Guide to Byron Bay in Winter

Discover the gem of coastal New South Wales this winter, Byron Bay. Despite being a beach side destination, don’t be fooled, there is plenty to do in this town during the cooler months. Read on to discover our top tips of travelling to Byron in winter! Stay with us at Byron Bay Hotel & Apartments this winter and save up to 25% off* accommodation PLUS a complimentary jar of Byron Bay Chocolates!

Whale Watching

A free and fun activity to do during the cooler winter months is whale watching. Byron Bay gives you a front row seat to catch sight of these beautiful creatures. We recommend heading to the historic Cape Byron Lighthouse for the best chance of spotting the whales. Alternatively, if you’re a big fan, you can take a whale watching tour. These guides are so confident that many Byron tours guarantee a sighting.Photo via (IG) @byron.bay.nsw


The Byron Markets offer the quintessential Byron Bay experience, showcasing the community. From Beach side to Twilight and Community markets, they are the greatest way for anyone to truly experience all that Byron has to offer.

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Expect a modern drinks list and savvy service culture in a Mexican-inspired eatery. Indulge in the local snapper sprinkled with fresh coriander seeds, shellfish oil and avocado, Ballina prawns tossed in a nutty, spicy salsa and more! Sign us up to try when in Byron.


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Inspired by the cuisines of coastal Mexico, the chefs are passionate about their subject and are excellent hosts. Expect to be served whole grilled local fish to share in a DIY-taco situation, hot tortillas, salsas, salads and so much more!


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The six-person chef collective have added a short menu of dishes at Locura, inspired by their adventures in Latin america- tacos, corn, salsa. From a bar kitchen, food is only served until 8:30pm, however it is worth visiting to lose yourself in the early hours of the morning.


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Discover the Hinterland

Discover green rolling hills, world heritage national parks and charming villages while visiting Byron. Standing above the hinterland and visible from Main Beach is the summit of Wollumbin Mount Warning. You can hike up to this hinterland high point within two hours. We can tell you that it’s definitely worth it from the panoramic views that reach from the ocean in the east to the rolling fields in the west. If it’s a rainy day, you can hop in the car and drive through the hinterland revealing beautiful landscapes that will have you stopping often to capture the views and update the gram’.

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Stay with us at Byron Bay Hotel & Apartments and make an apartment your home base whilst you explore Byron Bay. Stay with us this winter and save up to 25% off* accommodation PLUS a complimentary jar of Byron Bay Chocolates!

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