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A cleverly designed village where people live, work and play, all in one place, combining old-school Byron (community, creativity) with new thinking (live+work spaces, car sharing) and good times (food, shops) to create a little oasis for locals and visitors alike.

1. Vampt Vintage Design | 2. Byron Bay Traders | 3. Bodhi Living | 4. Byron Bay Candles | 5. KIDO | 6. Bun Coffee | 7. Honey Hunt Leggings | 8. Supa IGA Byron Bay | 9. Weave Guitars | 10. Stone & Wood | 11. Vagabond Byron Bay | 12. Mr Simple | 13. Highspec Properties Buyers Agents | 14. The Beach People | 15. Barrio | 16. ShackPalace Rituals

Vampt Vintage Design

1. Vampt Vintage Design

Vampt loves all things vintage. Over the past 22 years the business has evolved into property and interior styling and now has a focus on Italian lighting and Brazilian mid-century design, on the back of their well known Scandinavian range. Their expansion into Byron Bay is just ramping up.
Authenticity and real design, built to last a lifetime… and then another!
3/18 Centennial Cct, Byron Bay
0414 806 549

Byron Bay Traders

2. Byron Bay Traders

Byron Bay Traders is a collective showroom and retail space for local designers, makers, and small businesses. They showcase a variety of homewares, furniture, gifts, fashion, jewellery, ceramics, skincare and more, giving you the opportunity to consciously support small local businesses of Byron and surrounds. Lovingly made and ethically sourced is the mission of each business in the collective.
17 Banksia Drive, Byron Bay

Bodhi Living

3. Bodhi Living

Bodhi Living is a conceptual furniture store that showcases unique, antique pieces from around the world, combined with a range of contemporary furniture, rugs, lighting, décor, and art.
They also offer a unique and personalised design experience and can guide their clients through residential, commercial, and contract projects with in-house design consultation, planning and execution, creating considered spaces that enrich the soul.
1/18 Centennial Cct, Byron Bay
0429 479 260

Byron Bay Candles

4. Byron Bay Candles

Find Byron Bay Candles in Byron’s Arts and Industry Estate where they hand-pour pure, soy wax scented candles and reed diffusers with clean, non-toxic ingredients to support your health and wellbeing.
Think GREEN by recycling your empty jars with their refill options for both the candles and diffuser jars. Go to www.byronbaycandles.com/stockists or visit the factory door Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm.
1, 21–23 Tasman Way, Byron Bay (enter car park from Wollongbar St)
6685 5478



The ultimate location for kids fashion in the Northern Rivers, with new stock from international brands Bobo Choses, Weekend House Kids, The Animals Observatory, and many more. They also stock all of your favourite local designers, so now is the perfect time to drop in, say ‘hi’, and shop their newest selection.
Shop 7, 18 Centennial Cct, Byron Bay

Bun Coffee

6. Bun Coffee

A good coffee changes everything. Bun Coffee Roastery and Espresso Bar specialises in certified organic, fair trade, Rainforest Alliance and Australian-grown coffee, along with a huge range of unique single-origin beans.
Locals love their daily ritual of a coffee and a friendly chat, basking in the morning sun with their local baristas.
Open 7am–4pm Mon–Fri, and 7am–11am Sat.
1a Banksia Drive, Byron Bay
6680 9798

Honey Hunt Style

7. Honey Hunt Leggings

IN-activewear. Who decided we need to be active all the time? Look super sassy and choose relax over active for a change. These will be your MOST flattering and comfortable leggings ever, from yoga and Pilates to lunch.
The ultimate slow clothing that’s beautifully made for women, for all bodies, with a range from size 6 to 18.
Mon–Sat instore or online
Shop 2, 1 Centennial Cct, Byron Bay
0408 766 546

Supa IGA Byron Bay

8. Supa IGA Byron Bay

Where the locals matter! More than a supermarket, at Supa IGA you will find your everyday essentials, regular specials, and excellent customer service.
Open seven days, closing at 9pm every day, conveniently located at Byron Bay Fair – where the locals shop, rain, hail, or shine.
Socials: facebook.com/supaigabyronbay/
20 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay Fair

Weave Guitars

9. Weave Guitars

Weave guitars is your local guitar custom shop. They specialise in setups and repairs from the simplest to the trickiest. They like to work with every kind of instrument and they always provide a free quote for any job. Check their website for a gallery of their creations. Make your next appointment by email or text message.
0413 470 775
[email protected]
82 Centennial Circuit

Stone & Wood

10. Stone & Wood

With autumn setting in, now is the perfect time to join your friends in the sunny Stone & Wood courtyard for a few beers. With fresh brews, brewery tours and an amazing kitchen pumping out next-level meals and snacks, they’ve got your next catch-up covered.
Kids and doggos also welcome, so there’s no excuse to stay at home.
100 Centennial Cct, Byron Bay

Vagabond Byron Bay

11. Vagabond Byron Bay

Plant-based goodness cafe • Awesome coffee • All milks available • Smoothies to dream about • Delicious in-house baked cakes and treats • Yummy food • No bookings required.
Outside seating for 50 patrons, or lay on the lawn under the shady poinciana in the centre courtyard.
Open Monday to Saturday 6.30am–3pm, Sunday 8am–2pm.
Shop 33–34 HabitatPorter Street, Byron Bay

Mr Simple

12. Mr Simple

More than a clothes store, The Department is a place to find dependable products that stand the test of time. An eclectic collection of clothing, eskies, furniture, books, shoes, drinkware, and even a barbershop, the common thread is simple – only stuff they love gets in the door. If you need something for a weekend barbecue or your mate’s birthday, The Department is your spot.
Shop 39–41, 1 Porter Street, Byron Bay

High Spec Properties

13. Highspec Properties Buyers Agents

Your local Northern Rivers buyers agents
Highspec Properties – award-winning buyers agency dedicated to helping you own your own slice of Byron and the Northern Rivers.
Get in touch and watch your property dream come to life through refined strategy, expert negotiation, and unparalleled commitment.
Team Highspec will be your secret agents, making one of life’s greatest stressors a breeze.
Ground floor, Habitat Building, 20 Fullerton Lane, Byron Bay

The Beach People

14. The Beach People

Lovely Locals! Head into the sanctuary that pretends it’s summer all year round with luxurious and practical seaside essentials from The Beach People. Designed in Australia, made to last season after season, their iconic designs have become beach must-haves across the globe. From hats, to beach towels, to insulated picnic baskets; visit their Flagship Boutique to shop beautiful, long-lasting pieces for the whole family.
Shop 48, 1 Porter Street, Byron Bay
0429 304 555


15. Barrio

Barrio offers a relaxed environment for all-day dining. The wood-fired oven and open-flame grill is the heart of the restaurant, and all dishes are centred around the distinctive flavours imparted through this style of cooking. In the evening, the lights go down, dinner is served, and great bottles of natural and world-renowned wines are opened.
Opening hours are Mon–Tues 7am–3pm and Wed–Sat 7am–10pm.

ShackPalace Rituals

16. ShackPalace Rituals

Visit the Shackpalace Rituals concept store and experience an immaculately curated selection of objects designed for ritual and mindfulness in our homes, including artisan handcrafted tea and coffee wares, linen, ceramics, glassware, and small furnishings, as well as organic skincare and incense. Follow this local family @shackpalace on their journey in rethinking the way we live in our homes.
Shop 8, 1 Porter Street, Byron Bay
0488 616 408
Instagram: @shackpalace


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