June Long Weekend In Byron Bay
May 31, 2019 by Gemma Dennison

The June long weekend in Byron Bay brings a hive of activity to the Northern Rivers. With crisp, sunny days and fewer crowds, the region is regarded as the perfect Winter destination and it truly is the best time to experience the magic in harmony with the locals.

Here are our top 5 things to do for the long weekend.

Festival Of The Stone

Festival Of The Stone 2019
Festival Of The Stone
Image: Stone & Wood Brewing

As the first-ever event inside the new and improved brewery, Festival of the Stone 2019 will take over new space in the Arts & Industrial estate, Byron Bay on Saturday 8th June from 3.00pm – 10.00pm, with live bands, food trucks and freshly brewed beer. The annual community gathering celebrates the release of their limited seasonal Stone Beer – a wood-fired stout brewed with hot stones. This year sees a stellar line-up of female headliners including pop-punk star Alex Lahey, alongside funky artist-producer Alice Ivy and local soul queen Lisa Hunt.

Bay FM Winter Discotheque

Bay Fm Disco Party
Bay FM Discotheque
Image: www.bayfm.org

Join Bay FM at the Bangalow Bowlo on Saturday, 8th of June for their annual winter discotheque. This year, the 5 hour dance party is celebrating the iconic Aussie music TV show “Countdown”. Come dressed as your favourite Countdown artist/band or as a 70’s/80’s audience member. And don’t forgot your dancing shoes! Delicious eats from One Green Acre. Get your tickets here.

Gold Digging At The Old & Gold Festival in Bruns

Old & Gold Festival. Brunswick Heads
Old & Gold Festival
Image: www.visitnsw.com

If you’re into collectables, antiques or just on the lookout for a great secondhand bargain, the Old and Gold Festival in Brunswick Heads on Saturday the 8th June is for you!  This is an all weather, all ages event with fun and entertainment, live music, free face painting, crafting, raffles, and a barrel of good old fashioned fun.

Whale Watching

Whale Watching Byron Bay
Image: Craig Parry Photography

It’s that time of year again! Whale watching season has just kicked off in Byron Bay. Throughout June, we get the pleasure of witnessing these fascinating marine mammals migrate. Thousands of humpback whales are beginning to make their annual journey north to the tropics to calve. They then make their return south with their young, with the last spotted going past in November. Our top lookouts include Cape Byron Lighthouse, Broken Head Nature Reserve and Lennox Point.

Lennox Head Community Markets

Lennox Head Community Markets
Lennox Head Community Markets
Image: www.byron4kids.com.au

The Lennox Head Community Markets take place on the 2nd and 5th Sunday of the month from 8am to 2pm. A visit to these vibrant markets are great day out for all the family. There’s heaps of kids activities as well as the nearby skate park and a beautiful reserve to kick back and relax in. Enjoy tunes from local musicians while you peruse the many stalls brimmed with yummy local food and regionally-grown produce. Why not get there early and catch a wave before grabbing a coffee and a bite to eat?

Treat yourself to a winter warmer in Byron Bay. Book now and take advantage of our low season special rates.

Feature image via Lonely Planet

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