Experience Byron Bay’s Industrial Estate
That’s right, industrial estate! While it doesn’t sound like a must-see attraction in the sun-drenched beach-side town of Byron Bay, the Art & Industry Estate is a hidden gem. Nestled just 3km north of Byron’s township, the ever-growing community is home to some of Byron’s most innovative and creative businesses as well as restaurants, galleries, wellness spaces and boutique stores. It is also the home to the Australian café staple, Byron Bay Cookie Company.
What can be described as a booming mini-city, the Art & Industry Estate is also home to tech start-ups and entrepreneurs, who gave up their fast-moving corporate lives in Australia’s capitals in search for the relaxed barefoot lifestyle that Byron Bay has to offer, as well as achieve a healthy work-life balance.
Habitat, located just outside of the Estate is a vibrant retail hub, home to stores such as One Teaspoon, Nice Martin, Zulu and Zephyr, Saint Helena and Byron Bay Hanging Chairs, selling a diverse range of womenswear and homewares. Also home to flourishing restaurants such as Barrio, a modern share-style Argentinian restaurant where the wood-fired oven and charcoal grill ensure a delicious experience.
So, how do you get there you ask? The trip to the Art & Industry Estate is as much of an experience as the destination itself! The charming Byron Bay Train is the world’s first solar-powered train, conveniently commuting between Byron’s township (the station is just a 5 minute walk from Eco Beach Resort Byron Bay) to North Byron and Sunrise Beach. One way, adults can travel for $4, 6-13 year olds for $2 and 0-5 year olds for free. The Art & Industry is just a short walk from the North Byron Station.
The Art & Industry Estate should be on every visitor’s must-see check-list when visiting Byron Bay. Come see us at reception during your stay at Eco Beach Resort Byron Bay if you have any questions.