Places in Far North Coast Hinterland
Sitting pretty on the banks of the wide Tweed River, Murwillumbah is a scenic spot and well worth the detour off the Pacific Hwy. Between here and the coast, the fertile river valley wears a lush green coat of sugar cane and banana palms. Gazing inland, the mist-shrouded rim of an ancient volcanic caldera looms in the distance.
Beautiful Bangalow's character-laden main street has interesting stores, fine eateries and an excellent pub. The best time to visit is during the monthly Bangalow Market, but it's well worth making the 14km trip from Byron at any time. There’s also a small weekly farmers market and a well-regarded cooking school.
Welcome to Australia’s hippie capital, an intriguing little place that struggles under the weight of its own clichés. Psychedelic swirls brighten every wall of the main street and the smell of marijuana smoke is inescapable, as are the persistent young pot dealers who make a living from the bus tours that barrel up from Byron daily.
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