A Weekend In Byron Bay – Where To Stay, Eat and Visit

Kira Simpson

We drove down to Byron Bay from Brisbane on the Friday morning.

It was a typical Queensland winter day with clear blue skies and only a hint of a chill.

Perfect weather for a weekend of exploring.

I love this sleepy little country, beachside town. I feel relaxed as soon as we hit Ewingsdale road, the main road leading into the centre of town.

The whole weekend consisted of eating at as many places as we could fit in, relaxing in a swinging chair at our guesthouse and taking in the breathtaking sights at the Wategos Beach.


We stayed at Bask and Stow, a Hampton’s style guest house made up of four self contained villas nestled amongst the palm trees.

The villas are beautifully styled and cosy, making you feel right at home the minute you walk in. The keys are left out for you to collect meaning it’s completely private and you only have contact with the owners if you need something.

It’s also walking distance from the centre of town which was a nice bonus. Make sure you stop in for coffee and a croissant at the Top Shop cafe next door.


We ate so much good food during our three day stay! Dave and I eat a mostly plant base diet with meat 2-3 times per week, I guess you could call us reducetarians.

It’s not always easy to find sustainable food options while travelling but Byron Bay has so many incredible vegan, vegetarian and sustainable produce cafes and restaurants.

Try the vegan pancakes at Combi, the smashed avocado and greens at Folk, order a picnic lunch from Three Blue Ducks and take home some cheese and sourdough from The Bread Social both found at The Farm. The picnic hamper fed two people for lunch, dinner and snacks the next day.

We rolled home with very full and content bellies on Sunday!

Outfit details

GOTS Certified organic cotton white dress – St Roche, Fairtrade pom pom sandals – Sunday Tracker, Blue Spot Wrap Maxi Dress – Auguste, Wool Jumper – Country Road (3 years old), ECA Accredited Cult Skinny Jeans – Nobody Denim , Round Straw Bag – Hartwood House

Photagraphy by David Simpson

Kira Simpson

Kira Simpson is a sustainability advocate, climate optimist and founder, and editor of The Green Hub. Her own sustainable living journey began five years ago when she realised our choices matter. What we eat, where we shop, what we wear, how we live, these choices have the power to shape the kind of world we want to live in. Since launching The Green Hub in 2016 she has grown the blog to become a platform for sustainable fashion and conscious living helping people make lifestyle choices which are kinder to the planet.