First Sun Byron Bay

First Sun is Byron Bay’s New Year’s Day event at the most Easterly point of Australia’s mainland.

The event is organised by the Byron Community Centre and held at Cape Byron Lighthouse at the break of dawn. This mindful event first saw the light of day on 1st January 2014. Only one year later, around 1,000 people walked or made their way on a shuttle bus to witness the first rays of the sun from the Byron Bay Lighthouse.

First Sun is a family-friendly event which offers visitors and the local community alike the chance to start the New Year with conscious intentions and to reflect on the past year in a peaceful and communal way. Visitors will be able to listen to relaxing music, receive the first light of New Year’s Day and start the new year with a guided meditation, yoga and peaceful intent. All activities offered are free.