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The month of August brings us days of sunshine, nights of music and sightings of Whales. We have compiled some of our fave activities for you.

Special Events

Byron Writers Festival

Friday 2nd August- Sunday 4th August

The annual Byron Writers Festival is Australia’s largest and leading regional celebration of storytelling, literature and ideas. Byron Writers Festival is renowned for its relaxed atmosphere and for delivering a diverse program of stimulating and entertaining conversations that celebrate storytelling in all its forms.

Brunswick Picture House

The team behind the Cheeky Cabaret and the Brunswick Picture House have been touring circus/cabaret/variety shows internationally over the last 14 years. Bold and brash, sexy and dangerous, with tongue placed firmly in cheek, this is one party you will not want to miss! Check it out this month Friday 23rd August and Saturday 24th August

Byron Flea Market

Saturday 10th August 8am-2pm

A social enterprise aimed at giving young people opportunities and bringing the community together, the Byron Flea is a monthly event full of treasures.

Youth Activity Centre Byron Bay

Surf’s Up

This month will be great for longboarding at Wategos beach. get there early to find a parking spot!

Chasing Waterfalls

Our top waterfall pick for August is Minyon Falls, located in the Nightcap National Park. A 100m waterfall that plunges into a pool, perfect for swimming. If you’re feeling adventurous; take the 9k loop track to the bottom of Minyon or just enjoy the view from the top. Take a picnic to enjoy once you get to the base!


August will be a stunner, with an average of 20º during the day and a low of 13º at night. Make sure you enjoy the sunshine until about 5pm each day.

Weekly Guide


The Beach Hotel brings you reggae night with the 4’20 Sound System. Go for a groove and start your week off right! Starts at 8pm every Monday.


Are you an artist or do you just enjoy doodling? Either way, head over to the Corner Palm for drop in life drawing. Perfect for artists of all levels to unleash their creative side.


Woody’s Surf Shack is a bar with live music, DJ’s and a surfboard give-away every Wednesday. Try your luck to win a board, play some fooseball and have a dance.


Every Thursday, the Byron Farmers Market is on at the Cavanbah Centre from 7am-11am. Stop by and grab some fresh local produce from amazing suppliers. Remember to bring your own bag, keep cup and enjoy the community vibes.


Finish your work week off and get ready for the weekend with cocktails by the Firepit at Elements Resort 5-7pm enjoy acoustic tunes by our amazing local artists.


Want to enjoy some live music and beer? This month The Great Northern Hotel are bringing us a whole lot of free live music. With the likes of Squid Lickers and Eagle Eye Jones there is something for everyone. Jump over to their website for the full line-up.


Sundaze at the Byron Golf Club

Every Sunday 2pm-5pm

Bask in the afternoon sun with tropical beats with DJs on the deck at sunset to warm the mind, body and soul. Enjoy local catch ups over a long lunch catered by Tuk Tuk Thai.

Sunday Sessions at Byron at Byron Resort

Every Sunday 4pm-7pm

Come and relax with dinner by the pool amidst the rainforest with acoustic tunes to unwind from your weekend.


Located on Fletcher Street, Safya is our favourite spot for a morning coffee. Catch the morning sun and enjoy Egyptian inspired food and specialty coffee.


If you’re like us and like to live the luxurious life, make sure you check out Elements resort for an afternoon drink. With live music every Friday by the firepit overlooking the pool and a refreshing selection of cocktails – it doesn’t get much better than this!

Romantic dinner

If you are looking for something special you have to try Harvest Restaurant. A short drive through the beautiful hinterland to the small village of Newrybar. Serving up local produce grown in their own backyard, the talented team of chefs and servers will give you an experience to remember.


Taking their first giant leap out into the wonderful world of music are Volcanic Lovers, releasing their debut single ‘Lose You’ on July 10th.Made up of old school-friends and sweethearts, VLovers blend their influences in Afro-Latin rhythms with luscious vocal harmonies, chest-swaying grooves and that love that binds them all together to bring you their very first musical offering, something that could be the birth-child of Band Of Frequencies and Tash Sultana, if they weren’t mostly already married.


Volcanic Lovers play the inner workings of songwriter Alisha Todd, whose lyrics celebrate the wanderlust and beauty of life and connection of humans and nature alike. ‘Lose You’ speaks of everyone’s collective importance in the world, and our duty to discover and become our worth to make the world surrounding us a better, more wholesome and purposeful place to live out this human life. It’s an anthem to celebrate the beauty in acceptance and the power in being alive.

Lighthouse Walk

August brings us whales and sunshine. The 3.7km Cape Byron Walking track takes you around the Easterly most point of Australia. Take a stroll around 4pm to enjoy the last of the golden light and you’re almost guaranteed to see whales breaching. Remember your $2 to use the binoculars to get the best views. This free activity is perfect for people of all ages.

If you want to get a little more up close and personal with the Whales, make sure to book a Whale Watching tour with Out of the Blue Adventure.

Their friendly Marine Biologist will share in-depth knowledge of the area & jaw-dropping encounters all experienced within Byron’s Marine Park.

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