TRAVEL GUIDE: BYRON BAY

We often get asked about our favourite places around Byron Bay. There are so many we love that we sometimes find it hard to condense them into a single hit-list! This is partly because for such a tiny town, Byron has a disproportionate number of talented people serving up incredible food and coffee, and we’re surrounded by so many stunning natural wonders. But if we had to choose, whether you’re visiting us for a week or a weekend, these destinations would top our ‘do-not-miss’ list. 

Spell & The Gypsy Collective Byron Bay Travel Guide
Spell & The Gypsy Collective Byron Bay Travel Guide
Spell & The Gypsy Collective's Guide To Byron Bay, Australia
Coffee

Sparrow 
The best on the run coffee and opens before the birds are even up. 

The Roadhouse 
For a blow your head off strong cuppa, chilled outdoor vibes and delish GF muffins.

Bayleaf
Very busy but absolutely worth it. Try the coconut cold brew (coffee) in Summertime. 

100 Mile Table
Perfect for the creatives in the industrial estate. Super friendly (including dog friendly!). 

Folk 
Perfect for a bit of tranquil quiet time beneath the palms. 

Spell & The Gypsy Collective Byron Bay Travel Guide
Spell & The Gypsy Collective's Guide To Byron Bay, Australia
Spell & The Gypsy Collective Byron Bay Travel Guide
Eat

The Roadhouse 
Leading the food revolution in this town with nourishing, mostly organic, always mind-blowing good meals. 

The Italian 
A reliably tasty Italian meal, indoors or out. Get a booth, watch the sunset and smell the salt air.

Bayleaf
Fantastic & deliciously unexpected breakfast options. Healthy, hearty and original menu. 

The Farm 
Perfect for the mummas, grab a cuppa while the kids explore. Restaurant aside, there’s orchards, farm animals, flowers and delicious deli treats. 

Combi 
A Vegan destination delight! This cute café serves up yummy things in the sweetest setting. Try for a pavement table and watch the world go by. 

The Top Shop
An iconic Byron hangout, take a picnic blanket and sprawl out in the sunshine on the grass while you eat.  The perfect spot for a gourmet burger, salad, or chips after a long session at Clarke’s Beach. 

Spell & The Gypsy Collective Byron Bay Travel Guide
Cocktails

Rae’s 
Book ahead for the restaurant (with the ocean views worth their weight) or wander in to the cute new cellar bar underneath. 

Balcony Oyster Bar 
Cauliflower popcorn is to die for and they host oyster happy hour on Wednesdays at 6pm.

Treehouse 
Old school, laid back Byron (wander in straight from the beach and sit beneath the palm trees) kind of vibes. 

The Mez Club 
Santorini in the heart of Byron! Great margaritas, dreamy interiors and perfect for people watching outdoors on a warm afternoon.  

Spell & The Gypsy Collective's Guide To Byron Bay, Australia
Spell & The Gypsy Collective Byron Bay Travel Guide
Explore

Light house walk 
The best loop begins and ends from Captains Cook. Begin on the boardwalk beachside, then take the back path through the rainforest on return, for some extra stairs and shady tropical goodness. 

Crystal Castle 
Giant crystals dotted through gorgeous gardens. Lovely for kids who can explore the bamboo tunnel, that click clacks overhead as stems meet.  

Or just, get lost
Drive around the hinterland, explore our beautiful region (north or south, you can’t go wrong), get off those beaten tracks, stop for a roadside picnic… Leave only footprints behind.

Spell & The Gypsy Collective Byron Bay Travel Guide
Relax

The Byron at Byron 
Take the rainforest walk ~ easy with a pram. Return for a facial and some down-time in the steam room. 

Gaia 
Meditate in a bungalow overlooking hinterland. Retreat to the private tropical pool for secluded relaxation. 

Kiva Spa
Perfect with your girlfriends, this unpretentious hinterland spa also boasts an incredible sauna.

Comma 
Across the road from our office (so a Spell favourite!) this space oozes tranquillity and minimalist zen vibes. 

Spell & The Gypsy Collective's Guide To Byron Bay, Australia
Spell & The Gypsy Collective's Guide To Byron Bay, Australia
Spell & The Gypsy Collective's Guide To Byron Bay, Australia
Out of town

Harvest, Newrybar 
Come here for sourdough Saturday’s (arrive early), then cross the road for Newrybar Merchants for shopping joy.

Paper Daisy, Cabarita 
Serious escapism (it feels like you might be in the Med somewhere), with gorgeous design, inside and out. Book ahead for lunch or dinner. Stay for the cocktails. 

Belle General, East Ballina 
For the best green breaky in the shire, not far from the sea.