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Top Choice Farm Restaurant in Byron Bay

Three Blue Ducks at the Farm

The legendary Sydney team behind Three Blue Ducks moved up north to showcase its paddock-to-plate food philosophy. Their rustic barn cafe and restaurant forms the beating heart of The Farm. The breakfast menu does t…
Top Choice Cafe in Byron Bay

Bay Leaf Café

You might be tempted to snigger at the raft of Byron clichées on offer at this always busy cafe (golden lattes, coconut cold brew, kombucha, tousle-haired locals of both sexes, a '70s psych rock soundtrack etc), but…
Top Choice State Park in Byron Bay

Cape Byron State Conservation Park

Spectacular views reward those who climb up from the Captain Cook Lookout on the Cape Byron Walking Track. Ribboning around the headland, the track dips and (mostly) soars its way to the lighthouse. Along the way, l…
Top Choice Spanish in Byron Bay

St Elmo

Perch on a stool at this moody modern tapas restaurant, where rock-star bar staff create wicked cocktails or can pour you one of the better wines by the glass found in this part of the world (including natural and m…
Top Choice Cafe in Byron Bay


This delightful wooden-cottage cafe sits beside a busy caravan park but is a world unto itself. The barista may pause while making your organic cow, soy, macadamia, coconut or almond latte to wander out and flip ove…
Top Choice Market in Byron Bay

Byron Farmers' Market

Both a market and a symbol of the strength of the local community, this weekly market has a wide variety of mainly organic stalls, with both fresh produce and all manner of local products. Come early and hang with t…
Top Choice Beach in Byron Bay

Tallow Beach

Tallow Beach is a deserted sandy stretch that extends for 7km south from Cape Byron. This is the place to flee the crowds: much of the beach is backed by Arakwal National Park. The suburb of Suffolk Park sprawls alo…
Top Choice Pub in Byron Bay

Treehouse on Belongil

A homespun beach bar where wooden decks spill out among the trees, afternoons are for drinking, and live, original music is played all weekend. Most of the food comes from the wood-fired oven.
Farm in Byron Bay

The Farm

A community of growers and producers share this impossibly photogenic, 80-acre green oasis just outside Byron, along with the Three Blue Ducks restaurant, a produce store, a bakery and a florist. The passionate dedi…
Literature in Byron Bay

Byron Bay Writers' Festival

Gathers together big-name writers and literary followers from across Australia.