Byron Bay is surrounded by quaint villages and small bustling towns located in the picturesque hinterland. The area offers boutique shopping, art galleries and cafés. Make this your home.

Alstonville
A pretty village, Alstonville is situated inland from Ballina. Famous for its Tibouchina trees which line the village streets, Alstonville is a community focused village, offering unique boutiques, galleries, cafes and restaurants.

Ballina
Ballina is a town bursting with opportunity. Set on the Richmond River and Pacific Ocean, it offers properties with stunning views, excellent access to the river and the ocean and a vibrant, growing population. Situated just 25km south of Byron Bay, Ballina boasts an airport with daily direct flights from Sydney and three weekly flights direct from Melbourne. The benefits of being on the water means Ballina has become famous for its seafood, water sports and fishing.

Bangalow
Situated just off the Pacific Highway and only ten minutes from Byron Bay Bangalow is a chic little village, loved by locals and visitors alike. Bangalow proudly offers unique boutique shopping, eclectic art galleries and hosts the famous northern rivers markets once a month, as well as having its popular, regular farmers market each Saturday.

Bangalow main street

Bangalow main street

Brunswick Heads
Quaint Brunswick Heads is a quiet seaside village of simple pleasures. ‘Bruns’ as it’s known by the locals, offers a relaxed village atmosphere with some lovely restaurants and cafes, making the best of the stunning views, sought after fishing spots anda great historic pub.  The white sandy beaches offer the perfect place for surf and relaxation, as well as creating the perfect backdrop for those special events. Just 15 minutes north of Byron Bay, 30 minutes to the Gold Coast and boasting its own protected rainforest, Brunswick Heads offers a beautiful lifestyle.

Byron Bay
With a reputation for a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, Byron Bay offers the perfect life style and the ideal holiday destination. With its stunning beaches, water sports, wide range of restaurants, café’s, boutiques, art and music exhibits and festivals. Byron Bay offers everything for the perfect lifestyle. Enjoy the bustle of the crowds and cosmopolitan, diverse lifestyle.

Byron Bay dining by the sea

Byron Bay dining by the sea

The Channon
The village of The Channon is a magical wonderland, with beautiful walks and scenic look outs at Protestors Falls in Nightcap National Park. One of the four areas to host the colourful weekly markets, The Channon is a place of vibrancy and natural beauty.

Clunes
Clunes is situated 10min from Bangalow and another 10min from Byron Bay. It is a village of charm, sophistication and most importantly, Clunes has a real heart. This gorgeous village boasts a general store, post office, café, book shop, garage and a wonderland eclectic gift shop, “The Old Romantic Shack”.

Federal
This tiny yet scenic village in the Byron Shire is the gateway to Minyon Falls and Nightcap National Park. Federal has a real sense of community, with locals often meeting at the famous Doma café and organising local events, often hosted at the beautiful community hall.

Lennox Head
If surfing and scenery are on your wish list, then Lennox Heads will not disappoint! Walking tracks along the headland allow spectacular views of the surf and the whales and dolphins so renowned in this area. Lennox Heads is also home to the beautiful Seven Mile Beach and Lake Ainsworth, a perfect family location for a wide range of water sports.

Dolphins are a common sight along the Northern Rivers beaches

Dolphins are a common sight along the Northern Rivers beaches

Lismore
Lismore is the regional capital of the Northern Rivers and a 45 minute drive from Byron Bay. As such, Lismore hosts many restaurants and cafés, and is the main business and shopping area between Byron and Ballina. Excellent choices of schools offer first class education and Southern Cross University provides the opportunity for graduate studies in the city. As a relaxed and vibrant university city, it is no surprise that Lismore offers wonderful art and creative festivals and performances, including the Lismore Regional Art Gallery regularly changing exhibitions.

Mullumbimby
This pretty town offers an alternative lifestyle, situated on the Brunswick River and close to Mount Chincogan. Famous for its walking trails and Crystal Castle, beautiful cafes and a quaint village atmosphere, Mullumbimby offers an alternative lifestyle, yet is close to other villages and towns.

Nimbin
A world away from the 21st century, Nimbin is known as the hippie capital of Australia and sister city to Woodstock in the USA. Offering regular festivals, arts and cultural exhibitions, Nimbin is an earthy, unique, alternative village nestled in the scenic Nimbin Valley.

Northern Rivers abounds with World Heritage National Parks

Northern Rivers abounds with World Heritage National Parks