Byron Bay things to do in September

La Vista Byron Bay

Getting to Byron Bay

A dream that began in 1984 is today a jewel in Byron Bay’s crown, offering luxury accommodation that is as unique as it is beautiful. With a vision to provide the highest standard of accommodation away from the hustle and bustle of Byron Bay where visitors could experience the magic of being the first to see Australia’s sunrise from the comfort of their bed, this dream has been more than realised.

Five amazing private villas situated on an acre of tropical garden are only five minutes from Byron Bay, yet you feel like you’re a world away from everything. These much talked-about, luxurious villas nestled amongst beautiful gardens feature a stunning hexagon-shaped infinity edge outdoor swimming pool and money can’t buy views over Byron Shire. Each luxurious villa showcasing Australian timber and Italian marble has its own unique character, a view of the majestic 100 year old fig tree, Cape Byron Bay and the lighthouse.

Awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence in 2014, 2015 and 2016 and the Guest Review Award in 2016, this truly magical private retreat draws visitors from every corner of the globe. In a place where a few days feels like a week, incredible sunrises, the stillness of a new dawn, kookaburras laughing from high in the iconic fig tree and the sparkling milky-way in all its glory are just some of the magical moments you will remember for many days to come.

For more information about great getaway packages to suit any occasion contact the team at La Vista on +61 (0) 422 036 770 or

www.lavistabyronbay.com
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Festivals & Events

Nimbin Blues and Roots Fest – September 15-17.

 

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Over 50 talented artists will perform in Australia’s counter-culture capital for the annual Nimbin Roots Festival from September 15 – 17. After selling out in 2016, this year’s festival is set to be bigger and better than ever. More than 50 acts have been announced including an array of styles, from politically charged folk pop from Kahl Wallis to the sweet alt-Country sounds of Paul Greene.

This year’s line-up will see a diverse mix of local, national, and international musicians and artists perform Americana, Bluegrass, Folk, Australiana, Old Blues, and world music. American group The War and Treaty will share their Gospel style tunes, while the brand new Aquarius Stage will showcase Nimbin’s finest.

As well as the musicians, the Nimbin Roots Festival has invited a number of visual artists to display their unique work in the festival gallery. Art installations, interactive artworks, and themed camping also feature throughout the festival venues and campsite.

The Abundance Village will host a number of exciting workshops, including yoga, philosophy, permaculture, live art, weaving, poetry, belly dancing, body art, and kids’ activities. And, a community market area will host up to 30 colourful market stalls where festivalgoers can pick up a piece of Nimbin to take home with them.

Fri: 3pm-11pm, Sat: 10am-11pm, Sun: 10am-9pm. Click here for assistance getting to Byron Bay.

Ticket prices available at www.nrfest.com
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Things to Do

Pegasus Park

Getting to Byron Bay

At Byron Bay Luxe Limousines we look for the extra special things in our beloved Byron Shire to blog about. If you’re looking for a unique, fun and adventurous weekend away with your partner or the whole family, then look no further than the highly regarded Pegasus Park Equestrian Centre, cabin and ranch house nested in the hills near Bangalow, just 15 minutes from Byron.

Established in 1994, Pegasus Park is one of Byron’s oldest horse riding ranches, committed to providing top class instruction and beautiful, well cared for, highly trained horses. Founded on a love of horses and nature, Pegasus Park Equestrian Centre continues makes the most of this magical area offering unforgettable trail rides for people of all ages and ability.

Choose from Quarter horses, renowned for their quiet nature, to Arabian, Thoroughbred or Stock horses and of the most adorable of all ponies for young children. The choice is yours on an exclusive private ride, or in a group setting as you discover some of the most beautiful trails in the area – from remote beaches to the lush hinterland region of this incredible countryside. Highly experienced instructors offer more than 25 years of riding experience and cater for all levels of riding experience.

Winner of the 2014 Word of Mouth Service Award and #11 in the Top 25 Coaches NSW in the
Coaches4U Most Popular Award, you are in the best of hands with Pegasus Park. Here you can just relax and unwind while enjoying the beautiful horses and scenery in a magical place that really lives up to its reputation.

For bookings call the Pegasus Park team on (02) 6687 1446 or go to:

www.pegasuspark.com.au

www.facebook.com/pegasusparkequestriancentre

 

Byron Latin Fiesta – coming in early November!

