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Bangalow is a village in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales. It is near Lismore, Nimbin, and about 15 minutes drive inland from Byron Bay.


Once a small truck-stop village on the Pacific Highway, Bangalow is now a popular day-tripping destination, easily accessible from from Byron Bay. Bangalow features a single main street, lined with beautiful rows of preserved Federation shops. The past decade has seen a gentrification of Bangalow's main street. You'll now find many upscale cafes and restaurants as well as numerous homewares, antique and clothing stores.

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Bangalow is best accessed with a private vehicle. The Pacific Highway (M1) now bypasses the town but it is easily accessed from the highway via either of the north/south exits. Both exits are well signposted and easy to notice. State route B62 runs through Bangalow and is the easiest way to access the town from Lismore (to the west) and Byron Bay (to the east). The portion of this road between Bangalow and Byron Bay is particularly beautiful, winding through hilly farmland and then descending the plateau to the coast where you can capture panoramic views of Cape Byron and the Pacific Ocean. Approximate driving times to Bangalow: from Byron Bay; 15-20 min from Lismore; 40min from Gold Coast; 1hr from Brisbane; 2hr

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Bangalow is small and easily traversed by foot.

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  • The Bangalow Markets, [1]. operate on the last Sunday of every month and are a bustling and eclectic mix of local produce, food, wares and entertainment. It is a great way to spend the day and get a feel for the local vibe. Located at the showgrounds at the end of Station St. The town is abuzz on market day so just follow the flocks of people and you'll find your way. Entry is free..  edit

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There are half a dozen or so excellent small cafes and restaurants in Bangalow. Simply walking up and down the main street is enough to discover one to your liking.

  • Utopia Espresso Lounge, 13 Byron Street, Bangalow, NSW, Australia, +61 266872088, [2]. Good place to find a good cuppa joe.  edit
  • Ate Deli, 33 Byron Street, Bangalow, NSW, Australia, [3]. Nice place for coffee while in Bangalow.  edit

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  • SummerHills Retreat Byron Bay (Bangalow Accommodation), 100 Binna Burra Rd Bangalow NSW 2479 Australia (Take Bangalow exit off the Pacific H'way, turn right at Byron Street roundabout and drive for 4kms. Turn Right into Binna Burra Road, we are 1km on the right hand side. Safe Travelling.), 02 6687 2288 (), [4]. checkin: 3pm; checkout: 10am. A private sanctuary retreat in the lush hinterland of Byron Bay only 4 mins drive to the vibrant village of Bangalow and 14 mins to the heart of Byron Bay, cocooning just 5 couples at a time. All 4 suites have a spa bath, kitchen, reverse cycle air conditioning, bathrobes, gas bbq and views. Self Contained Spa suites start from $249pn for 2 people. Peak season prices may vary..  edit


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