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Things To Do In Byron Bay This Winter

Byron Bay is not just for summer!

Despite being a NSW destination that is famous for its beaches and laid back summer atmosphere, there are plenty of things to do in Byron Bay in winter. As well as being beautiful, the area’s mild weather and low winter rainfall make it an excellent choice for a mid-year break.

If you are heading up this way and trying to think of some activities, take a look at our recommendations for adventures on cooler days.

Rainforest and waterfall tours: Byron Bay is surrounded by some of the most spectacular landscapes in Australia. You may need to wear a jacket and scarf but winter is possibly the best time to see the area’s stunning national parks and waterfalls. With low chance of rain, the crystal clear winter air can present incredible views of mountain ranges from many vantage points.

Choose between a comfortable sightseeing tour or a more adventurous trip that includes trail walking and an up-close-and-personal rainforest experience.

Crystal Castle

Sightseeing: Winter is a great time for sightseeing in the Byron Bay area. Instead of hiring a car and trying to navigate yourself, make things easy with a tour. Winter is a great time to check out ‘The Farm’ or to head out to the stunning Crystal Castle, a unique outdoor museum that is home to some of the world’s largest naturally formed crystals.

Take a look at some full and half-day tours here.

Woody Head Campground

Camping: Even in winter, camping locations like Woody Head campground has an average between 12° and 21°. This is fairly mild and if you have a decent sleeping bag you will be able to get a good night’s sleep without shivering. If you’re looking for a great campground with the lot – at Woody Head, you can pitch your tent, park your caravan or book a cabin to enjoy a pleasure-packed beach escape for the weekend or longer. There’s plenty of things to do to make for a memorable holiday and enjoy the great outdoors, like exploring the rainforest and shallow reefs around the campground. Picture you and your family escaping to the winter sun for a camping holiday, where it should still be warm enough for a swim so remember to bring your cozzie.

Let’s Go Surfing Byron Bay

Surfing: According to surfline.com, June, July and August are the best times to go surfing in Byron Bay. Low-pressure systems and wind patterns create the best swells in the wintertime and the mild climate means the water temperature isn’t too cold. Winter water temperatures in Byron Bay sit around the early 20s. Compare that to Sydney’s Bondi, where winter temperatures only just scrape the 20s or Bells Beach in Victoria, where temperatures never get higher than 20º at the height of summer.

Go Sea Kayak Byron Bay

Kayaking: With such warm water temperatures and plenty of rivers, inlets and ocean, kayaking is another fun activity to do in Byron this winter. Kayaking tours can take you through stunning natural rainforest or out onto the ocean (keep an eye out for dolphins). There is probably no better way to get close to nature and winter is a perfect time to be on the water in and around Byron Bay.

Looking for fun things to do in Byron Bay in winter? Book a half-day Dolphin Kayak Tour or schedule a full-days adventure tour.


Food, wine, and culture: If you prefer to stay indoors when the mercury drops, you will still have plenty to do in Byron Bay. Try a half day tour which will take you to The Farm as well as nearby Bangalow, which has a fascinating mix of shops, galleries and cafes which serve locally sourced food.

Final tip: These days, travel is a little more complicated than it has been in the past. While Northern NSW is still the destination of choice for your holiday and there are always plenty of things to do in Byron Bay in winter, be sure to check travel restrictions and check what is open and which precautions are necessary.

Dreaming of a Byron Bay winter adventure? Our tours showcases this stunning destination, including the world-famous beaches of Byron, the glorious hinterland, the ancient rainforests and magnificent waterfalls of the World Heritage-listed Nightcap National Park. Tours are limited to a maximum of 14 people, which gives you a more personalised experience. Check out our tours to find out more and make a booking so you don’t miss out on your preferred adventure.

How to Plan Your Perfect Christmas Party Adventure

Christmas. It’s really coming and those all-important end-of-year wrap ups are looming! We know what the gift of adventuring gives, so it’s time to snap out of that traditional party format, take them OUT- adventuring, touring, tasting and experiencing.