Getting to Byron Bay

Watch this space for news about fabulous Byron Latin Fiesta that will set the streets of Byron on fire from the 3rd to 5th of November. This is one festival not to miss!

For information in the meantime go to www.byronlatinfiesta.com.au or follow the Latin Fiesta family and all the latest news on:

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Beach Byron

Feature Blog – Beach Byron Bay

The Ultimate Place for that Special Occasion

At Byron Bay Luxe Limousines we come across some pretty special places. A select few however, just take our breath away! Beach Byron Bay is one of them.

If you’re looking for the ultimate place for that special occasion, then look no further. The only restaurant and wedding venue situated on absolute beach frontage, Beach Byron Bay certainly lives up to its name.

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With a unique laid-back beach style offering views overlooking Julian Rocks, Clarkes Beach and The Pass, and an award winning menu offering locally sourced ingredients and coastal flavours, Beach Byron Bay is the perfect way to start the day, enjoy a long lazy lunch, a frosty beverage as the sun sets or a romantic dinner by candlelight under the stars.

At Beach Byron Bay the food reflects the setting – relaxed and fresh. Using only the best seasonal ingredients, delectable dishes are created to showcase some of the region’s finest produce. Choose from a range of menu styles to perfectly match your event – from share plates to canapes, to a four-course sit-down feast.

Beach Byron Bay is a multi-purpose venue, perfect for intimate dining, magical weddings, corporate functions and other special events. Guests are welcomed into a contemporary space which includes a large outdoor all-weather dining deck with a retractable roof, making the most of the beachfront position.

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The unique ambience of Beach Byron Bay is transformed into an elegant wedding or events venue with beautifully laid tables, fabulous floral arrangements and the subtlest of personal touches that make this money-can’t-buy venue so famous.

Beach Byron Bay’s wedding team have over 15 years’ experience and work with you every step of the way. From a relaxed celebration, cocktails and canapés, to a formal sit down wedding feasts, you are in the best of hands and can be sure your special day will be everything you dreamed of… and so much more.

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For more information and bookings contact the team on 1300 583 766 or go to:

www.beachbyronbay.com.au

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Byron Bay Events & Festivals

A MAGICAL MONTH OF MUSIC IN BANGALOW

 Looking for something musical to do in the Byron Bay area? Well, this month Bangalow is definitely the place to be! You’ll be spoilt for choice in the music department with The Bangalow BBQ & Bluegrass Festival happening from Friday the 11th to Saturday the 12th of August and The Bangalow Music Festival from Friday the 18th to Sunday the 20th of August.

The Bangalow BBQ & Bluegrass Festival

Offering great food and showcasing some of the best music and arts this area has to offer, The Bangalow BBQ & Bluegrass Festival is a fun family day out. Dedicated to the great local food and produce of this region, along with the high quality musicianship so common of the artists who call the Northern Rivers home, this special festival also raises much needed funds in support of local art & culture.

The Old Variety Show is happening from 6-10pm on Friday the 11th at the A&I Hall and includes a delicious barbecue and great bluegrass tunes, while on Saturday the 12th the BBQ and Bluegrass Festival itself is on from 10-5pm at the Bangalow Showgrounds. This is a family friendly event offering a BBQ competition, bluegrass on the main stage, kid’s games and scrumptious tasting plates for your dining pleasure.

For more information go to www.bbqbluegrass.com.au

Bangalow Music Festival

Bangalow Music Festival

Head to Bangalow from August 18-20 for a celebration of inspiring music delivered by peerless artists and the unique opportunity for deep enjoyment and expanded horizons based around the magic of music. The 16th Bangalow Music Festival is sure to delight audiences from around the country with a sublime program, featuring the highest calibre chamber and orchestral musicians from around the world.

Nestled in the Northern NSW Hinterland, the Bangalow Music Festival is a unique experience unlike any other, complete with wonderful music, gourmet food, beautiful scenery, relaxation, and camaraderie.

This year’s festival explores the ‘mind of the composer’ and what makes a creative genius. Over the weekend, the festival will investigate what distinguishes these geniuses from ordinary mortals and highlight their lasting legacies that guided the path of classical music we are blessed to enjoy today.

