HINTERLAND & TOWNS

Take a step back in time and discover the magic of Byron Bay's hinterlands. A drive that will take you from coast to country through narrow and winding hinterland lanes. Feel the world wind down to a respectable pace as you meander through patchwork hills and sub tropical rainforests. Pass by farmers working their lands and tending cattle. Take in the lush orchard estates bearing avocados and tropical fruits. Coffee plantations and macadamias farms will escort you along the way. Bed and breakfasts, farmstays, caravan parks and guesthouses offer country and coastal respite as you delve deeper into this special part of the world. Experience something very rare as you become acquainted with these unspoiled turn of the century villages and seaside towns. Scattered throughout the hinterlands they are full of surprising treasures. Some have sophisticated tastes others alternate philosophies. Some are classically Australian and others sub-culture pioneers. All have their own community spirit and way of life set against a uniquely Australian geographical landscape that just won't quit.

  • Exterior Photo of Alstonvill Rodeo

    ALSTONVILLE

    Tibouchina tree's line the streets of this charming country village creating a spectacular backdrop of flowering hues. Originally known as 'Duck Creek Mountain' by the cedar cutters who settled here a hundred years ago don't be fooled in thinking you have stepped into a time warp. A modern way of living can be found within the walls of these historical buildings. Browse art and antique galleries over coffee from local plantations rich in volcanic soil of which the town is famous for.

  • Exterior Street Photo of Bangalow

    BANGALOW

    Driving past the CWA store selling knitted teddies, the pharmacy with its glass apothecary's jars and the old fashioned hardware store you might be mistaken in thinking this is just another ordinary bush town. A short stroll will tell you otherwise. Bangalow has sophisticated tastes evident in the cafes and restaurants selling exquisite top quality fare. Not to be outdone, designer and home ware boutiques fill the old banks and drapery stores making the town an international shopping destination.

  • Exterior Photo of Brunswick River

    BRUNSWICK HEADS

    Brunswick heads is the quintessential Australian seaside town and to most, a glimpse of their childhood summers. Camping and caravans are still a very important part of Brunswick Heads but these days you can find more then just a sausage sizzling on the barbie. Affectionately known as 'Bruns' by the locals while away the day cruising the river in a 'tinny', throwing a line off a bridge and eating salty fish and chips beachside.

  • Exterior Street Photo of Mullumbimby Street

    MULLUMBIMBY

    Nestled under the watchful eyes of Mt Chincogan its easy to see why this picturesque town was a draw card back in the seventies for the footloose and fancy free quickly gaining a reputation as the countries capital for alternate living. These days Australia's 'biggest little town' is a diverse community of modern, alternate and country's ethos. Surrounded by beautiful parks that border the Brunswick River, spend the day cycling and exploring this sub-tropical region..

  • Exterior Beach Photo of Lennox Head

    LENNOX HEAD

    Once upon a time this was a quite coastal surfing village. The main attraction, a curve of beautiful white sand ending at Lennox Point, home to one of Australia's longest and warm water surf breaks. Amidst the sophisticated array of café's, restaurants and boutiques, Lennox has maintained some of that small town coastal charm. The classic surf store, takeaway burger joint and iconic surf club are fond reminders.

  • Exterior Photo of Uki Pub

    UKI

    Tucked away at the base of Mt Warning you will find a tiny village that exceeds expectations. Uki is home to an eclectic mob of welcoming locals. Experience their tranquil way of life as you wonder down the man street amongst quaint stores and galleries. Visit the town's country pub for a cool beverage after a solid trek up the mountain or really settle into "Ukitopia" by spending the weekend at one of the many guesthouses overlooking the Woollumbin summit.