Why Winter Is As Good A Time As Summer To Holiday In Byron Bay

Byron Bay is a well known destination for a summer vacation, centred around long, hot days spent on the beach. A beach getaway is always high on peoples lists, but the cooler months in Byron Bay have something else to offer entirely…

What does winter have to offer, you ask?

Let’s be honest, Byron Bay winters are generally mild. The days are warm and the evenings are cool enough to cosy up by a fire. There are also plenty of activities that are more enjoyable in the cooler months, rather than the scorching summer heat.

Here are FIVE reasons you should visit Byron Bay in winter:

  • Unique Markets

Byron Bay has some of the best markets in Australia. From arts and crafts, to farmers’ markets, it has it all.

Each Thursday local farmers, growers and producers gather at the Butler Street Reserve for the Byron Bay Farmers Market. Here you will find fresh fruit and vegetables, cheeses, olives, baked goods, coffee and much more.

The Byron Bay arts and crafts market is scheduled for the first Sunday of each month, also locatedat the Butler Street Reserve. Over 500 stalls showcase local brands, jewellery, furniture, soft furnishings, candles, therapies, wooden products, fresh produce, delicious food, musicians and much more.

  • Walks

The Cape Byron Lighthouse Track is a trail that gives you pause at every turn. You’ll find something interesting, something intriguing, something truly memorable on this breath-taking walking track which overlooks the Pacific Ocean. You might even spot a whale or two!

  • Festivals

Byron Bay is world renowned for its festivals. The locals love hosting them and the visitors thoroughly enjoy attending them. Besides the fun of the music festivals and wide variety of food and wine festivals, there’s also the annual Writers Festival, which takes place in August. Whatever your interests there is a festival for you.

  • The Byron Bay Hinterland

Nestled in the Byron Bay hinterland are towns such as Bangalow,Newrybarand Mullumbimby. Enjoy views of the spectacular country side on the drive, then stop for lunch at a world class restaurant, followed by a spot of window shopping as you wander the streets filled with heritage buildings and country town charm. Hire a car and head off into the hinterland, it’s a huge part of what makes Byron Bay so special and is very enjoyable in the cooler winter months.

  • Whale Watching

Winter is the main time you will see these majestic creatures. Imagine watching an enormous humpback glide past you, utterly oblivious of your presence. There are a number of ways you can have a whale watching experience.

The Byron Bay Kayak tours take you up close and personal with the humpbacks as they make their way around the most easterly point of the coast.

Or if paddling is not your thing atwo-and-a-half hour whale watching tour might be more up your ally.On the tour you will get within close proximity of the humpbacks, see them via underwater viewing devices and use a hydrophone to listen to their songs.

Either way it will be an experience you will never forget.

Winter in Byron Bay has some unique experiences to offer. It’s not only a great summer destination but has so much to see and do in winter. You’ll also enjoy the reduced crowds and prices!

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