Newrybar is a tiny historical village in the hinterland of Byron Bay. It's a sleepy little place with a few sweet shops to rummage through and a delightful restaurant where you can sit and watch the day go by. It's the perfect place to spend a day while based in Byron Bay or even to come for a weekend and just relax. I spent my 23rd birthday here and it was lovely.
How to Get to Newrybar
From Byron Bay, Newrybar is a 15-minute drive inland. I biked from Byron Bay to Newrybar. The trek is 17.5km each way which took about an hour and a half there (since you spend almost 3km pushing your bike uphill) and just under an hour on the way back since you get to fly back down the hill on the way home.
If you don't want to bike in the heat, the 641 bus does the route but make sure you check the schedule as it runs infrequently.
Things To Do in Newrybar
Visit the darling little shops made up of local artisans showcasing their beautiful wares. It makes you want to slow down and move in forever. Wear your linen shirt and feel trendy as you rummage through the rooms of home decor.
Where to Eat in Newrybar
Harvest is the ultimate place to eat in the village. You can either go to the deli where you can eat outside on the patio or pick up delicious to-go items for a picnic in the hinterland, or you can head next door to the beautiful restaurant where the most delicious (if pricey) food is on selection all locally sourced and prepared fresh. The bakery and gardens just behind the restaurant supply much of the produce. I do not typically eat at restaurants like this when backpacking as I am on a strict budget, but I took myself out here for a birthday lunch and absolutely indulged.
TRY: fresh baked sourdough with hand-churned butter, salmon sashimi with radishes, kipfler potatoes with ricotta cheese