Top 10 Things to do in Byron | The EDIT
Steal My Trip
Bella Cornish | The Bespoke Tour
Steal My Trip run bespoke tours through Byron Bay with visits to The Farm where guests sample some of the region’s finest local produce and gain an insight into how this successful collaboration of micro-businesses works.
You’ll visit the most easterly point in Australia and admire the breathtaking views from the Lighthouse – the ultimate spot with which to view the migrating whales which come directly past here. Hit the beach, check out Byron’s great shopping and embrace the laid back vibe that is this beautiful part of the world. Head to Steal My Trip’s website and make an enquiry if you’re after a customised private tour, to book transfers, charters and more, details of their Byron Bay Tours can be found below. A perfect day trip to do over your Easter break…
Tour price: $180 per person
Tour inclusions: The Farm Byron Bay tour & lunch made from local, organic produce.
Tour duration: approx. 10.5 hours
Tour timetable: Every Thursday (alternative day by private arrangement)
Bella Cornish | The Local Brewery Visit
Pop into local award-winning Stone & Wood Brewery for a tour ( they run for about an hour) to get an insight into the history of the business, a detailed explanation of the brewing process and the philosophy behind this much-loved brewery. Stone & Wood offer tours of the brewery twice a day but be aware, they book out a couple of weeks ahead of time.
If you’re in ‘holiday mode’ and more interested in just sampling their range of beers, then you can pop in at any time during opening hours to try a tasting paddle for just $15. Check out their website for cellar door opening hours, for the latest tour times or click on the button below to book.
Cape Byron Kayaking
Bella Cornish | The Byron Bay Dolphin Experience
Fancy hanging out with dolphins, whales and turtles on your Easter break? Well, do this! Cape Byron Kayaks’ guided tours take in some of the best sights the East Coast has to offer. You’ll earn about local history, aboriginal history, the lighthouse, dolphins, whales and turtles. Check out the most Easterly Point of the Australian mainland overlooked by Byron’s stunning Art Deco era Lighthouse.
The tours are good for both newbies and the experienced so all good if this is a first. Did we mention the tours come with a DOLPHIN GUARANTEE which means if you don’t see any dolphins, you get to go back for free. And you get morning tea thrown into the mix (Tim Tams included). Once you’ve experienced Byron’s stunning marine park, come back and do it again in May through November when you can get up close and personal with whales as they migrate through the Bay – awesome…
Wild Goat Events
Bella Cornish | Toast the Sun
The Wild Goats “Toast the Sun” gourmet picnics are held at sunrise over 2.5 hours and with exclusive access to the Lighthouse Cafe deck and surrounds, this is the way to experience the glowing magic of a Byron morning. The location is in prime position to take in Byron’s breathtaking sunrises and stunning ocean and hinterland views.
You can take your gourmet picnic basket filled with seasonal, organic, goodness down to the beach for a barefoot breakfast as well. Designed for couples and groups this is an ideal way to spend the morning in beautiful Byron.
Check out Wild Goat’s website for further inspo on how you can make the most of their awesome sunrise picnics. The perfect holiday thing to do…
Crab Carnival -The Balcony
Bella Cornish | Steam Pot Thursdays
As part of popular local restaurant The Balcony’s Crab Festival, Thursdays celebrate the Crab boil, a lost art straight out of America’s deep south. Every Thursday from 6 pm, The Balcony will be covering the tables in butchers paper and throwing down a feast of crabs, chorizo, corn and new potatoes
This is the ideal solution to landing into town and wondering where to have an easy, group friendly dinner with a good measure of fun built into the mix. Crackers, mallets & bibs at the ready! Prepare to get messy! $55 / 2 people
The Bowlo Bangalow
Bella Cornish | Easter kick-off – Music, Southern Chicken and Young Henrys
In all things non-related to chocolate this Easter Thursday, April 13 The Stockpot Kitchen is hosting a bit of a shindig – and it looks like the perfect antidote to kick off the Easter break. Featuring Stockpot Kitchen’s famous (and award-winning) southern fried chicken, Young Henrys tinnys, and a line up of cool sounds from the Johnnie McCann experience (featuring Pat from Grinspoon, Dean from Skunkhour) on the green and more, this promises to be quite the gig. If you haven’t had the pleasure of visiting this iconic bowling club then chop-chop, it’s smack bang in the centre of one of the most stunning towns this side of Byron. Music, beer, good vibes and really good chicken. Sounds like an excellent way to kick off the Easter break…
Brunswick Picture House
Bella Cornish | Circus & Cabaret | Films | Eat & Drink
Image Credit: Brunswick Picture House
After laying dormant for over 30 years, the curtains lifted on this old theatre in March 2016 and it began a new lease on life, lovingly restored by the creative team behind the award-winning and internationally acclaimed circus/cabaret sensations “La Soirée” and “Club Swizzle.” Having survived the wreckers’ ball and the ravages of time, this iconic building’s revival has set the stage for a vibrant and charismatic mix of film, circus, live theatre and family-friendly entertainment. It’s a must visit for a trip to Brunswick Heads, with a growing number of excellent cafes and restaurants in the area.
Byron Food Truck Festival
Bella Cornish | Food Trucks | Community
It’s on again – The Byron Food Truck Festival will hit town in Mullumbimby at the Mullum Leagues Club on April 8th 4 – 9 pm with live tunes and street food! It’s family friendly, super busy and great fun. Grab your picnic blanket and sit under the stars with awesome gourmet street eats from organic burgers by @foodkartelgc and more. There are over 20 Food Trucks so choosing which to visit is the hardest thing you shall have to do. We love.
Whiskey & Food Pairing
Bella Cornish | The Bolthole X Dan Woolley | Kentucky Kitchen Takeover
Local eatery and award-winning bar The Bolthole are set to host a whiskey and food pairing event with whisky legend Dan Woolley on Wednesday 12th April. On arrival, guests will enjoy a ” Maker’s Mark old fashioned served with house smoked and peppered popcorn with maple syrup glaze”.
First course: Makers 46 served with Southern fried chicken with Makers 46 and chive hollandaise.
To follow: Knob Creek 9yr old served with pulled pork shoulder on Bread Social cornbread and a Knob Creek 9yr old BBQ sauce.
Next up: Basil Heydons 8yr old complimented with smoked beef brisket and hush puppie skewers with Basil Heydons 8yr old chimichurri
To finish: a Knob Creek Rye spiced Manhattan on the rocks accompanied with Salted caramel and pecan pie with drunken berries and bourbon Chantilly. At $65, this is a hot ticket event so we advise you to book now.
Head to the Markets
Bella Cornish | The Markets
We are blessed in the Byron Shire to have a number of awesome markets running at any given time. Check out our post via the button for the lowdown. We hope you enjoyed this epic list, now which to do!!!
X The Eat Drink Guide Team