Adventure & Recreation

Reward your body, mind & soul.

The importance of relaxing and having fun.

The Bay team understands that, at the end of a week of therapy, it’s important to have time to integrate the work you have done and relax and have fun.

We’ve put together a variety of activities designed to appeal to our clients. Whether its rainforest walks, horse riding, shopping or simply walking on one of our pristine isolated beaches, your recovery is always supported and front of mind.

Horse Riding

If horse riding is your passion, or you have an interest in learning how to ride, we encourage you to take a beach ride at beautiful Belongil beach. The horse-riding team will guide you out onto the beach to ride and swim with the horses.

As Equine Therapy and working with horses is a large part of The Bay therapeutic approach, our team always encourages time spent engaged in equine activities.


We regularly take our guests to meet our surf coach to try their hand at surfing. The beaches and local breaks around Byron offer both experienced and novice surfers the opportunity to get in the surf and either rekindle a lost passion or try surfing for the first time.

If you would like to experience surfing for the first time let our guest services team know and they will make this exciting activity a reality for you.

Tennis & Golf

Gentle exercise combined with a picturesque course can be enjoyed at Byron Bay Golf Club. Or work on your forehand and serve the local tennis club. Talk to our team about organising either of these popular activities for you.

Rainforest & Hinterland

The Byron Bay hinterland is home to an abundance of pristine waterfalls and rainforest walks. The hinterland also offers rolling hills, beautiful vistas overlooking the coast and a series of quaint villages to be explored.

Take the day to explore the wonderful variety of rainforests and waterfalls while taking your time to exploring the village lifestyle along the way.

Scuba Diving

Subject to approval from our doctor, those who have a scuba diving certificate are able to join the Byron Bay dive center and travel out to Julian Rocks. Located 3.5km directly east of Byron bay main beach and sitting in the east coast current, Julian Rocks offers even the experienced diving world class diving and marine life.

Julian Rocks is a marine reserve and therefore is protected from recreational fishing activities and is home to a Grey Nurse shark nursery, turtles and a variety of southern Barrier reef species.


What our guests say

I have attended other programs and felt overlooked due to the needs of the more complex clients that were in the program. At The Bay I was the focus of the team and gained a greater understanding of my situation… to make the changes required to live the life I wanted.

Having a psychology background I was very particular about what I was looking for, I didn’t want group therapy because I was at a point where I knew I needed individual therapy… it has been five months since I left The Bay, it has changed my life.

I have been in treatment before but couldn’t seem to achieve the changes I wanted. The compassion shown to me by the incredible team at The Bay has taught me to set boundaries with others, allowed me to re-align my expectations of myself and others and live the life I have been craving.

The compassion shown to me by the incredible team at the bay has taught me to set boundaries with others, allowed me to re-align my expectations of myself and others and finally live the life I have been craving for many years.

My wife found The Bay after doing a lot of research looking at programs all over the world. Treatment centres here in the US are very different! My life has changed in so many ways and I continue to stay clean and sober, thank you for all you have done.