It’s time to inspire your team – create a memorable, bonding experience that will keep them talking, laughing and challenging themselves. At Byron Bay Adventure Tours we specialise in taking ordinary people and getting them to see and do extraordinary things. With the help of our local partners we not only showcase the incredible natural beauty of our region but also take people on a journey, helping to bring out the best in your team, which can unveil some amazing results.


Know Your Group

What’s your demographic? What ages to they vary? More sightseeing than adventure seeking? Our Big Day Out Tour explores the Nightcap National Park, including a rainforest walk to the base of spectacular Minyon Falls and visit to the charming village of Bangalow. More thrill seekers in your group? Try Earth to Surf Adventure Tour incorporating a Go Sea Kayak around the cape, sighting dolphins and the spectacular coastline before heading off to explore the beauty of Minyon Falls.

Unique Challenges

Why not incorporate some interesting and fun ways to challenge your team? Working in teams to get to the top with our Mt Warning Sunrise Tour? Which team will be the first to catch the last wave home on our kayak adventure – the Ocean to Summit Tour. Combine team building activities with a walk to the base of majestic Minyon Falls on our Waves to Waterfalls Adventure. The options are endless and the opportunities are a plenty! We can create something completely unique to your group.

The Benefits?

Find out what really motivates your crew. Healthy competition can be a great motivator! What will they learn that they can take home with them? Are there born leaders in the group? Team players? Ones that need to work on their communication skills? Make tangible rewards to give real incentives to inspire your group or just to say thanks! Maybe learn to surf, a kayak adventure, chasing waterfalls, or even a night under the Mt Warning stars. 


Byron Bay is the quintessential destination for a truly unforgettable team building Christmas experience. The magical region is bathed in natural beauty, sunshine for the soul, panoramic hinterland vistas, hikes and impressive waterfalls. We have all the elements for one truly amazing adventure! Invest in your people and the returns will be GREAT.

Let’s get the Adventure Started!

Yep. Talk to us! We really are the experts in adventure, team building and creating unique personalised group experiences. Make it fun, make action packed, make it memorable and engaging. We’ll set the backdrop, bring the gear, pack the tent, light the fire, and serve the delicious local food. Break the Christmas mould, try something new, exciting and let Byron Bay Adventure Tours do the rest!

Byron Bay Soul Food Hot Spots

If great healthy food experiences rate high on your list of things to do in Byron Bay, then you won’t be disappointed. While the town boasts some of the most magical beaches in Australia and some of the best adventure-filled activities, Byron Bay is also a mecca for incredible vegetarian, vegan, organic and biodynamic food experiences. Eating out in Byron Bay has never been better, more inspiring or exciting!

Check out our top five picks – including some long-time favourite eating spots as well as some local gems that you won’t find in any glossy travel guides. Why? Because we know our town and that’s why we’re the #1 tour guides in Byron Bay. So, let’s get into it!

The Farm – Three Blue Ducks

There is no doubt that Byron’s clean, green environment has inspired three blue ducks (aka chefs Mark Labrooy, Darren Robertson and their partners) from Bronte in Sydney’s eastern suburbs to fly north. If you want to experience authentic Byron Bay flavours and crave a local food experience, then be sure to pop this place on your to-do list. The restaurant is located at The Farm, a working farm that grows organic produce and raises Berkshire pigs, cattle and chickens in a free-range environment. There is also a florist, boot camp, yoga studio and a team of artisan bread makers. The perfect place to indulge your body and soul.


This cafe’s neighbourhood does not feature in tourist guidebooks – and maybe that’s why we love it! The customers are locals and people who work in the arts and industry estate, not tourists. Love your organic coffee or chai tea? Then Folk is for you! Choose from organic cow’s milk, Bonsoy as well as coconut, almond and oat milk. The smoothies are equally as diverse, with options to add chia, turmeric, gingko and tahini – to name just a few. If you are in need of some respite from town, then you’ll love this place. Folk is located in a cute little rustic cottage, with outdoor tables and big shady trees. When you’re done drinking your cold-pressed kale and green juice, take some time to explore the neighbourhood – it’s full of great local designers, jewellery makers, vintage stores and hand-made furniture makers.

