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Mullum2Bruns Paddle 2022

*UPDATE - Unfortunately this event has been cancelled due the recent flooding we can not ensure the health of the river, water quality and submerged objects would make it unsafe for our paddlers. We will back in the water with a bang in 2023! Stay tuned.

Sunday 29 May 2022.
Join us for the twelth Mullum2Bruns Paddle, an annual event held on the Brunswick River, starting at Heritage Park in Mullumbimby and ending at the Terrace Park in Brunswick Heads. The 10km event attracts approximately 1000 paddlers each year. The event raises funds for Brunswick Surf Life Saving Club, Brunswick Marine Rescue and Brunswick Heads Visitor Information Centre. Register now!


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Old and Gold Festival 11 June 2022

So excited, are you? Old and Gold 2022 is ON. June 11 (Long Weekend) Rain, hail or shine our most beloved festival will be held on 11th June, Saturday of the long weekend between 7pm and 3pm. Memorial Hall opens 8am.

Garage sales, 3 BIG fairs and lots of old fashioned fun and entertainment. We encourage shoppers to car pool if they can.


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Stone and Wood 'Festival of the Stone' Sat 4th June 3pm to 10pm

Set to be the biggest year yet, Festival Of The Stone is an epic celebration of live music, fantastic food, fresh beers and the chance for the community to come together and welcome in the winter.

With all profits going to local charity, the Fletcher Street Cottage, we’re thrilled to have such an incredible music line-up across two stages. Joining The Delta Riggs are: Death by Denim, Drop Legs, South Summit, Club Raiders DJs, Cashew, Spacie, Yasmin and the Stone & Wood DJs.

Food trucks will line the car park with tasty treats to keep you dancing and the pride of the festival, Stone Beer, will be pouring on tap alongside all of your Stone & Wood favourites, Sunly Seltzers and Little Dragon Ginger Beer.

A family-friendly festival, Malt Disney – a children’s activity space – returns, giving both parents and kids the chance to kick up their heels and for those feeling lucky, a huge raffle for charity will be making the rounds.

Fletcher St Cottage as the festival’s charity partner. A specialist homelessness service in the heart of Byron, the Fletcher Street team work hard to create a welcoming and safe space for the region’s growing homeless and rough sleeping population.

Book tickets here

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Get revved up for the annual Back to Brunswick Hot Rod Run to be held in Brunswick Heads in 2022. 
8th to 10th July in Banner Park opposite the Hotel Brunswick.

Get in early and book your accommodation now.

Rod Brewer on 0418 762 576 or Pete Paynter 0437 844 786
e: rodneybrewer@mail.com


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Splendour in the Grass Festival 2022

Winter time is Splendour time. See website for the awesome line up and to buy tickets. Got your Splendour in the Grass Festival tickets but no accommodation? Brunswick Heads is the closest village to North Byron Parklands so make it your base. Accommodation in town (and nearby in Ocean Shores, New Brighton and South Golden Beach) includes motels, holiday parks, a hotel and over 100 holiday houses and apartments. For airport transfers to Bruns or North Byron Parklands, find out more here. During Splendour, regular shuttle bus services will run between Brunswick Heads and the festival. Pick up your festival essentials (sunscreen, lip balm, caps and visors, rain ponchos, water, towels, lollie bags) at the Brunswick Heads Visitor Centre while waiting for the shuttle bus. Check transport and travel here. Watch this space for bus timetables when available.

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Byron Writers Festival - 26 to 28 August

Byron Writers Festival is Australia’s favourite regional meeting place of storytelling and ideas. As one of the country's great creative hubs, we curate and develop programs that create shared moments of human connection for thousands of people annually.  Check out the website and follow them for further info here.

Stay in beautiful Brunswick Heads, only 10 mins from the festival site at North Byron Parklands. Check out our range of hotel, motel, holiday house and holiday park options here....

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The Falls Music & Arts Festival, Dec 31 to Jan 2 2022

Just 10 minutes from Brunswick Heads, the Falls Music & Arts Festival boasts a stellar line up of local and international performers and earlybird tickets are available. Take a bus from Brunswick Heads Banner Park to the festival site at North Byron Parklands. A timetable will be available closer to the date. The cost is $5 - no bookings required, just turn up. Grab your last minute essentials from the Visitor Centre  7 Park St - towels, hats, sunscreen, insect repellent, cold water etc.


Blue Bay Whale Watching

NEW - 100% Money back guarantee, if your tour fails to see whale!

Byron Bay’s most comfortable whale watching boat departs daily from the Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour where customers step safely onboard the vessel without getting wet. Small group sizes of no more than 12 passengers per trip allow Blue Bay Whale Watching’s friendly and professional crew to give you the personalised service you’d expect from the charter operator of your choice. This is the only whale watching vessel in Byron Bay with a full size cabin, shelter from the weather and a toilet. Suitable for children from 5 years of age.
Departs daily 8:30am and 12:00pm
Freecall 1800 858155
m: 0488 904 411
e: info@bluebaydivers.com.au
w: www.bluebaywhalewatching.com.au

Wild Byron

Premiere sea and land experience

We offer exclusive Eco Tours in the Byron Bay region. Whale watching from May till November and snorkelling safaris all year round in the world class Cape Byron Marine Sanctuary.

Wild Byron also caters for the land lover, offering  guided and informative rainforest adventures in the Nightcap National Park, visiting sites such as the spectacular Minyon Falls and prehistoric temperate rainforests of the Wollumbin Volcanic rim.

Phone: 02 6685 3408

Whale Watching Byron Bay

Byron Bay’s most professional whale watching tour operator. We conduct smaller more personalised tours with a maximum of only 12 whale watchers per vessel. Tours depart Byron Bay every day during the whale watching season (June to Nov).

9 Marvell St, Byron Bay
Freecall: 1800 243 483
p: +61 2 6685 8333 
w: www.byronbaywhalewatching.com.au
e: info@byronbaywhalewatching.com.au

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.

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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.

Bookings essential.... 

Crystal Castle

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

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