Top Rainy Day Activities in Byron Bay

The winter weather has arrived.. but never fear.. I have made a list of fun things to keep you entertained until the sun shines again..

  • Catch a movie at the cinema

    Make sure you show your student ID at Palace Cinema to get a $13 student ticket or visit on a Monday when all tickets are only $10!


  • Visit the Byron Bay Library

    Not only is our library a beautiful space to relax and keep warm, it also has an independent exhibition space for local artists attached. Check out The Lone Goat Gallery‘s facebook page to see what they have showing at the moment.

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  • If you are over the age of 18  you could go on a Brewery or Gin Distillery Tour

    (Where they make gin and beer)

Stone & Wood Brewery is located in The Arts & Industrial Estate. You can catch the solar train there for only $4 and then the friendly team at the Sun Bistro are able to drop you at the Brewery. A tour is $25 and includes beer tasting. To make a booking visit their website:


The Byron Bay Brewery is closer to town, located beside the Arts Factory and open from Wednesday to Sunday. The tour usually starts about 2pm. They also host a fantastic ‘Open Mic Night’ every Wednesday and many other great gigs. Come and see me at reception for a discount coupon for a beer and burger deal and keep an eye on their Facebook page for upcoming events:


Cape Byron Gin Distillery is out in Byron Bay’s beautiful hinterland and offer tours every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Tours are $35 and bookings are essential.


  • Did you know Byron has a Circus Arts School?

Located in the Arts and Industrial Estate. Have a look at the different classes they have for adults, they even have a climbing wall that you can check out

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  • The Byron Bay Community Center

Situated in the middle of town. They have a range of amazing shows, workshops, movies and free events. Check out the time table for all the info:


  • Visit a Day Spa

Buddha Gardens Day Spa is close to town (by the Arts Factory and Byron Bay Brewery) and has an outdoor garden area with heated plunge pool and sauna. It costs $35 for 1 hour or free with a massage or facial. It is recommended to call and book in advance.


Kiva Spa is another relaxing destination, it is slightly further away in Mullumbimby, but it is worth the journey. Kiva has a lush garden setting with sauna’s, steam rooms and hot pools to relax in. 1 hour costs $25.


  • How about a dance class?

Dance Dynamic in the Arts & Industrial Estate have a great range of Adults classes:

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Or something a little more spicy?


  • Surf?

Sometimes when it’s raining its the perfect chance to catch a wave without the usual crowds. Just make sure you check the conditions before you paddle out.


There are so many other fantastic things going on in Byron all year round! I will post all workshops and events I see on on our Lexis Byron Bay Facebook page. So keep an eye out or come and speak with me at reception if you want more information 😀

Keep warm and have fun ❤


Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing or Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

It’s the Weekend! June 7th-10th


Enjoy the long weekend everyone!







Drop Legs @ the Northern – FREE

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Yamba Eat To The Beat Festival $40

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 7:00pm Pink Zinc Trio @ Railway Hotel
 8:00pm The Dreggs, Jack Botts and Anna & Jed @ Hotel Great Northern
 5:00pm Leigh James @ Beach Hotel
 6:00pm Stars of Byron Shire Dance for Cancer @ Byron Theatre
 6:00pm Ali Barter with The Oogars and Sophie Ozard @ Byron Bay Brewery
 6:00pm Martin Lartigau @ Targa
 7:00pm Biggy P @ The Sun
 7:00pm Manoa @ Byron Bay Brewery
 7:00pm Velvet Bloom @ Treehouse
 9:00pm Live DJs @ Woody’s Surf Shack – Upstairs
 9:00pm Dan Clark Band @ Beach Hotel
 8:00pm Drop Leggs @ Hotel Great Northern
 4:30pm Late For Woodstock @ Beach Hotel
 5:00pm DJ Longtime @ Beach Hotel
 6:00pm Open Mic Night @ The Sun
 6:00pm Acoustic Gypsy Jazz with Ben Julian@ Foxy Luu’s
 7:00pm Ooz @ Byron Bay Brewery
 7:00pm Palm Wine Ambassadors @ Treehouse
 8:00pm My Happy Place @ Beach Hotel
 9:00pm DJ Lordy Wardy @ Beach Hotel
 7:00pm Southwall @ Railway Hotel
 8:00pm When Harry Met Swanny @ Hotel Great Northern
 12:00pm Sunday Session DJs Jezza J & Vinnie LaDuce @ Treehouse
 4:00pm The Mason Rack Band @ Byron Bay Brewery
 5:00pm John Mason @ The Sun
 7:00pm Anna & Jordan @ Treehouse



