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Places we love

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Places we love

Food scene
The Roadhouse Cafe is a locals favourite and lucky us we can stroll over to the cafe after a morning swim, all within walking distance from the house. It's open for breakfasts, lunch and dinner. It's said to be a bit of a hipster hang out but don’t let that put you off, the food is excellent and its a nice quiet spot away from central Byron. Next to the Roadhouse is a co working space open to the public and Creature Yoga studio. There is a short cut walk out of the neighbourhood, just ask for directions if you wish to walk.
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The Roadhouse Byron Bay
142 Bangalow Rd
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The Roadhouse Cafe is a locals favourite and lucky us we can stroll over to the cafe after a morning swim, all within walking distance from the house. It's open for breakfasts, lunch and dinner. It's said to be a bit of a hipster hang out but don’t let that put you off, the food is excellent and its a nice quiet spot away from central Byron. Next to the Roadhouse is a co working space open to the public and Creature Yoga studio. There is a short cut walk out of the neighbourhood, just ask for directions if you wish to walk.
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Bayleaf Cafe
2A Marvell St
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A great spot for group dinners, the food is fantastic and the best value value for money in town, also fab for breakfasts, lunch and coffee meet-ups with friends.
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Barrio
1 Porter Street
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A great spot for group dinners, the food is fantastic and the best value value for money in town, also fab for breakfasts, lunch and coffee meet-ups with friends.
Another locals favourite set far in the hinterland of Federal, the drive to Doma is beautiful and arriving there feels like you’ve happened upon a hidden gem — although, it’s not so hidden anymore due to word of mouth. Enter the white pebbled courtyard shaded with umbrella’s and palm trees, fresh sushi cones and matcha lattes are passed over the counter. Their hybrid menu of Japanese cuisine with an Australian twist is a stand out and well worth the drive. They’re only open for breakfast and lunch, so be sure to get there before 2.30pm.
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Federal Doma Cafe
3-6 Albert Street
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Another locals favourite set far in the hinterland of Federal, the drive to Doma is beautiful and arriving there feels like you’ve happened upon a hidden gem — although, it’s not so hidden anymore due to word of mouth. Enter the white pebbled courtyard shaded with umbrella’s and palm trees, fresh sushi cones and matcha lattes are passed over the counter. Their hybrid menu of Japanese cuisine with an Australian twist is a stand out and well worth the drive. They’re only open for breakfast and lunch, so be sure to get there before 2.30pm.
The staff are super friendly and the plant-based food is divine. There’s also a pretty courtyard with a little arts precinct with a number of boutiques and galleries where local artists sell their designs.
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Woods Bangalow
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The staff are super friendly and the plant-based food is divine. There’s also a pretty courtyard with a little arts precinct with a number of boutiques and galleries where local artists sell their designs.
Sightseeing
Beach day at Wategos Wategos Beach is one of Byron’s gorgeous beaches – with good surf, lots of sand, and public BBQs for evening dinners with friends.
Within 1km walking distance is the Tallows beach and a Tee Tree lake. Access is at the end of Iron bark Avenue. Follow the path to the right at the end of Ironbark avenue, it winds it’s way through the forest to the Tee Tree lake which is protected from the wind, a little further on you will come to the beach.
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Tallow Beach
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Within 1km walking distance is the Tallows beach and a Tee Tree lake. Access is at the end of Iron bark Avenue. Follow the path to the right at the end of Ironbark avenue, it winds it’s way through the forest to the Tee Tree lake which is protected from the wind, a little further on you will come to the beach.
Walk up to the lighthouse for stunning views up and down the coast, be sure to follow the path around the coastline and headland, rather than the road, to see dolphins and sea turtles on the way. Best place to start is The Pass.
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Cape Byron Lighthouse
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Walk up to the lighthouse for stunning views up and down the coast, be sure to follow the path around the coastline and headland, rather than the road, to see dolphins and sea turtles on the way. Best place to start is The Pass.
The Pass is the perfect place for surfers of all abilities and it’s a gorgeous place to watch the sunset.
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The Pass
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The Pass is the perfect place for surfers of all abilities and it’s a gorgeous place to watch the sunset.
