School holidays are a perfect time for families to take a break and enjoy some quality time together. Byron Bay boasts stunning beaches, lush hinterlands and a laid-back vibe that makes it a perfect destination for the July school holidays. NOTE – The average July temperature in Byron Bay ranges from 8°C (46°F) to 20°C (68°F). The water temperature in winter in the area is around 19°C (66°F).

Whether you’re looking to lounge on the sunny beaches, indulge in some delicious food or take advantage of the school holiday activities, Byron Bay has it all! With so much to see and do, Byron Bay is a perfect destination for families looking for an unforgettable winter holiday. Here’s some ideas for activities in the July school holidays.

Circus Arts Byron Bay School Holidays Programs

School holiday programs run Mon-Sat during every NSW & QLD school holidays! Circus Arts Byron Bay boasts a beautiful indoor venue with an incredible variety of apparatus to learn on. We pack the programs with fun circus activities including acrobatics and a swing on the high-flying trapeze (for those who dare).


An unparalleled immersive art and light attraction in the centre of Byron Bay that promises a sensory journey beyond imagination. Blending cutting-edge art and technology, OTHERWORLD offers an interactive gallery experience for all ages, transporting visitors to a realm of wonder and magic.

North Byron Hotel Winter Holidays – Kids Cooking Classes

Calling all Little Chef’s to be! Bring your little one to the North Byron Hotel these school holidays and let our amazing Chef’s pass on some new skills. Pizza & Gnocchi making classes are available for 5-13 year olds & ticket price includes the meal, drink and dessert.

Pizza Classes: Wednesday 10th & 17th 2 – 3.30pm
Gnocchi Classes: Thursday 11th & 18th 2 – 3.30pm

Byron Bay Wildlife Sanctuary school holiday program

The Sanctuary is home to more than 100 incredible Australian wildlife animals, including kangaroos, a fabulous array of birds and reptiles including snakes and crocodiles, plus our resident personalities Manda the wombat and Arnie the koala. Enjoy a full day of activities including experiences with our native wildlife, fresh food & coffee, mini golf, holiday programs and more.

Byron Bay Whale Watching Season May – November

It’s been an active start to whale season this year. You can spot whales from up at the lighthouse, or get out on the water with one of Byron’s whale watching tours.

Whale Watching Premier Cruise – Out Of The Blue Adventures

Whale Watching Safari with Wild Byron

The Northern Rivers Rail Trail

Located in the picturesque Tweed Shire to the North of Byron, the rail trail is a 24-kilometer trail, built on the old railway line between Murwillumbah and Crabbes Creek. The Northern Rivers Rail Trail winds its way through lush rainforests, farmland, and charming rural towns, offering breathtaking views of the Tweed Valley and its stunning landscapes.

Byron Beachside Market 13 July 2024

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.

Farm Kids at The Farm Byron Bay

Cows, flowers, bees, chickens, pigs and more… Farm Kids inspires and educates children through programs about where food comes from and introduces them to concepts like paddock rotation for the animals, the importance of pollination, organic farming, crops, healthy soil, composting and other ethical farming practices.