Byron Springs Guesthouse, Byron Bay

Byron Springs Guesthouse, Byron Bay


Posted 2024-04-16 by T. A. Rosefollow

Pool at guesthouse is surrounded by relaxing gardens

The Guesthouse

The guesthouse is located in Byron Bay in Oodgeroo Gardens near Bangalow Road. While Bangalow Road is busy, it is only a single-lane road so noise is still minimal although I am sure the provision of earplugs is a little cautious as opposed to necessary. The area around seems safe and is a nice leisurely stroll up to Byron Bay. I have included some dot points about the guesthouse:

  • Housekeeping is daily and staff from management to smaller roles are friendly and helpful, beach towels are provided to help relax by the large pool.

  • Coffee machine in rooms and near pool.

  • Baked treats, alternative milks, fresh fruit and breakfast are available for guests

  • Pool is large for a guesthouse and is a magna therapy pool .

  • Note that the guesthouse is a five rating from one hundred TripAdvisor reviews at the time of writing.

  • Management like to send detailed SMS messages at the best moments of the stay (such as shortly after booking and upon check-in)

  • While the accommodation is relaxing, the management took my calls every time I called, hence communications at this accommodation are professional.

    The Stay

    I stayed at Byron Springs guesthouse in mid-April 2024. To get to Byron Springs, I simply Greyhound bussed it from Brisbane and walked to Byron Springs from Byron Bay Bus Interchange, as seeing how it was a two-day stay and way to see Cape Byron, I had packed light enough to walk the 2.5 kilometre walk from the Byron Bay Bus Interchange. I was fortunate with the weather and that allowed a memorable trip to Cape Byron. Note taxiing from the guesthouse to Cape Byron is about 20 to 25 dollars depending on the route taken and time of day. There are many ways to enjoy Byron Bay and I walked through a great portion of the town on the way back to the guesthouse, in a walk of 1.5 hours duration. I think provided you can walk up the hill (which I recommend for fit people of less than 90 kilograms bodyweight because the walk is steep and constant) you could easily walk from Byron Springs to the easternmost point in Australia landmark. A different approach is staying three or four days, try walking the first or second day, and if it is somehow too steep then try taxiing it up the next day. I say it is possible because many people were walking up the hill that morning, given the significance of the landmark, but admittedly most of these walkers were fit-looking individuals, and I was counting my lucky blessings I could get most of the climb done by taxi. I spent the rest of my stay listening to music, enjoying the magna therapy pool at the perfect temperature for swimming (cold but with the blazing sun) and just took it all in - especially as you can start to see what a pleasant guesthouse it actually is because on the first day, a bit of tiredness from travelling impedes such appreciation. I saw much of Byron Bay on my walk and appreciated that significantly, realised it's a place you hear much about but is still satisfying to see in person, and staying at Byron Springs Guesthouse easily added to that satisfaction.

    Getting to Byron Bay

    By car is ideal for staying at Byron Springs as it is located slightly further on the edge of Byron Bay town off Bangalow Road, on Oodgeroo Gardens - this also allows for excellent car parking given it's a bit more spacious than right in town. To access Byron Bay, the Pacific Motorway turns off for Byron Bay and is the main way to access the town. From there just look for the signs to Ballina and use them to get onto Bangalow Road. Once on Bangalow Road follow it for just over a kilometre past Scott and Mackay Streets turning off (left if heading down Bangalow Road towards Ballina ) to Mahogany Drive where Oodgeroo Gardens is immediately to the right on Mahogany Drive. However, other ways to access are by coach, bus and aeroplane with transfer (from Ballina airport ). There are bus stops nearby on Bangalow Road.

    Cape Byron photos (a must-see on any holiday in Byron Bay)

    The iconic Cape Byron lighthouse

    Tallow Beach, where Byron Springs is further behind that beach

    View over Byron Bay from Cape Byron

    Note all photos by the author in 2024.

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