Dawn to Dusk in Byron Bay

From sun up to sun down, these  recommendations will energise, revitalise, enlighten, nourish, and uplift your sense of self. 

From sun up to sun down, these recommendations will energise, enlighten and revitalise your sense of self.

For many, Byron Bay is the ultimate destination for holistic health and wellbeing. One such person is Richard Parker, RATIONALE Founder, who describes it as “a haven”. Perhaps it’s the lush flora and fauna, the untouched waterfalls and surrounding hinterland, or the warm, tropical climate; but those who have experienced it will attest to its distinctive, magnetic quality.  

So, when it came to offering RATIONALE for those seeking replenishment and rejuvenation while on holidays, Australia’s most easterly town made perfect sense. “The opportunity to partner with Raes was born of our mutual love of natural beauty and multi-sensory luxury,” says Richard. And, with an exclusive offering of Face and Body Treatments, the Raes x RATIONALE Spa Menu does exactly that. Set within the luxurious, Moroccan-inspired spa, guests can choose from a range of exclusive experiences that promise to restore and revitalise. And, for those looking to further uplift their spirit, the following guide is designed to help you find your inner, and outer, glow.  

To Energise

Behold daybreak at Australia’s most easterly point, Cape Byron Lighthouse. Pro tip: for a social—and socially acceptable—way to start your day, opt for a sunrise run around the lighthouse, followed by a swim at Wategos Beach. 

To Enlighten

Tigmi Trading is a local institution offering inspired objects for the modern home. Honouring great art and design, the ever-evolving gallery space is devoted to creations that spark curiosity, evoke emotion, and inspire conversation. Catch us browsing (and buying) both leisurely and regularly. 

To Nourish

Mediterranean fare served with a side of vibrant coastal design. Taking up residency in The Old O’Possum Creek Schoolhouse, The Hut works closely with local farmers, fishermen and foragers to bring the best of the region, and season, to the plate.  

To Revitalise

Seek head-to-toe renewal at the Raes Spa. “Equal parts performance and pampering, the Raes x RATIONALE Treatments are sublimely immersive and visibly transformative,” says Richard. 

To Uplift

Cellar Bar is Set amongst Wategos' idyllic surrounds. Sip curated cocktails and sample some of the region's best bite-sized snacks. Trust us, there is nothing quite like moving straight from beach to bar to elevate one’s serotonin levels. 

To Rest

Located just a wave from Wategos Beach, Raes provides an elegant, opulent and exceptionally private space to lose, and then find, yourself. Synonymous with Byron Bay, the landmark resort, spa, and restaurant are for those seeking the ultimate beachfront escape.