Set on the Brook family's scenic farm in Byron's hinterland is the Cape Byron Distillery, home to a much-lauded Brookie's dry gin. It's created with 26 Australian native botanicals (aniseed myrtle, macadamia, finger lime), 18 of which are sourced locally and many from the rainforest surrounding the distillery. Book a tour that will take you through the distilling process and the rainforest to learn about the botanicals and, of course, taste the end result. Price includes a G&T on arrival.

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Nearby Byron Bay attractions

1. The Farm

1.32 MILES

This photogenic, 32-hectare green oasis outside Byron is shared by Three Blue Ducks restaurant, a produce store, the Bread Social bakery, an ice-creamery…

2. Belongil Beach

3.24 MILES

Northwest of the town centre, wild Belongil Beach has high dunes and avoids the worst of the crowds. It's clothing-optional in parts. At its eastern end…

3. Main Beach

3.96 MILES

Immediately in front of town, lifesaver-patrolled Main Beach is busy from sunrise to sunset with yoga classes, sunbakers, buskers and occasionally fire…

4. Clarkes Beach

4.46 MILES

An eastern, and often unexpectedly serene, extension of busy Main Beach. Byron's most popular surf break is at the Pass, where Clarkes Beach meets the…

5. Captain Cook Lookout

4.61 MILES

Start your 3.7km walking track around Cape Byron from the Captain Cook Lookout. The rainforest stretch near the lookout has the best wildlife-spotting ops.

6. Cape Byron State Conservation Park


The Cape Byron State Conservation Park is home to the Cape Byron lighthouse, plenty of stunning lookouts (including from the most eastern point of the…

7. Tallow Beach

4.95 MILES

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…

8. Watego's Beach

5.16 MILES

East of Main Beach, the small crescent of Watego's fringes Byron's most affluent enclave. Dolphin sightings are common here.