The Hinterland is a treasure trove of sights and places to discover – a hidden gem among the aesthetically pleasing landscape. From excellent local foods, crafts, great walks, waterfall swims, (even secret water holes) you’ll find it all if you just stay long enough to explore.

Better still…book one of our holiday homes out here in the beautiful hinterland and have a real break. Have a look below and discover the little treats that can be enjoyed during your stay.


The Crystal Castle, is a short drive into Byron Bay’s spectacular hinterland. Come and stroll the Buddha walk and see Australias biggest stone-carved blessing Buddha, a 15 tonne, awe-inspiring masterpiece, rising almost 4 metres high, from his pond.

Enjoy lunch on the deck at the Lotus Cafe.

81 Monet Dr, Montecollum

Canal Road, Ballina


Located near Tintenbar. Killen Falls Nature Reserve is home to one of the last standing remnants of the big scrub rainforest. Don’t miss Minyon Falls where the lookout offers stunning views of the waterfall, rainforest and coast.

Visit Protesters Falls, The Channon is a must see while exploring the Lismore hinterland, located in World Heritage Nightcap National Park.Swimming is not permitted in the area as it is home to the endangered Fleays barred frog.


Nimbin’s attractions are many. A few not to be missed like the Djanbung Gardens, The Hemp Embassy and the Nimbin Candle Factory.

Explore the colourful shops and cafes and taste some great local food and excellent coffee.


Lismore has a lot to offer the visitors to this area from art galleries, antique arcades, great cafes and much more like the stunning Lantern Parade.

For a comprehensive guide of Lismore or just to find out more information contacting the award winning Lismore Visitor Information Centre on 1300 369 795


Macadamia Castle has an impressive display about the macadamia nut story from its early history to its contemporary status.The Macadamia Castle is also an Animal fun park and a child friendly environment with something for everyone!

Come and get up close to some wonderful Australian animals. Play the 18 hole mini golf course, take the train ride or have fun on the merry-go-round and in the tree house playground. Enjoy our bountiful burgers and home-baked cakes in our coffee shop or bring your own picnic and make use of the barbecue facilities.


Bangalow’s historic streetscape, monthly market and chic style has increased its appeal as a tourist destination. Bangalow is great for holiday-makers and day-trippers as its main street is lined with modern cafes and boutique-shops. Organic produce grown nearby is a regular feature in the cafes.

Bangalow music Festival, Sample Food Festival, weekly and monthly markets check it out.


Be highly entertained in Lismore, on the Northern Rivers of NSW, NORPA is a not-for-profit, led by a small team of theatre professionals who’s productions are not to be missed.

NORPA is renowned for creating original performance works.
Brunswick Picture House as a local landmark for the community, for people to meet, be inspired, gossip, laugh and be entertained.

Dedicated to putting the fun back into going to a show or the cinema.


A magnet for locals, day- trippers, and people travelling through the hinterland en route to Nimbin or Lismore. Doma consistently serves up some of the best Japanese fare in the region.
Federal is close enough to the World Heritage rainforests and national parks for which the area is famous. Minyon Falls, Protestor Falls, the Nightcap National Park, Mt Warning and the Coolamon Scenic Drive are just some of the spectacular places you can visit during your stay. › Places › Federal, New South Wales, Australia › Cafe


Newrybar is a great little village nestled in the hills between Bangalow and Ballina. Home to a the award winning Harvest Cafe, deli, and bakery.  Newrybar Merchants is a collective of some of these creative local artisans and curators of fine goods who are passionate about what they do. Honouring the space and the essence of the Byron Bay Hinterland, Newrybar Merchants enables customers to experience rustic charm effortlessly blended with sophistication within a beautiful and unique retail space.


This region is alive with Festivals! Check out the Bangalow Starlight Festival, Bangalow Flickerfest Short Film Festival, New Years Eve Music Festival in Mullumbimby, Brunswick Fish n Chips Festival including National Woodchop Festival and all the music festivals just to name a few.


Mt Warning is situated at the entrance to the World Heritage Listed Mt Warning National Park, or Wollumbin, the original inhabitants of the land.The ancient forests that occur here are a window into the past. Among the multitude of tree species are giant stinging trees, figs, booyongs, carabeens, brush box and flame trees.

A variety of birds, mammals and reptiles may be seen by the observant walker. A must for any visitor.

Eat some excellent local food right at the entrance to Mt Warning.


Australia’s oldest art and craft market is held in the picturesque village of The Channon at Coronation Park.
Mullumbimby Farmers’ and Craft Market a wonderful place to shop. Meet with friends, enjoy a market brekkie, local coffee and great live music.
The Bangalow Markets are a gathering of locals, a get-together of artists, artisans, bakers, victuallers, therapists, farmers and friends.
Lismore Vintage and Handmade Market in the historical city center.
Nimbin Markets for crafts, live music and local produce is a must