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A Day in Bangalow
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Located a scenic 20-minute drive from Byron Bay, Bangalow is a historic town with a range of specialty shops, cafes, and restaurants. Bangalow’s eclectic spirit and lush-green backdrop make it unlike anywhere else in the Byron Shire.
See in Bangalow
There’s nothing quite like a walk down Byron Street in Bangalow. You could spend hours exploring the one-of-a-kind shops, which boast a range of artisan gifts, clothing, beauty products, toys, and art.
Be sure to make time for a visit to the Zakay Glass Creations Gallery. The gallery showcases striking glass sculptures and light fixtures made from geometric shards of glass. When hit with natural or artificial light, the glass sparkles and shimmers, projecting an array of colour. These stunning three-dimensional sculptures make for unique souvenirs or gifts.
Eat in Bangalow
Bangalow is known for its gourmet dining options, and one of the newest eateries on the scene is the Helix Cafe Deli Wine Bar - somewhere comfortable for you and your friends to enjoy fine wines and boutique beers with bar snacks or tapas - think charcuterie or cheese boards, house made antipasto, or choose from a daily menu that capitalises on what’s in season and abundance.
The Bangalow Hotel is another fantastic option. This quaint pub offers a modern menu featuring locally sourced ingredients to be enjoyed in the historic interior, or on the spacious verandahs. The Bangalow Hotel also has an extensive drinks menu, live music throughout the week, and pool tables.
Markets in Bangalow
On the fourth Sunday of each month, the Bangalow Showgrounds play host to a vibrant community market. Set among the shady camphor laurel and fig trees, the markets features over 300 stalls selling handmade, local, and imported goods, plus live entertainment. You’ll also find a variety of regional produce, fresh bread, exotic food, and great coffee.
As well as the monthly market, Bangalow is home to a popular farmers market held Saturday mornings from 8am to 11am. Located in the centre of town in the Banaglow Hotel car park, the smallish market has every thing you’ll need to fill your pantry. If you’re just visiting for the day, it’s the perfect spot to pick up a freshly baked pastry or a few pieces of fruit.
Stay in Bangalow
Experience Bangalow in style at The Bangalow Guesthouse. This stunning property is situated on the main street of Bangalow on the banks of Byron Creek, and is a short walk to everything the town has to offer. The gorgeous guesthouse is surrounded by pristine gardens, and each room is impeccably furnished. Unwind on the communal verandahs, lounge area, and dining rooms, or keep cosy in your room by the fireplace. Parking, Wi-Fi, and continental breakfast is included, and wedding facilities are available.
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