What's On in The Hinterland?

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.

Crystal Castle, Mullumbimby.
The Crystal Castle, is a short drive into Byron Bay's spectacular hinterland. Come and stroll the Buddha walk and see Australia's biggest stone-carved blessing Buddha. It is a 15 tonne awe-inspiring masterpiece that rises almost 4 metres high from his pond.
Enjoy lunch on the deck at the Lotus Cafe. There’s also the popular Aura Photography, as well as Tarot and Astrology Readings.
Crystal Castle


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Walk to Killen Falls 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. If you have the chance, 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 Fleay's barred frog.
Byron Bay Adventures
National Parks


Seabird Rescue

Nimbin’s attractions are many.
A few not to be missed are 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.
Nimbin Candles
Visit Nimbin
Happy Coach Byron

Nimbin &

Pet Friendly

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, you cannot go past contacting the award winning Lismore Visitor Information Centre. Information Centre Molesworth Street, 1300 369 795
Visit Lismore
Lantern Parade


Cafes and Restaurants in Ballina

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.
Macadamia Castle


Pet Friendly

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 local cafes.
Bangalow music Festival, Sample FoodFestival, weekly and monthly markets...check it out.
Visit Bangalow


Kids learn to kill fish

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 is 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.
Brunswick Picture House


Adventure Flights

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.

Doma Cafe


Ballina Pool and Waterslide

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.
Harvest Newrybar
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.
Newrybar Merchants


Ballina Boating Experience

This region is alive with Festivals!
Check out the Bangalow Starlight Festival, Bangalow Flickerfest Short Film Festival and New Year's Eve Music Festival in Mullumbimby. Alternatively, you can venture over to the Brunswick Fish n Chips Festival including National Wood chop Festival and all of the music festivals just to name a few.
Ballina Country Music

Blues Fest Splendour in the Grass Boomerang Festival Falls Festival


Ballina Country Music Festival

Mt Warning is situated at the entrance to the WorldHeritage 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. Mavis's Kitchen
Mt Warning Rainforest Park


Ballina Skate Park

Australia's oldest art and craft market is held in the picturesque village of The Channon at Coronation Park.
Kingsford Smith Drive, Ballina
The Channon Markets
Mullumbimby Farmers' and Craft Market is a wonderful place to shop. Meet with friends, enjoy a market brekkie, local coffee and great live music.
Mullum Markets
The Bangalow Markets are a gathering of locals, artists, artisans, bakers, victuallers, therapists, farmers and friends.
Bungalow Market


Ballina Prawn Festival