Australia’s most outstanding coloratura soprano, Sara Macliver is a headline act this year, as is horn virtuoso Ben Jacks, violin soloist Pil Kyun Paul Kim (Korea), harpist Jane Rosenson and the first ever Bangalow Festival String Quartet. Gracing the stage also is the ever popular didgeridoo master, William Barton, SXS Next Gen artists and the Southern Cross Soloists.

For more information and tickets go to www.southernxsoloists.com

WHAT TO DO IN BYRON BAY

Byron Bay Lighthouse Walk

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A trip to Byron Bay isn’t complete without walking up to the Lighthouse! It literally is a “must see”. This beautifully maintained lighthouse is iconic of Byron Bay, sitting perched high on the headland overlooking the bay. Built in 1901 by Charles Harding, it stands on the most easterly point of the Australian mainland and is Australia’s most powerful lighthouse after being converted to mains electricity in 1956.

To begin, walk up to main beach and start heading towards the lighthouse. After a gentle 20 min stroll, you can stop for a coffee at the Clarkes Beach Café, then carry on another 10 mins until you reach The Pass – a world famous surf spot. Here you can walk up the steps to the lookout and watch the surfers in action.

From The Pass head off the beach and up and over a headland to Wategos Beach then continue the trek up to the lighthouse, walking through a conservation park to reach the most easterly point of Australia.  Just a few more steps and you have made it to the icon of Byron Bay. Take some time to look inside the lighthouse, soak up some history, buy some souvenirs, or just relax with an ice-cream as you soak up the spectacular view.

From the lighthouse you can see the whole of the township, bay and mountains.  Look the other way and you can see down to Tallows, Broken Head and Lennox Head in the distance. If you are in Byron Bay during winter you will hopefully witness the humpback whales migrating and you can see pods of dolphins all year round. Whatever the time of year, the lighthouse walk is amazing, regardless of what you may or may not see in the water.

WHITES BEACH

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The Best Kept Beach Secret (in Australia!)

The secluded Whites Beach located at Broken Head just south of Byron Bay, makes you feel like you’re a million miles from anywhere, washed up on an Island paradise. Named Australia’s number one secret destination in Australian Traveller magazine’s 100 Incredible Travel Secrets of Australia, Whites Beach is well known to locals but due to its isolated location isn’t really on the tourists hit list due to the drive along the dirt Seven Mile Beach Rd, no parking and the sometimes difficult to negotiate access track. Stunning ocean views and vistas as you walk down to a beautiful secluded beach make it all worthwhile though.

This hidden gem of a beach is fringed with sub-tropical rain forest and shady pandanus palms thriving along the rocky coastline.  As it’s a bit of a steep decent to the beach don’t bring loads of stuff you won’t need, with no shops or supplies to be had nearby, make sure you bring some water, a picnic and sunscreen. Should you choose the adventure of it all, you will surely be rewarded with a beautiful day out at what has to be the most fabulous beach by a long shot. Enjoy!

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Whats On in Byron Bay

The Byron Writers Festival 2017

Looking for something to do the weekend of August 4-6? The Byron Writers Festival is Australia’s largest and leading regional writers’ festival, held in August every year at its iconic beachside location at Elements Resort. Renowned for its sense of community and thought-provoking programming, the festival explores the importance of literature and debate in shaping our lives.

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This year, yet another riveting line-up of writers and thinkers will converge on beautiful Byron Bay to inspire and entertain all those interested in art of writing and anyone who just loves to read a good book. The Byron Writers Festival is the central hub to the Northern Rivers’ active, vibrant literary culture. The purpose of this annual event is to create and delivers programs that involve and enrich professional, amateur and aspiring writers (and readers) of all ages.

The promotion of literature (particularly Australian), enhancing the skills of writers, and fostering a culture of reading and writing among all age groups in the Northern Rivers and beyond forms the foundation of this very special festival. This year, the festival will see more than 130 writers join panels on 120-plus sessions over the 3-day event, welcoming artists, environmentalists, philosophers, journalists and musicians as well as our more traditional storytellers.

‘The 21st Byron Writers Festival program aims to soar high across many different dominions. We seek to inspire, engage and cultivate accessible conversations between our writer guests and avid audiences,’ says Festival Director, Edwina Johnson. ‘We are especially proud of this year’s Program – for its cultural diversity, scope and probing amalgamation of important topics and different writing genres.’

