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From Surfboards to Incense - Shopping in Byron Bay

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As well as natural beauty, great restaurants, and lots to do, Byron Bay offers a shopping experience like no other. The area is home to a flourishing arts and crafts scene, a thriving holistic well-being community, and lots of organic food producers. You’ll find a dazzling array of locally made jewelry, clothes, and homewares, as well as plenty to tempt your palate.

Shopping in the center of Byron Bay

 

The area around Jonson Street in the center of town makes a good jumping-off point for your Byron Bay shopping adventure. The streets are lined with engaging stores, such as The Life of Byron, selling everything from stylish clothes by local designers, handmade jewelry, and surf-wear to herbs and crystals. You’ll also find essentials like the post office, banks, and a supermarket on Jonson Street. Planet Corroboree sells artifacts and handicrafts sourced from local Aboriginal artists, as well providing information on the local Bundjalung indigenous peoples.

 

  • Planet Corroboree, 1/69 Jonson Street, Byron Bay NSW 2481; Tel: +61 2 6680 7884; Website: Planet Corroboree
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  • The Life of Byron, Shop 2, 17 Lawson Street, Byron Bay NSW 2481; Tel: +61 2 6685 8448; Website: The Life of Byron

Markets in and around Byron Bay

 

Byron Bay is a paradise for lovers of market shopping. The buzzing Byron Bay Community Market on the first Sunday of each month has over 300 stalls filled with art and craft. There are yummy eats, and jugglers, mime acts, and musicians add to the color. Byron Artisan Market, every Saturday evening between October and March, specializes in direct-from-the-artist jewelry, clothing, and accessories, as well as great music from local acts. Out of town, there are also vibrant markets in nearby Bangalow, Nimbin, and The Channon - a great excuse for an excursion to these delightful communities.

 

  • Byron Community Market, Butler Street Reserve, Byron Bay NSW 2481; Tel: +61 2 6685 6807; Website: Byron Community Market
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  • Byron Artisan Market, Railway Park, Jonson St, Byron Bay NSW 2481; Tel: +61 2 6685 6807; Website: Byron Artisan Market

 

Shopping for food in Byron Bay

 

Local farmers committed to sustainable agriculture, and a thriving foodie scene, make Byron Bay a great place to enjoy healthy fare. Byron Farmers' Market - held every Thursday morning - lets you connect with local producers, and taste new and exotic flavors. Green Garage has fresh produce, gourmet delicacies, cosmetics, and even a chef who’ll cook your dinner while you shop. Byron Bay Handimarket is open 24/7 for convenience items, newspapers, fresh bread, as well as local goodies like teas, coffees, and mueslis.

 

  • Green Garage, 63 Tennyson Street, Byron Bay, NSW 2481; Tel: +61 414 857 104; Website: Green Garage
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  • Byron Bay Handimarket, 21 Jonson Street, Byron Bay NSW 2481; Tel: +61 2 6685 7104; Website: Byron Bay Handimarket

 

Mind, body, spirit shopping in Byron Bay

 

Byron Bay’s unspoiled beauty and chilled vibe make it an ideal destination if you’re looking to restore mind and body. Whether it’s incense, crystals, or chakra aura sprays you’re after, you’re bound to find them. The New Age Shop specializes in products from local artisans and fair-trade suppliers, and they can also help you out with alternative therapies, yoga, and organic food. Crystal Castle, a 20-minute drive away near Mullumbimby, has Shambhala-inspired gardens, a labyrinth, and beautiful hinterland views, as well as a shop selling crystals, jewelry, and other treasures.

 

  • New Age Shop, 84 Jonson Street, Byron Bay NSW 2481; Tel: +61 2 6685 8366; Website: New Age Shop
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  • Crystal Castle and Shambhala Gardens, 81 Monet Drive, Mullumbimby NSW 2482; Tel: +61 2 6684 3111; Website: Crystal Castle and Shambhala Gardens

 

Byron Bay artists' workshops

 

The Arts and Industry Estate, a 5-minute drive from the center of town, showcases many of the region’s artists and craftspeople. Let yourself be tempted by one-off creations including glass design, woodwork, natural perfumes, and surfboards, as well as recycled clothing and antiques - at prices often significantly lower than in town. The Arts Trail guides you around the park to artists’ studios and galleries, where you can browse and buy directly from the creators.

 

  • Arts Trail Byron Bay, Various locations; Website: Arts Trail Byron Bay
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  • North Coast Surfboards, Byron Bay Arts & Industry Park, 1/29 Acacia Street, Byron Bay NSW 2481; Tel: +61 2 6685 6896; Website: North Coast Surfboards