What to do around Byron Bay when it rains

There’s nothing worse than booking a beach holiday and having it bucket down the entire time that you are away, especially if you have no idea what else there is to do. Fortunately, around Byron Bay, there is no reason to let a bit of wet weather dampen your holiday. With so much to see and do around the region, you will almost be disappointed when the rain dries up!

Wander around Mullumbimby

When the heavens open in Byron Bay, there’s no reason to spend the day hiding indoors – instead pack your brolly and visit “The Biggest Little Town in Australia”. Mullumbimby is the perfect place to while away a half a day, indulging to-die-for Vietnamese at Pink Lotus Eatery followed by dessert at Scratch Patisserie. 

If you love fossicking through vintage shops, you’ve come to the right place. For fantastic vintage clothing, visit The Silver Lining in the main street. And, when you have finished there, pop down the street to Haven Botanical for divine plants, flowers and botanical wares. Trust us when we say that a rainy day won’t go to waste in Mullum!

Take a gin distillery tour

Don’t let the wet weather rain on your parade, instead why not go on a gin distillery tour? Cape Byron Distillery in McLeods Shoot offers tours every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Or, if you feel like a drive, head up the highway towards Murwillumbah to Husk Distillers in Tumbulgum for an equally fantastic tour. Just remember to plan ahead, because, for both tours, you need to book.

Explore Bangalow

If there is wet weather forecast for your trip to Byron Bay, save your trip to Bangalow for a day when it is bucketing down. When you arrive in Bangalow, grab a takeaway coffee from Woods and then get set to start shopping. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, pop into Butcher Baker for a bite to eat. We recommend saving room for a doughnut though! They say that calories don’t count when it’s wet, right?

Go for a day drive

When it comes to day drives around Byron Bay, there are plenty to choose from. Whether you head further south to Lismore or Ballina, or out to Nimbin, you’re sure to find plenty to see and do. For a wholesome farm experience, head north to Farm & Co in Cudgen, where you can explore the farm, feed chickens and pigs and snap a selfie or two with a sunflower. For a lovely breakfast or lunch, time your visit with the Cafe’s opening hours, between 8am and 3pm, Wednesday to Sunday.

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