Welcome to Bangalow
Do everything… Do nothing.
Fall in love with Bangalow, a village where you can experience a sense of community, sample fine food, appreciate art and history and discover special finds in fashion and homewares.
Nestled in the valley of the Byron Bay hinterland, this charming town offers a balmy climate combined with unlimited opportunities to shop, play, taste and stay in sophisticated yet friendly surrounds. Unwind, indulge your senses or simply enjoy a menu of natural attractions.
A 15-minute drive from Byron Bay, Bangalow is also within easy reach of panoramic coastlines and pristine national parks.
It is hardly surprising that the little village of Bangalow has become a mecca for tree-changers, tourists, celebrities and those seeking a more relaxed lifestyle surrounded by picturesque rolling green hills, a patchwork of macadamia orchards and coffee plantations and local dairy farms.
The village is an ideal base for holiday makers because not only is it the gateway to both the stunning hinterland the sparkling east coast but it offers plenty of eating out and shopping opportunities. At the same time, there is always the chance to escape to a quiet, green space.
Take a short trip to Byron Bay’s famous Main Beach and return for a pizza or a fettucine at The Italian Diner, owned by former Big Brother contestant Peter Timbs and his wife Camille.
Spend the day hiking the unspoilt terrain that spreads lushly out from Mount Warning and enjoy a chilled chardonnay or a cold Coopers beer at the bustling Bangalow Hotel where the a la carte dining room or the pub menu are sure to satisfy your appetite with fresh, local food.
For those who love to shop for the latest fashion and homewares, Byron and Station Streets feature an array of boutiques that delight even seasoned trendsetters. You’ll find a carefully curated selection of international labels at Millar and More, as well as stunning home accessories; or hunt for trend-conscious labels, jewellery and homewares at nearby Island Luxe.
Find the perfect, quirky gift at emporium Wax Jambu or designer kitchenware, men’s grooming products and more at Heart of the Home. Queen Mabs is the place to buy local, ethical slow fashion and pop into nearby Charlotte’s Parlour for edgy, retro gifts. There’s vintage and antique furniture; Asian clothing and homewares; fine jewellery and more, all packed into this little village with the heritage feel and the appealing streetscape. And, of course, there’s great coffee.
Eat at the Corner Cafe, where organic, locally roasted Moonshine java is served up alongside homemade sandwiches, cakes and pastries; or have a won ton or a dim sum from Red Ginger while you browse Oriental books, dinnerware and groceries.
Bangburgerbar is the place to chow down on, yes, a hamburger – try the Bangaloha – beef pattie, salad, pineapple, avocado and mayo – while the 70-seat Butcher Baker is the newest addition to eateries in this bustling village and is open Friday and Saturday night for dinner. Expect a hearty share-food menu with the likes of lamb ribs, briskets, pork sausages, lamb (and pork) shoulder, with an array of plant-based sides.
From Bangalow it’s an easy drive to nearby, family-friendly attractions such as Macadamia Castle where the children can climb the multi-level tree house or check out the huge animal farm, or Crystal Castle with is ancient labyrinth and magical playground. But the village itself also has plenty of outdoor areas for family fun, as well as regular events and festivals.
If you want to experience the real Bangalow, attend one of the events that showcase the village such as the Bangalow Agricultural Show or the Christmas Eve Carnival. The Barbecue and Bluegrass Festival, at Bangalow Showgrounds includes a cook off, a ”pickers competition” and family fun.
Bangalow – the place where you can do everything, or do nothing. Visit soon.