Making the most of Byron Bay

What To Do When It’s Raining In Byron Bay

Don’t let a little rain wash away the fun; Byron Bay’s lively indoors accommodates as much charm and variety as its sunny beaches. We’ve put together our top recommendations for things to do during your Byron Bay trip while the rain pours!

Palace Cinemas Foyer in Byron Bay
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A Trip To The Movies

The quintessential rainy day activity! Even in Byron Bay, nothing beats shielding yourself away from drizzly skies with a nice movie. When the rain pours in Byron Bay, take refuge at Palace Cinema on Jonson Street. This cinema offers everything from blockbuster hits to local and international art house films. Check their website for any film festivals that might align with your visit. 

Don’t forget, Palace Cinema is a fully licensed venue, so you can enjoy a curated drinks menu featuring local Byron Shire craft beers, premium wines, and classic cocktails while you watch.

For Families Travelling, Visit Circus Arts Byron Bay

If the weather is dreary and the kids have energy to burn, take them along to Circus Arts, a mere eight minute drive from Beach Suites. This venue offers an extensive range of acrobatic activities including a climbing gym, an Olympic-sized trampoline, and a dance trapeze. Not just for kids, adults can join in too with aerial and handstand courses available for a spontaneous one-off class.

Visit The Stone & Wood Brewery

Escape the rain and head to Stone & Wood Brewery, Byron Bay’s beloved “spiritual home” of beer, nestled in the arts and industry estate. Enjoy a 90-minute guided tour complete with tastings to see how one of Australia’s favourite beers is crafted, or simply relax with a meal from the diverse menu provided by 100 Mile Table, including vegan and gluten-free options.

Stone and Wood Brewery
Image courtesy of Harley Graham

Indulge In A Spa Day

Byron Bay is lucky to be home to a wide range of incredible spa centres. With exceptional clinics like Endota on Lawson Street and Comma on Banksia Drive, take the opportunity to relax, decompress and pause from the whirlwind of everyday life. Whether you crave a deep tissue massage or a rejuvenating sauna, you’ll be able to find a spa that meets your needs.

Enjoy A Meal At One Of Byron Bay's Many Great Restaurants

193 Broken Head Rd, Newrybar NSW 2479

Nothing warms the body quicker than a nourishing meal shared with loved ones. Lucky for you, Byron has no shortage of incredible places and eateries. Dotted throughout the Byron Shire there is a vibrant food scene that caters to all preferences, whether you are vegan/vegetarian, celiac or have any other dietary restrictions. Escape the rain and take refuge in indulging in some incredibly prepared food. Click here to learn more about some of our favourite restaurants in Byron Bay.

Go For A Snorkel At Julian Rocks

Embrace the water with a snorkelling adventure at Julian Rocks. Both Blue Bay Divers and Sundive provide year-round tours, supplying all the necessary gear like snorkels, fins, and wetsuits. The shallow waters here teem with diverse marine life, offering an up-close experience with nature beneath the waves. For more insights on snorkelling and diving in Byron Bay, read our comprehensive guide.

People enjoying breakfast at Byron Bay cafe Folk

Warm Up With A Coffee From A Byron Bay Cafe

Nothing beats starting a rainy day with a warm cup of coffee in Byron Bay. Whether you’re into a cosy, plant-based vibe or a sleek, modern atmosphere, Byron has a cafe to suit every taste. Pair your brew with a beloved local treat like the Acai Bowls from Combi. For more on finding the perfect cafe for your mood, check out our detailed guide to Byron’s best cafés.

Shop Local In Byron Bay

One of our personal favourite rainy day activities! Byron Bay boasts a diverse array of local, independent boutiques and creative craft shops. Wander through an eclectic mix of stores and find the perfect keepsake to commemorate your visit, showcasing the creativity and spirit of the region.

Paint The Night Away

Break up your evening with some painting and drinks! Just a brief two minute walk from Beach Suites will lead you to the Art and Wine Co, who offer a variety of adult painting classes, from ceramics to impressionist paintings. Teenagers are also welcome to join when accompanied by an adult.

Art and Wine Co

Visit A Local Art Gallery

Byron Bay is lucky to enjoy a whole host of great galleries. Whether it’s the contemporary pieces at Lone Goat Gallery or the impressive sculptures at Thomgallery, there’s plenty to admire. Don’t miss the Byron School of Art’s repurposed industrial workshop—a fantastic way to stimulate your mind and stay dry on a rainy day.

Build Up A Sweat With Some Pilates

Get your body moving through the cold weather, and stretch out with a pilates class in Byron Bay. With a wide range of studios on offer to cater to your specific practice. Peaches Pilates also offer a great value Holiday Pass for $70!

Planning a trip to Byron Bay? Consider staying at Beach Suites, where luxury meets serenity right in the heart of town. Located directly opposite the main beach, Beach Suites offers pet-friendly accommodations and luxury suites with private pools—perfect for a truly memorable getaway.