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Byron Arts Factory Lodge
Byron Arts Factory Lodge
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Byron Arts Factory Lodge

Thursday, October 3, 2002
Byron Bay is a mix of upmarket homes and accommodation and inexpensive backpacker hostels and camping grounds. Everyone is there for the beautiful surfing beach and wonderful climate year-round.

Byron Bay is a mix of upmarket homes and accommodation and inexpensive backpacker hostels and camping grounds. Everyone is there for the beautiful surfing beach and wonderful climate year-round.

Arts Factory Lodge was once a piggery and offers all sorts of accommodation choices and entertainment. It is a very lively place indeed.

An ironic touch is that the Piggery Supernatural Food Restaurant is totally vegetarian. It is a cavernous place, with dim lights and is quite romantic. The owners describe it as loaded with atmosphere and serving excellent karma-free food. Eden Pizzeria serves a wide variety of delicious vegetarian pizzas and you can enjoy coffee and cake by the waterfall in the courtyard or on the palm-filled deck.

The Pighouse Flicks Cinema shows new releases and art house movies. Guests and locals stretch out on cushions in "the world’s most comfortable cinema".

The Cotton Club has a 1930s theme and the club and function were the birthplace of the Byron Bay Blues 'n' Roots Festival.

Guests and staff strut their stuff on talent nights and the best win prizes. You can dance, sing, recite, juggle … whatever you feel you are good at. Drum and didgeridoo workshops are popular, and you can join a yoga class or learn about Aboriginal culture. Barbecue nights cater for vegetarians and meat eaters.

The accommodation range is huge. You can camp jungle-style in your own tent by the lake, or stay in share/dormitory accommodation. The Surf Shack takes six and the Big Teepee takes 10. The female-only Nunnery, complete with stained glass windows, sleeps six, and little wooden island huts near the lake take three or four.

Cubes, which are part of the main building, are spacious, semi self-contained units with table and chairs and refrigerator. There are double rooms in the main building or near the lake and island retreats are Balinese-style gunyahs. Balinese bures with spa baths are great for couples and The Peak is the ultimate Balinese retreat on a hill with sweeping views of Byron Bay.

Location

Byron Bay in northern New South Wales.

Cost

Arts Factory camping starts at $15 per person a night. Dormitory accommodation costs $26 per person a night and twin-share rooms start at $70 per double per night.
Please note that prices are valid at time of transmission and to the best of our knowlegde are inclusive of GST.

More information

The Arts Factory Lodge
Skinner Shoot Road, Byron Bay 2481
Ph: (02) 6685 7709
Fax: (02) 6685 8534
www.artsfactory.com.au
info@artsfactory.com.au

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