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Happy Valentine's Day everyone!If you're looking for something special to do around Byron Bay you're in luck. There are many ways to celebrate and spread the love around Byron Shire.
February is a lovely time in Byron Bay with summer winding down and the new school year bringing renewed energy and the enthusiasm to accomplish great things.
Byron Bay's library is approaching its first anniversary in its new location on the corner of Lawson and Middleton streets.
This may be known as the 'Silly Season' to some but here in Byron Bay it's a marathon of fun activities and events. We've had Christmas Carols by the Sea at Main Beach and at many other places around Byron Shire.
The summer weather is here and the beach is calling as we head into the holiday season. It's hot in more than one sense here on the Far North Coast of NSW with the Byron Bay property market picking up steam.
2013 has certainly been a buoyant year in the Byron Bay real estate market. The scene was set in the last quarter of 2012 when there was an upsurge in sales of homes over $1million. This seemed to be the tipping point for the market, and throughout 2013 the upward trend has continued and broadened, with strong activity at all price levels and over a broader geographic area including
There are many choices when it comes to ringing in the New Year in Byron Bay with so much music and entertainment at hand. This year the celebrations for locals and families will centre around Railway Park in the heart of Byron with music, an arts and crafts market, food vendors, buskers, circus acts, our ubiquitous drummers, kids activities and rides to enjoy.
The holidays are swiftly approaching and it's time to find that perfect gift for the special people in your life. Thankfully, here in Byron and the Far North Coast of New South Wales, we are spoiled for choice when it comes to shopping for unique gifts, art and craft items.
The Byron Regional Sport and Cultural Complex may have gotten off to a slow start but that's all about to change. The Byron Shire Council has recently formed a partnership with AFL Queensland with the signing of a five year lease and license.
Byron Bay is known as a spiritual centre attracting visionaries and innovative thinkers from around the world to the Far North Coast of New South Wales.

The Mullumbimby Music Festival 2013 is returning to the biggest little town on the NSW Far North Coast from Thursday the 21st to Sunday the 24th of November.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JAlETx1lgAThe fantastic thing about the Mullum Music Festival is there are venues all over town from...

It's show time again on the Far North Coast of New South Wales with the Mullumbimby Show on this weekend and the Bangalow Show on the 15th and 16th of November. There's plenty of fun for the whole family.
If you're looking for an entertaining shopping experience, the Far North Coast markets are hard to beat. You'll find markets in every form with Sunday typically being the day for arts and crafts markets and farmers markets providing fresh local food spread throughout the week.
Strolling along Byron Bay’s beaches you may come across kids building sand castles and occasionally some impressive artists’ creations. However the fun doesn’t stop at the beach.
Spring is in the air around Byron Bay and the Far North Coast and many of us are looking forward to extending our evenings when daylight savings time kicks in again on Sunday, 6 October. For those already up early doing the Byron Lighthouse walk, it’s gratifying to see there are still a good number of humpback whales
It seems like we always have something to celebrate here in Byron Bay and the glorious weather this time of year makes the Far North Coast of New South Wales an enviable place to live. This week is no exception with several great festivals and events on the calendar.
There's something very special about Byron Bay and the Far North Coast of New South Wales. The area seems to attract an interesting and eclectic range of people. There must be something in the water or air here as recent residents often tell of how they were drawn here, attracted to the region at a major crossroad in their lives.
As the muddy gumboots of satisfied Splendour in the Grass attendees depart Byron Bay, the Shire welcomes the next wave of festival goers. The Byron Bay Writers Festival, although a somewhat quieter event, promises to satisfy, edify and inspire.
The school holidays are nearly upon us here in New South Wales and it seems everyone is looking forward to a mid-winter break. You can almost feel the energy building, especially in light of last night's 'largest of the year' full moon.
Where do sportswomen with bloodthirsty names, knee pads and fishnet stockings collide? In Flat Track Roller Derby competitions! Anyone who enjoyed Drew Barrymore’s film Whip It will understand the appeal of this more than hands on sport. Rough and tumble are all part of the fun and Byron’s Bay Rollers are ready to rumble.