This year sees the return of our Simple Pleasures Photo Competition in its usual form. The last two years have been via instagram only due to Covid-19.
The competition is now OPEN closing Friday Sept 16 read here for more.
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....
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
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.
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