar, to enjoy lunch at Harvest in their newly-extended verandah as the finale before heading home to Melbourne and Sydney.