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Escape to Byron Bay, the most famous beach town in Australia

Learn to surf on this luxury weekend escape









26 Sep - 29 Sep 24





Embark on the ultimate surfing escape with the team from Surf Getaways and Woman Explore, and break free from the daily grind. Nestled in the breathtaking backdrop of Byron Bay, this adventure lets you rediscover, refresh your mindset, and savour gourmet delights in a stunning setting.

Immerse yourself in beach strolls, relish exquisite cuisine and create enchanting memories in the vibrant heart of Byron Bay. This retreat offers a perfect blend of 5-star accommodation, amazing food and the best surfing experiences.

Rely on our dedicated Woman Explore Guide for a seamless experience, allowing you to effortlessly ride the waves, enjoy gourmet delights and unwind in the tranquil atmosphere.

Key retreat highlights

  • Stay in 5-star luxury at Crystalbrook Byron, 45-acres of magical subtropical rainforest that is a celebration of nature, responsible luxury accommodation and the local environment

  • Indulge in a welcome dinner at Forest, an avant-garde restaurant showcasing the best of Australian cuisine with a distinct focus on local and regional flavours

  • Professional surf coaching for beginners through to intermediate level surfers, including photos and videos of your progress to keep

  • Enjoy a farm-to-table culinary experience at 3 Blue Ducks in Byron Bay, featuring fresh, locally sourced ingredients in a picturesque farm setting

whats included

Included in your retreat

A luxurious 3 nights of coastal walks, gourmet delights and relaxation all in a 5-star luxury rainforest retreat at Crystalbrook Byron

  • 3 nights accommodation at 5-star Crystalbrook Byron Nestled within 45 acres of enchanting subtropical rainforest, Crystalbrook Byron stands as a captivating testament to the harmonious blend of opulence, nature, and eco-conscious accommodation. This exclusive 5-star haven in Byron Bay serves as a tribute to the environment, providing a retreat that effortlessly intertwines with the verdant surroundings. Choose between a single or twin-share room and immerse yourself in the tranquility of the rainforest floor within the lavish confines of a soothing Rainforest Suite, offering a private sanctuary amid the lush beauty of nature.

  • Experience professional surf coaching tailored to all skill levels, ensuring you catch the perfect wave. Enjoy surf stretching sessions prior to surfing and we'll provide beginner surfboards. Daily excursions take you to renowned surf breaks, providing the ideal backdrop for a thrilling and enriching surf experience.

  • Welcome dinner at Forest, the Byron’s contemporary and distinctly Australian restaurant that embraces the region’s abundance of stunning ingredients.

  • Enjoy a farm-to-table culinary experience at 3 Blue Ducks in Byron Bay, where lunch becomes a delectable journey featuring fresh, locally sourced ingredients in a picturesque farm setting

  • Culinary delights included in your retreat: - Daily breakfast in the Forest Restaurant - Welcome dinner at the Forest - Lunch at 3 Blue Ducks, The Farm

  • Ample opportunity to relax, unwind or enjoy the vibe at pristine beaches around Byron Bay

  • All transfers to activities and events are included

  • Complimentary eco-transport (aka bikes) to explore the surrounding rainforest grounds or head into town

  • Additional resort facilities and amenities include: swimming pool with poolside food and drinks, infrared sauna, Staycast by Google for video streaming, complimentary Wi-Fi in all public and in-room areas, fitness centre, complimentary parking (limited spaces) with Tesla charging stations, and complimentary resort shuttle.


Sample Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Byron Bay

Guests arrive at leisure throughout the day and are able to check in from 2pm. Leave your bags if you arrive earlier and enjoy the resorts amazing pool area.

Join your other guests and meet your Woman Explore Guide and Surf Coach in the hotel lobby at 6.30pm for a tour briefing followed by a welcome dinner. 

This is the perfect way to meet the other women on your tour, learn what to expect for the week and discuss your surfing goals.

Accommodation: Crystalbrook Byron

Meals Included

  • Welcome dinner (excl drinks)

Day 2: Time to get active

Start your day with an invigorating surf-specific stretch flow session, preparing your body for the exciting adventures ahead. Relish in a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel to fuel your energy, followed by an exhilarating surfing experience in Lennox Head.

Grab a quick bite to eat at a local surf hangout to discuss the morning's session, before returning to the hotel to relax and unwind for the afternoon.

The afternoon is yours to do as you please, so grab a bike from the hotel and head into town for some shopping and some dinner, or indulge in a massage (additional costs apply) and read a book poolside.


Meals Included

  • Breakfast

Included Activities

  • Surf stretching session

  • Surfing session

  • Transfers

Day 3: Sleep, eat, surf & repeat

Begin your day with an energising breakfast that sets the stage for the adventure ahead, as you join your coach and the group for another invigorating surf session.

Ensure your body is primed and ready to go with a surf stretching session on the beach, before hitting the waves for another surf session.

This afternoon you'll enjoy a farm-to-table culinary experience at 3 Blue Ducks in Byron Bay, where lunch becomes a delectable journey featuring fresh, locally sourced ingredients in a picturesque farm setting.

This evening you have free time, allowing you to choose your path to relaxation. Explore the local area, or join your newfound surfing buddies for dinner and drinks. Share stories, laughter, and the camaraderie that comes with a shared passion for surfing.

Accommodation: Crystalbrook Byron

Meals Included

  • Breakfast

  • Lunch at Three Blue Ducks (excl drinks)

Included Activities

  • Surf stretching session

  • Surfing session

  • Transfers

Day 4: Breakfast & farewell

Enjoy your final morning in the peaceful oasis of the Crystalbrook Byron. Enjoy an early morning walk on the beach, a swim or a sleep in, followed by a final breakfast at your leisure in the hotel. 

Time to bid farewell to new found friends and head back to reality fully relaxed, recharged and rejuvenated.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast

Customer Reviews

See why Byron Bay is one of our community's favourite places

Tweaked to perfection


"The Byron 3 day retreat was outstanding. A wonderful balance of activities with an itinerary that has clearly been tweaked to perfection. Serena - your knowledge of both surfing and the local area, was second to none and you played a huge role in the success of the trip. Your calm and inclusive nature gave everyone confidence to not only improve their skills but also be motivated and inspired to do so. Nothing I would change about this trip - accommodation was lovely and the food was exactly what we needed to keep our energy levels up. I can’t wait until my next trip - I will definitely be back. Thank you!"

Catherine | Sydney, Australia | Byron Bay Surf Retreat

Frequently asked questions

Do I need to know how to surf to join this tour?

Absolutely not! We welcome women of all ages and abilities, even if you've never surfed before or have limited experience – this tour is designed for you. All you need is the ability to swim and float unassisted, coupled with the desire for a fun, empowering experience.

Do I need to bring my own surfboard?

Intro or beginner level surfers are not required to bring a surfboard, as we provide these. However if you have your own surfboard and you want to improve on that, or you are an intermediate level surfer, then we recommend you bring your board with you.

I'm travelling solo, is that ok?

Definitely! Most of the women who attend our tours are solo female travellers, so you're in the right place. If you're travelling solo and select the twin share room option, we'll match you up with a room mate throughout the experience.

Do I have to pay the full amount upfront?

It's up to you. To secure your place on this retreat you can select to pay the full amount upfront, or pay a 25% deposit. If you select the deposit, the remaining amount is due 90 days before the retreat begins. Chat to us about our flexible payment plans at no extra charge.