Visiting Byron Bay In The Winter

Although best known for its summers, Byron Bay also has a lot on offer during its winters! From music festivals to whale watching, visiting Byron Bay in winter is full of exciting experiences! 

Here are our top suggestions of things to do when visiting Byron Bay in winter!


Embark on a tour of local breweries and distilleries with Behind the Barrel Byron Bay

Byron Bay is full of incredible breweries and distilleries to explore! Some of Australia’s best reside here in Byron and have been crafting delicious beer and spirits for years. The distilleries and breweries here are like no other – a strong sense of community and Byron pride transcends into their craft. You can choose a custom, arvo or full-day tour, depending on your needs! So head on over and book your tour with us today!


Refresh with a Spa day

As the weather changes, so do our bodies and a spa day done the Byron way is the best way to refresh and rejuvenate your body in the cooler months. Check yourself in at Eléme Day Spa for a nourishing and enriching spa experience. Take the tension away with a Muscle Meltdown massage, and bring the experience home with a bottle of Calming Serum, infused with twelve strengthening botanical oils including Chamomile, Vetiver, Rosehip and Sandlewood. This soothing blend protects and encourages skin recovery for a glowy, clear complexion. 


Whale watching

The cooler months are the best time of the year to go Whale watching at Byron Bay. From May through to November, catch the Humpback whales as they migrate north. Whether you venture out on a day trip to the Cape Byron Headland or Lighthouse to spot them or embark on a whale-watching tour, you’re sure to see some of these glorious creatures in all their beauty!


Splendour in the Grass Festival 

The much-anticipated Splendour in the Grass Festival kicks off on July 22nd this year, and boy is it going to be a blast! This year’s lineup features such incredible artists such as Gorrilaz, Kacey Musgraves, Jack Harlow, The Jungle Giants, Glass Animals and Tyler, The Creator. After two years without live events, this year’s SITG is going to be incredible! So get on your dancing shoes and head over to their website to purchase your tickets. 


Explore the regional Food and Wine Festivals

Every July the Ballina Fine Wine and Food Festival rolls around to showcase the delicacies of local restaurants, producers, wineries, distilleries and breweries. Here, you can embark on a flavoursome adventure tasting some of the most delicious food in Byron Bay, and drinking Australia’s best craft beer, spirits and wine.

September holds Bangalow’s Sample Food Festival and attracts over 15,000 visitors annually. This incredible event features over 200 stallholders, including local restaurant owners and farmers. 


Immerse yourself in Byron’s iconic market scene

You cannot go to Byron without visiting at least one of the local community markets! Hail, rain or shine, you can always rely on these markets for fresh produce, steaming hot coffee, quirky crafts and a welcoming atmosphere unique to Byron Bay. Here are just a few markets to keep your eyes peeled for:

  • Byron Farmers Market – every Thursday from 8:00am – 11:00am.
  • Mullumbiby Farmers Market – every Friday from 7am – 11:00am.
  • Bangalow Farmers Market – every Saturday from 8:00am – 11:00am.
  • Byron Bay Beachside Market – Saturday 10 July 202, 8:00am – 3:00pm