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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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Brunswick Heads

Brunswick Heads, You'll Want to Stay Forever

Brunswick Heads offers a stunning natural environment where simple pleasures abound, all available... read more

Spell & The Gypsy Collective's Byron Bay Boutique

Spell & The Gypsy Collective, a loved and internationally recognised local brand, has come... read more

The Byron Bay Writers Festival

Byron Writers Festival marked its 20th year with its strongest and best received program yet,... read more
Elements of Byron

Elements of Byron on Track for February Opening

With a $7 million a month construction spend, Elements of Byron Resort is on track for a February... read more
The Margaret Olley Art Centre

Byron Regional Art Galleries

Byron Bay and surrounding regional areas are home to a host of fantastic art galleries and... read more

Byron Bay Triathlon

Byron Bay Triathlon is like no other - 13 May 2017! One of the most popular triathlons in Australia... read more

Melbourne Cup 2016

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

Gold Coast Airport only 30-35mins from Byron's music Festivals

Fly direct to Gold Coast Airport, for easy 45 minute drive to Byron Bay, and only 30-35 minutes to... 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
Byron Bay New Years Eve 2015

Byron Bay New Years Eve 2015

With family-friendly events, a music festival, and great parties at local pubs and bars, there’s no... read more
Byron's Agricultural Shows

Byron's Agricultural Shows

Each year in November, there are two shows in the Byron Shire: the Bangalow Show, and the... read more

The BYRON FLEA market

9am-2pm, 2nd Saturday every month @ the Youth Activity Centre, Gilmore Crescent, Byron Bay The... read more
Explore the Legendary Pacific Coast

Explore the Legendary Pacific Coast

Explore the stretch of stunning natural environments and quaint villages between Sydney and... read more

Byron Bay Bluesfest 2015

G. Love & Special Sauce on stage with Jack Johnson, Donavon Frankenreiter & Jake... 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.

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

2012 Byron Bay Surf Festival

October 26-28 2012

"It’s about time that there is a Surf Festival in Byron Bay." - Bob McTavish. What more is there to say, Byron has had a profound impact on generations of travelling, crafting and searching surf... Read More

Brunswick Heads Photo Competition

the old, the new, the green, the blue

Entries are now open : Eighth Brunswick Heads Simple Pleasures Photography Competition and Exhibition

New moon, new friends, new whale season, new day, new music, new life, new ideas, new...?

Entery forms available online; www.brunswickheads.org.au or at the Brunswick Heads Visitor Centre.

This years sponsors include;

2012 Byron Bay Writers' Festival

Byron Bay Writers' Festival Program Launches

Festival Director Jonathan Parsons is delighted to launch the program for the 16th Byron Bay Writers' Festival, which will take place from 3-5 August 2012.

There has been a frenzy of activity in the last few weeks, as Jonathan and his team finalise a dynamic and entertaining program for this year's Festival. Bringing his own brand of literary curation to the Festival has resulted in a fresh and enticing line up. 'It's been an incredible privilege to immerse myself in Australia's and the world's literary cultures and curate a program that reflects where we are now in 2012. It's a delight to shepherd one of Australia's most loved literary events, and I hope it will again enthral lovers of... Read More

Long Weekend in Byron

Queens birthday weekend gives you 3 days to enjoy the region - if you're still looking for something to do... Here's a range of what's on offer 9, 10, & 11 June 2012.

The Old & Gold Festival

The Old & Gold Festival is back in Brunswick Heads and celebrating its 11th year. If you’re into collectables, antiques or anything secondhand or just on the lookout for a great bargain, the Old and Gold Festival in Brunswick Heads on Saturday the 9th June is for you!

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

Trip Kicks ‘School Party’

An indoor festival with DJ's. Sat 9 June in The Backroom at the Great Northern Hotel. $20. For more information, visit... Read More

Sew & Tell Re-Cap

Saturday morning we headed off to beautiful Bangalow to check out the Sew and Tell Handmade and Hand-me-down Fair. It was a wonderful morning out, loads of people, great atmosphere and some gorgeous wares!

A great turn out!

Sweet little owls all in a row.

Beautifully made dresses, so pretty.

Talented artist! Adorable.

... Read More

Byron's Big Weekend

Byron Bay is a popular town with plenty to see & do, and is part of why this region is such a great place to live or visit. This coming weekend; 25, 26, 27 May 2012 has so much going on across the whole of Byron Shire that it will surprise you when you see it all in one list... hope you all have an awesome weekend!

Hope we haven't missed anything, here we go;

  • The Paper Trail Fri, Sat & Sun, various locations : A celebration of all things paper. Produced by Paper Runway, the stylish Byron Shire-based magazine loved by paper aficionados and the design-conscious from Australia to London and New York, The Paper Trail... Read More

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