Nicky's Guide to Byron Bay

When you think of Byron Bay some might automatically think of hippies eating all vegan diets in between visits to Nimbin, but let’s get it straight, Byron is one of the most beautiful getaways in Australia and has an amazing dining scene to match. The next time you’re looking to go somewhere on a romantic getaway or even a family reunion, Byron has something for everyone.

EAT.

The Northern Rivers boasts some of the best produce in Australia. Get down to the Farmers Market on a Saturday in Byron to see for yourself - the richness in the soil produces food that tastes so rich and flavoursome. It's no wonder that the food scene in Byron is ramping up to be a highly competitive one. Here are Nicky's picks for the sunshine town.

EAT LOCAL AT THE FARM

The Farm was created by the lads who put together Three Blue Ducks. A whole lot of love, sweat and creativity that has been ploughed into this 86 acre green space to create a unique farm-to-table dining experience. Fab for families - there's a great playground for kids. Just be aware that it gets insanely busy on the weekends! And if you go for dinner during winter, pack a coat as the restaurant is inside a giant shed! thefarm.com.au

EAT AT HARVEST

Harvest is a good 10 minute drive outside of Byron, up in the picturesque Newrybar. A (life changing) bakery and deli in one, Harvest Cafe is serving up the freshest seasonal menu options in the cutest property that is a mix between a tree house and a beach shack. A popular spot for events - be sure to book! These guys get busy. In cooler months, try and snag the spot next to the open fire. harvestnewrybar.com.au

GO VEGO AT FOLK

If you get caught in that crazy traffic going into Byron, pull over into Folk and have a relaxing vegan or vegetarian meal to get you through the bumper-to-bumper stress. They make a killer coffee and possibly the world's best egg roll. Expect cool furnishings, staff with that healthy vegan glow and an actual record player softly humming in the background. This is Byron for sure. folkbyronbay.com

EAT FRESH AT THE ROADHOUSE

The Roadhouse is a cult local fave. Positioned just outside the main area of Byron, these guys have their own farm which they pull all the freshest produce from. Come nightfall, for all the whiskey lovers out there, Roadhouse is now officially your favourite spot in Byron. Did we also mention that they do a great Charcuterie board? Whiskey + cured meat and cheese = our new favourite combo. roadhousebyronbay.com

GET A PIZZA AT TREEHOUSE

Pizza, a bowl of chips and a cold glass of wine. Heaven! Go here for an early dinner after walking along the beach. The woodfired pizza's are amazing, the vibe is spot on, and there are local musicians who often come down and fill the place up with sweet tunes.treehouseonbelongil.com

GET A BURGER AT TOP SHOP

The best burger joint in town at the top of a hill. You'll deserve the cold pressed juice and the best burger you've ever had once you walk up here from town. Sit on the grass, watch all the beautiful people and slip gently into that well deserved carb coma...topshopbyronbay.com.au

GET BREAKFAST AT BAYLEAF

It’s hard to pinpoint our favourite dish from Bayleaf because basically everything on the menu is TO DIE FOR, plus amazing coffee. (Insider Tip) Head there early because there will be a line up! This is your in-town go-to for an amazing coffee or a solid brekky. bayleafbyronbay.com

EAT GNOCCI AT TARGA

Targa is serving up dishes that will instantly transport you to France or Italy. Whether it’s breakfast or dinner, this place knows how to cook up some of our European favourites. We loved the home made gnocci with truffle oil or the most delicately prepared fish of the day. targabyronbay.com

STAY.

One of the most popular holiday destinations in Australia means that an abundance of premium accommodation options are at your fingertips. Choose the vibe you want - hinterland, beachside, privacy - Byron has it all.

STAY AT BANGALOW

An intimate option for accommodation, you can lay your head in one of the 4 guest suites the Bangalow Guesthouse has to offer. Enjoy the old heritage style of this beautiful property and all it has to offer. bangalowguesthouse.com.au

GO CLASSIC LUXURY AT RAE'S

If you’re looking for somewhere to unwind in a luxurious setting, then we highly recommend Rae’s. A beautiful private space right on Wategos Beach, Rae’s is a beachside sanctuary that you will never want to leave. raes.com.au

GO PREMIUM AT 26 BROWNELL

If you’re looking for some seaside luxury accommodation, we may have just the thing. Situated overlooking the water next to the Byron Bay lighthouse, your breath will be blown away the minute you step inside. byronbayluxuryhomes.com

RESORT AT BYRON AT BYRON

This is Byron Bay's only true resort, and they've made it worth our while! Luxe furnishings, poolside cocktails, beach access and all the pampering you could ever want. If resorts are your go-to, this is your Byron spot. thebyronatbyron.com.au

WHAT YOU'RE WEARING IN BYRON BAY

Calexico opened the doors to its fashion boutique in 2010 in Brisbane Australia. Known as the go-to international designer boutique for the woman who wants to look and be on-trend no matter where she is in the world. Our blog is a platform for us to share the latest trends at Calexico, from new arrivals and what we’re loving in store, to our our latest holiday obsession! This is an inspiring outlet for our owner Nicky Charman and our experienced stylists to share their own unique perspective, so make sure you keep up-to-date with our weekly posts curated just for you!


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