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Family at Clarkes Beach, Byron Bay

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Top 6 things to do in Byron Bay these school holidays

There are so many awesome things to do with family in Byron Bay during the School Holidays, and with Spring right around the corner we have put together a list of six of our favourites across the Bryon Shire.

1. Fishing off Tallows Beach

A day at the beach offers quality family time and Tallow’s Beach, located a few steps away from the Bryon Holiday Park, offers one of the best beach fishing spots in Bryon Bay. With direct access to the beach you can spend half a day fishing in the morning, then it’s a short walk back to the camp to enjoy your fresh catch for lunch before enjoying time in the park’s pool with the kids or setting off to explore the region. It’s a good idea to book your recreational fishing licence online before you arrive.

Fishing

2. Farm kids

A 13-minute drive from Byron Bay, The Farm offers a great day out for the entire family. The whole family can experience the operations of a working farm on one of their guided farm tours and pet adorable farm animals!

During the school holidays they also offer interactive farm programs for kids, educating them on where food comes from, organic farming, composting and other ethical farming practices. Programs like the Mini Farmers see the kids becoming hands on with (fun) farm chores, collecting eggs, checking fences, feeding animals, clearing paddocks and more!

3. Follow the magical fairy trail

A magical way to explore Brunswick heads is by following the Fairy Trail. There are 30 hidden fairy houses to find along the way, which are kept well maintained by fairies and pixies under the guidance of the fairy godmother. You can get an updated copy of the clues from the Brunswick Heads Visitor Information Centre when you arrive, or download it here.

Fairy Trail in Byron Bay

Fairy Trail

4. Trail bike rides

Cycling with the family is a great way to see the sights of Byron Bay and explore the greater region. There are plenty of trails and rides to choose from in the Byron Bay Shire; in the town itself there are shared pedestrian and bike paths which wind through parks and along the beachfront, so you can stop for a swim before continuing your journey. Drop into the Byron Visitor Information Centre when you arrive to pick up a map and copy of the trails.

If you don’t have a bike or prefer not to bring one with you, many accommodation providers and holiday parks offer bike hire, or you could try out a full-day cycling tour like the Rainforest Mountain Bike Tour, led by an experienced guide from Byron Bay Tours.

Cycling in Byron Bay

5. Learn to surf

Byron Bay is one of the most iconic places in the world to surf, and if you've been longing to try for the first time or are just not ready to brave some of the bigger breaks, there are still plenty of beaches to choose from. Main Beach and Clarkes Beach offer ideal conditions for beginners.

If you want to hone your surfing skills, there are lots of surf schools in the Bryon region; surf schools like Kool Katz Surf School cater for children as young as six years old, so all the family can give it a go!

Learning to surf in Byron Bay

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6. Macadamia Castle

Located 20 kilometres south of Byron Bay in the Hinterland estate of Knockrow, the Macadamia Castle offers a fun-filled day for the entire family. Here you can try your luck at the 18-hole mini-golf course (included free with the park entry), explore the Animal Fun and Adventure Park, take a ride on the train or just have a ball in the playground.

If you are looking for a fun-filled school holiday program, then look no further. There are two activity programs on offer: Wildlife Guardians for children aged seven to 11 years, and Keeper For a Day for ages 12 to 18. The programs cater to small groups and allow exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences with the keepers, learning about conservation and caring for wildlife.

Macadamia Castle

Macadamia Castle

This post was produced in partnership with Byron Holiday Park. For more holiday inspiration, head to byronholidaypark.com.au.

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