Head for the hills to experience another side of Byron Bay

The Daily Telegraph

The Farm is not simply the location for the north-coast outpost of Three Blue Ducks, the popular Bronte restaurant. The brainchild of Emma and Tom Lane is much more than that. “It’s all about growing a community and small businesses,” Tom says. “We develop the portal and allow them to come and start their business.”

The Farm has been an instant hit and Tom Lane estimates it attracts 5000-7000 visitors a week. As well as the Ducks, there’s a florist, yoga studio and bakery, plus classes in beekeeping and garden design. Grab a takeaway coffee and wander the 1.2km walking track or join the free farm tour at 10am on weekends.

The property is home to 35 Scottish Highland cattle, 20 Black Angus and Murray Greys, and more than 100 heritage-breed black pigs, who end up in the Ducks’ kitchen and on your plate.