Simple Pleasures Annual Photo Competition 2021 - Bruns in Focus
Every year the Brunswick Heads Chamber of Commerce holds the Simple Pleasures Photo Competition. The first competition was held in 2005 as part of the Simple Pleasures campaign, establishing a brand for Brunswick Heads, the campaign saw the local Chamber of Commerce take a proactive role in managing their tourism product.
The creators of Simple Pleasures wanted to get a snapshot of how the local community saw itself and Brunswick Heads. The result was overwhelming, and the spirit of Brunswick Heads went on display around the CBD.
The competition has been held every year from 2006 to 2020 with a selection of entries chosen to showcase the town and its residents in a glossy calendar and postcard series.
In 2013 the Photo Competition was run by the Byron Shire Council.
Over the years the Simple Pleasures Photography Competition has attracted the endorsement of dozens of local and regional businesses keen to participate in and benefit from this unique, low key, cultural event. Three years ago we added the highly successful Instagram category.
This year's theme is 'Bruns in Focus'
Due to Covid this year will be fully digital you can enter your pics via following our socials, posting or messaging your photo and #brunsphotocomp2021
OR email to firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information or sponsorship opportunities contact Kim on 6685 1002/0405066316
Terms and Conditions
- By entering, you agree to your photo being used for the promotion of Brunswick Heads by the Visitor Centre or Chamber of Commerce.
- Photo to be taken in the last 12 months · Competition closes midnight 15th October 2021
- Winners will be announced on Instagram, Facebook & via website.
Brunswick Nature Sculpture Walk
22 Sept - 28 Sept 2021 - Now an online experience due to Covid restrictions
The 'Brunswick Nature Sculpture Walk' invites nationally recognised artists to present works from the popular to the conceptually demanding.
Providing much needed opportunities for regional artists to engage with community and offer workshops and mentoring by interstate and local artists across different regions and states.
Visitors can engage with a range of sculptures and participate in art and environment workshops, guided tours and information from local environment groups such as Byron Bird Buddies, Landcare and Dune Care specialists.
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
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.
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).
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
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!
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...
Twilight Christmas Markets & Fireworks
Unfortunately the Twilight Market and the Woodchop have been cancelled. We hope to see you all in 2021.
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...