Bangalow – Byron Bay Hinterland is located 15 minutes south west of Byron Bay and is a delightful nineteenth century street scape of tall verandah-clad buildings housing a wonderful array of shops selling Oriental carpets and rugs, Tibetan artwork, Japanese Kimonos and silk clothing, exotic homewares, antiques, books and art. The village also has a variety of cafes and restaurants, so you can stroll the shops and then enjoy lunch or dinner.
The Community Market, held on the fourth Sunday of each month at the local Showground, is a showcase of local produce including clothes, jewellery, skin care products, fresh food, plants and trees, and all manner of craft and artwork. Treat yourself to a massage and do all your shopping in one place. Part of the continuing success of the market is the beautiful grounds the markets are held in, which are dominated by eleven huge camphor laurel trees which provide welcome shade and rustling leaves and a magic forest atmosphere.
Events in Bangalow
Bangalow Billy Cart Derby showcases good old fashioned outdoors fun in which everyone can take part. Age and social status are no barriers to participation. The day includes junior and senior billy cart racing, a street parade, displays and food stalls. 3rd Sunday in May.
Bangalow Music Festival is one of Australia’s most enchanting music events, with a combination of fine chamber music in beautiful surroundings. August.
Bangalow BBQ & Bluegrass is dedicated to the great local food and produce of this agricultural region along with the high quality musicianship so common of the artists who call the Northern Rivers home. This quality event raises funds for local arts & culture. Held at the Bangalow Showgrounds. August
Sample Food Festival will see the Bangalow Showground filled with restaurant stalls and exhibitors from the region’s finest food producers for the Sample Food Festival – a taste of Northern NSW. There will be cooking demonstrations, Byron Farmers markets, a vibrant childrens’ entertainment program and restaurants showcasing tasting plates to the public. September.
Bangalow Show is located in one of the prettiest showgrounds on the North Coast with a spectacular program of events and displays. More than a century old, and still maintaining an agricultural focus, the Bangalow show is a weekend not to be missed. November
Byron Shire Local Bus Service
Blanches Bus service o2 6686 2144
Kirklands Bus service 02 6622 1499