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Top 6 Things to Do Each Month of the Year in Byron Bay

Top 6 Things to Do Each Month of the Year in Byron Bay

This is our guarantee: you can never get bored in Byron Bay. There’s always something fantastic to do every single day of the year. We want to pack your weekends and holidays with pure Byron Bay fun.

Here are the top six activities for every month of the year, from unmissable festivals to excellent coffee shops, and outdoor family adventures.


Visit us in the springtime for Byron Bay holiday activities with fewer crowds and comfortable weather. This is the perfect time to take in the Byron Bay scenery and attend many festivals during the year’s tail end.


  • Begin the first weekend of September with the Sample Food Festival held at the Bangalow Showground.

  • Have a great cup of coffee or brunch at the Beach Byron Bay Café, or order their takeaway picnic for your friends and family right on the beach.

  • Head out to the Cumbebin Wetlands for a stroll on the boardwalk through Melaleuca Forest, surrounded by lush swamp vegetation and lots of wildlife.

  • For a cold refreshing drink after a day of adventure, check out The Rails for a laid-back ambiance and live music.

  • The Byron Bay Surf Festival was founded in 2010 and is an opportunity for surf-enthusiasts to celebrate surf culture together and share innovative ideas and experiences with one another. The festival is held each year in September.
  • Stroll the scenic shores of Tallow Beach and enjoy all of the natural beauty that this beach has to offer. 


  • If you have ten days of holiday time in October, spend it all at the annual Byron Bay Film Festival. This event includes local and international film talent, plus plenty of genres to entertain you.

  • Visit any of our wonderful markets for your groceries, street food and handmade crafts, or simply to mingle with the locals. Check out the Byron Farmers Market every Thursday morning for the freshest springtime produce in Byron Bay.

  • For a huge, healthy, wholesome raw, vegan and organic food menu, swing by Naked Treaties.

  • And if you like the idea of riding horses on the beach, check out Seahorses, Pegasus Park, or Zephyr ranches for an affordable adventure package.

  • October marks the start of the Byron Twilight Market, held each Saturday through April from 4-9pm in Railway Park. The market features an eclectic array of artists, designers, healers, producers and musicians. 
  • Enjoy Asian Fusion with a modern twist at Light Years.


  • If you love dancing, the Byron Latin Fiesta is precisely what you need for a November weekend. Get your groove on with the best live bands and dance workshops for everything from salsa to kizomba.

  • Get your nature fix by visiting Killen Falls, which is just a 25-minute drive from Byron Bay. Brace yourself for an hour of spectacular views, rainforest sounds, and a healthy hike through these protected falls.

  • Book a rich tour of the best restaurants, farms, and markets in Byron Bay through Taste Byron Bay. This is a great foodie treat for a friends’ day out.

  • Take your pick of the best wineries and craft breweries tours for everything from cider to moonshine.

  • Enjoy the gorgeous views at Minyon Falls lookout. Here you’ll witness stunning views of waterfalls and the rainforest. 


The Byron Bay summer is the peak season for outdoor Byron Bay holiday activities. The ocean is warm, and the evenings cool down from the summer rain. Grab your sunscreen and try out as many summer activities as you can!

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  • Update your summer wardrobe by shopping at some of the most vibrant clothing stores in Byron Bay, such as Spell, the Habitat Collective, and Mr Vintage.

  • Spend a day at Three Sisters Walking Track, which winds through lush rainforest with unbeatable views of the Pacific Ocean.

  • Start your New Year in style at the Falls Festival, which begins on New Year’s Eve. Groove to great live music while camping with your friends and loved ones at the North Byron Parklands.

  • Of course, no Byron Bay summer is complete without surfing at any of our amazing beaches. Pay attention to the safety signs at the Byron Bay beach of your choice since some areas are only suitable for pro surfers.

  • Book a family Christmas photo with Santa on the beach. You get to choose your package and location with the Santa on the Beach experience. 

  • Enjoy some summertime fine dining at Beach Byron Bay.


  • Spend weekend learning about sustainable produce at The Farm, and sample the summer-inspired menu at their outstanding Three Blue Ducks restaurant.

  • Indulge your green thumb at the Pottsville Beach Markets every first and third Sunday of every month. The Potty markets have a vast range of plants for your home or garden.

  • Rejuvenate your body and mind in one of the world’s most magical places, the Crystal Castle and Shambhala Gardens.

