Byron Bay Winter

10 Reasons Why A Byron Bay Winter is an Amazing Holiday


1. Byron Bay Winter Weather

Byron Bay Winter is the perfect time to come explore this famous coastal town. Whilst Byron Bay is synonymous with Summer, surfing and a piping hot sun. There are a lot of activities and things to do in a Byron Bay Winter. The weather is usually an average of 22 degrees with clear skies and relatively little to no rain.

2. Eating Out

There is no better way to spend winter than eating your way around some of the best restaurants and cafes Byron has to offer. No matter what you feel like Byron offers a vast array of dining options at all prices. Some of our favourites include St. Elmo, Balcony, Italian at the Pacific and Il Buco Pizza.

Italian at the Pacific

3. Surfing

The beach and surf in Byron Bay at winter is one of the best times to hit the water. The water is a lot cleaner and crystal clear because more southerly winds are passing through protecting the surfing spots. So you should still expect those aqua waves and clean sets, just remember to pack a wetsuit!

4. Lighthouse Walk

Cape Byron Lighthouse walk and surrounding trails are a great way to explore some of the surrounding nature and take advantage of the spectacular views the headland has to offer. Take a short guided tour (around 20 minutes – between 10 am – 3 pm) to learn the history Byron Bay and the infamous Lighthouse only a short 10-minute walk from our Byron Bay Beach Houses. At the top of the headland, you will be blown away with the 360-degree view of the easterly coast and back at the hinterland. May also holds promise to witnessing some of the early travel of the whale migration which finishes around November.

Cape Byron Lighthouse

5. Whale Watching

During the winter months leading on through to November, you can witness the migration of the Humpback whales up close and personal. Whale Watching Byron Bay is Byron’s most experienced operators. Allowing for some of the best viewing opportunities and contributing proceeds to research. A perfect Byron Bay winter day.

whale watching

6. Splendour in the Grass

Splendour in the Grass (21st – 23rd July) is a 3-day festival held in North Byron Parklands. Winter is the perfect season for an outdoor festival, not too hot but just the right amount of sun. Whether you’ve got a one day pass or the full three days you can join us with all of your friends and family in any of our houses if you don’t feel like camping in the cold.

7. Writers Festival

The Writers Festival is held in the first week of August on the 4th to 6th. With a compelling line-up of diverse voices to captivate and lead us through entertaining journeys. Both 3 day and 1-day passes are available, the festival is held at the end of Bayshore Drive in the Arts & Industrial Estate.

Writers Festival Byron Bay

8. Quiet Town

Winter is typically a lot quieter for Byron. This means fewer people so it’s a nice balance to explore and travel throughout the town and general area. You can hit up some of the beaches, dining spots without all the usual hustle and bustle of Summer.

9. Markets

The markets located in Byron and surrounding towns are another activity that’s perfect for winter mornings.


Thursdays: Byron Farmers Markets 8-11am

Saturdays: Bangalow Farmers Markets 8am-11am

Saturdays: Lismore Farmers Markets 8-11:30 am


1st Sunday: Byron Bay / Lismore Car Boot

2nd Saturday: Byron Flea / Kingscliff

4th Sunday: Bangalow / Nimbin

10. Byron Bay Winter Accommodation Specials

Take advantage of BBBH Winter specials and spend a getaway with a large group of friends in front of our brand new fireplaces in the new Sandpiper and Osprey Beach Houses. Click here to check out house availability.

Byron Bay Beach House

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