What To Do In Byron Bay When It Rains

Rainy Day At Byron Bay Beach (1)

Planning a trip to Byron Bay this winter and worried about what to do if it rains? Do not be deterred! Byon is a vibrant town, that’s natural warmth pierces through any seasonal weather. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite rainy day activities that ensure your visit to Byron Bay is a hit, rain or shine.

1. Yoga and Pilates in Byron Bay

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In Byron Bay, you’re never far from your next yoga or pilates class, with options for any level—be it the energising heat of hot yoga or the grounding poses of pilates. Whatever your preference, Byron Bay has a spot just for you. Make sure to take a peek at our blog for the insider scoop on the best yoga and pilates studios around town.

2. Dine Out in Byron Bay

If braving the storm is a little too much, settle in at Bonito. If you ask us, wet weather days are an excellent excuse to explore all the delicious restaurants Byron Bay has to offer, and Bonito is a must-visit spot on your culinary map. With a focus on locally sourced ingredients, you can have a little taste of Byron without even leaving the hotel.  

3. Enjoy Live Entertainment at the Brunswick Picture House

Brunswick Picture House near Byron Bay
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Head to Brunswick Picture House for an eclectic mix of live entertainment. From stand-up comedy with notable names like Arj Barker to vibrant cabaret acts and concerts featuring artists like Thelma Plum, this rejuvenated venue has quickly become a go-to-spot for top-tier performances. Just a short drive from Byron Bay, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a memorable night out, full of laughter and live music.

4. Get Creative With A Painting Class In Byron Bay

Rainy days in Byron Bay are perfect for locking in to your creative side. Trial one of Art & Wine Co.’s engaging painting classes, where you’ll have a range of predetermined paintings to recreate, most of which are inspired by beautiful natural scenes, along with an occasional adult ceramic class thrown in for good measure. The best part? You and your friends and family can do this all while sipping on a lovely glass of wine. It’s a laid-back and fun way to enjoy the indoors while expressing your artistic flair. Did we forget to mention it’s BYO?

5. Enjoy one of Byron Bay’s Breweries or Distilleries

Stone & Wood Brewery in Byron Bay

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Byron Bay is spoilt for choice when it comes to local breweries and distilleries. Here are a few of our local favourites:

  • Lord Byron Distillery: At this family-run distillery, Brian and Helen Restall share their passion for sustainable, artisanal spirits made with local ingredients. Pop in to taste their carefully crafted rum and learn how they use renewable energy and zero-waste practices to make a difference.

  • Stone & Wood Brewery: Truly a Byron Bay institution, grab a beer at Stone & Wood’s lively Tasting Room. Here, you can explore their famous Pacific Ale or discover new favourites among their Pilot Batch brews. Partake in a brewery tour to get behind the scenes, or simply enjoy a bite with friends in their leafy beer garden.

  • Cape Byron Distillery: Experience the beauty of Cape Byron Distillery, set on a picturesque family farm. Weather permitting, join a guided rainforest walk with a Brookie’s Gin in hand, and cap it off with a tasting that showcases their commitment to local botanicals and conservation.

5. Catch A Movie At Palace Cinema

The Palace Cinema in Byron Bay is the perfect place to get away from drizzly skies. From mainstream hits to independent darlings, along with a variety of film festivals, the Palace Cinema offers a diverse selection that suits all preferences. Enjoy their fully-licensed rooms where you can sip local Byron beers or cocktails right from your seat as you dive into cinematic adventures.

6. Unwind at Byron Bay’s Best Spas

Comma Day Spa in Byron Bay
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When the rain starts to pour in Byron Bay, one of the best remedies is to treat yourself to a relaxing spa day. Byron’s spas offer everything from soothing massages to rejuvenating facials, all set in serene environments that embody the town’s laid-back aura. It’s the perfect way to enjoy wet weather Byron—pampering yourself! For more details on where to find the best local spa experiences, check out our comprehensive blog on the best spas in Byron Bay.

7. Rainy Day Shopping in Byron

If the rain isn’t completely bucketing down, a good shopping session should certainly be on the agenda. Along the bustling streets of Byron Bay there are a great many shops to choose from. For guidance on where to start, our blog on the best stores in Byron Bay offers excellent recommendations for some of our personal favourite shop fronts in the area.

8. Enjoy the Art Galleries of Byron Bay

Lone Goat Gallery in Byron Bay
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Byron Bay is home to an exceptional artistic scene, with a wide range of art galleries, offering a perfect escape from the wet weather. Here are some of our favourite galleries across Byron:

  • Lone Goat Gallery showcases a mix of local, national, and international artists, providing a fresh perspective with each monthly exhibition. Found in the Byron Bay Library building just a short walk from Byron’s Main Beach, it also hosts artist talks and workshops.

  • Thomgallery was established by curator and artist Alex Thom. It works as a meeting point for both art enthusiasts and artists themselves, reflecting the area’s historical roots as a ‘Cavannbah’ or meeting place. Each artwork, whether it’s a painting, sculpture, or work on paper, is carefully selected to foster a personal connection.

  • Yeah, Nice Gallery is a brilliant space that offers a dynamic array of revolving art exhibitions. Located in the industrial estate, it’s a place where art becomes accessible to everyone, encouraging visitors to find that perfect piece to take home. This gallery is not just a space for viewing art but also hosts various events and is available for creative endeavours, making it a lively spot in the Byron art scene.

9. Take A Pottery Class in Byron Bay

Now that you’ve seen some great local art, why have a go at making your own! Get your hands dirty with one of Byron’s clay or pottery workshop. You can start with a beginner’s class at Byron School of Clay or join a session at Mud Byron Bay. It’s a great way to get creative and enjoy some relaxed, hands-on fun.

Planning a trip to Byron Bay? Consider staying at Hotel Mavell! Our luxury suites, attentive staff, and top-notch amenities ensure a memorable visit. Enjoy our rooftop pool and rooftop cocktail bar, all while staying in the heart of Byron.

Nestled in the heart of Byron Bay, we look forward to welcoming you

Whether you are looking to unwind, indulge or explore, we have everything you need to make your stay unforgettable.