Acclaimed Australian novelists include Kate Grenville, Ashley Hay, Anita Heiss, Hannah Kent, A.S. Patric, Nicolas Rothwell, Kim Scott and Byron Bay based Rob Drewe who will launch his new novel Whipbird at the Festival. They join a best-selling line-up of Australian crime writers, including David Free, Mirandi Riwoe (M.J. Tjia), Michael Robotham and Jock Serong.

ABIA Award winner and rock icon Jimmy Barnes will discuss his bestselling, critically acclaimed memoir, Working Class Boy. Legendary singer and songwriter Tex Perkins will reveal his newly released autobiography. The two will come together for a special ABC Radio National session with presenter Sarah Kanowski. Sarah Blasko will feature in a one-on-one conversation with The Saturday Paper’s Erik Jensen as well as a Music Makers session with musician and novelist Holly Throsby.

This year’s festival reveals an exciting and compelling program across six stages and will be complemented by diverse writers’ workshops, satellite events and literary dinners throughout Byron Bay and the wider Northern Rivers region. For more information and tickets go to www.byronwritersfestival.com or call (02) 6685 5115

“Read, read, read. Read everything — trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it.
Then write. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out of the window.”
William Faulkner

Whale Watching

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From headlands and beaches to cruise boats and kayaks, the Byron Bay region is wonderful for watching whales on their annual migration along the spectacular NSW coast. Enjoy watching these magnificent creatures at Australia’s most easterly point between May and November, when whales migrate in their thousands. If you would like to experience dana point whale watching, there are many companies which will give you the once in a lifetime chance to see whales.

The Byron Bay region, offers excellent opportunities to spot whales frolicking around Brunswick Heads, Byron Bay, Lennox Head and Ballina. Land-based vantage points include. In Ballina, head for Lighthouse Hill and the viewing platforms at Angels Beach, Flat Rock and Skennars Head. Rocky Point and the Pat Morton Lookout in Lennox Head are popular too. You can go whale watching with companies like Ocean Extreme to give an overall experience of getting up close and personal with the whales.

For the chance to get even closer to the whales, Go Sea Kayak Byron Bay and Cape Byron Kayaks offer kayaking tours to observe these majestic mammals up close and Sundive Byron Bay offer the opportunity to view whales while snorkelling at Julian Rocks.

A whale-watching cruise with Blue Bay Whale Watching, Byron Bay Eco Charter or Whale Watching Byron Bay is another exciting way to experience these amazing animals up close, with some of the cruise boats having hydrophones that enable you to listen to the whales singing.

To see where the whales are right now check out the Wild About Whales app. Enjoy!

Belongil Beach & The Wreck

When you think about what to do on a sunny day in Byron Bay, it doesn’t get much better than lazing on one of the many stunning beaches that grace these shores. Surrounded by natural beauty, you’ll find it easy to unwind and relax on soft sand, enjoy invigorating swims in crystal-clear water and glorious sunrises and sunsets over the deep blue ocean.

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Whether it’s swimming, surfing, kayaking fishing, or just rolling out your towel and relaxing on the soft sand Byron Bay’s gorgeous beaches have something that will suit everyone.

Belongil is great place to walk anytime of the day, but if you’re looking for something to do in the early morning this beach is pure magic! Wake before sunrise, grab a coffee and take in the views that stretch north towards Brunswick Heads where you can witness Mount Warning in all it’s glory in the distance.

In the evening, head down to the main beach car park at sunset to enjoy the famous drumming circle that happens Friday to Sunday. Dance with diverse characters, musicians and vagabond travellers as they celebrate the end of another beautiful day in Byron Bay.

A short walk from the Main Beach and centre of town The Wreck named after the remains of the Wollongbar ship lodged just 30m offshore. The ship lost its tie to the old Byron Bay Pier during a cyclone in 1922 and sank. It now provides great snorkelling options and surf in the right conditions. Dogs are allowed here, providing the opportunity to socialise with other dog lovers or just enjoy a swim or surf when the swell is up.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our latest Byron Bay whats on guide. Click here and here to read our previous blogs about things to do in and around Byron Bay.

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