Byron Bay is often synonymous with the quintessential Australian beach holiday but venture a little further inland and you’ll discover the quiet magic that is the hinterland. Rolling green hills, charming historic towns, and restaurants with some of the best locally grown, seasonal produce the region has to offer.
We stayed at Paddock Hall, a cozy, bohemian cottage complete with a fireplace, claw-foot bathtub on the verandah, and a resident goat. The self-contained cottage is located on the same property as the main house, where the hosts live but completely private. The cottage is made from sustainably sourced timber and upcycled pieces, furnished with antiques, and runs off-grid.
Paddock Hall is the perfect place to rest and reconnect with nature. But be warned, they book out fast!
Putting together these Autumn fashion looks was a great reminder that you don’t always need to buy new. I’m wearing a mix of ethical fashion brands, rented fashion, and preloved pieces throughout.
Kira Simpson is an environmentalist and sustainability expert. She started The Green Hub as a blog in 2015, which has since grown to become one of Australia’s largest education sites dedicated to helping people live a more sustainable lifestyle.