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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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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
Fine Dining Byron Style

Fine Dining Byron Style

Just like the beaches, fine dining in Byron Bay is world-class. The Balcony The Balcony Bar and... read more

Explore 2 Nearby Waterfalls

Adventure to the stunning Killen Falls, take a drive through the hinterland’s rolling hills,... read more
Gold Coast Airport Project LIFT

Gold Coast Airport Project LIFT

For the first time since opening in 1939, the Gold Coast Airport welcomed over 6 million passengers... read more

WILLOW The Magazine for Conscious Mamas

WILLOW is a one of a kind interactive and digital magazine, with a strong online presence. She has... read more

Best of Byron: Food and Wine

Byron Bay is home to a food scene characterised by its wholesome ingredients, fresh produce and... read more
Byron Bay International Film Festival

Byron Bay Film Festival

The 2015 Byron Bay International Film Festival 6-15 March The largest film festival in Australia,... read more
Lismore Lantern Parade

Lismore Lantern Parade

The Lismore Lantern Parade is an annual community arts festival held on or around the longest night... read more

The Byron Bay Writers Festival

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

The Byron Bay Stingrays

Every morning, whatever the weather, a group of dedicated individuals make their way to the deck of... read more
Farmers Markets in Byron Bay

Farmers Markets in Byron Bay

Enjoy the freshest produce in the region at the incredible farmers markets in the Byron Shire.... 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
Day Trip to the Worlds

Day Trip to the Worlds

Located just over an hours drive north from Byron Bay, the Gold Coast 'Worlds' are some of the... 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

Most Popular Byron Bay Facebook Posts of 2016

Social media plays a large part in helping byronbay.com keep you all informed (thanks for visiting... 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.

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

George Negus : Byron at Byron

On May 17 The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa will host legendary Australian media personality George Negus who - among other things - will share his thoughts on Australia's place in a monumentally changing world.

The first in the Byron at Byron Presents dinner series for 2012, the event follows last years' sell-out dinners with Bettina Arndt, Joanna Savill and David Clark.

George's most recent book The World From Down Under is a compilation of interviews with international "movers and shakers" for SBS Dateline that reveal George's passion to put significant world events into perspective for Australians.

"The world is in turmoil and sometimes we Australians tend to overestimate our own problems," says George. "I wouldn't go... Read More

Travelling Film Festival

Dendy Cinema, Byron Bay 18-20 May 2012

The Travelling Film Festival is on the road again; returning to Dendy Byron Bay 18-20 May with a weekend of world cinema - nine features and three shorts, from seven different countries. The Travelling Film Festival once again treats regional audiences to the best of Australian and international cinema on the big screen.

Opening Night, Friday 18 May, is Australian documentary Life in Movement - a celebratory documentary about the acclaimed Australian dancer and choreographer Tanja Liedtke. The dedicated 29-year was appointed as director of the Sydney Dance Company but before she could take up the position she was tragically killed in a road accident. Eighteen... Read More

25th Ocean Swim Classic

The 25th Beach Hotel Ocean Swim Classic & Westpac Mini Swim, presented by the Byron Bay Winter Whales on Sunday 6th May 2012.

The Byron Bay Winter Whales Ocean Swim Classic was first held in 1988 and has been running annually ever since. Starting out with a very small number of ocean swimmers, "swimming for charity", the Winter Whales Ocean Swim has now over 1700 regular participants and the numbers continue to rise every year.

A choice of two swims - The Beach Hotel Ocean Swim Classic and the shorter Westpac Mini Swim, both finishing at Main Bach Byron Bay. Both swims are along a buoyed course with ample water safety provided.

For further information, visit;... Read More

Splendour in the Grass 2012 Event Poster

Splendour In The Grass

Dr Sketchys Anti-Art School Event Poster

Video : A Day in Byron

Here's a great clip our facebook fan, Ricky, put together of a Day in Byron with his friends. It was a sunny day, they went to the Byron Bay markets - then had some fun in the surf.

From nearby Lennox Head, Ricky & his friends came to the markets on 1 April and had some fun bodyboarding & goofing off at the beach afterwords. Hope you enjoy the video.

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