Travel

Escaping Winter: The Byron Bay Hinterland

Above: Julia wears textured belted shirt and soft touch jegging.

We join Julia Ashwood of The Vista and her family on their recent trip in the Byron Bay hinterland. With Julia and Matty expecting their second baby soon, it was the perfect winter escape. Here they share a few of their favourite places in this beautiful part of Australia.

Photography by Lisa Sorgini.


As the warmth of spring is on its way, it’s a nice time to stay in the one place for a little while, take it all in and just enjoy this lovely change of season.

Above: Julia wears textured belted shirt and soft touch jegging.

STAY

Paddock Hall

Situated just out of Byron on the fringes of Tintenbar and Lennox Head, Paddock Hall is a gorgeous farm stay. It’s the perfect retreat with beautiful cafés, markets and waterfalls just a short drive away.

Above: Julia wears pleated sleeve knit top and flax wide leg pant.
Above: Julia wears textured belted shirt and soft touch jegging, Matty wears irish linen shirt and slim rich raw jean.

EAT

Shelter Café

Located on the beach in Lennox Head, Shelter Café has a fresh, modern Australian menu and great coffee. Sit in the open air or grab a take away and stroll along the beach to the iconic headland, The Point.

Jilly's Wine

In Clunes you will find a small batch winemaking company called Jilly's Wine. We love their organic red wines.

Woods Café

Woods Café in Bangalow has the best breakfast in town. It has an organic menu and a beautiful courtyard – perfect for the kids to run around.

Harvest Deli & Bakery

In a charming restored building, Harvest Deli & Bakery is stocked with delicious artisan produce. It has everything from wood-fired sourdough and pastries to cheese and condiments. In the evening visit their restaurant next door for dinner and cocktails.

Above: Matty wears irish linen shirt and slim rich raw jean, Julia wears silk cami and soft touch jegging with tapas platter, almo salad bowl and tia salad servers.

VISIT


The Bangalow Farmers’ Market

The Bangalow Farmers’ Market is on every Saturday. It's the perfect place for stocking up on fresh fruit, vegetables and handmade pasta.

Killen Falls

A short walk through the rainforest along the winding creekside track you will find the beautiful Killen Falls. Perfect for swimming, it has a large basin with fresh rainwater. This can be popular on the weekends so it's best to go early.