An Insider’s Guide - Visit Byron Bay

Sharing the best places to eat, shop, visit & stayThere’s nothing quite like getting a local’s recommendation on the places to eat, explore, shop, stay and discover when visiting a place. It can transform your entire experience.

If you’re visiting Byron Bay these school holidays, we have included some of our favourite places to eat, shop, stay and explore. If you’re a local, or have visited the region many times, you’ll still get some great insights. And if you live further away, this guide will be great to bookmark for when you hopefully visit one day. Or you can travel vicariously, for now.

We have included links to all of the recommendations, where possible, so you can start exploring and planning straight away.

EAT - Favourite places to eat

Breakfast - Bayleaf Cafe located in the heart of Byron Bay, consistently serving seasonal great food, paired with locally roasted coffee and natural wines.

Lunch - Harvest Deli, situated inside a converted Queenslander in the heart of Newrybar, 15 minutes from Byron Bay, and overlooks abundant kitchen gardens and gorgeous village green. Serving heartwarming fresh food, straight from the garden to plate, alongside seriously good specialty coffee.

- Bar Heather, Sister to Luna Wine Store, a newer and popular place to drink fine wine and enjoy a delicious meal.

Coffee - Marvel Street Coffee Roasters -  Found at Byron Bay General store, Doma Cafe in Federal, The Banya in Mullumbimby and Combi in central Byron Bay.

SHOP - Take a look at some of Byron’s best homeware stores
Tigmi Trading, Pampa, Worn, Our Corner Store & Imprint House, of course!

STAY A range of prices to suit your budget.

Clarkes Caravan Park At the foothills of Wategos, the park feels like it’s nestled inside a rainforest yet still at the beachfront and only a short stroll from town.

Rae’s Boutique Luxury stay on Wategos beach.

Sun Ranch  is an offbeat, laid back ultra-chic retreat dedicated to the Californian ranch houses of the 70's. Located over 55 acres of regenerated farmland in the heat of the Byron Bay hinterland. 

The Sun Seeker, an 1980s brick motel nostalgia reimagined into a boutique accommodation experience for the modern conscious traveller. Hidden behind the magnificent beaches of Byron Bay nearby.

We would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lande,  the Arakwal People of the Bundjalung Nation, and the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia, and recognise their continuing care for and connection to land, waters and culture,while paying our respect to Elders past and present.

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Photography - Amelia Rushforth for Home By The Sea