Amble in the colourful village of Bangalow, amongst beautifully restored historical buildings where you can savour fresh local produce in lively cafes and restaurants. The annual Bangalow Music Festival attracts acclaimed chamber musicians and soloists from around the world.
A short drive from Byron Bay, Bangalow is a charming township of elegant federation buildings, inviting parks and delicious treats. In a verdant valley, the village's main street, Byron Street, is full of cafes and restaurants as well as galleries and boutiques.
You can taste locally grown coffee and browse for gourmet souvenirs. Fertile land in the area produces macadamia nuts, fruit and vegetables, coffee, dairy goods and meat. The Bangalow Market is held every fourth Sunday and the annual Sample Food Festival features local produce.
Another drawcard is the annual Bangalow Music Festival, one of Australia's leading chamber music festivals that attracts acclaimed classical musicians from around the world. Music lovers will be captivated by the sublime music program and the Byron Bay region on the North Coast of NSW.
Accommodation options include the Bangalow Guesthouse, on the banks of Byron Creek where you might be lucky and spot platypus. You can stroll along a delightful walking trail on the edge of Byron Creek and within a few paces you'll be in an enchanting forest.