Win a Byron Bay holiday

Relaxing at the pool at Elements of Byron in Byron Bay.

OUR annual summer holiday competition is back. We want to see photos of members of the Australian Jewish community on holiday, whether in Australia or overseas.

To be eligible, holiday photos must have been taken between February 1, 2016 and the closing date of the competition, January 31, 2017.

The entry judged to be the best photo will win a two-night stay at The Elements of Byron resort, set among 20 hectares of forest just a short drive from the Byron Bay township in northern NSW.

Email entries to [email protected]. There is a limit of three entries per person for this competition, which is not open to professional photographers.

Entries will be published online in galleries on in coming weeks, with the finalists announced in February 2017.

We have a separate competition for photos taken at sunrise and sunset, with a great prize of a luxury holiday staying in tropical north Queensland. Click here for details.

Byron Bay has been a popular holiday spot for many years, thanks to its trendy, casual lifestyle, surf beaches, shops, cafes and restaurants.

The Elements of Byron resort opened earlier this year and has 94 villas dotted around the property, making them ideal for holidaymakers seeking upmarket facilities in a relaxed atmosphere.

The villas blend into the natural surroundings, nestled beneath towering eucalypts, alongside a lagoon or creek, or bordering the beach. Many are split-level with a separate lounge and bedroom, a breakfast bar with microwave, tea and coffee making facilities, flat-screen TV, air conditioning and patio. Most have a freestanding bathtub and a rain shower, while some have a desk.

There are also two-bedroom villas that are ideal for families or two couples, offering a larger living area and a full kitchen.

At the centre of the resort is the main pavilion housing an open-style reception area, bar and restaurant which overlooks a large pool.

The pool is surrounded by cabanas and day beds. On one side there is a paddling area for kids, while at the far end is another pool – much smaller – with fun lounges hanging above the water.

For some pampering with health and beauty treatments, book into the nearby Osprey Spa, which has five therapy suites with private courtyard gardens, including a suite for couples.

A casual beach club opens onto the sand and offers surfing lessons, beach volleyball and kayaking. In the distance you can see Byron Bay’s famous lighthouse.

If you like yoga, try the free early morning sessions from the elevated yoga pavilion which has stunning ocean views. Or take a walk along the trails that wind through the forest on the property.

The resort’s main restaurant, Graze, is ideal for casual dining at breakfast, lunch or dinner. When relaxing by the pool, order a drink or snack from the Barefoot Kiosk.

For more information about The Elements of Byron resort visit


* This competition is open to Australian residents only.

* Employees of The Australian Jewish News and their immediate families are ineligible to enter.

*Professional photographers are ineligible to enter.

*The winning entry will be decided by The AJN. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

*There is a limit of three entries per person for this competition.

* The winner will be announced in The AJN and on and be notified by email.

*The winner will receive a gift certificate for two nights’ accommodation at The Elements of Byron in a Botanica villa including daily continental breakfast, morning yoga class and wifi.

* The prize is valid until September 15, 2017 subject to availability. The following exclusion periods apply: April 1-30, June 10, July 21-23, August 4-6. The prize cannot be transferred or postponed or redeemed for cash. Other conditions may apply at time of booking.

The prize does not include air fares, transfers or any other expenses.