Il Buco Café and Pizzeria

‘Simple, honest, real food made with love’ – this is how Il Buco describe their authentic Italian food. Local and seasonal ingredients, passion for their craft and aromatic, heart-warming pizza and calzones will leave you begging for more (even though you’ve already downed 8 slices of pizza). But save some room, because the desserts are fabulous too, with their Nutellino calzone – yes a Nutella and ricotta baked indulgence that’s as good as it sounds. You can also order takeaways – perfect after a day’s kayaking, mountain biking or rainforest hiking!

Fig Tree Restaurant

Earth yourself and unwind to a simpler time, when food was organically grown, picked and slow cooked to perfection! Fig Tree Restaurant is the ultimate in paddock-to-plate dining, with raw ingredients picked daily from their kitchen garden. This fine dining experience fills every foodies fantasy, where age-old favourites are given a twist and fusion is brought to life before your eyes in a seven course menu that changes weekly to suit the seasons. Just a short drive from town, you will be spoilt with the hill top ocean views and incredible food experience.

Mana Heaven

When your body needs to be nourished and your soul does too, Mana Heaven will fill your cravings for clean reviving food. With their mixture of raw, vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free foods, head here for brekkie to lift you up and prepare you for anything the day might bring. Generous serves and luscious fresh ingredients cooked for love not profit – (yes it’s true, all proceeds go back into the Byron community) will make you feel good all over. We love the Eggplant Tahini Salad and Mana’s Big Vegan Burger. After you’ve fuelled up, you’ll be ready to take on anything, including a Byron Bay Adventure Tour (or two).

Byron Bay is a feast for the senses, not only in terms of its thriving food scene but also for those whose sense of adventure is calling! Book a Byron Bay Adventure Tour today – click here.

M.I.C.E Industry – Let us Introduce You to Byron Bay

Niche, unique and intimate – all the essentials for a truly successful corporate event – and with the right planning and inclusions there is everything to gain from taking a fresh look at Byron Bay for your next conference, training seminar or incentive program.

Choosing a Venue

From beachside luxury and coastal rainforest settings to the lush hills of the hinterland, finding the perfect venue for your Byron Bay event is easy. For conferences, trade seminars and motivational team building events you can’t go past The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa. Great modern conference facilities, accomplished staff, beautiful surrounds and with a diverse range of accommodation options – all the tools are at hand to host your perfect corporate event. As one of the leading tour operators in the area, we work closely with The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa to provide perfectly matched activities for your attendees. To find out more, click here.

If you’re looking for a purely incentive-based option for your high achievers, Byron Bay’s renowned luxury beach houses and exclusive retreats and health spas offer the perfect solution. The Gaia Retreat and Spa, Rae’s on Wategos and Victoria’s at Wategos are all ideal locations. Combine luxury accommodation with a private Byron Bay Adventure Tour and you’ll inspire your candidates to reach for the stars.

Activities, Team Building & Bonuses

Including some enjoyable and inspiring activities that show off your event location and get your attendees charged is not only beneficial for your business, but also the success of the event itself. Motivation, self-satisfaction, de-stressing and team cohesion are just some of the benefits of adding some adventure to your event program. With tours ranging from half day to two day adventures, there is something to suit everyone! Here are some of our most popular tours for corporate event attendees:

  • For a relaxing outing that allows attendees to chat and unwind whilst sampling the delights of the Byron hinterland including the mystic Crystal Castle and Shambala Gardens try our Byron & Beyond Tour
  • Conquer a mountain and see the inner strength of your participants shine through with a Mt Warning Day Climb or Sunrise Climb. This experience is guaranteed to impress!
  • Reward a job well done with our Earth to Surf Adventure Tour, where attendees will get to explore the magnificent Byron hinterland AND take to the ocean on a sea kayak to get up close with dolphins, turtles and whales (Jun-Oct)
  • Make it unforgettable – get your team to spread their wings and take to the sky in a Gyrocopter! Enjoy some incredible sights from high above the ground including the Byron Bay Lighthouse, our beautiful beaches and an extraordinary array of ocean wildlife with our Byron Bay 360 Adventure Tour
  • Looking to inspire? Get back to nature and explore the wonder of the World Heritage listed Nightcap National Park including a 2 hour rainforest walk to the base of the spectacular Minyon Falls with our Byron Bay Hinterland Big Day Out Tour

We have many other combinations, including mountain biking, hiking and overnight camping – click here to view all our tours.

