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Welcome to the The Byron Insider Blog - your inside track to Byron’s best and coolest! Here you will find stories, reviews, things to do and suggested itineraries that feature many of Byron's businesses. You will find links to more information about the businesses and places discussed as well as an archive of previous Byron Insider stories.

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Swim, Cycle and Run in Byron

The tranquil waters, rolling hinterland hills and eclectic township make Byron Bay a fantastic... read more

Byron Markets over the New Year period

The New Year period is a busy time for markets in Byron Bay, with the Artisan Markets on Saturday,... read more

Donatella Parisini Photographer

Born and raised in Bologna, Italy, Donatella Parisini is a professional portrait and fashion... read more

Byron Bay Wedding Inspiration

It could have been the twinkle in Noah’s eye or the sparkle from Nina’s dress, or maybe it was the... read more

New Gallery Celebrates Byron’s Natural Beauty

Internationally acclaimed photographer, Craig Parry, opens Byron Bay gallery Byron Bay’s dynamic... read more

Byron Bay New Years Eve 2016

Celebrate New Years Eve 2016 in Byron Bay at the annual, family-friendly Soul Street event.... read more

2016/17 Byron and Beyond Accommodation Guide

Byron and Beyond are excited to announce that the new Byron and Northern Rivers NSW Accommodation... read more

Byron Bay International Fashion Festival

BBIFF 2016 is on 30 April 10am - 11pm at The Elements of Byron Resort Byron Bay has long been a... read more

Byron Bay Whale Watching

Byron Bay is one of Australia’s best destinations to spot the majestic humpback whale on its annual... read more

2017 Byron Bay Surf Festival

The Byron Bay Surf Festival is back and better than ever. The event will take place this summer,... read more

Byron Bay’s Newest Festival “Star Stuff 2017” with Dr Karl Kruszelnicki

Celestron, Bintel & DNA Digital are bringing a “supergroup” of Australia’s leading scientists... read more

6 Must-Dos for Your Byron Bay Camping Trip

The coast of northern NSW is known for its pristine beaches, temperate climate, lush sub-tropical... read more

10th Byron Bay International Film Festival

Spring is synonymous with festivity and with a 10th anniversary to celebrate as well as new dates... read more
Enjoy the Hinterland with Coco's Cottage

Enjoy the Hinterland with Coco's Cottage

Coco's Cottage is ideally located in the Byron hinterland triangle between Bangalow, Mullumbimby... read more

Melbourne Cup 2016

Celebrate the Melbourne Cup 2016 here in Byron Bay and surrounds on Tuesday November 1st. Local... read more

The Byron Insider Archive

An archive of all of The Byron Insider Stories ever published. Covering a range of topics from Festivals and Events, Environment, Spirituality to News, Surfing and Byron Bay Culture.

Boomerang Festival

4 - 6 Oct Long Weekend 2013

A new world indigenous festival for all Australians

Boomerang is the first of its kind, never has an Indigenous festival of this holistic calibre been so accessible, featuring an array of music, dance, theatre, comedy, film and visual arts, along with cultural knowledge exchanges and thought provoking conversation It is an all embracing event – for peoples of every persuasion – come join us.

Boomerang is taking place on Bundjalung land, at the home of the Byron Bay Bluesfest, the magical Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, just north of beautiful Byron Bay in subtropical Northern NSW. You would need to travel to a remote area of Australia to experience such an amazing event and even... Read More

Sample Food Festival 2013

The 2013 Sample Food Festival is set to showcase qualities that create the mark of local distinction and excellence for Northern NSW food.

When: Saturday September 7th, 2013
Time: 8am to 4pm
Where: Bangalow Showground

200 exhibitors to browse including 25 of our regions top restaurants serving a $5 and a $10 tasting plate.

On festival day, highlights include. A Byron Farmers Market breakfast from 8am, Celebrity guests, Cooking demonstrations, Cheese making class, live music, children’s entertainment and product launches. Entry is free.

If you're looking for somewhere to stay over... Read More

Splendour in the Grass 2013 SOLD OUT

Splendour in the Grass, July 26 – 28 : SOLD OUT

This year SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS finally moves to its idyllic, permanent home at North Byron Parklands. Picture wide green meadows, flower covered dams, trees, trees and more trees. From July 26 – 28 this eden will be transformed into a nirvana for music and arts enthusiasts.

Over three monumental days, punters can random shuffle their feet between 80+ of the hottest acts on offer today, from global tastemakers to the “ones to watch” to festival favourites as you’ve never seen them before, to seasoned internationals and truly iconic Australian acts.

