Things to do around Byron Bay hinterland

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Byron Bay Hinterland, located in the northern New South Wales region of Australia has plenty of things to do while offering a serene and picturesque escape from the bustling coastal town of Byron Bay. The hinterland is known for its lush landscapes, charming villages, and a variety of outdoor activities in spectacular National Parks and Nature Reserves, whether it be on scenic drives or hiking and walking trails.

For those of you who enjoy the arts and cultural exploration, there are a number of charming villages dotted within the hinterland with fabulous art galleries and art studios showcasing the region’s best works. Or you can join in on the fun at winery tastings, browse good quality produce at local markets or even go hot air ballooning to admire Byron Bay hinterland from above.

Whether you’re seeking relaxation, detoxification, or holistic healing, the Byron Bay hinterland provides a tranquil backdrop for a rejuvenating experience to offer every type of traveller.

Wellness & Pampering

  • Gaia Retreat & Spa – Indulge in a luxurious spa experience surrounded by lush greenery and rolling hills
  • Join a calming Yoga and Meditation Retreat. Some retreats here often combine yoga and meditation sessions with spa treatments, healthy meals, and relaxation time. It’s a holistic approach to well-being, catering to individuals of all skill levels
  • Byron Bay Detox Retreats: Specializes in holistic detox programs that include yoga, meditation, spa treatments, and educational workshops on health and well-being
  • Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat – offers private rainforest cabins with spa baths, rainforest walks, and gourmet dining options. Guests can indulge in spa treatments in the privacy of their accommodation
  • The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa: Many wellness packages include gourmet meals using locally sourced, organic ingredients. The emphasis is on nourishing the body with wholesome and delicious food
  • Hot Stone Therapy and Aromatherapy
  • Day Spas in the Hinterland – there are various day spas offer specialized treatments such as hot stone therapy and aromatherapy massages, providing a deeply relaxing and rejuvenating experience
  • Holistic Healing Packages at the Byron Bay Holistic Massage Centre: Offers holistic healing packages combining various massage techniques, energy healing, and aromatherapy to promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being
  • Boutiques with well being products:
    • Island Luxe Tribe: Situated in the Byron Bay Hinterland village of Bangalow, Island Luxe Tribe is a boutique that specializes in unique and luxurious fashion, accessories, and homewares. You might find high-quality, pampering items such as silk loungewear, scented candles, or skincare products
    • Nimbin Apothecary: Located in the quirky town of Nimbin, Nimbin Apothecary offers a range of natural and holistic products, including herbal remedies, essential oils, and beauty products. It’s a great place to find items for self-care and pampering
    • Bisque Traders: Located in the Bangalow village, Bisque Traders offers a curated selection of homewares, clothing, and gifts. You may discover pampering items such as scented candles, soft blankets, or handmade soaps
    • Red Ginger: Situated in the Byron Bay Hinterland village of Federal, Red Ginger is a lifestyle store offering a mix of fashion, accessories, and homewares. It’s a great place to explore for unique and pampering items
    • Habitat Lifestyle Co: Found in the Byron Bay Arts and Industry Estate, Habitat Lifestyle Co. is a concept store that blends fashion, homewares, and wellness products. You may find items such as organic skincare, wellness teas, or beautiful bath products.
    • Newrybar Merchants: Located in the picturesque village of Newrybar, Newrybar Merchants is a collective of boutiques offering a variety of products, including fashion, homewares, and artisanal goods. You might find pampering items such as handmade candles or natural skincare products.
    • Pampa: Situated in the Byron Bay Arts and Industry Estate, Pampa is a store specializing in handmade, ethically sourced homewares and textiles. You may discover cozy items such as soft blankets or cushions for pampering at home.
    • Bangalow Pharmacy: Beyond pharmaceuticals, the Bangalow Pharmacy often carries a range of skincare and beauty products. It’s a convenient stop for those looking for pampering essentials.
    • Zakay Glass Creations: Located in the town of Bangalow, Zakay Glass Creations offers unique glass art pieces that can add a touch of luxury to your home. While not traditional pampering items, they can certainly enhance your living space

