Pamplona may have the running of the bulls, but Byron Shire has its own annual contest of daring and speed, the Bangalow Billy Cart Derby.This Sunday, the 19th of May will see the picturesque village transformed into a raceway, with the main street closed to car traffic.
Byron Bay is the kind of place where you never know who you'll meet. Distractedly browsing at the local newsagents you could bump into Kerry O'Brien. Your yoga teacher turns out to be a retired lead singer from a top British rock group. Authors emerge from their Byron Hinterland estates for the annual Byron Bay Writers Festival and artists appear in the most unlikely places. One of which, it turns out, is Ed Silk Byron Bay's office.
Known as the most happening coastal town in the world, Byron Bay has so much to offer. Beyond the daily grind of surfing, whale watching, beach and lighthouse walks and sampling the many great restaurants, there’s a steady stream of cultural activities to attend.Right now, for example, we’ve just had an amazing ten days of cinema with the 7th Byron Bay International Film Festival in town with feature films, documentaries, shorts and animation to choose from, plus workshops