With the April School Holidays around the corner, it’s a great time to pack the kids in the car and come to Byron Bay. The summer crowds have left, the water temperature is a balmy 26C and combined with fresh mornings, the setting is just right for activities both on and off the water.
One of the most anticipated new ventures, The Farm Byron Bay, opens their doors at the end of March. Set to be a working farm, restaurant, cafe, artisan bakehouse and much more, head along to be the first to know what it’s all about. The Farm is also running a special Children’s Farm to Fork Holiday Program during the April School Holidays. Visit their website for more information.
Another fun option for the School Holidays is Circus Arts Byron Bay. Half day and full day programs include circus skills, trapeze fun, rock climbing, jumping castle and much more. Find out all the details here.
There is no better way to take in stunning landscape of the area is at the Byron Lighthouse. If you’re fit and able, you can park at Wategoes and walk up the steps to the top – you might even see a kangaroo or goanna if you’re lucky! Remember to take your bathers as you’ll definitely want a swim afterwards!
A great way to enjoy the natural beauty of the area is with a visit to Crystal Castle in the Byron hinterland. Walk through gorgeous gardens and rainforest, touch the Peace Stupa blessed by Gyoto Monks, marvel at amazing crystals and taste delicious local produce. Open daily, more info www.crystalcastle.com.au
If you’re staying over the weekend, make sure that you’re up early to take part in HarvestSourdough Saturdays. Take a short drive to Newrybar and line up with locals for the freshest bread and pastries around.