There is something magical about one street towns and we seek them out where ever they may be. Is it the joy of living the daydream of a life gone by, or the romance of perhaps one day, being able to slow down enough to enjoy the simplicity?
Newrybar in the Northern Rivers, 10 minutes inland from Byron Bay is the true definition of such a town – a hamlet with all you could ever want and more… in a slow paced, eco-friendly, sustainable ethical seriously cool kind of way.
I see Newrybar as the pin up town of the future. The kind of future I want anyway. Great food, excellent coffee, fabulous fashion and a collection of the very best homewares and artisan pieces from the local area. Add to that a guesthouse and accommodation with its very own wellness retreat and you really only need walk 100m in any direction ever again.
It all begins when you take the road less travelled off the Pacific Highway and onto Hinterland Way. Many of you will be tempted by Newbrybar’s big Brother Byron Bay, but just for the day, avoid the pull to the east and via right up with old Highway and into the hills. It’s wont be long until the foot is off the gas and you are taking in the surrounding landscape of macca trees and happy cows. Try and stay focussed however as you may miss the tiny turn off to the Historic town, marked only by a sign for coffee…
Well worth a mark on the map and always worth the drive…. Newrybar.