Caper Byron Bay Food and Culture Festival

Friday 17 May 2024 to Sunday 26 May 2024

Overview

Millions of visitors grace Byron’s shores annually and who can blame them - this is a place as well-versed in seascapes as it is in spirit. The traditional custodians of surrounding Bundjalung Nation…

Millions of visitors grace Byron’s shores annually and who can blame them - this is a place as well-versed in seascapes as it is in spirit. The traditional custodians of surrounding Bundjalung Nation called it Cavanbah (or meeting place), a role it played for thousands of years - and Byron’s not changed its tune ever since. A once small surf town turned alternative oasis, home to a heaving population of creative talent across a kaleidoscope of different fields.

Caper is a celebration of this colourful community, the melting pot of individuals who have made this popular holiday town a hometown. A food and lifestyle-focused affair honouring the long-established laid-back ethos of this place and its appreciation for the surrounding environment, not to mention its local talent, growing culinary scene, traditional land custodians and ample natural assets.

The four-day festival is a foray through Byron Shire’s food, drink, music, wellness, art, community, and entertainment, through a cluster of ticketed and free community events and exhibitions. Caper will be scattered from beach to hinterland, from morning through night, in restaurants, breweries, businesses and iconic landmarks, with Byron Town as its epicentre.

This is a chance to unite in an annual event which pays a toast to the unique Rainbow Region.

Actively welcomes people with access needs.

Caters for people who use a wheelchair.

Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)

Have a step free main entrance to the building and/or reception area (includes ramps or slopes with a maximum gradient of 1:14, otherwise are too steep for wheelchairs)

Have a wheelchair accessible toilet / shower and change room

Have accessible seating areas in theatrette

Have an accessible public toilet which is unlocked

Have at least one wheelchair accessible parking space with wheelchair accessible signage clearly displayed (International standards are 3200mm wide x 2500 mm high)

Have step free access to restaurant, lounge and bar

Have step free outdoor pathways (includes picnic areas, barbecues and shelters)

Have wheelchair accessible transport options available in the general vicinity (provide information on name of the operator, phone and website link to individual providers for private vehicles, community transport train, mini vans, hire cars, buses, taxis, ferry, tram, light rail etc in your access statement)

Offer a range of contact methods for receiving complaints

Offer multiple options for booking - web, email, phone

Provide assistance with booking arrangements (includes providing clear itineraries with written instructions on what to do at various destinations)

Use floors/coverings which are slip resistant, firm and smooth

Use non-slip tiles in the bathroom or slip resistant matting