Mullumbimby’s laid back arts loving vibe has seen many make the tree change from Byron Shire’s coastal areas to the picturesque town. Nestled along the Brunswick River at the base of Mount Chincogan, Mullum is flanked to the west by three National Parks and to the east by the Pacific Ocean.
The thriving food, music and wellness industries are attracting young entrepreneurs who are a delightful balance to Mullum’s passionate long term community. Cutting edge healthy eateries and some of the country’s best markets can be found here. It’s the kind of place where visitors stay a few days and never leave.
It’s easy to get caught up in the atmosphere and passion, from political discussion to the pursuit of renewable energy to raising children.
Local and international acts perform at pubs, in cafes, halls and at the incredible annual Mullum Music Festival. There’s a renowned circus school, retro and vintage shops and even a licensed Apple store. There are five schools including a public primary school, public high school, Steiner K-12 school, catholic primary school and independent K-12 Christian school.
Mullum and the surrounding countryside is home to an abundance of healers, so if you are in need of balance or restoration you are sure to find it here.
Where the Brunswick River collides with the Pacific Ocean just ten minutes east of Tallowood Ridge lies the charming town of Brunswick Heads.
Known fondly as Bruns to locals, the natural beauty here is astounding. From secluded Torakina Beach to endless waterways, moments of Brunswick magic are everywhere. Traditional meets trendy here and many local festivals celebrate this style, from the annual Old and Gold second hand treasures festival to Kites and Bikes and the annual Fish & Chips Festival. It’s life as you want it to be.
Whatever your taste, Brunswick Heads does it well. Bruns is home to the best fish and chips in the area, much talked about emerging new restaurants, wholesome cafes and the much loved Hotel Brunswick, where you can enjoy live music under the Poincianas.
Brunswick Heads is a family-friendly town. Kids adore the grassy expanse of Memorial Park - home to the Brunswick Markets on the first Saturday of the month - and the sandy shallows of the river. It’s a town that makes you feel all the better for visiting.
Byron has long been a favoured destination for travellers from all over the globe. With some of the world’s most acclaimed coastline and surfing beaches, it’s easy to see why. Locals and visitors alike are humbled by the elements at Australia’s most easterly point. Humpback whales cruise past the headland, dolphins frolic among the surfers, rainforest meets ocean in breathtaking parks and reserves.
Byron’s natural wonders are complemented by the bustling township. Home to cafes, pubs and fine-dining fare, most self respecting foodies make a pilgrimage here at least once.
An alternative hub for decades, Byron leads the way in many industries including wellness retreats, festivals and wholefoods. This is a lively town that calls you to engage, experience and celebrate.