Are you heading away this School Holiday? The mid term break can be the perfect opportunity to Escape your Everyday confines and enjoy some quality family time. This holiday we are packing up the car and heading north to Byron Bay, the small coastal town is the ideal family holiday destination, with plenty of activities to keep your little rascals happy. We have compiled a list of attractions and activities to satisfy all ages that will make these school holidays memorable for the whole family. Before, heading off on your trip make sure you check out Okanui.com or the Okanui Byron Bay Store for all your holiday clothing.
First stop, the Beach
In Bryon you are spoilt for choice of beautiful beaches from Wategos up to Ocean shores, they are perfect for a family day out. If surfing is your thing, then head to the Pass famous for its right-hand point breaks when the swell is good, a right spot for all levels of surfers including beginner perfect for the kids.
Explore Cape Byron Walking Track
There’s something magical and mysterious about a lighthouse when you’re a child. Enjoy the spectacular scenery as you head up The Cape Byron Walking Track to the Lighthouse. The track is not considered stroller friendly in some areas, as there are steep hills and lots of steps.
Discover Byron Bay Markets
If you’re looking for an activity that’s fun for you and the kids, the Byron Bay market hits all the right spots. Delicious food, unique local shopping, great entertainment and a relaxing environment. The Byron Market provides unique entertainment such as puppet shows and jumping castles during the school holidays.
Try Dolphin Kayaking
Accommodating children from the age of 5, Dolphin Kayaking is the ideal activity for viewing Byron Bay from a different perspective. Go Sea Kayak Byron Bay offers 3-hour Dolphin Kayaking tours paddling in the famous Cape Byron Marine Park where dolphins, turtles and whales roam free.
Swim in a tea-tree lake
Drive to the end of Pacific Parade in Lennox Head, and you’ll find Lake Ainsworth, a tea-tree-stained lake that, thanks to the tea tree oil that has dripped into the water from the surrounding trees, is said to have healing powers. Don’t let the copper-coloured ripples put you off – there is something quite magical about swimming here.
Image credit (in order of appearance) Saxon kent, Laura Jayne Sheehan, Go Sea Kayak