Byron Bay surf coach

More than your standard learn-to-surf school, Byron Bay's Next Level Surf Coaching employs a 2:1 surfer-to-certified-coach ratio. 50-year-old grom James decided to test it out. My partner, Veda, calls me the...

Boomerang Festival

I'll never forget my first day on the job as a fledgling writer with Perth’s REVelation magazine. It was 1991 and minutes after arriving I was handed a notepad and camera and sent to Subiaco’s Regal Theatre to ...

Meet Make Create

Meet Make Create founder Nikki Buckland has developed after-school creative workshops that provide children with a skill based, inclusive art experience in an engaging and supportive environment. It's a great o...

Byron Bay Surf Festival

The annual Byron Bay Surf Festival provides a multitude of ways to immerse yourself in surf, art, music, film and photography, and win a thousand dollars simply for catching one wave. The three-day event held i...

Byron Ocean Swim Classic

The next Byron Bay Ocean Swim Classic will be held on Sunday May 3, 2015 with entries open from January 1, 2015. A major fundraiser for a number of local charities, the Classic has raised tens of thousands of d...

Mullum Music Festival

Multiple venues hosting back-to-back performances to packed audiences for four days: Mullum Music Festival seizes an entire town in stunning style! More than 6000 revellers flood into the hinterland town of Mul...

Byron Hula Hips

Late last year I had the great pleasure of taking dance classes from Francoise Schneiders of Byron Hula Hips. I first met this gorgeous woman when I lived in Sydney a decade ago and was delighted to discover th...

Byron Bay Ballooning

A $5 raffle ticket I bought at the 2012 Old&Gold Festival resulted in one of the most memorable experiences I've had since moving here a decade ago. Hovering above Mount Chincogan while watching the sun ris...

Mullum2Bruns Paddle

Another clever initiative of the Brunswick Heads Chamber of Commerce, the annual Mullum2Bruns Paddle has become a major event on the North Coast community calendar. More than 600 entrants take to the water in a...

Splendour in the Grass

Byron is cementing itself as Australia's festival hotspot with the likes of Bluesfest, Falls and Splendour setting up each year to entertain the punters. Splendour in the Grass, which is held at beautiful North...

Federal Park Party

Each year the hinterland village I'm honoured to call home hosts the Federal Park Party. Surrounding communities including Goonengerry, Rosebank and Coorabell join in to create a vibrant, eclectic gathering tha...

Bob McTavish Surfboards

Voted the most influential shaper of all time by Australia’s Surfing Life magazine in 1992, Bob McTavish is credited with kick-starting a surfing revolution with the world’s first production shortboard called t...

Byron School of Art

Byron School of Art founders Emma Walker (seated), Christine Willcocks, Michael Cusack, Meredeth Crowe, Sarah Harvey, James Guppy (seated) and Rick Shearman established Byron School of Art in 2013. Built on the...

The Corner Dance Lab

Dance Integrated Australia's Philip Channells is an acclaimed performer and choreographer who works with people of all ages, with and without disability. Philip recently set up The Corner Dance Lab at Jasper Co...