Winter in the Byron Bay hinterland region is a lovely time of year. The sometimes, oppressive heat, of the summer months has gone and we are left with lovely sunny days (mostly) with average daily temperatures of 19 - 22 degrees celcius. A great time to explore the hinterland region or just soak up the stunning local scenery - with a cup of local fresh coffee of course.
The World-Heritage listed sub-tropical rainforests in our region are a real treat to visit. With waterfalls, wildlife and stunning views. For the active, try climbing Mount Warning (pictured below) for the sunrise and be the first to see the sun that day. Or just enjoy the beautiful scenery and the more tolerable temperatures.
The annual Whale migration has started and it's great to sit at one of the vantage points in the area and spot them breaching just off our shores. Sometimes you have to be patient (so why not take a picnic) and might have to wait an hour or so before spotting anything other than surfers and seagulls. Other times you may spot several in your first 10 minutes. Either way, the scenery is gorgeous and the air is fresh. Cape Byron Lighthouse and Lennox Point Headland are great places for panoramic views of the coast.
The local cafes and restaurants are serving up delicious winter treats. Most use local fresh produce. The northern New South Wales region is renowned for its local coffee and macadamias.
There are plenty of boutique shops for those that need some retail therapy, from the trendy Bangalow to the popular Byron Bay with some larger known brands these days. The community craft markets are also very popular with hundreds of colourful stalls selling everything from food and drink, local produce, fashion and arts and crafts.
Byron Hinterland Accommodation Group has a selection of unique and luxury properties to make your winter holiday extra special. All within driving distance to Byron Bay, Bangalow, Ballina and the hinterland villages. See our Accommodation page for more details.