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Byron on a budget – The Surf House opens with boutique (and cheap) rooms just metres from the beach
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Byron on a budget – The Surf House opens with boutique (and cheap) rooms just metres from the beach

With the border reopening from July 10, we're no longer going to be deprived of our day trips and weekenders in beautiful Byron Bay – so it's time to start planning your next escape. If you're a little strapped for cash but don't want to kick it at the backpackers or camp ground, then the newly opened The Surf House could be right up your alley. Oh, and speaking of champagne tastes on a beer budget – it's also got a rooftop bar. more

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Go off-grid in your very own tiny holiday house just 2.5-hours out of Brisbane
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Go off-grid in your very own tiny holiday house just 2.5-hours out of Brisbane

We've been stuck in isolation inside our homes for what feels like forever but now, restrictions have eased and Queenslanders are free to travel within Queensland – hurrah! If the thought of trading four walls for rolling green hills and untouched wilderness (with limited-to-no mobile reception) sounds like an excellent idea right about now, In2thewild's tiny holidays offer a refreshing break from civilisation and could be just what the doctor ordered. The company's latest tiny house, Norah, is ideally situated on a property 2.5-hours out of Brisbane and is their first off-grid offering in Queensland. more

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The gang from Eddie's Grub House lifts the lid on The Pink Hotel
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The gang from Eddie’s Grub House lifts the lid on The Pink Hotel

The team behind everybody's favourite southern dive bar, burger hub and whisky den, Eddie's Grub House in Coolangatta, has finally unveiled their latest project. Though, it's not a restaurant, bar or cafe – it's a boutique hotel. The Pink Hotel to be precise. Feel free to blink as much as you like – you certainly won't miss this pink-hued beauty. more

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Meet The Bower – Byron Bay's chic new boutique hotel
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Meet The Bower – Byron Bay’s chic new boutique hotel

If you're partial to a sneaky weekend getaway (or longer) to Byron Bay, then let us introduce you to the town's newest boutique motel – The Bower. Sometimes, a trip south of the border is just what we need – and if you're looking for a stylish place to hang out and rest your head while you're there, then this newbie is worth checking out ... um, we mean check in.  more

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1960s resort transforms into new-look boutique hotel, The Island
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1960s resort transforms into new-look boutique hotel, The Island

Most Gold Coast folk would remember The Islander as that retro pink hotel in the heart of Surfers Paradise that often had Schoolies swanning around the balconies come summer time. Whilst the shell remains, hotel has had a new lease on life – it's now the Gold Coast's newest boutique hotel, known as The Island. It's chic, sleek, and there isn't a school-leaver in sight. Here's a sneak peek inside. more


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Step inside Byron Bay's newest luxury guest house, Bask & Stow
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Step inside Byron Bay’s newest luxury guest house, Bask & Stow

As you know, we're all about the weekends – throw a bit of sunshine, fun, great food and some live music, and we're pretty much complete. Sometimes, just sometimes, you've got to get away – and often a sneaky weekend in Byron Bay can do the trick. Let us introduce you to Bask & Stow, Byron Bay's latest luxury guesthouse. Once you go, you'll never want to leave (ever). more

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Go glamping in Byron Bay's luxury pop-up hotel this Christmas
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Go glamping in Byron Bay’s luxury pop-up hotel this Christmas

Just when we thought we’d seen it all, Flash Camp drops this Christmas cracker – it’s bringing a full-service pop-up hotel to Byron Bay for the holiday season, with 60 fully furnished luxury flash tents sprawling an exclusive piece of land near Tallow Beach. But wait, there’s more – the culinary masters from Harvest will be setting up an on-site restaurant and bar for the duration. more