Byron Bay and Hinterland Markets
If your like me and you love shopping for unique and different wares that no one else has, then Byron Bay and its regional markets should be on your list of to do activities. Plenty of hand made products to choose from creative talented local artisans and designers as well as delicious food, entertainment and interesting people watching!
Locals tip: Go early, the markets can be very busy and hard to get parking at so if you can go by foot choose this option. Most stall holders do have EFTPOS facilities however it is best to take along a little cash!
Every Saturday in Summer Located in Railway Park Jonson Street opposite the post office and visitor information center the Byron Bay Artisan Market operates throughout summer every Saturday evening 5-9 pm. This small market is lovely to stroll through on a balmy Saturday evening. Admire the handmade jewelry, candles and crafts or have a massage. You can enjoy a bite to eat and listen to live entertainment.
First Saturday of the month is Brunswick Heads Market in Memorial Park Fawcett Street Brunswick Heads. Located on the picturesque Brunswick River this market has a fabulous mix of stalls from handmade items to food and plant stores.
First Sunday of the month Byron Bay Community Market operates in the Butler Street reserve . A very big market not to be missed with plenty of unusual stalls, lots of hand made products also plenty of fresh produce, delicious food and entertainment. It’s easy to spend the whole day here!
Second Sunday of the month is The Channon Country Market a charming make it bake it grow it country market located in the hinterland. For visitors with a car, take the Bangalow Lismore Road and just before entering the village of Clunes, follow the signs and turn right. The drive to the market is picturesque, passing through little villages and takes about thirty minutes from Byron Bay. This market is not far from the village of Nimbin and Protestors Falls where you can take a walk in the rain-forest to a beautiful waterfall.
Third Saturday of the month is Mullumbimby Market. Located 15 minutes drive north on the Pacific Highway take the Mullumbimby exit and flow the signs. Not a big market but a lovely atmosphere a range of stalls and always a great vibe around the coffee oasis under the trees where there is always live music. The Brunswick Valley Historical Society open the Mullumbimby Museum which is the old post office, on market Saturdays. It is located at the market site and is well worth a visit.
Fourth Sunday of the month is Bangalow Market in the showground just head to Bangalow you cant miss it! Under the shade of big old Fig trees you can browse the many interesting alternative stalls selling lots of unique hand made clothes, jewelry, and wood work. Once your done at the markets, take a stroll up the main street there are many unique stores located in the main streets 19th century buildings.