Spring School Holidays in Byron Bay
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The September school holidays (19 September to 7 October in VIC, NSW & QLD) are a great time to visit Byron with the family. Spring has settled in, and the warm weather is perfect for outdoor activities. Plus, we’re right in the middle of whale season, so you’re bound to spot a few humpbacks on your trip.
Our Byron Bay school holiday accommodation guide is a great way to find somewhere to stay.
With temperatures reaching 25 degrees most days, the water is warm and perfect for swimming. Keep in mind that the only beach in Byron Bay that is patrolled through the entire school holidays is Main Beach. The Pass, Clarks, Wategos, Tallows, and Broken Head are only patrolled during the summer school holidays beginning in December.
No trip to Byron Bay is complete without heading to a market. Over the school holiday break, there are two markets: the Byron Beachside Market, and the Byron Community Market.
The Byron Beachside Market is held four times a year, including late September. This market is located on the Byron Bay foreshore, east of the surf club, where hundred of artisans gather to showcase their original products. September 26, 8am to 4pm.
The Byron Community Market, located on the Butler Street Reserve, is held on the first Sunday of each month (plus the third Sunday throughout December and January). The Byron Market boasts an exciting array of handmade products and locally grown produce. And don’t miss out on the delicious market food! October 4, 8am to 3pm
The Farm Byron Bay
Join The Farm for some school holiday fun, with workshops for kids held almost everyday over the two week break. Workshops provide kids with opportunities to feed the chickens, collect the eggs, learn to cook, ride a pony, make a worm farm, play with bees wax, and plant some veggies.
Workshops run for three hours, and are $50 per child, per day. Bookings are essential. Visit www.thefarmbyronbay.com.au to learn more.
A short 45 minute drive inland will take you to Minyon Falls, a huge waterfall surrounded by lush rainforest. A wooden lookout provides the perfect vantage point for kids to have a good look at the falls, and on clear days, you can see all the way to the coast!
There’s a picnic area with barbeques and tables. Just make sure you bring your own drinking water, as there is none available.
The child-friendly Minyon Falls loop walk takes you to the base of the waterfall, and begins and ends at the picnic area.
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