There's so much to do and places to explore in this beautiful part of the world we didn't mind the grey day. We hired a car and headed into the hinterland, a short drive to the gorgeous old town Bangalow.
I love how the shop exteriors with verandahs have been kept in their original state unlike a lot of Australian country towns where verandahs were removed.
Looking across to Cape Byron
Half the fun is driving there. The scenery is something else. Such an idyllic landscape with rolling green hills overlooking the coast.
Bangalow has fantastic, unique shops as well as great cafes and restaurants. We stopped off at the Byron farmers' markets on our way and sampled some beautiful local produce so we didn't need lunch. More about that later.
A popular tourist spot that's busy on weekends. Being a weekday in the off season we almost had the place to ourselves. We remembered some of the shops we'd seen before on our last visit, my kids loved this Japanese shop Little Peach when they were younger.
Heath's old wares is a treasure trove of vintage collections.
I think this Lazybones shop is a collaboration with Heaths in a gorgeous old weatherboard building with wrap around balcony.
Have you been to Bangalow?