Bangalow Market, On the fourth Sunday of each month, Bangalow’s cruisy town hosts a local market with hundreds of stalls. The drive through the countryside from Old Bangalow Rd through the rolling green hills is beautiful with incredible views over the hinterland and ocean. Bangalow is worth a visit when the markets not on to explore local galleries & boutiques and for the scenery on the drive alone. The Byron beachside market is on the first Sunday of the month. Its starts just behind Clarkes beach and continues all the way to main beach.
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Bangalow Showground
1 Market St
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Bangalow Market, On the fourth Sunday of each month, Bangalow’s cruisy town hosts a local market with hundreds of stalls. The drive through the countryside from Old Bangalow Rd through the rolling green hills is beautiful with incredible views over the hinterland and ocean. Bangalow is worth a visit when the markets not on to explore local galleries & boutiques and for the scenery on the drive alone. The Byron beachside market is on the first Sunday of the month. Its starts just behind Clarkes beach and continues all the way to main beach.
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Wategos Beach
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There are several creeks and waterfalls in the gorgeous hinterland surrounding Byron Bay. We love swimming at the base of Killen Falls (though the large, jagged rocks make it slightly tricky to get into the water). Whian Whian is another great spot. We’ve even seen some baby turtles swimming next to us! Minyon falls another beautiful spot with impressive views. The parking is easy here and the walk to the lookout is short and quick. From there, you can go on several bushwalks depending on your preferences.
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Killen Falls
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There are several creeks and waterfalls in the gorgeous hinterland surrounding Byron Bay. We love swimming at the base of Killen Falls (though the large, jagged rocks make it slightly tricky to get into the water). Whian Whian is another great spot. We’ve even seen some baby turtles swimming next to us! Minyon falls another beautiful spot with impressive views. The parking is easy here and the walk to the lookout is short and quick. From there, you can go on several bushwalks depending on your preferences.
Snorkel and swim with sea turtles at Julian Rocks with the Byron Bay Dive Centre.
Julia Rocks
Snorkel and swim with sea turtles at Julian Rocks with the Byron Bay Dive Centre.
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Broken Head Beach
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yoga studio
Creature Yoga is one of Byron's best studios and is just around the corner from the house. Take a morning class and head across the road for a dip in the ocean afterwards.
Creature Yoga (Town)
142 Bangalow Rd
Creature Yoga is one of Byron's best studios and is just around the corner from the house. Take a morning class and head across the road for a dip in the ocean afterwards.
Retreat
The Creature, COMMA, and Allpress Combo. This little corner of the industrial area features a holistic oasis tucked away on Banksia Drive. With enough self-care activities to fill up an entire morning, a coffee at Allpress is a good place to start before stretching out yesterday’s yoga class at Creature Yoga. ( their second studio) Downstairs and on ground level is COMMA Byron, a re-imagined massage experience and an ode to “conscious minimalism, warm neutrals, pacifying low light and baptism by oiled up limbs.” Shack Palace Rituals used to be here too but they have now moved over to Habitat in the same Arts and Industry area. Shack Palace Rituals is filled with earthy apothecary and a shop focused on turning daily routines into ritual, from dining, beauty, bathing and tea rituals.
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Comma
11 Banksia Dr
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The Creature, COMMA, and Allpress Combo. This little corner of the industrial area features a holistic oasis tucked away on Banksia Drive. With enough self-care activities to fill up an entire morning, a coffee at Allpress is a good place to start before stretching out yesterday’s yoga class at Creature Yoga. ( their second studio) Downstairs and on ground level is COMMA Byron, a re-imagined massage experience and an ode to “conscious minimalism, warm neutrals, pacifying low light and baptism by oiled up limbs.” Shack Palace Rituals used to be here too but they have now moved over to Habitat in the same Arts and Industry area. Shack Palace Rituals is filled with earthy apothecary and a shop focused on turning daily routines into ritual, from dining, beauty, bathing and tea rituals.
