Just north of Byron Bay’s town centre lies a rich cultural hub which has taken shape in the Arts and Industrial Estate - home to Byron's ever-growing community of innovative and creative businesses. Chances are you’ve visited Byron and not even known it was there.
Balincourt was created out of the area and we just love everything about it - so here’s a short, locals guide to exploring the many fashion, jewellery, homewares, wellness spaces, art galleries and gourmet food and drink businesses on offer. There are also some great places to stay, cafes, a smoothie bar and even a brewery to keep you hydrated!
Balincourt is nestled along the edge of the native rainforest that runs alongside Elements of Byron Resort and Spa. Its private villas feature modern Australian architecture and interiors and are set on 22 hectares of beachfront heaven. It can easily be reached from town via the world first solar powered train.
Elements of Byron Villas
Heading away from the beach is the newly built Habitat, with beautiful live-work spaces, a retail area with dedicated men’s, women’s and kids clothing and Habitat Home. Work up a sweat at Bende, a boutique Pilates, barre, yoga and flow studio where visitors to Byron can purchase a one week holiday pass for $70, then grab a bite to eat and a sneaky glass of wine at Barrio, which combines Spanish and South American flavours in their menu.
Every street in the estate is home to one of the many fashion labels that has made Byron such a must-visit fashion destination. You’ll find St. Agni, created by our friends Lara and Matt Fells, with their signature hand-crafted footwear which sits alongside a curated range of clothing and accessories with perfect, minimal style.
Lara & Matt Fells, St. Agni
Right around the corner is Zulu & Zephyr, Yoli & Otis and The Bare Road – all showcasing quintessential effortless Australian style through the linen, denim and even plant dyed fabrics in their ranges.
Velvet Canyon Eyewear with Flash Jewellery
One of our favourite places for coffee is Allpress espresso bar where the atmosphere is always relaxed and friendly. It sits right in front of Velvet Canyon, Flash and Comma where you’ll have a holistic massage experience, with beautifully minimalistic interiors and lowly-lit spaces.
If sampling some local beer or kombucha gets you going, then pop across the road to Stone and Wood’s Byron Bay brewery where you can sample a tasting paddle of their signature and limited release beers or join in one of their daily tours.
Thomgallery is the place to visit if you are considering adding some spectacular, contemporary pieces of artwork or sculpture into your home or a commercial space. It features works by local and international artists.
There are far too many amazing places to list here so take a look through this handy guide to the area and put the Art’s and Industry Estate on your itinerary for the next time you visit Byron Bay.
I’d love to see you here!