Things to do in the Byron Bay hinterland

The Byron Bay hinterland and surrounds offers a rich diversity of experiences that cater for all tastes. From ancient rainforests to world-class beaches, this area has an abundance of world-renowned natural wonders.

A leisurely drive along the meandering hinterland roads is a perfect way to experience the local attractions from EarthHouse.

For the food lover, the region has an eclectic mix of gastronomical gems.

For the active, there are some of Australia’s best surf beaches on the doorstep.

Art galleries, farmers and craft markets, antique shops, yoga and day spas, and golf courses are all located within 30 minutes’ drive. The more adventurous guest can also hang glide, sky dive or hot air balloon.

Nature and bushwalks

Whether you prefer a stroll along the beach or a mountain hike, the North Coast offers scenic adventures for all, including

  • Minyon Falls
  • Protestor Falls
  • Mt Warning
  • Rocky Creek Dam
  • Broken Head Nature Reserve
  • Byron bay Lighthouse Walk

Bushwalking guides can be supplied at EarthHouse for those interested.


Byron Bay and the surrounding area offer plenty of options for the more adventurous –

  • Go Sea Kayak Byron Bay
  • Skydive Byron Bay
  • Whale watching
  • Hot Air Ballooning Byron Bay
  • Jet Fighter Flight
  • Byron Airwaves Hang Gliding



Spend a day on the links at the boutique Teven Valley Golf Course, designed by Craig Parry, or head to the Byron Bay Golf Club and tee off on the most easterly course in Australia.

Eating Out

Byron Bay and the hinterland is a foodie paradise, home to a range of delicious and exciting destinations to eat out. Try these hinterland gems –

  • Harvest Café Newrybar
  • The Farm Byron Bay
  • Japanese Doma Café Federal
  • Izakaya Yu Japanese restaurant at Mullumbimby
  • Fishy Fishy Lennox Head
  • The Eltham Pub
  • II Carretto Wood fired Sourdough Pizzas at Clunes and Bexhill

The options are endless.

Arts, Crafts, and Entertainment

Explore the creative hub of the North Coast with visits to –

  • Tweed Regional Art Gallery, Murwillumbah
  • Frank Miles Bronze Fine Art, Alstonville
  • Art Piece Gallery, Mullumbimby
  • Bare Bones Gallery, Bangalow


There is no better way to discover the region’s artisans or fresh local produce than visiting the variety of craft and farmers markets on offer –

  • Byron Farmers Market, Thursdays
  • Byron Bay Markets, first sunday of the month
  • Bangalow Farmers Market, Saturdays
  • Bangalow Markets, fourth Sunday of the month
  • The Channon Market, second sunday of the month