Bangalow is a laid-back town lined with elegant federation buildings, cafes, art galleries and boutique shops. It’s home to the annual Bangalow Music Festival, which attracts acclaimed musicians from around the world, and its fertile land produces an array of regional delicacies.
Things to do
Start your exploration of Bangalow by window shopping along the city’s single main street, where you can browse through a range of designer homewares, artworks and antiques. Admire the 19th-century buildings and stroll past cafes serving coffee made from beans grown in the surrounding hills.
For insight into the local culture, visit The Bangalow Markets. Operating on the last Sunday of every month, it showcases an eclectic mix of local produce, nuts, coffee, dairy goods and meat. If you’d rather sit for a meal, visit TOWN Restaurant and Cafe for a six-course degustation menu.
For a dose of history, visit the Bangalow Heritage House Museum and Cafe. Learn about the unique history of the area and explore the four display rooms showcasing historical items, memorabilia, photographs and books on the area.
Looking for an outdoor adventure? Head to Minyon Falls lookout in Nightcap National Park, where you’ll discover stunning views of a waterfall and rainforest. You’ll find plenty of picnic spots and barbecue facilities, and on a clear day you can see all the way out to the coast.
Ballina Byron Gateway Airport is 25 kilometres from Bangalow, with shuttle buses and taxis providing transport to the city centre. Alternatively, you can rent a car and explore the region at your own pace.
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