  • Take a day trip out of Byron Bay to the Bangalow Film Festival, held every January. Enjoy outdoor film screenings, arthouse films, premiere screenings and vintage classics.

  • Grab your friends or your special someone and cool down with a cocktail at Balcony Bar and Oyster co.

  • Do you love wine and jewellery? If so, you’ll definitely want to grab your gal pals and head to Art and Wine co for adult wine classes.


  • Spend three days in February catching the sun and waves at the Byron Bay Surf Festival. This event features filmmakers, photographers and influencers that all advocate for sustainable living.

  • For a change of scenery, try paddleboarding at some of Byron Bay’s lakes and marine parks like Lake Ainsworth and Belongil Creek.

  • Step back in time at one of Byron Bay’s oldest venues, the Northern Hotel, for the best beef burgers, steaks, chops, and cold beer.

  • Have a picnic at any of Byron Bay’s wonderful picnic spots for the perfect summer outing, from Wategos Beach to Heritage Park.

  • Toast to Valentine’s Day at Belongil Beach Italian Food.

  • Another delicious option for a fun and romantic dinner is the Tweed River House.


With school starting and temperatures cooling, Byron Bay feels like a luxurious time of year in the autumn. Grab a coffee, lounge on the beach, or explore the neighbouring towns around Byron Bay.

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  • Autumn is as good a time as any to sign up for a yoga class in Byron Bay. Check out the Byron Yoga Centre for beginners and intensive Shala yoga retreats in Byron Bay.

  • Spend a full day out in the mild autumn weather at Protesters Falls Nature Walk. Explore the waterfalls, rainforests, wildlife, and secret caves filled with incredible glowing life forms.

  • Suppose you’re in the mood for pizza. In that case, Roadhouse Byron Bay has a great pizza menu with names like Layla (crushed tomatoes, mozzarella and basil pizza) and Roadhouse Blues (pumpkin, gorgonzola, walnuts and rocket).

  • Set a whole day aside for a trip to Murwillumbah to explore the Makers & Finders Market, held on the 3rd Saturday of every month. It is set in an industrial warehouse, making it a perfect outing on rainy days.

  • Enjoy delicious vegan and vegetarian options in Byron Bay at the Folk Garden

  • Learn to surf at the Byron Bay Style Surf School.


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  • The Byron Bay Bluesfest is definitely a must-do for your long Easter weekend. Bask in the beautiful weather, sing along to hundreds of blues performers, and eat fantastic food at this world-famous music festival.

  • Chillax with the best coffee in Byron Bay at Suffolk Park Bakery. The best feature of this spot is the theatre bakery, where you can watch all their delicious baked goods made from scratch.

  • Climb up the Cape Byron Lighthouse for the best view of Byron Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Capture some spectacular photos of the sunrise, and weave through the rainforest track.

  • See Byron Bay from the sky with a hot air balloon trip over the breathtaking coastline. A hot air balloon ride is gentle and peaceful, so you can put all your fears aside. Scout’s honour!

  • Visit the Byron Beachside Market on Easter and check out amazing products alongside Australia’s beautiful beaches. This famous market is held 4 times annually, one of the dates being Easter.
  • Bluesfest is held in April of each year. This beloved Byron Bay fest features tons of well-known blues names, as well as plenty of vendors. 


  • Dip in the Tea Tree Lake to rejuvenate your hair and skin in the naturally infused waters of Lake Ainsworth. Swim, paddleboard, kayak or canoe at this scenic lake.

  • Wander through the Channon Craft Market every second Sunday of the month for the broadest range of wares that you can possibly imagine. Kids’ toys, fresh produce, arts and crafts are just a few of the things you can find at this market.

  • Hunt for fairies at the Brunswick Heads Fairy Trail, no matter your age. How many tiny fairies houses you can find tucked away in the surprising corners of the trail?

  • Round off your enchanted day at Elixiba, a 100% gluten-free restaurant with its nature-inspired decor and super creative menu.

  • Enjoy Mother’s Day relaxing and rejuvenating at Osprey Spa
  • Check out the delicious authentic Mexican cuisine at La Casita. Menu highlights include refreshing Agave cocktails, tacos, Elotes and so much more. 


The Byron Bay winter season is just as great as the summer for Byron Bay holiday activities. Since it’s much cooler, wear a wetsuit to swim and surf in the ocean. There’s plenty to do in Byron Bay in the winter, so get out there and explore!

