Nudists’ resort holiday a first for Byron Bay

The clotheslines at Byron Bay’s Outrigger Resort probably won’t get much of a workout for at least one week in November.
In what is believed to be a first for the town, the resort has been exclusively booked by a nudist travel company and up to 100 naturists are expected to fill it up.
It means guests will be free to be naked at the resort 24-hours a day for the week – if they want to be.
There is nothing new in nudists coming together at tourist destinations to enjoy holidays.
But according to Darren Norvill, the operator of the Queensland-based TravelNaturally, which is organising the Byron Bay gathering, most of the destinations have been in more remote locations – like Hinchinbrook Island.
Mr Norvill said he wanted to go more ‘mainstream’ as far as a destination was concerned to make it more accessible to naturists.
“For too long we have had to endure out-of-the-way places and accept sub-standard accommodation when we travel,” he said.
“Not any more.
“Nudists, like any other group of special interest travellers, deserve to be well looked after.”
Mr Norvill said guests at the Outrigger would appreciate being able to walk ‘as free as nature intended’ all week and yet be only a block from the Byron Bay CBD and a short walk to the clothes-optional beach at Belongil Beach.
He said tourist venues up and down the coast appreciated just how large the nudist travel industry was.

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