The Twilight Markets are not going ahead this year as usual because of COVID-19, so the Chamber is gearing up to create a gentle alternative in its place. Twilight Christmas shopping on Thursday 3, 10 and 17 December until 8pm. Thurs 17 Dec 4-8pm - gentle family-friendly Covid-safe activities in Bruns, Under the Stars
Here’s a peak at some of proposed activities:
- Passports with stickers for every $10 spent from 3-17 December, with a draw to win $200 worth of Bruns Gift Certificates on Fri 18 Dec
- Rotary Christmas Window Dressing Competition & People’s Choice Awards
- Mystery Object Fun (see Rotary competition below)
- Name a dish something Christmassy and let us know so we can promote you.
- Picnics in the parks
- Family activity (tba) at the Picture House
- Floating boat making workshop for families, with children’s wish lists for Santa aboard the boats.
- Candlelit flotilla of little boats with "candles" down the river from bridge to bridge
- A Covid safe visit from Santa on the river
- Christmas Carollers, moving from Tweed St, Fingal St, around the CBD block and finishing at the Soundshell (TBA)
Local Community and Farmers Markets every week
Byron Shire is famous for our local markets.
Offering unique experiences throughout each market, attendees are sure to find themselves surrounded by diversity, authenticity and wonder. With a collection of fabulous artisan-made products, holistic services, quality imports, food and much more, it’s no question why these markets are the most talked about markets in the region.
Our markets’ make it, bake it, grow it, sew it – philosophy offers a platform for local residents and small businesses to use in order to sell their goods and services.
Local farmers and growers of the area come together for our amazing Farmers Markets. All manner of fresh produce, including fruit and vegetables, herbs, free-range eggs, organic coffee, seedlings and plants, fresh beef and pork, smoked fish, cut flowers including spectacular roses, as well as sauces, pickles, muffins, cakes and bread are on sale. Get in early as the goods sell out quickly.
Hotel Brunswick Classic Brew
Charity begins at home and continues at the Hotel Brunswick.
We’ve recently installed a Charity Tap, enabling us to continue giving by donating 100% of profits from our Hotel Brunswick Classic Brew to worthy causes. You’ll be giving too, by buying and trying our first Hotel Brunswick Classic Brew – Summer Ale.
Summer Ale is freshly hand-crafted at Seven Mile Brewery, just down the road in Ballina, using 100% Aussie ingredients. It’s a new take on an old classic, the Australian Pale Ale, with a smooth mouthfeel and mild bitter finish of hops, malted oats, tropical fruits and citrus.
Along with Classic Brew t-shirts, singlets and caps, Summer Ale is exclusively available on tap at the Hotel Brunswick.
So, raise a glass or two of Summer Ale Classic Brew, and raise funds too, at the Hotel Brunswick… a classic Aussie pub.
Award winning Byron Bay Eco Cruises and Kayaks
If you are seeking some relaxing fun that singles, couples or the whole family can enjoy while visiting northern NSW, we invite you to jump aboard our morning or sunset eco river cruise. Simon and Lorraine have been running Byron Bay Eco Tours for nine years and they love sharing their local knowledge and stories - including a few hidden secrets - with visitors to the Byron Bay area.
Seeking more adventure? Follow the cruise with a guided kayaking or stand up paddle boarding experience or try our unique Eco Kayak Cruise & SUP. Enjoy the peace and tranquility as you are guided through this beautiful river system. Paddle into areas unable to be viewed any other way and get up close to wildlife and marine life.
With two cruises a day, morning and sunset (tides permitting) there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy.
A short scenic journey into Byron Bay’s hinterland lies a magical sanctuary.
Stand between two of the tallest crystals on earth. Sit in an ancient amethyst cave.
Wander through the tranquil Shambhala Gardens and rainforest.
Indulge in a delicious lunch and homemade desserts.
What’s included in your visit?
- Sit in an ancient amethyst cave
- See rare and amazing giant crystals
- Take flight in the Wings to Eternity mural
- Wander 5 hectares of botanical Shambhala Gardens and rainforest
- Be at peace with the largest stone Blessing Buddha in Australia
- Touch the World Peace Stupa, a project blessed by the Dalai Lama
- Find yourself in a labyrinth
- Join the daily experience at 12:00 pm and 3:00pm
- Children’s playground
- Take home your own copy of the Crystal Castle Guidebook
The Brunswick Picture House
The boys at the Picture House have been a busy! They have announced a smorgasbord of shows over the next couple of months! It's safe to say that this will be their busiest November yet. Details on all these shows are on the website... and hopefully some of you have already purchased your tickets, as a few of these shows are already sold out.
The infamous CHEEKY is back with a vengeance on 5th, 6th and 7th November and again December. We can hardly wait!
Vision Walks - Eco Tours - Award Winning!
Vision Walks patented Night Vision Walk is the only one of its kind in the world!
Imagine exploring the Australian rainforest at night, searching for nocturnal wildlife. Instead of wielding a torch you’re incognito, wearing special night vision goggles. This is military grade technology that lets you see animals as they go about their business.
Because we don’t use bright lights we are less intrusive and that means we can be more connected to what is going on all around us. For many of our clients, seeing the forest in the dark is an enlightening experience.
After your walk enjoy a hot chocolate gazing up at the starry night. Heaven!
Wild Byron Sea Safaris
Let Wild Byron will take you the adventure of a lifetime. Snorkel at Juliian Rocks with over 1000 marine species, sea turtles, dolphins, manta rays, leopard sharks, grey nurse sharks and more than 500 tropical and temperate fish species. All gear included. Jump onboard Apollo 2 their purpose built dive boat and enjoy the sites of the Byron coastline.
Brunswick Heads Bowling Club
Great family fun at the Bruns Bowlo Last Sunday of Every Month
Mufti Bowls 9am - Breakfast & Bowls $10 - Casual Dress and Everyone Welcome
Rock up anytime for Barefoot Bowls and test your skills...
Unfortunately the Twilight Market and the Woodchop have been cancelled. We hope to see you all in 2021.
See Mullum at its colourful best every Friday morning at the Mullumbimby Farmers Market. Shop for fresh produce, meet with friends, enjoy a market brekkie and local coffee, and soak up the fun and friendly vibe. Set under magnificent fig trees in the lush foothills of Mt Chincogan, the market is the gathering spot for Mullumbimby’s vibrant community... Read more...
New Brighton Farmers Market
The New Brighton Farmers Market is the place to shop for fresh produce, relax with a coffee and a market breakfast, enjoy live local music, and connect with the local community. Read more...
The Frank Mills Seat
Situated under the Cypress Pine, in front of the Tweed Street IGA Supermarket courtyard, the new Frank Mills Seat embodies key elements of Mr Mills' colourful life. This is his story...