Just out of Byron
Browse through all the local favourites below.
If you’re staying in Byron for more than a few days, we highly recommend hiring a car and exploring the nearby towns. Each town has its own character and charm that is a must to experience!
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Bangalow is an easy 20-minute scenic drive inland from Byron. Get there early for a coffee from iconic Sparrow or breakfast and a smoothie from WOODS. For lunch, head to Butcher Baker for an epic Italian Porchetta Hoagie paired with a Bam Bam passion cocktail.
When it comes to shopping, Bangalow has something for everyone. The Flower Bar is a luxury florist brand creating botanical art. Island Luxe’s aesthetic is inspired by travel and nomadic lifestyles. We highly recommend checking our Assembly Label, Bisque Traders, Our Corner Store and Rowie the Label.
The Bangalow market is on the 4th Sunday of each month.
Newrybar is a tiny town whose main ‘centre’ is just one charming street. Harvest is an iconic restaurant, bakery, artisan delicatessen and edible garden; a must-visit for foodies or coffee lovers. Local tip – get there early to secure one of their sell-out sausage rolls!
Opposite you will find Newrybar Merchants. A bower-like co-op where local creatives display their wares, from pottery to luxe, one-of-a-kind bed linen.
The Eltham Pub
Bruns is a sleepy coastal village just an 18-minute drive from Byron Bay. A wonderful place for families, foodies and vintage shoppers. Bruns boasts a pristine river that flows into a surf beach with private inlets along the way. Here’s our top picks for the best things to do in Brunswick Heads;
Bruns Bakery promise good vibes baked fresh daily. Brunswick Picture House was lovingly restored in 2016. It now hosts an array of film, circus and family-friendly entertainment. Hotel Brunswick is a treasure favourite of locals and visitors with friendly staff, great food, and brilliant live entertainment.
Honour Espresso & Salumi Bar – Deli & café by day. Natural wine and Salumi bar by night.
Cadeau Bar & Restaurant – Laid back restaurant with a European influenced food menu.
Yami – Fresh and wholesome vegetarian food.
Saint Maries – Delicious pizza and wine bar on Tweed St.
Old Maids – Burgers using locally sourced produce.
Daily Counter – Offering Allpress coffee, toasties and pastries.
Nimbin is totally stuck in the ’60s. A unique village in the beautfiul hinterland behind Byron. Many
of the Nimbin tours also offer the opportunity to explore the surrounding area. One favourite little
hot spot – Minyon Falls – perfect for a refreshing dip on a hot summer’s day.
Visit the Nimbin Rocks. The Nimbin Rocks are volcanic extrusions of Rhyolite left over from the Mount Warning Tweed Volcano that erupted around 20 million years ago. As part of an eroded dyke of the volcano, Nimbin Rocks are located just outside the present day caldera wall about 20 kilometres from Mount Warning and three kilometres from Nimbin Village. They are an extremely significant cultural site to the local Bundjalung tribe who believe the rocks were home to the Nmbngee, or Clever Men.
The Nimbin Farmers’ Market is held each Wednesday afternoon. A great opportunity to buy fresh produce with very limited food miles, including bread, meat, vegetables, tofu, cheeses, and other
Discover our permaculture paradise and eco-sanctuary, just 700m from Nimbin’s main street. Djanbung Gardens features edible plants from around the world, gardens, food forests, dams and ponds, farm animals, alternative building, bamboo, forest and abundant wildlife.seasonal fruit and veges. All produce is grown locally, by local farmers, for the enjoyment and health benefits of locals and visitors to the village.
Mullumbimby is known as “The Biggest Little Town in Australia” and for a small town it certainly has a lot to offer.Just 15 minutes from Byron, it is packed with a variety of cafes, colourful shops, interesting buildings, attractive parks, a swimming pool and a museum. There is something for everyone. Do not leave without stopping into;
Baker and Daughters – Bread and pies
Milk and Honey – Delicious wine, tasty cocktails and artisan wood fired pizzas
Punch and Daisy – Delicious coffee & brunch
Pink Lotus – Modern Vietnamese cuisine