Byron Bay Ocean Swim a Daily Event

Every morning at 8 am, a group of hardy folk gather on the Byron Bay Surf Club deck. Some carry goggles, snorkels, and fins, but most just sport swimmers as they troop along the beach toward the Byron Lighthouse until they reach The Pass

Have a very Merry Christmas in Byron Bay

The run-up to Christmas may be known as the ‘Silly Season’ to some, but here in Byron Bay, it’s a marathon of fun activities and events. This year, we have a new event to look forward to

Splendour in the Grass Returns to Byron Bay in 2022

With one of the most important dates of the year coming up, it’s time to shake off the winter chill and get ready for the return of Splendour in the Grass Festival. After being forced to cancel for the last two years…

North Coast Cultural Feast

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.

Splendour in the Grass

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.

Spaghetti Circus

If you’ve ever thought about running away to join the circus, here’s your chance. The Spaghetti Circus is hosting an Open Day on Saturday, July 12th and they also offer holiday workshops – a great way to keep the kids entertained over the

Byron Winter Holiday Time

The school term is over and it’s officially Byron Bay Winter holiday time. The nights may be chilly, even a bit frosty inland, but the days are warm and sunny with clear views from the Nightcap Ranges to the sparkling Coral Sea. Even

Sustainable Living in Byron Bay

Sustainable living is a topic we’re hearing more about these days with clever ideas appearing to overcome the challenges of high electricity prices and environmental concerns for the planet.

Byron Echo – Your Sustainable Community 2014This week’s Byron Shire Echo has a section on sustainable living here on the North Coast of New South Wales. It was impressive to read how many groups, businesses, schools and initiatives there are in this region committed to living well without negatively impacting future generations.

Mullumbimby Bush Food Trail

The Mullumbimby Community Garden welcomes another great community project, the Madhima Gulgan Rainforest and Bush Foods Trail.

Cooking Classes Bangalow Style

When I moved to Byron 25 years ago, Cec owned and ran the Gourmet Bay Deli in Jonson Street which was hugely popular with both locals and visitors.

Valentine’s Day around the Bay

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.

New Years Falls Festival Byron Bay

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

Shopping for art in Byron Bay

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

Mullumbimby Music Festival

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. The fantastic thing about the Mullum Music Festival is there are venues all over town

Country Shows NSW are on in Mullum and Bangalow

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.

Far North Coast Markets Arts, Crafts, Food and Fun

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 Castles of Byron Bay Hinterland

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.

Bangalow Music Festival 2013

It’s been a heady month of festivals around Byron Shire with entertainment for all tastes and ages.  The events have ranged from the hard rocking Splendour in the Grass to the more academic Byron Bay Writers’ Festival.

Byron Bay Writers Festival 2013

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.

Byron Bay Roller Derby Girls

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

Bangalow Billy Cart Derby Rides Again!

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

Byron Bay Art Opening at Citrus Gallery

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.