Discover Byron Bay’s Creative Hub – Shops, Galleries and More
The Arts and Industrial estate is a hidden gem and visitors who fail to unearth it risk missing out on the complete Byron experience. Filled with boutique stores, wellness spaces, cafes and art galleries, it’s a place to discover the latest artisan fashions, stunning artwork and unbound creativity.
Better yet, it’s walkable from the resort, easily navigated by bike or car and can be reached easily from town via the Byron Solar Train.
Find your way around the Arts and Industry Estate, as well as other Byron Bay destinations, by accessing this range of Village Guide maps. We’ve also listed some of the highlights of the A&I Estate below.
A brief history of a cultural revolution
Since the arrival of hippies and surfers in the 1960’s, Byron Bay transformed from a working man’s town to a destination that celebrates a barefoot relaxed lifestyle. It’s a melting pot of creativity and inspiration: a world-famous playground for international visitors, earth lovers, healers, and the weird and the wonderful alike.
Alongside this cultural shift, a unique arts and industrial estate, has emerged and evolved just north of Byron town.
The last few years a rich cultural hub has taken shape in the Arts and Industrial Estate, becoming a magnet for local and national creative talent to open new, innovative businesses. Here, you’ll find from artists, filmmakers, beer brewers, designers, fashion houses, incredible food and it keeps growing, diversifying and becoming ever more vibrant.
248 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay, NSW 2481.
The latest area the A&I estate to establish, found on its northern boundary, Habitat is not one shop but a complex of fashion, lifestyle and wellness. It features a range of small boutique stores, as well as three stores focussing on men’s and women’s fashions and homewares, featuring the best local talent, beautifully curated. Stop in for a bite to eat at relaxed Argentinian eatery, Barrio.
Open Monday-Friday 9am-4pm and Saturday 9am-12pm
6 Fern Place, Byron Bay, NSW 2481.
Thomgallery features contemporary collectible art and sculpture by select local, interstate and international artists and sculptors. The gallery, owned by Alex Thom (see image below), hosts events and exhibitions throughout the year as well as consulting, selecting and placing spectacular pieces of artwork and sculpture into private homes and commercial spaces Australia-wide.
Open Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm
2/60 Centennial Circuit, Byron Bay, NSW 2481.
Walk through the doors at Byron Bay Tile Merchants and discover a world of amazing tiles lining every wall. This bespoke tile studio offers an alluring range of porcelain, ceramic and handmade tiles. Servicing clients Australia wide they represent some of the worlds leading brands in the tile industry.
Open Monday-Friday 9am-4pm and Saturday 9am-12pm
4 Boronia Pl, Byron Bay, NSW 2481.
Stone and Wood’s Byron Bay brewery is the beating heart and origin of this local company, savoured across Australia and beyond. Visit for a tour of the brewery to hear the success story behind the beer and see how the beer is made. End the tour with a beer tasting that’s sure to leave you with a broad smile. Tours run at various times every day but Tuesday, so visit the website to book your place. You can also purchase products and merchandise at the Cellar Door.
Open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm and Weekends from 12-6pm
2/18 Centennial Circuit, Byron Bay, NSW 2481.
Adelaide Friday is the creative genius behind Pirates Dreaming. The distinctive range of jewellery made here is for rule breakers and style makers, for dreamers and adventurous spirits. There’s a rebellious spirit here, with jewellery for men and women ranging from rings to cufflinks, pendants to earrings.
Open Monday-Friday from 10am-4pm
1/6 Tasman Way, Byron Bay NSW 2481.
Luscious foods is a perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy some hearty creations that transport you to the Middle East. Our breakfast pick is Shakshouka – two eggs poached in spiced capsicum tomato sauce served with freshly-baked wood-fired bread. Or try the signature lunch dish, Saneeah Pocket.
Open Monday-Friday from 7:30am-3pm
Unit 3/27 Brigantine St, Byron Bay NSW 2481.
With a holistic approach to nutrition and wellness, the team at Bare Blends produce super food blends that nourish and nurture the mind and body. Free from artificial flavours, sweeteners and preservatives, visit the Bare Blend Smoothie Bar for delicious smoothies. Try the Cacao Mint Crunch, featuring cacao nibs and refreshing mint oils or the distinctive taste of three M’s: Matcha, Mango and Macadamia.
Open Monday-Friday from 8am-3pm and Saturday 8am-12pm
The Arts and Industry Estate is 3kms north of Byron’s Township and only a short walk from Elements of Byron. Once there it is best to park the car and walk around the streets as the roads are all entwined and a little hard to navigate, but this is half the fun.
Enjoy the journey.
Want more inspiration for things to do in Byron Bay? Check out our Ultimate Guide to Byron Bay.