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Does Byron Bay suffer from Schoolies

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Melbourne, Australia
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Does Byron Bay suffer from Schoolies

Thinking of a trip to Byron Bay mid December. I want to avoid the schoolies phenomenon. Can anyone advise?

Sydney/Melbourne
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1. Re: Does Byron Bay suffer from Schoolies

By December schoolies is well and truly over.

You will however have the summer holiday crowds to contend with.

Melbourne, Australia
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2. Re: Does Byron Bay suffer from Schoolies

Thanks evamelb.

I didn't think the summer holiday crowd was full on till the kids get off school just before Christmas. Correct me if I am wrong.

Cheers

Brisbane, Australia
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3. Re: Does Byron Bay suffer from Schoolies

the official Schoolies week is occuring right now - "Schoolies" is the week after the graduating Grade 12(Senior) students finish ( two days ago) and celebrate.Other grades will finish on the 7th of December for most private schools and the 14th for Public, although some private schools are staggered. These grades dont have a 'schoolies' per se, they just go on holidays with their families resulting in School Holidays.

Edited: 3:04 am, November 18, 2012
Tasmania
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4. Re: Does Byron Bay suffer from Schoolies

I'm sympathetic, Gale. The best way to avoid other people at the beach is to go in mid-winter. :(

Can I interest you in Tasmania instead of Byron?

Melbourne, Australia
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5. Re: Does Byron Bay suffer from Schoolies

Hi Luigi A

I love Tasmania, sometimes I even consider moving there I love it so. As a farmer in the desert on the Vic NSW border Tassie is so appealing. Maybe I can turn to farming in Tassie. I am a hot weather person though, and love to swim. Its too cold to swim there I think.

Cheers

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6. Re: Does Byron Bay suffer from Schoolies

Bad news is that private schools finish at the beginning of December - but you are right - the worst of the crowds are round the Xmas/New Year period.

Have a great time.

7. Re: Does Byron Bay suffer from Schoolies

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