Summer vs Winter in Byron Bay.

Planning a Byron Bay holiday but can’t decide when is the best time of year to come? Let us help you with our summer vs winter guide to Byron.

Byron Bay enjoys a sub tropical climate with hot, humid summers and mild, dry winters. Summer temperatures average at about 30 degrees and winter sits at around 19 degrees.

There are a range of outdoor activities that can be enjoyed in both the summer and the winter such as Skydiving, Sea Kayaking, Surfing and Scuba Diving.

The ocean is so diverse and Julian Rocks is the perfect place to explore this underwater paradise. Warm summer currents allow tropical sea life such as leopard sharks and manta rays to be spotted on most dives and during the colder winter months grey nurse sharks visit, presumably to breed. During winter and early spring you can also see humpback whales on their annual migration up the coast and on their way back the mumma whales will have their calves with them, it really is one of the most beautiful things you will ever see.

During winter there is also Splendour in the Grass, held annually in July and also Byron Bay writers festival held in August every year.

Byron Bay markets are also a major draw card for visitors all year round, it’s full of artisan goods and produce, I would be amazed at anyone who left empty handed! The food shouldn’t be missed either!

Summer time in Byron is busy and a bit crazy but the vibe definitely has to be experienced at least once, and winter is quieter so you can really immerse yourself in the atmosphere.

Whether you choose summer or winter for your Byron Bay getaway one thing is for sure, you will have the best time and I can guarantee that you will return again and again…..Byron has a way of capturing people and not letting them go!

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