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Shop, Eat & Create in Byron’s Industrial Estate

habitat collective store

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.


Habitat | 248 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay

A highly curated collection of homewares, clothing and beauty has made Habitat a genuine hub in the Arts and Industrial Estate.  Found on the estate’s northern boundary, Habitat is a culmination of small boutique stores focussing on men’s and women’s fashions, wellness and homewares. Many feature the wares of the region’s most talented artisans and designers. Habitat Collective is arguably the flagship of this collective. Once you’ve surveyed the collection of beautiful creations you’ll see why.

Prae is the perfect stop for wellness potions and lifestyle products. For couples shopping together there’ll be no need to delegate husbands and boyfriends to ‘the waiting chair’. You’ll find them in the Department of Simple Things for Men. Home to everything from skateboards and motorbikes to hot sauces, barbeques, clothes and even a barbershop, this boutique lives and breathes ‘Mr’. After you’ve worked up an appetite, sit down and indulge in the relaxed surroundings of Barrio, an Argentinian style eatery that serves up a mean coffee.

http://www.habitatbyronbay.com

Habitat arts and industry estate external shot

Thomgallery | 6 Fern Place, Byron Bay

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

http://www.thomgallery.info

Thom Gallery byron bay exhibition

Byron School of Clay | 3/17 Tasman Way, Byron Bay

There is something so incredibly satisfying about getting your hands dirty in order to create something that is entirely your own – unique and individual. Just eight minutes’ walk from Elements of Byron, the Byron School of Clay teaches pottery and ceramic art. One-day workshops or private group or individual classes cater to all experience levels. The school was founded by artist and teacher Todd Beatson who so loved his craft and wanted to give others the chance to do so as well.

https://www.bsoc.com.au/

 

Byron School of Clay Workshop

Tigmi Trading | 13 Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay 

Newly opened and a must visit in the Arts & Industrial Estate, TIGMI Trading promises timeless artisan-made rugs, textiles, objects, lighting and art from as far away as the Atlas Mountains in Morocco to the Black Sea.  Founder Danielle McEwan allows her collection to be curated by design and craftmanship, only choosing objects that each tell a unique story.

https://tigmitrading.com/

Tigmi Trading Store

Pirates Dreaming | 1C/11 Banksia Dr, Byron Bay

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

https://www.piratesdreaming.com


St. Agni | 4 Acacia Street, Byron Bay

Racks of clothes, accessories and shoes tell the story of Agni’s minimalistic style and ode to timeless elegance. A local brand, St Agni is the creation of Lara and Matt Fells. Their signature style is not only renowned for its elegant minimalism, but also its perfection. Located on Acacia, St Agni is surrounded by good company. A short walk from St Agni you’ll find the unique apparel and swimwear of Byron’s Zulu and Zephyr or the natural refinement of Yoli and Otis’ range of clothing and accessories for the entire family. Just around the corner, Velvet Canyon offers sunglasses of uncompromising aesthetic while Flash Jewellery creates refined, hand-made pieces.

https://www.st-agni.com/


McTavish | 91 Centennial Court, Byron Bay

The craft of building the perfect surfboard has been practiced at McTavish since its namesake founder Bob started making his own in the early 1960’s. Today, McTavish is a local legend and international surf brand producing custom boards and surfwear. If you’re in the market for a board the Arts and Industrial Estate is also home to Onboard, Dead Kooks and Wild Things. Surfs up!

https://www.mctavish.com.au/


Stone and Wood | 100 Centennial Cct, Byron Bay

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-Thursday 10am-5pm, Friday 10am – 7pm and Weekends from 12-6pm

https://www.stoneandwood.com.au/byron-brewery

Stone and Wood Brewery

Kouzina | 1/1 Acacia Street, Byron Bay

Against a backdrop of whitewashed walls and blue-checked tablecloths is an authentic Greek kitchen with a menu emboldened by seasonal meals, traditional flavours and organic coffee. Take your tastebuds to the sunsets of Santorini with a Mezze menu that’s perfect for sharing and a sweets selection that tastes like it’s made with love.

https://www.instagram.com/kouzina_byronbay/?hl=en


Folk | 1/399 Ewingsdale Road, Byron Bay

Local, ethical and delicious, Folk is an icon of Byron Bay’s food culture. Folk offers a casual coolness that makes it easy to relax and feel at home and swinging tunes as a soundtrack to your meal. And the food? Julian and Maggie Dylan pride themselves on good food. The food is defined by a commitment to vegetarian and plant-based food that nourishes the body and soul.

www.folkbyronbay.com

External shot of Folk café Byron bay surrounded by trees

Bare Blends | Bayshore Dr, Byron Bay

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

https://bareblends.com.au/smoothie-bar

Bare Blends takeaway cacao smoothie on wooden table

The Arts and Industrial 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.


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