Beat winter blues in Byron

Relax: Byron offers the ultimate in winter getaways, fly and stay packages are available through Pelican Travel.
Relax: Byron offers the ultimate in winter getaways, fly and stay packages are available through Pelican Travel.

Fancy leaving the chill of winter to holiday on some of the best stretch of coast Northern NSW has to offer?

Catch a plane to Byron this season and you’ll be in paradise in no time.

With average winter temperatures around 19 degrees and clear sunny days this cosmopolitan spot is the perfect place to soak up some rays and explore a region that is rich in culture and diversity.

What’s more winter is the perfect time to enjoy a spot of whale watching as Australian east coast humpbacks migrate.

Flying makes quick work of the 800 kilometre trip, leaving you to enjoy your break and the get the most from all that Byron has to offer.

This easternmost point of the Australia is famous for its beaches, surf breaks, sunrises, fishing and green hills. But there’s so much more to the area.

It’s a foodies dream, from market stalls to high-end restaurants Byron boasts outstanding local produce.

With a host of scenic walks, meditation retreats, regular festivals, shopping and entertainment a trip to Byron will leave you feeling truly inspired.

In fact the chances are you may never want to leave Byron’s blissed-out buzz, yet there are loads of interesting places within an hour’s drive, not least beautiful Ballina.

This bustling town offers stunning beaches, endless waterside attractions and some of the best local seafood you’re likely to find. With 25 kilometres of cycleways along the beautiful Richmond river, kayak tours, river cruises and heritage walks its captivating scenery can be enjoyed at any pace.

Visit Macadamia Castle for some family fun, delve your way through the Ballina markets or saddle-up and take a horse ride along the beach.

With some great packages currently on offer from Pelican Travel, your winter blues may have just turned a warmer hue.

THINGS TO DO IN BYRON AND BALLINA:

  • Splendour in the Grass –  July 21 to July 23 
  • Byron Bay Writer’s Festival – August 4 to August 6
  • The Bangalow BBQ & Bluegrass Festival – August 11 to August 12
  • Ballina Market – 3rd Sunday of every month
  • Quota Club of Astonville Craft and Garden Fair – Balllina August 26  to August 27
  • Sample Food Festival – Bangalow Showgrounds

GETTING THERE:

Ballina is just 5 minutes from Ballina Byron Gateway Airport and Byron is under 30 minutes drive.

FlyPelican has six direct flights a week from Newcastle to Ballina Byron Gateway Airport, with flights from $99.

Flight time is 1 hour 30 minutes. Customised packages are available, visit flypelican.com.au