Byron Bay is famous for it’s wide white sand beaches, laid back hippy vibe and abundance of international backpackers. But if you’re looking for a completely different experience during your time at the most easterly point of Australia, The Farm Byron Bay is where you’ll find it.

This real working farm creates a beautiful experience for visitors to learn about farm life, how food is grown and produced and inspire you to make even the littlest change to lead a healthier life.

Starting as a backyard veggie patch, The Farm grew to eighty acres aiming to grow, feed, educate and inspire everyone who visits. I was drawn to The Farm for their herd of Scottish Highland cattle. A few months ago I stumbled on the Instagram page for Ratia Ranch and I have been obsessed with seeing these cute hairy cows for myself ever since.

I was so excited when I found out about The Farm and the fact that I could see these furry animals right along our road trip. In addition to this herd of cattle, the farm is also home to Murray Gery, Black Angus and Herefords cattle, English Large Black Pigs and Bond Brown Chickens.

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The Farm is open from 7 everyday and visitors are welcome to come in and stroll around the grounds at your leisure. If you would like to learn more about what happens in the day to day life on the farm you can join their 45 minute guided tour everyday at 10am.

The Farm is also the home to Three Blue Ducks – the onsite restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, with an extremely interesting menu and sourcing as many ingredients as possible from the farm grounds; The Produce Store – stocking a variety of deli items, fresh produce grown on The Farm and in the local area and artisan goods and gifts; The Bread Social – baking fresh bread and pastries around the clock; and Flowers at the Farm – a rustic flower shed full of blooms, greens and gift ideas.

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Around the grounds of The Farm you will also be able to explore the macadamia fields, check out the chicken caravan and even check out the tractors working on The Farm. It’s a completely unique stop on any East Coast Australia road trip and a great place to learn about the farming lifestyle so many Australians experience.

There’s something for everyone so make sure you check out The Farm’s website before you’re visit to find out about any special events and workshops that might be taking place.

The Farm Byron Bay
11 Ewingsdale Road
Ewingsdale, New South Wales

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Emma Shaw

Emma is a travel photographer and blogger, living in Melbourne, Australia with her husband Thom in between adventures. She started Explore Shaw to share her experiences, travel tips and destination advice, and to inspire others to travel the world and their own backyard whenever they can.

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