Travel Guide | Byron Bay

Byron is known not only for its beautiful beaches and its bohemian lifestyle, but also for its endless cafes, bars and restaurants. With its growing ‘paddock to plate’ culture – the Northern New South Wales coastline is become one of the food capitals of the county.

Looking beyond the plate, take a short drive to Byron Bays hinterlands and the surrounding towns, where you can discover more of what this stunning region has to offer.

To discover Byron like a local, we caught up with Julia from The Vista. Here she shares her top tips when visiting Byron Bay and the surrounding areas.


Top Shop, for the best breakfast burgers getting about.

Best market

The Bangalow Organic Farmers Markets for great local foods and fresh pasta.

Day trip

Killen Falls is a nice fresh water swimming spot, Lennox Point (Shelter is a great cafe by the beach) and Eltham for lunch at the classic country hotel.


The Lighthouse, an hour stroll - finishing with a dip in the sea.


Yeah Nice, Mullumbimby.


Di Vino for great authentic Italian and Korzina for greek! (plate smashing optional) .


Harvest Newybar - Saturday is pastry day! grab a coffee and a treat and sit in the beautiful gardens or visit the chooks.


Come visit us at The Eltham Hotel! - 30mins from Byron and 15mins from Bangalow. Great food, cold beer, good music and 5 lovely rooms upstairs opening in Jan 2020. The boys make a mean cocktail too.


Raes! on the sands of Wategos Beach.


Comma. Their massages will leave you in a trance.

Must do

Supernatural Wine Cellar - The epicentre of natural wines, say hi to Pete the handsome wine shaman!

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