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  • Whale watching season kicks in from May to November, but we recommend June as the best time of the year to witness these majestic creatures. Some excellent lookout spots include Tallow Beach, Pat Morton Lookout, Fisherman’s Lookout, and the North Head Walking trail in the Brunswick Head Nature Reserve.

  • Set a day aside to explore one of the best maritime museums just 30 minutes from Byron Bay, the Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum. It features interactive marine displays, naval and merchant ships, a working steam engine, plus a gift shop for souvenirs and memorabilia.

  • Indulge your sweet tooth with French-inspired chocolate from Love Byron Bay Creperie and Chocolate Boutique. French cakes, pastries, artisan chocolates, crepes and frothy hot chocolate drinks are just some of the treats you can sample at Love Byron Bay.

  • Match your unique chocolates with excellent coffee from Barefoot Roasters in Byron Bay. Choose from a range of coffee blends at their espresso bar for a great caffeine fix on a winter day.

  • Kayak with dolphins when you book a Go Sea Kayak tour of Byron Bay. This is a three-hour tour to the ​​Cape Byron Marine Park.
  • Get fit this winter with a barre or pilates class at Bende studio. This is the perfect activity for a girl’s trip or a solo vacay!

Image source: Splendour in the Grass FB 


  • Every July, North Byron Parklands hosts Splendour in the Grass, a music festival unlike any other in Byron Bay. Whether you’re into arts and crafts, science or culinary delights, there’s something for you at Splendour in the Grass.

  • Enjoy winter-inspired vegetarian dishes, fresh salads and smoothies at Fundies Whole Foods Café. It’s a great place to buy your winter groceries along with a delicious, healthy snack to fuel your Byron Bay holiday.

  • Recharge from your Byron Bay holiday activities with a spa treatment for yourself and your friends. Day spas like Ripple Massage and Buddha Gardens offer excellent packages for your feet and facial treatments. Be sure to book your spa getaway in advance to take advantage of discounts and offers.

  • Dig into a fresh, locally sourced, organic menu at Espressohead, alongside a perfect cup of Merlo coffee brewed from Brisbane beans. Espressohead is just a short walk from Main Beach. So, you can relax with the ocean breeze at the #1 coffee shop in Byron Bay.

  • Warm up with some wine at Supernatural Byron Bay. In addition to gourmet wines, the menu also features dishes made from local, ethically procured produce.
  • Does the winter weather have you wanting to cosy up with a good movie? Catch a film at Palace Cinema, a beloved Byron Bay movie theatre. 


  • The annual Byron Writers Festival takes place every year in August. It brings together an impressive lineup of authors, thinkers and spoken word performers at an open-air beachside location. The Byron Writers Festival is a great way to meet your favourite authors and dive into new genres and styles, and pick up a few helpful writing tips too.

  • Drive out 15 minutes into Bangalow for a day’s escape from the bustle of Byron Bay. Visitors love Bangalow for the quaint historical charm, excellent shops and leisurely pace of life.

  • Pick any day of the week to dine at the Suffolk Park Hotel, and you’ll discover themed menus to match your tastes. Sunday roasts are a crowd favourite, as is their alfresco bar and beer garden. The Park is also perfect for hosting a party, so bring your family and friends over for a birthday bash or anniversary celebration.

  • Book a bike tour of Byron Bay hinterlands with Beyond Byron E-Bikes. Ride through rainforests, country lanes and secluded beaches, with a healthy lunch included in your tour package.

  • If you work up an appetite with any of the above activities, dine at Harvest and enjoy food made with ​​foraged, locally sourced, indigenous ingredients. The restaurant is located in an old weatherboard house and has a historic bakery.
  • Enjoy the annual Bangalow Chamber Music festival held each year in August. This event is presented annually by Southern Cross Soloists (SXS), one of Australia’s most formidable and long-running chamber music ensembles.

Best all-year accommodation at Broken Head Holiday Park

You can easily spend every single weekend in Byron Bay all year long and still have plenty more Byron Bay holiday activities to explore. Plan a girls’ getaway filled with shopping, spa treatments and food tours, or go on a mission to discover the best pub food in Byron Bay. Once you taste the wonders of Byron Bay, you will never want to spend your holidays anywhere else! Need we say more?

Plan your year in Byron Bay and stay at Broken Head Holiday Park for affordable accommodation options. Bring your kids and seniors as well to our safe, family-friendly holiday park. Get in touch with us today!


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