Byron News

Over the last 18-months, new commercial real estate and property sales in Byron Bay have gone off the radar, with several major sales hitting the headlines. First, the iconic Beach Hotel sold in February 2020. Then in May of this year, Justin Hemmes...

Airbnb style short-term holiday letting has skyrocketed in popularity over recent years. However, it's fair to say, not everyone is happy about it. Local communities the world over have been impacted by the knock-on effect of a shortage in long-term rentals...

We’re almost at the finishing line of a year when “unprecedented” events just kept on coming. From horrific bushfires to a global pandemic, the speed and enormity of change has tested us all.Hopes and plans might have been put on hold. But the...

Virtual technology has revolutionised real estate. In fact, recent studies show that today, more than 80% of people start their property search online. And it seems that online tools, such as Google street view and virtual tours, have become indispensable in the hunt...

Life in Suffolk Park is Byron locals best kept secret – its tree lined streets are named after local Byron Bay identities and it’s been said that the majority of Byron Bay residents choose to live in this area. It has everything that’s...

There is way more to the North Coast of NSW than sun, sand and beautiful beaches…yes sirrreee…we are a total cultural hot spot. Sooo what better way to kick off for November than to keep you informed of what’s on offer....

Byron Bay is such a bustling little town in the middle of a growth phase that it can sometimes be hard to imagine that it was ever any other way. And Wategos is such an integral enclave to Byron Bay it’s also hard...

A beach side home is the great Australian dream. A home where you can take a walk down to the ocean, perhaps go for a surf, but still be within reach of schools, transport and shops.
It's Summer in Byron Bay and the weather is beautiful.  I’m sure it is set to be a busy season with the town already buzzing and most accommodation for the summer season being close to booked out.
It's time to shake off those mid-winter blues as Splendour in the Grass heats up Byron Shire from 25 - 27 July.  Promising three days of action packed entertainment with 75 bands, 50 DJs and producers, forums, food, camping and comedy.
The proposed Northern Rivers Rail Trail would turn the now disused train line from Casino to Murwillumbah into a walking, cycling, horse riding and electric vehicle track connecting the Far North Coast of New South Wales. Locals and visitors alike would enjoy this healthy alternative transport and supporting tourism businesses could blossom along the trail.
Easter is nearly upon us and the weather is perfect - just enough rain to keep the gardeners happy with plenty of beach days in between.
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.
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.
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.
In the last few weeks there has been a significant upsurge in property sales in Byron Bay. One agent reported over $26 million in sales in one week at the end of April, including the iconic Watermark property at Wategos. While this is an exceptional result, unlikely to be repeated even in boom times, it does raise the broader question as to whether the tide has turned for the Byron Bay property market.
Was that the best Easter weather in 20 years? It was magic, beautiful sunny days, balmy nights, warm ocean, a surf running and most of all a GREAT Blues Fest. Again, people gathered in Byron from all over the Planet to kick back and enjoy 4 days of music, food, and fun. The town and festival organisers were totally organised and ready for the influx of humanity.