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Value of the intangible and Suffolk Parks future

It’s hard to know what value to place on the environment – until it changes irrevocably.  A place is defined...

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Sport and gender

Olympic golden girl Cate Campbell claims to have wrestled long and hard with herself before passionately promoting a ban...

Will Byron become the Malibu of the antipodes?

Here’s another reason for millennials to be marching on the street. We found out last week that on census day 2021, 15 per cent of the dwellings in the Byron Shire were unoccupied (2,348 places to be precise). That figure was 30 per cent in Byron Bay itself, three times the national average. 

Destruction of Brunswick Heads mahogany

The foulest crime against the planet was committed secretly in the heart of Brunswick Heads during the pandemic lockdown....

Attempt to manage Byron’s fragile coastline impeded by State Government, report finds

Insufficient funding and guidance from the State Government is inhibiting Byron Council's attempt to effectively manage its famous but fragile coastline, a Council report has revealed.

Lake Ainsworth

The heavy rain on 28–30 March 2022 resulted in flooding of Lake Ainsworth at Lennox Head to about 2m...

Supply chain pain? Try localisation!

A community screening of Local Futures’ new film, 'Planet Local: A Quiet Revolution', will be held today, Friday, July 1, at The Farm in Byron Bay from 6pm. Damon Gameau and Pacha Light will be joining Helena Norberg-Hodge for a discussion afterwards.

Creative, small batch, hand-made, state-of-the-art, artisan, innovative, ethical, imaginative, hyper-local, leading-edge, quality, EXPLORE premium, master, handcrafted, accomplished, cutting edge, organic, designer, eclectic DISCOVER ingenious, beautiful, unique, sensational, avant-garde, original, visionary, inspirational, expert, brilliant, gifted, ahead of the curve. YOU wonderful, compelling, THERE experiencing, witnessing, engaging. NOW.

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. Weave Guitars | 3. Bodhi Living | 4. Byron Bay Candles | 5. KIDO | 6. Bun Coffee | 7. Honey Hunt Leggings | 8. Sunrise Cellars | 9. Vagabond Byron Bay | 10. Mr Simple | 11. Highspec Properties Buyers Agents | 12. Barrio | 13. The Beach People | 14. 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

Weave Guitars

2. 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

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 7–11am Sat.
1a Banksia Drive, Byron Bay
6680 9798

Honey Hunt Style

7. Honey Hunt Leggings

NEW DESIGNS to dress up, workout or take time-out and relax. Fashion sewn and printed locally, featuring artworks. When you shop with Honey Hunt you are supporting ethical Australian-made fashion and local jobs. It’s the ultimate slow clothing that’s beautifully made, for women. These will be THE most comfortable tights you’ll ever wear.
Shop in-store Mon–Sat and online.
Shop 2, 1 Centennial Cct, Byron Bay
0408 766 546

Sunrise Cellars

8. Sunrise Cellars

Beer, wine, and spirits for any occasion. Independent and family owned in west Byron. They have everything you need at their bottle shop, offering great specials in-store each week! Visit them in-store today!
20 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay

Vagabond Byron Bay

9. 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 Habitat
Porter Street, Byron Bay

Mr Simple

10. 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 barbeque or your mate’s birthday, The Department is your spot.
Shop 39–41, 1 Porter Street, Byron Bay

High Spec Properties

11. 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


12. 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.

The Beach People

13. 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

Shack Palace Rituals

14. ShackPalace Rituals

Visit the Shackpalace Rituals concept store and experience an immaculately curated selection of objects designed for ritual and mindfulness in the home, 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

Where is the love?

I have lived in Mullum and the surrounding hills for 35 years.  Yesterday I drove to Upper Main Arm, to Kohinur, to visit a friend,...

Flood help information from Chinderah, and Uki to South Golden Beach

The floods in February and March are still having direct impacts on the lives of many people and Serice NSW has a trailer coming to a location near you so you can easily access flood assistance.

Weaving through NAIDOC

DJ and Delta with some of the Weaving for Reconciliation exhibits. Photo Jeff Dawson.

Management of Byron’s fragile coastline impeded by NSW government: report

Insufficient funding and guidance from the State government is inhibiting Byron Council’s attempt to effectively manage its famous but fragile coastline, a Council report has revealed.