Friday 24 May 2013


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?


  1. Yes but unfortunately it was on the way to a regatta and we were just stopping for petrol. It is so my kind of town. How about that surfboard with the map. I have been wanting to do that for ages.

    1. i think you'd love to spend more time there carolyn x

  2. What a fabulous town. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Thanks for the tour of the shops. I love seeing the things for sale in little shops. I saw so many things I would have bought if I had been there.

  4. Oooooh, Ahhhhhhh!!!

  5. Thanks for taking us along! I loved shopping vintage stuff, virtually at least (it's a bit cheaper...)

  6. I bought a great pair of shoes in Bangalow a few years ago! x

  7. Love Bangalow! Everything has so much character, love how picturesque it is too. Hope you had a lovely time xx

  8. It's so nice to see another part of Australia I loved those verandas and vintage shops and fantastic scenery.
    Sarah x

  9. I went there 20 years ago and it was just a regular country plip, no where near as cool as it is now by the looks of it.

  10. I have never been there but sure would love to go from what you've shown here. Pinning that surf board :)

  11. What a great post to find after a couple of very dreary days, when a little voice inside is saying, "Might as well go crawl in to bed. And bring the vodka." Feeling inspired again.

  12. I'll probably never get to visit that part of the world so I really appreciate your amazing photos! Sweet hugs!


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