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Top 5 Things to do in Byron Bay for August

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Looking for things to do in Byron Bay in August? Winter is a great time to visit Byron. Take a hike in the hinterland and enjoy a plethora of cultural festivals, empty beaches and great food.

Hosting some of Australia’s most iconic beaches, ocean lovers can surf or paddle in Byron’s ideal winter swell, where the water’s warm all year round!

Discover our Top 5 things to do in Byron Bay for August.

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1) Byron Writers Festival

2-4 August 2019

The Byron Writers Festival is the ultimate event for word lovers as over 140 writers and thinkers come together in Byron’s winter sun. Join some of the best international and Australian story creators, risk takers and idea makers for a weekend of words.

This annual 3-day event will stimulate your mind and inspire your creativity while you enjoy the relaxed environment Byron is famous for.

For more information, head to the Byron Writers Festival website. 3-day passes, memberships and tickets to satellite events are on sale now.

Spend time among some of the world’s greatest authors in the perfect destination.

2) Explore North Beach

Winter Escape Offer Valid through to August 31

North Beach is the latest go-to destination in Byron Bay and is only an 800m stroll from Elements of Byron.

Winter is a great time to explore the community and lifestyle hub with Elements of Byron offering 20% off room rates and an exclusive ‘North Beach Passport’ giving you access to special offers in the area on food, shopping, beauty and experiences including Zephyr Horses and some of Byron’s best creative brands at Habitat Byron Bay.

Your passport also unlocks free return tickets to the heritage restored solar powered Byron Bay Train. Hop on at North Beach Station just a 5 minute walk from Elements, and hop off at the town centre to explore.

3) Bangalow Music Festival

9-11 August 2019

The charming hinterland village of Bangalow will be alive with the sound of music once again this August with the 18th Bangalow Music Festival.

A major annual event in the Australian arts calendar, world-class chamber musicians and classical solo artists gather in the Byron Shire to share their musical talents.

Presented by The Southern Cross Soloists, Conversations Through Chamber Music opens with a festival prelude on the evening of August 8th to showcase emerging stars of the region.

Discover the programme or book your tickets.

While you’re in Bangalow, make sure you explore some of the hidden food gems. If you’re after something local and organic, grab a seat at Woods on Station Street,

Bangalow, for wholesome, vegan dishes made with love.

If you’re in town on the fourth Sunday of the month, make time for Bangalow market. It’s the best place to buy local arts and crafts and taste some of the best regional fare. It’s open from 9am to 3pm so get there early.

overlooking surfers at The Pass

4) Winter Surf in Byron

Throughout August

Surf conditions in Byron Bay are consistently good all year round and in August you’ll have more room in the waves as the summer crowds disperse. The water temperature sits at a pleasant 21.5ºC and the swell is at its best.

Winter in Byron is a haven of blue skies and beaches to suit all surf levels. Learning to surf and catching the best breaks is all on offer within a short driving distance of Elements of Byron.

With a variety of beach breaks and point breaks to choose from, you’ll find waves that are perfect for beginners to advanced surfers, and everything in between.

Byron Bay – it’s not called a surfer’s haven for nothing!

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5) Revitalise With A Massage at Osprey Spa

Throughout August

Winter in Byron is the perfect time to relax and unwind.

After a slow stroll to the lighthouse or a lazy brunch in Byron, there are plenty more things to do in Byron Bay in August, such as relaxing in your room with LaGaia’s in-room self-guided ritual or making time for a massage. Osprey has a range of revitalising treatments on offer.

Choose from aromatherapy, hot stone or our Osprey signature massage that includes pressure point release, lymphatic drainage and Gaia beauty balm.

Treat yourself to the most luxurious and relaxing experience in Byron this winter.

Want more inspiration for things to do in Byron Bay in August? Check out our Ultimate Guide to Byron Bay.

Want more inspiration for things to do in Byron Bay in August? Check out our Ultimate Guide to Byron Bay.

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