The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa is located within a lush, coastal 45 acre low lying rainforest. The resort has been planned, designed and developed to work in sympathy with these surrounds and with minimal impact to this unique environment. Operational management includes care and concern for the environment with The Resort striving to be an industry leader and is currently seeking eco accreditation.
The Byron at Byron Resort buildings occupy less than 10% of the 45 acre site with the remainder of the site carefully regenerated and maintained. On a weekly basis, the restoration team works and monitors the native plant communities, encouraging them to become self-sustaining. This is an ongoing, long term project for The Resort.
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The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa is a proud supporter of Rainforest Rescue.
The Byron at Byron maintains three independent eco systems
Bangalow Palm Rainforest
This rainforest is classified as an “Endangered Ecological Community” under the Threatened Species Conservation Act (TSC Act) 1995 and provides valuable habitat for endangered and threatened species and other native species of fauna and flora.
This forest is classified as an “Endangered Ecological Community” under the Threatened Species Conservation Act (TSC Act) 1995 and it is habitat for the ground orchid and other Threatened Species under the TSC Act 1995. Restoration work has reduced exotic species in the area which is now dominated by native grasses, sedges, rushes and reeds and seedlings of native tree species
Coastal Cypress Pine Forest
Prior to the commencement of restoration works, regeneration of this uncommon forest type was being inhibited by a dense groundcover of weeds, which have now been controlled and the Coastal Cypress Pine and other native species (such as ground orchids), are now germinating in the weed-free conditions.