Markets in Byron Bay and Byron Shire
“An amazing coastline, stunning beaches, a beautiful hinterland, nice people, great food and lifestyle, a tranquil vibe, … a real paradise!” – Unknown
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Within the Byron Shire, there are many weekly organic growers markets and weekly arts and crafts market. These social events provide a great opportunity for local artisans, musicians and other creative businesses to showcase their talents.
The many stalls are made up of independent craftsmen and women selling jewellery, clothing, sculptures, household decorations and handmade cosmetics. Byron Shire farmers also sell organic produce and there is a wonderful selection of jams, chutneys, cheeses or coffee and much more. The markets are busy colourful places to shop, taste great local food, listen to music, see performers and soak up the atmosphere.
|Byron Bay||1st Sunday of the month||Butler Street Reserve|
|Tintenbar||2nd Saturday of the month||Tintenbar Oval|
|The Channon||2nd Sunday of the month||Channon showground|
|Mullumbimby||3rd Saturday of the month||Stuart Street|
|Bangalow||4th Sunday of the month||Bangalow Showground|
|Byron Bay||Every Thursday||Butler Street Reserve|
|Mullumbimby||Every Friday||Stuart Street|
|Bangalow||Every Saturday||Bangalow Showground|
All the little towns within the Shire have a unique character and driving around the area presents stunning views of lush countryside with ocean views in the distance. Each place offers the visitor something new; great places to stay, fabulous meals and beautiful scenery. Here is the low down on our favourite places:
Brunswick Heads is a small unspoilt coastal village on the New South Wales north coast, situated at the mouth of the Brunswick River. The town is 15 minutes north of Byron Bay and 35 minutes from the Gold Coast. Brunswick Heads has retained its traditional seaside village atmosphere. Timber bridges link the riverside to a safe, quiet beach (ideal for families with young children) at the mouth of the Brunswick River and to the surf beach that spans the coastline all the way to Byron Bay.
Bangalow is a charming village with a selection of cafes, galleries and shops along the main street. There is a walking track that winds along the Byron Creek, taking you through lush forest to a perfect picnic spot amongst beautiful gardens. The Bangalow markets are a very social event with plenty of shade from surrounding trees.
Mullumbimby is a quiet, peaceful town that lies at the foot of Mount Chincogan in the Brunswick Valley, about 4km west of the Pacific Highway and 18 km from Byron Bay. There are beautiful cafes and restaurants offering good country fare and boutique beer as well as a good selection of wine. Mullumbimby is situated amongst the stunning Hinterland of Byron Shire.
We highly recommend La Table restaurant (one of the Top 10 Sustainable Restaurant in New South Wales selected by Good Food Guide 2011). La Table incorporates many local and organic products into their menus.
The Channon village has tea rooms, craft shops, galleries and an historic tavern and is also the starting point for a rainforest walk in the spectacular Protestor Falls on Terania Creek Road. The Channon craft market is well known for exhibiting local arts and tasty treats.