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Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Mullumbimby at Night Festival 2019

Happy Sunday Lexis Legends

What an amazing Saturday evening in Mullumbimby. Byron Bay Touring Co took a group of Lexis students to a festival in this super cool, little town. bf68f715-0d38-4d6b-bf57-e2f918952670

Pretty fairy lights, awesome tunes and so much colour…


Yummy foods, cheeky beverages and a great atmosphere.


Rocking the chilled vibes..


No need for glasses ladies, straight from the bottle 😉

40a57df9-5997-4e90-bef0-3e2f3c6bfe85cee74d43-44bd-4ec0-8cb9-06725bedafb9  Thanks again Lexis Legends. You guys rocked! Mullumbimby misses you already 🙂

Happy Student – Nami Koganezawa

The lovely Nami started her Lexis Journey in April. She will be here until October. Originally from Japan, Nami used to work in an Irish pub before she came to Australia.


I asked Nami some questions about her time her in Byron Bay so far..

Where are you from?

-Kobe, Hyogo, JAPAN

Why did you come to Australia?

-To improve my English, especially listening and speaking. Also to experience the culture in Byron Bay and Australia.

What is your favourite thing about Byron Bay?

-Going to Tallow’s Beach and exploring places like Crystal Castle.

Is your English Improving?

-Yes, I think it is getting better a little bit.

What would you say to someone who is considering studying at Lexis Byron Bay?

-People of Lexis Byron Bay are very kind. They have always helped me, anytime.

What are your plans after you finish studying at Lexis?

-I’d like to go on a trip around Australia and then back to Japan.


Its great to have you at Lexis Nami!

We look forward to more fun activities and happy moments! 🙂


Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.


Saturday- Surfers Live Festival Sunday- Nimbin Mardi Gras Festival

Saturday- Surfers Paradise Live Festival

Hey all!

What a weekend!! We took a group of students to the Gold Coast, firstly stopping at Australias largest outlet shopping centre, Harbour Town.

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We then grabbed some beers and headed to Surfers Paradise for the Live Music Festival.


Some of Australias biggest bands were playing, the HOODOO GURUS, DARYL BRAITHWAITE & THIRSTY MERC, to name a few.




The group had an awesome time.  Grabbing some great bargains at the shopping centre and listening to some awesome Aussie old school music.

Sunday- Nimbin Mardi Gras Festival

Nimbin Mardi Gras festival was pumping this weekend and a couple of the LEXIS students went on the Happy Coach down to Nimbin to enjoy the festivities.

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The Happy Coach stopped off at some cool locations before arriving at Nimbin for a spectacular event full of colour, wonderful people, music and culture.

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Byron Bay Touring Co cannot wait to take you guys on many more awesome adventures. Come say hey to us at the Happy Travels desk between 12-3pm Monday/ Wednesday/ Friday – we’d love to meet you all.

Dee & Mark

Lexis Juniors Walking Tour of Byron! March 18th

Yesterday we had the pleasure of welcoming eight junior students from Hiroshima, Japan. Once they were all settled in to Lexis, I took them on a little walking tour of Byron, to introduce them to their new surroundings and home for the next two weeks. 😀


We set off from Lexis on Ruskin Street and walked down Jonson Street, towards the sea, stopping on the way for some delicious ice cream!


Enjoying their ice-cream at Main Beach



Everyone enjoyed walking along the water’s edge and taking some photos. The clouds in the sky looked spectacular before the rain came and we could see the light house in the distance!

Time to walk back to town before the rain hits!


Luckily, when the rain came, we were under cover and watched as the brief but impressive thunder storm passed us by.

Before long, the sun was out again!


Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.


An Awesome group of Lexis Legends showing us how to bring in the weekend with a Bang!

First up, Happy Hour, card games and some free dinner, courtesy of Aquarius Backpacker Bar…


Then on to Cheeky Monkeys from some free drinks, wet t-shirt silliness and dancing into the night!