7 Must-do winter experiences in Byron Bay
As June arrives, Byron Bay unveils its enchanting side, captivating visitors with its natural beauty and vibrant events. If you're planning a getaway to this coastal paradise during winter, get ready for a memorable experience filled with warmth, adventure, and endless possibilities.
Here are some must-see attractions and events that will make your winter stay in Byron Bay truly unforgettable.
1. Whale watching
June marks the beginning of an extraordinary natural phenomenon in Byron Bay—the annual whale migration. Set against the backdrop of the stunning coastline, Byron Bay provides a prime vantage point to witness the awe-inspiring journey of humpback whales as they migrate along the eastern coast of Australia.
Join a dedicated whale watching tour and embark on an unforgettable adventure out at sea.
As you set sail, keep your eyes peeled for the unmistakable spray of water, indicating the presence of these majestic creatures. It's a thrilling experience to witness the immense size and power of these magnificent creatures up close.
2. DIY Gin Making at Lord Byron Distillery
Unleash your inner mixologist and embark on a unique gin-making experience at Lord Byron Distillery. Learn the art of crafting your very own personalized gin, guided by expert distillers.
Explore an array of botanicals and experiment with flavours to create a gin that suits your taste preferences. Indulge in the process and take home a bottle of your own handcrafted gin, a perfect memento of your time in Byron Bay.
3. Byron Bay Markets
Immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture by visiting the Byron Bay Markets. Held regularly throughout the year, these markets are a treasure trove of unique arts, crafts, fashion, and local produce.
Explore the stalls, interact with local artisans, and discover one-of-a-kind souvenirs to take home. From handmade jewellry to organic skincare products, the markets offer a delightful shopping experience filled with local charm.
4. Lennox Community Market
Extend your market adventure by visiting the Lennox Community Market. Just a short drive from Byron Bay, this market showcases the creative talents and community spirit of the region.
Browse through stalls brimming with fresh produce, baked goods, handmade crafts, and more. Immerse yourself in the relaxed atmosphere, chat with the friendly locals, and savor the flavors of the Northern Rivers region.
Byron Bay Markets
5. Hiking and waterfalls
Explore the natural wonders surrounding Byron Bay by embarking on a hiking adventure. Discover the lush rainforests, cascading waterfalls, and breath-taking coastal vistas that adorn the region.
Popular trails include the Cape Byron Walking Track, offering panoramic views of the coastline, and the Minyon Falls Walk, leading to a spectacular waterfall surrounded by pristine wilderness. Lace up your hiking boots and immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature.
6. Winter Solstice Yoga and Meditation Ceremony at Crystalbrook Byron
Celebrate the winter solstice in a serene and introspective way with a special yoga and meditation ceremony at Crystalbrook Byron.
Embrace the quietude of the winter season as you join fellow yogis in a gentle yoga practice and guided meditation. The ceremony, held on the day of the solstice, honors the transition from darkness to light, offering an opportunity for reflection and renewal.
Connect with your inner self amidst the tranquil surroundings of Crystalbrook Byron and set intentions for the coming seasons.
7. Degustation Long Lunch at Forest Byron Bay
Indulge in a culinary experience like no other with a degustation long lunch at Forest Byron Bay, overlooking a lush, subtropical rainforest. Delight in a carefully curated multi-course meal paired with exceptional wines, as you savour the flavours and immerse yourself in the serene ambiance of the lush surroundings.
8. Learn to Surf with Lets Go Surfing
With great surf all year-round, learn to surf with Lets Go Surfing as you don a super warm wetsuit and enjoy conditions that are more beginner friendly in the winter months. The whales are an extra bonus. You can also opt in for a stand-up paddleboard tour, great for all ages and fitness levels.
Stay with Crystalbrook Byron
This luxurious Byron Bay resort offers a serene escape nestled amidst lush greenery and just moments away from the beach. From rejuvenating spa treatments to soothing dips in the heated infinity pool, every moment is designed to enhance your relaxation.
Join the Crystalbrook Crowd
As part of the Crystalbrook Crowd enjoy an instant 10% off your stays (plus a little extra during exclusive Crowd sales) when you book direct, as well as 10% off at our restaurants and bars.