SPLENDOUR 2013 will include all of... Read More

TEK* 2013 : Konvergence

The Konvergence 2013, a massive spectacle of light, sound, art & technology to be held at the Byron Sport & Cultural Complex on Thursday June 20th. 12 hours of performances, workshops, panels, workshops, stalls and much more...

Thursday June 20th

11am - 11pm

Byron Sport & Cultural Complex

$40 / $30 concession

Tickets & Further Information, visit; www.tekstar.tv

Kites & Bikes Festival 2013

Brunswick Heads' Kites & Bikes Festival is an 'eco-friendly family fun' day day features a flying display of the biggest kites in Australia, a Rokkaku kite flying challenge, kite making workshops, kite surfing, Expressive Bikes stunt demos, a decorated bike parade, the Apartments Inn Byron Duck Race and dance off.

For further information, visit the website; Kites & Bikes Festival

2013 Byron Bay Film Festival

In 2013, the Byron Bay International Film Festival (BBFF) celebrates its seventh year. The festival continues to grow, this year screening over 200 films from more than 30 countries with a program comprised of feature films, documentaries, animation and short films that support and celebrate local and international cinema.

Visit the Byron Bay International Film Festival for more information.

Economics of Happiness Conference

Take part in the growing localisation movement! Join amazing thinkers, visionaries and activists from around the world at ISEC's Economics of Happiness Conference in Byron Bay, 15-17 March 2013 at the Byron Community Centre.

For further information, visit; www.theeconomicsofhappiness.org.

Byron Bay Spirit Festival 2013

1-3 March 2013

Over 100 talented teachers from the world over. Highlights include; Yoga Workshops, Dance Workshops, Tantra Program, Ayurveda, Eco-Marketplace, Healing Arts Village, and more.

For further information, visit; www.spiritfestival.com.au

Uplift 2012 Festival

A festival presenting world luminaries to create a future beyond what we now imagine, far more connected and filled with greater peace and awareness. 20 - 23 December, Byron Bay, Australia.

For further information, visit; www.upliftfestival.com

Mullum Music Festival 2012

Thursday 22 – Sunday 25 November

4 Days, 8 Venues, Over 100 Performances.

WIN! the ultimate music festival experience. Accommodation, food, festival tickets & more! Entries close 5pm, 14 November.

For further info, visit; www.mullummusicfestival.com

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2013 Byron Arts Classic

11 - 16 January 2013 at the Byron Community Centre.

For further information visit the website byroncentre.com.au/whats-on/arts-classic

Byron Bay Surf Festival 2012

Three day fusion of surf culture now, Surfing, Art, Music, Film & Lifestyle.

Byron Bay will host a Surf Festival with a focus on the creative culture within surfing. We believe Byron Bay is the perfect venue to showcase all that is unique and attractive about surfing, drawing from the rich local and national surfing heritage, the creative energy and natural surfing location that is Byron Bay.

For further information, visit www.... Read More

Sample Food Festival 2012

6 Oct 2012, Bangalow Show Ground

Get ready for another Northern Rivers smorgasbord at the Sample Food Festival.

This one-day event will again be a unique opportunity for local growers, producers and chefs to showcase their best and make it available to the public.

For more information, visit; www.samplensw.com

And... be sure to watch our Sample Food Festival TV ad

If you're looking for somewhere to stay over the Sample Food Festival weekend, checkout our ... Read More

Mullum Music Festival 2012 Artist Announcement

Mullum Music Festival 2012 Artist Announcement

We are excited to announce our Artist Lineup for the Mullumbimby Music Festival 2012!

This year's international guests include the legendary Jamaican vocal trio The Abyssinians with their 9 piece band, masterful blues and African roots musician Boubacar Traoré from Mali, Chicago’s gritty singer songwriter Joe Pug, the exclusive appearance of the passionate Chilean world music star Nano Stern and the fun and energy of Londoners Will and The People with their mix of reggae, pop and rock.

Returning to the festival are Husky with their classic pop and rich harmonies, Darren Percival with his band fresh from those amazing performances on The Voice, the gloriously infectious... Read More

Splendour in the Grass 2012 Pics

I must confess, I missed the Friday (namely the hail & Jack White) - but had a blast all Saturday & Sunday.

These images were taken with a 40mm prime lens & no cropping - so it's pretty much what I saw. They are popular on Byron Bay's facebook page.

My favorite act was Father John Misty, my favorite food was... Read More

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