The arrival of spring in Byron Bay is magical. From leisurely walks along the beach to diving into the energising waves, there is a sense of rejuvenation in the air. Springtime in Byron Bay feels good – a time to embrace nature’s beauty, indulge in outdoor activities, and appreciate the simple pleasures of life.

Here are some highlights of what’s happening this month.

Whale Watching Season May – November

The stretch of coastline around Byron Bay is not only home to spectacular golden beaches and sparkling waters, but also many great places from which to spot whales.

For people interested in getting out on the water for a closer look, there is a choice of whale watching tours in Byron Bay.

Whale Watching Premier Cruise – Out Of The Blue Adventures
Whale Watching Safari with Wild Byron

Sample Food Festival 2 September

Experience sample plates from the region’s best restaurants, alongside local brews and cocktails from award-winning Northern Rivers distilleries. Browse the market stalls showcasing passionate and innovative local artisans and producers. Catch leading chefs cook off against one another, foodie tips and masterclasses. There is so much for the whole family to explore.

The September school holidays in Byron Bay

The September school holidays (NSW 25 Sept – 6 Oct, QLD 16 Sep – 2 Oct) are a popular time to visit Byron. Check out a few of Byron’s school holiday activities, and be sure to browse our Byron Bay accommodation guide for a family-friendly place to stay.

Sanctuary Cinema Night – 16 September

Gates open at 4:30pm so come and grab some food, a drink, relax or explore the Byron Bay Wildlife Sanctuary.

At 5:30pm we will be screening: Outback Wildlife: Deserts and Grasslands by Into The Wild Films, a brilliant short documentary about Australia as the driest inhabited content on earth. At 6:30pm the feature presentation of loved children’s film Fern Gully: The Last Rainforest will begin. This film, now over 20 years old, still presents kids with a valuable message about conservation and wildlife protection.

This is a ticketed event and booking are strictly limited.

Byron Beachside Market Saturday 23 September

The Byron Beachside Market takes place four times a year in early January, Easter, July and late September. The Beachside Market is a ‘make it, bake it, sew it and grow it’ market held on the Byron Bay foreshore east of the Surf Club. This is the perfect location to experience some of the most original products alongside one of Australia’s most famous beaches.