Australia Day in Byron Bay

Byron Bay Breakfast in the park

 Time: 7:30 – 9:00am

 Where: Byron Bay Services Club, Jonson Street, Byron Bay

Welcome by Mayor Jan Barham, Ambassador Simon Westaway, Australia Day Address, Local Citizen of the Year Awards, Citizenship Ceremony

Fun Afternoon (Byron Rural Fire Brigade)

Time: 2.00pm to 5.00pm

Where: Gaggin Park, Alcorn Street, Suffolk Park

Celebration of the Survival of Indigenous Culture (Sisters for Reconciliation)

Time: 11.15am – 3.00pm

 Where: Byron Bay Main Beach Park, Bay Street Byron Bay

BBQ, music and dancing, kids activities

Sausage sizzle, ice pops, celebration cake, drinks and lollies, free Australian flags, kids entertainment

Oz Studies

What can you do in an Oz studies class?

Learn the didgeridoo.

The didgeridoo is thought to be the oldest wind instrument in the world. It is traditionally made from one species of Eucalyptus tree. The hardest part about learning the didgeridoo is the circular breathing. In this photo David is teaching his Oz studies class the basics of didgeridoo. Good luck!

What to do in the rain???

1. Wategos beach in the rain is beautiful! The water temperature is around 26˚, visibility: 20-25m and the ocean is a stunning turquoise, go surfing, swimming, snorkelling, kayaking or diving. The Dolphins are out enjoying the waves and so should you.

2. Join the gym, 30 days for $30. There are lots of different classes on, Zumba the new dance craze, yoga, weights, bikes and lots more.

3. Byron Bay Art Classic: is a community event showcasing the diverse range of artists in the region. The 2011 exhibition has been extended by 3 days due to popular demand! It will finish on Thursday and is at the Community centre.

4. Go to Bongo Beads and make a necklace or bracelet. It will be a nice reminder of your time in Byron Bay or a great gift for your friends and family back home.