Neighbourhoods
Brunswick Heads is a little gem of a town that’s long been overlooked for its more touristy southern sister, Miss Byron Bay—but the times they are a-changin’. And while it’s great people are getting acquainted with this unpretentious fishing village, we’re crossing our fingers it doesn’t get too popular because we love its relaxed quiet vibes. Not far from the free spirited hinterland community of Mullumbimby, Brunswick Heads has a vibe of its own. Think fish and chips on the river, ice creams or beer at sunset to live music at the Brunswick Hotel. Also home to some vintage shopping, flick through clothing racks of old levis, paddle board off the harbour, or watching the cabaret at the perfectly retro Brunswick Picture House. The Counter - As you roll into town via Tweed Street, keep your eyes peeled for The Counter, the stripy umbrella and white brick façade of this cute cafe. Come for your morning fix of smooth Allpress Coffee, Probiotic Kitchen kombucha, and baked goodies, though be warned, you may leave with an armful of fresh blooms, locally-crafted ceramics, organic soap bars, and other curious handiworks. Fleet- Lauded as one of the best restaurants in Northern NSW, Fleet found a home in the most unlikely of locations which makes it extraordinary. Having migrated up from Victoria, Fleet’s young owner-operators are sea-changers with an impressive history in hospitality. The intimate dining room only seats about 20 at a time, and dinner is often booked solid weeks in advance, so be sure to call ahead before you set off on your roadie. Brunswick Picture House - An adorabubble old movie theatre built in the 50s, this integral slice of the community’s heritage was underutilised for close to 30 years, until a handful of internationally renowned creatives with a cabaret and circus background restored the building to its former glory. Expect a vibrant creative hub, delightful vintage décor, alfresco tea garden, kiosk, food truck nights, and a revolving roster of art house flicks, classic reruns, comedy, and theatre when they are back on deck post April.
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Brunswick Heads
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Brunswick Heads is a little gem of a town that’s long been overlooked for its more touristy southern sister, Miss Byron Bay—but the times they are a-changin’. And while it’s great people are getting acquainted with this unpretentious fishing village, we’re crossing our fingers it doesn’t get too popular because we love its relaxed quiet vibes. Not far from the free spirited hinterland community of Mullumbimby, Brunswick Heads has a vibe of its own. Think fish and chips on the river, ice creams or beer at sunset to live music at the Brunswick Hotel. Also home to some vintage shopping, flick through clothing racks of old levis, paddle board off the harbour, or watching the cabaret at the perfectly retro Brunswick Picture House. The Counter - As you roll into town via Tweed Street, keep your eyes peeled for The Counter, the stripy umbrella and white brick façade of this cute cafe. Come for your morning fix of smooth Allpress Coffee, Probiotic Kitchen kombucha, and baked goodies, though be warned, you may leave with an armful of fresh blooms, locally-crafted ceramics, organic soap bars, and other curious handiworks. Fleet- Lauded as one of the best restaurants in Northern NSW, Fleet found a home in the most unlikely of locations which makes it extraordinary. Having migrated up from Victoria, Fleet’s young owner-operators are sea-changers with an impressive history in hospitality. The intimate dining room only seats about 20 at a time, and dinner is often booked solid weeks in advance, so be sure to call ahead before you set off on your roadie. Brunswick Picture House - An adorabubble old movie theatre built in the 50s, this integral slice of the community’s heritage was underutilised for close to 30 years, until a handful of internationally renowned creatives with a cabaret and circus background restored the building to its former glory. Expect a vibrant creative hub, delightful vintage décor, alfresco tea garden, kiosk, food truck nights, and a revolving roster of art house flicks, classic reruns, comedy, and theatre when they are back on deck post April.
On the fourth Sunday of each month, Bangalow’s cruisy town hosts a local market with hundreds of stalls. The drive through the countryside from Old Bangalow Rd through the rolling green hills is beautiful with incredible views over the hinterland and ocean. Bangalow is worth a visit when the markets not on to explore local galleries & boutiques and for the scenery on the drive alone.
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Bangalow
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On the fourth Sunday of each month, Bangalow’s cruisy town hosts a local market with hundreds of stalls. The drive through the countryside from Old Bangalow Rd through the rolling green hills is beautiful with incredible views over the hinterland and ocean. Bangalow is worth a visit when the markets not on to explore local galleries & boutiques and for the scenery on the drive alone.