Byron Bay at Christmas time transforms with its warm weather, golden sands, and the deep blue sea as a backdrop...
...and offers a unique experience with something for everyone. If you’re planning to spend Christmas holidays here, below are some top spots and activities you shouldn't miss.
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Kick off your Christmas morning with a walk up to the Cape Byron Lighthouse. Being the easternmost point of mainland Australia, it's a spot where you can be one of the first in the country to witness the Christmas sunrise. The panoramic view of the ocean, hinterland, and the bay is beautiful.
Main Beach Picnic
Pack a picnic basket with your favourite festive treats and head to Main Beach. Lay down a blanket, pop open a bottle of bubbly, and soak in the holiday atmosphere. There are often local musicians around, serenading beachgoers with carols and other tunes.
Arts and Craft Markets
Byron Bay is known for its vibrant arts and craft markets. Make sure you find out when the Christmas holidays markets are on as they make for a great place to stroll, soak in local culture, and pick up last-minute handmade gifts.
A quieter alternative to Main Beach, Belongil is perfect for those looking to escape the crowds. It's a serene spot to reflect on the year gone by or indulge in some beachside yoga – a favourite activity among Byron Bay locals.
For the adventure enthusiasts, Tallow Beach offers excellent surf conditions. Christmas Day surf sessions are a unique Byron Bay tradition, with both locals and tourists hitting the waves.
Cruise the Hinterland
A drive through Byron’s hinterland can be mesmerizing. The lush greenery, rolling hills, and quaint little towns like Bangalow, with their unique charm, are worth the visit. Some cafes and boutiques can be a great place to stop and experience what are often locally sourced ingredients.
To spend Christmas in Byron Bay is to experience the holiday in a new light – where the sun, sea, and sand meet festive joy. So, if you find yourself in this coastal gem during the most wonderful time of the year, embrace the unique traditions and make unforgettable memories!