Explore and Discover

  • Crystal Castle and Shambhala Gardens –  unique attraction featuring crystal formations, botanical gardens, and spiritual sculptures
  • Byron Bay Arts and Industry Estate – a diverse range of galleries and studios showcasing local artwork
  • Join a Byron Bay hinterland wine tour and discover the local wines, and enjoy the beautiful vineyard landscapes
  • Browse Bangalow – a charming village known for its historic architecture, boutique shops, and gourmet dining options
  • Visit Newrybar – a historic village with its antique stores and visit the Harvest Cafe and Deli for locally sourced produce
  • Drive, hike or bush walk through Nightcap National Park to explore the lush rainforest, waterfalls, and unique flora and fauna.
  • The Minyon Falls and Protesters Falls are also popular attractions in these parts
  • Border Ranges National Park: Enjoy scenic walks, waterfalls, and panoramic views of the surrounding hinterland
  • Take a scenic drive through
  • Bangalow to Lismore Drive – take a leisurely drive through the countryside, passing by the historic village of Bangalow and exploring the vibrant city of Lismore
  • Head onto the Nimbin Road to the alternative town of Nimbin, known for its colorful murals, eclectic shops, and a laid-back atmosphere
  • Visit Nimbin Museum and learn about the alternative culture of Nimbin through exhibits and displays
  • Explore the historical artifacts and buildings showcasing the area’s heritage at Mullumbimby Heritage Park
  • Go on a Hot Air Balloon Ride and experience the breathtaking views of the hinterland from a hot air balloon.

Good Eats

  • The Bangalow Hotel – 12 min drive and serves classic pub-style fare with a focus on hearty meals. This may include a range of options such as burgers, steaks, fish and chips, and other pub favorites. 
  • Woods, Bangalow – 13 min drive. The vibe rests between morning coffee stop, cafe, eatery and a casual popup early dinner spot during summers. Seasonal and locally sourced 
  • Red Ginger – 12 min drive. 2/111 Jonson St, Byron Bay NSW. Excellent yum cha and hot tea
  • Doma Cafe – 10 min drive at 6-8 Kunzea Place, Federal and is known for its Japanese-inspired cuisine. The menu features a mix of Japanese and Australian flavors and a chilled outdoor seating area. Try the mouth-wateringly good, melt in your mouth, wasabi steak sanga
  • Bang Burger & Bar – 12 min drive 
  • Benilato Gelato, Newrybar – authentic Italian gelato
  • Clunes stores, Clune – pick up some fresh, local goodness and culinary delights for an afternoon by the pool or fire pit
  • Eltham Pub – 441 Boatharbour Road, Eltham and is a historic pub with a restaurant that offers a diverse menu using local and seasonal produce. It’s a great spot for a casual meal in a rustic setting
  • Ciao mate, Bangalow – 
  • Common People Brewery – 9 Dudgeons Lane, Bangalow. This a new craft brewery in Bangalow, right in the heart of the Byron Hinterland with a beautiful tasting room 
  • Mangosteen restaurant and bar– 38 Byron St, Bangalow NSW 2479. Serving Japanese dishes from woodfire oven and fermentation UMAMI and the wisdom of Japanese food magic
  • Harvest, Newrybar – featuring a coffee cart, a bakery, & a village green, plus event space. The Harvest deli is open daily from 6:30am – 3pm and our Deli open from 7:30am to 3:30pm. Coffee, freshly baked pastries, bread, sandwiches, salads and lunch.
  • The Hut, Possum Creek – celebrates the Mediterranean way of life.
  • Fridas Field, Nashua – Create your dream wedding with stunning hinterland views and award-winning food and drink. On-site bridal suite. Amazing ceremony sites and photo opportunities. Designer barn.
  • Pantry 29, Bangalow – 29 Byron St, NSW- is a deli-style take-away cafe in the heart of Bangalow. They cater for smaller and more casual events: pre-wedding nibbles, bridal parties and family get togethers 
  • Butcher Baker, Bangalow -inspired by the age old artisan trades of butchery and baking, this establishment brings honest food and good times. Located in a beautiful heritage building
  • Three Blue Ducks at The Farm – 11 Ewingsdale Road, Ewingsdale – is a popular spot offering a farm-to-table dining experience. The menu features fresh, locally sourced ingredients, many of which are grown on-site.

Foodies

  • The various markets in the hinterland, such as the Bangalow Markets and Mullumbimby Farmers Market, offer an opportunity to sample local produce, artisanal foods, and gourmet treats
  • Pick up some of the region’s finest coffee and macadamia nuts, grown locally thanks to the volcanic soils provided by nearby Mount Warning 
  • Honesty boxes – take a leisurely drive and pick up some local produce. Everything tastes that much better when you’re cruising the countryside for your goodness
  • Bangalow Farmers Markets – Saturday mornings 
  • Newrybar Markets – Wednesday afternoons 

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