Posted by: Debra Kolkka | November 20, 2022

A Bangalow visit

Back in Australia I still have the travel bug. Recently we had a short visit to Bangalow in northern New South Wales. It is only a 2 hour drive from Brisbane, but we decided to stay overnight so we could spend some time in this lovely town.

The town was established around the 1880s  after timber cutters built a camp on the banks of Byron Creek in the 1840s. A school was built in 1884 and later a church. The town now has a population of about 2000 people…and lots of visitors.

The town is full of charming old buildings and pretty houses.

There are excellent shops. The first photos are of Island Luxe, a white cave full of delights.

There are lots of excellent places to eat.

This restaurant is You Beauty, where we had a great dinner. The food was great and the service excellent.

We drove a short distance out of Bangalow to see Harvest, a restaurant that was recommended. It wasn’t open on Sunday night, so we visited the deli and a couple of the shops in tiny hamlet of Newrybar. The restaurant is popular and we will return to try it.

We stayed at Bangalow Guesthouse. The property is gorgeous. We enjoyed wandering in the well kept garden. We can appreciate how much work it takes to keep a garden looking this good.


Jacaranda trees are almost finished blooming, but this one is still looking great.

Bangalow is set in a beautiful part of the world and well worth a visit.


Bangalow Guesthouse, 99 Byron St, Bangalow.



  1. Magical

    • Bangalow is a lovely little town.

  2. Brings back precious memories from the times we lived in Watego’s Beach in Byron Bay. It looks more sophisticated nowadays, but it still has that old world charm.

    • Loved all your photos. Brought back memories of enjoying visits there. Have made a decision to renew acquaintances with all places there and surrounding areas.

      • We went a few years ago and liked the area. We will return.

    • I used to go to Byron Bay when I was a teenager. It has changed a lot!

  3. I really like Bangalow and Newrybar – the Little General also has excellent coffee.

    • There are plenty of places to chose from!

  4. Bangalow is one of my favourite places to wander too, Deb. Looks like a few new places to eat…. will have to visit again soon. Enjoyed a celebratory lunch at Harvest a few years ago…. Delicious! 👌🥂

    • We will definitely try Harvest next time.

  5. How lovely! Fabulous photos. We’re heading over to the Sunshine Coast for Christmas. Can’t wait!

    • I’m sure you will be happy to see your daughter.

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