Prefer to choose your own adventure? Here at Byron Bay Adventure Tours we specialise in designing customised tours and itineraries that work with your event theme, time requirements and desired outcomes. Contact us today to discuss our tailor-made Byron tour options.

The unique culture and colourful mish-mash of lifestyles give Byron Bay a certain ‘je ne ce quoi’ that you will not find in any other destination. Byron Bay ticks all the boxes, including purpose-build corporate event venues, a range of accommodation options, close access to domestic and international airports and a wide-selection of delegate activities, but above all Byron Bay will deliver an event that every attendee will never forget.

Weekend Adventure in Byron Bay

It’s “The weekend” Heya!!! – two days more precious than gold, the shining light at the end of the work week. But does your two day holiday just seem to disappear without you having done much at all? For those of you who yearn for an action-filled weekend, we’re about to give you 3 incredible ways to break free and get two big days of adventure, adrenalin and fun! You’re going to get the best of the beach AND the Byron hinterland including overnight accommodation, meals and a once in a lifetime experience for less than an average Saturday night out.

Waterfall Dreaming & The Village of Rainbows – The Overnight Escape Adventure Tour

Top weekend for: Mixing rainforests, 4WDing and rock pool swims with some café cool and market delights. Feel free to bring a guitar for the camp fire and be ready to laugh, chat and eat. This weekend escape is chilled out with loads of local culture and village life, finished off with the best of Byron’s beaches and hinterland. You’ll go home having seen loads, but feeling relaxed and refreshed. Check out the detailed itinerary here.

Rock & Roll Action – Bike n’ Hike Adventure Tour

Top weekend for: Unleashing your inner action hero, because this isn’t an average weekend – it’s a nature and adrenalin lovers double-shot. Get the freedom of the forest and the natural highs of rugged mountain biking fun at Minyon Falls followed by a Mount Warning sunrise climb. Break up all the action with hearty BBQ’s and fresh water rock pool swims. Your starry evening is spent listening to the forest sounds and relaxing before your pre-dawn hike up Mount Warning to bask in the first sunrays to hit Australia. These 2 days will work your body, refresh your mind and completely wash away your every day stress. Check it out further here.

Deep Blue Meets Lush Green – Ocean to Summit Adventure Tour

Top weekend for: Replacing the sounds of traffic and hustling crowds with lapping water and the rainforest. This tour begins with an ocean kayak on arguably the most beautiful bay in the world, Byron Bay. Be totally swept away by your encounters with dolphins, turtles and migrating whales (during the winter months), before heading to the base of Mount Warning where we set-up camp for the night. Unwind and relax around the campfire while you enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner and toast marshmallows. The next morning, take to the walking track for a two hour (4.5km) climb up Mount Warning reaching the summit as the sun starts to rise over the easternmost point of Australia. Two worlds, two days, one amazing weekend. Want more information? See here.

Don’t let another weekend go past in a blur. The memories and friends you’ll collect on a weekend Byron Bay Adventure Tour will remain with your for a long time to come. Getting here is pretty easy too, with affordable flights available to Ballina/Byron Gateway Airport from Sydney and Melbourne and buses from the Gold Coast and Brisbane. Of course a long weekend will buy you enough time to road trip it in, which will only add to the adventure! Our expert crew will take care of all the gear, overnight accommodation and transport during your tour, so you only need pack light. But don’t forget to bring your sense of adventure, spirit and willingness to have fun!