Crystal Castle and Shambhala Gardens

Byron Bay

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Crystal Castle and Shambhala Gardens

A short scenic journey into Byron Bay's hinterland are private botanical gardens filled with extraordinary crystals and sub-tropical plant life. Walk among beautiful gardens and rainforest on the Buddha Walk, Rainforest Walk or around the labyrinth. The Peace Experience offers an enriching sound-healing bath, meditation session and Kora Walk around the Kalachakra stupa for world peace, a sacred monument that has been blessed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Do & See

Byron Bay is a great place to get active, be it surfing, kayaking, sailing or swimming at a beautiful beach. Enjoy the thrill of skydiving and hand-gliding, and see a glorious sunrise from a hot-air balloon. Climb Mount Warning, an extinct volcano, and walk in World Heritage rainforest. Snorkelling and diving are popular, too. The reefs around Byron Bay are teeming with colourful fish, turtles and corals. Visit the resident dolphins on a kayak in Cape Byron Marine Park and spot whales during their annual migration from a headland, kayak or cruise boat. Byron Bay also celebrates the arts. Each year some of the best musicians in the world perform in Byron Bay. Bluesfest is Australia’s premier blues and roots festival. Splendour in the Grass is an exciting mix of contemporary performers. And there are writers and film festivals. From verdant hinterland and sparkling beaches to acclaimed festivals and farmers markets, Byron Bay offers many exhilarating and delightful things to do and see. Explore the region’s enchanting towns, markets and boutiques, and unwind in the easy-going atmosphere.