Byron Bay is also well known as the home of several internationally famous festivals. Byron Bay Bluesfest and Splendour in the Grass lure music fans, while literary enthusiasts flock to the Byron Bay Writers Festival. The Byron Underwater Festival, Byron Bay Yogafest, Evolve Arts Festival and Byron Bay Arts and Music Festival are also popular events.

Holiday accommodation in Byron Bay ranges from beachside cottages and apartments close to Belongil Beach through to luxury beach houses overlooking Wategos Beach. A number of serviced apartments are also ideally located close to all of the action in Jonson Street.

Holiday rentals in Byron Bay become extremely popular during festival times - so booking early is essential to avoid disappointment. Planning ahead can also result in more holiday spending money, with airfares generally cheaper the earlier they are booked. Nearby towns such as Bangalow, Lennox Head and Ballina also offer great holiday accommodation choices and may prove a more cost effective base for festival going.

Byron Bay is located in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales. It is accessible from Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Newcastle and Sydney via the Pacific Highway. Ballina Byron Gateway Airport is served by flights from Sydney and Melbourne.

For a full list of Byron Bay accommodation options, including Byron Bay holiday homes and serviced apartments, click here.

Byron Bay Bluesfest

The Byron Bay Bluesfest runs from the 2nd of April to the 6th of April over the Easter long weekend. Now in its 26th year, the festival draws together some of the biggest musical acts in the world and attracts fans from all over Australia. Artists as diverse as Ben Harper, Bonnie Raitt, Keith Urban, John Fogerty and the John Butler Trio have all played  Bluesfest and 2015 promises to be another great year. Bluesfest 2015 will be held at the Tyagarah Tea Farm, situated just 10 minutes’ drive from Byron Bay.

Bluesfest Accommodation

Splendour in the Grass

Since its inception in 2001, Splendour in the Grass has evolved into a much-loved music and youth festival. Held every July at Byron Bay's Belongil Fields, Splendour promises some of the biggest acts in music, as well as showcasing local arts and crafts, creative performances and interesting sideshows. Previous headliners have included Coldplay, Sonic Youth, Powderfinger, Devo and PJ Harvey. Announcements of future lineups are keenly anticipated, with 2015 again promising big-name musical acts.

Splendour in the Grass Accommodation

Byron Bay Writers Festival

The Byron Bay Writers Festival is held every August at Byron Bay's Belongil Fields. Attracting some of Australia's finest writers, journalists and satirists, the annual gathering of literary luminaries consists of a mixture of panel discussions, readings, debates, workshops and literary lunches and dinners. The 2015 Byron Bay Writers Festival will continue with more of the same and is a must for writers and readers alike.

Byron Bay Writers Festival Accommodation

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- Splendour in the Grass (photo courtesy of Bradii)