Australia Day Byron-style

Australia Day Byron-style

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Australia Day is just around the corner and here in the Byron region, there’s plenty of quirky things to do to mark the occasion – that’s if you can pull yourself away from the beach!

If you’re keen to join in an event, here’s a few ideas to contemplate.

Hotel Brunswick is holding their annual prawn peeling contest with heats from 1pm and music to follow. It’s family friendly so bring the kids along and see how they go!

At Ocean Shores the Community Association puts on an afternoon event with a sausage sizzle, giant lamington, free Australian flags, music and a mullet throwing championship. Yep! And no, they’re not actual fish!

At Nimbin, you can partake in the Great Synchronised Swimming Event at the local pool or you can head over to Nimbin Bush Theatre for the Survival Day event.

There’s also a Survival Day event in Byron Bay run by The Sisters for Reconciliation – and for an option where you don’t need to leave the beach, you could join in the annual Byron Board Paddle, and make your way from Wategos to Main Beach on your board or SUP.

Cherry Street Sports Club in Ballina has a full line-up of food trucks, breweries and music planned for the day. They’ve even got a pie eating competition if you’re game.

For some retro-cool over long-weekend, you might want to catch put aside Friday night, when Daryl Braithwaite plays at the Beach Hotel. An iconic pub and an iconic singer!

Of course then there’s the run of more traditional Australia Day breakfast events around the region, including Bangalow, Brunswick Heads, Byron Bay and Bexhill.

Whatever you do over weekend, just make sure you take the time to enjoy real people making real food at real places.