After our fabulous adventure to Bangalow last weekend, we were eager to continue exploring the Northern Rivers area, so this weekend we took our search for lovely shops and delightful spots a little further west, spending the day meandering through Uki, Nimbin, Clunes and finishing off at our favourite weekend spot, Byron Bay. Neither of us had really explored into the beautiful mountains behind Byron Bay and we were delighted to find a wonderful and diverse region brimming with colour and character.
Our first stop was Uki, to enjoy their wonderful heritage buildings, gorgeous bookshop and lovely community atmosphere.
We then continued under the majestic Mount Warning and through some beautiful scenery to the eclectic town of Nimbin.
It's tricky to describe Nimbin in only a few sentences. It really is a place that must be experienced first hand. The shop fronts reminded me of vintage bohemian carnival stalls and radiated such wonderful colour and joy. Every where you look, vibrant patterns and enchanting hues, transform the everyday into something truly unique.
And my favourite shop just had to be The Green Bank. Filled with incredible locally made delights, sustainable wares, beautiful teas and the most wonderful 'fairy' doll house I've ever seen, The Green Bank is a truly beautiful and inspiring place to visit.
As the meandered back down from the mountains towards the ocean, we stumbled across The Channon, famous for it's craft market (which I can't wait to go back to) and the lovely village of Clunes just outside Bangalow.
One of the treasures in Clunes is the delightful Old Romantic Shack, a little treasure trove of traditional tea sets, vintage treats and the sweetest little courtyard full of blossoming hydrangeas.
As a rain clouds began to creep over the mountains, we made our way to Byron Bay for a late lunch at Fish Heads, over looking the iconic light house. And on the way to the restaurant I spotted my new love in the car park..
The perfect retro orange Kombi, complete with sweet floral paintwork and a killer set of eye lashes. What's not to love!
A most wonderful way to end, another fabulous Saturday full of adventures. I can't wait to see where our travels lead us next weekend.
What have you been up to this weekend? I'd love to hear about your adventures too!