Byron Bay is reknown for it's alternative, bohemien lifestyle, which endears it to autralian and international tourists, and it's shopping reflects that. Dotted throughout the town are a mish mash of quaint little boutiques,book stores, cafes and alternative health shops and salons.
You will not find the big department stores here and a pleasant change is the non existence of the familiar fast food chains.
These markets in the quaint township of Bangalow 13km southwest of Byron Bay are held on the fourth Sunday of the month. Located at the showgrounds they have a good range of craft and produce.
yron Bay Farmer's Market
If you want to purchase the best, fresh local produce, it can be done here at the Butler Street reserve, every Thursday morning.
Byron Bay Markets
Byron Bay's main market is held at the Butler Street reserve on the first Sunday of the month. At the open centre of the market ground is a performance space with buskers. This market gives a true insight into the alternative lifestyle that is special to Byron.
The Channon Markets are held at the 2nd Sunday of each month at The Channon a village to the west of Byron Bay, in the hills near Lismore. Exit the main Bangalow-Lismore road at Clunes and follow the signs to The Channon.
Arts and Industry Estate
Located on the outskirts of the town, this is a great place to purchase original, handmade pieces of jewelery, art, craft, designer clothing and shoes. There are also outlets here with handmade items at reduced prices. Galleries displaying and selling local art works can also be found here.
This quaint little arcade in the middle of town, has small original boutiques and cafes. Original and alternative products and gifts can be found here, with shop names like The Rainbow Shop and The Temple of Light, you can be sure to find something very different
This main street has a vibrant mix of cafes, restaurants, health salons and shops. Bright and colourful surf gear can be purchased, with stock spilling out onto the streets.There is a good mix of alternative and mainstream fashions. Jonson Street has that rare mix of very busy precinct with a lazy relaxed feel.