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The Brooklet is the creation of Greta Smith and her family, who after travelling to Byron Bay over 30 years ago dreamt of owning a piece of land one day in this magical place. Year after year they travelled here with their children, each time exploring different villages and fell in love with the beaches of Belongil and Wategos, the little town of Suffolk Park and the picturesque hinterland villages of Possum Creek, Bangalow and Newrybar. They knew they would find their unique place in the Byron Bay Hinterland with the perfect blend of country and coastal that captured their hearts.

It was driving down a country road west of Newrybar village they fell in love. The property located in the hamlet of Brooklet was perfect, a long meandering driveway, a farmhouse with an old dairy, fertile rich soil with established fig trees, rolling country hills and endless sunsets. It was then, in 2007 they purchased a 125-acre macadamia and stone fruit farm with the vision to regenerate the land and fulfil their dreams.

Over the years, the family travelled to the heart of Tuscany near Siena where they stayed at an exquisite luxury resort called Borgo Santo Pietro. The beautifully designed villas, holistic spa, gardens and the Italian way of life… long lunches, wine, cheese and harvesting from the garden, created a sense of home, calmness and relaxation. A place reminiscent of the Byron Bay hinterland.

It was here they were inspired to create their own story, a combination of luxury accommodation and wellness in the Byron Bay hinterland. A perfect blend of country and coastal life with luxurious spaces in an environment surrounded by breathtaking beauty. Where luxury meets nature, a home away from home.

After many years of careful and considered planning and family discussions over dinner, The Brooklet vision has come to fruition combining a collective of accommodation, wellness, nature and hospitality. Where you feel a sense of home, as well as an elevated sense of endless possibility and adventure, along with a subtle ease that everything will be taken care of.

A place you and your guests will want to return year after year.

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Location

The Brooklet is in Brooklet! A small town located in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales. On a long and beautiful winding road, you will find 'honesty box' roadside stalls overflowing with local produce and flowers, there are ceramic artists and leather makers, award-winning gin, rum and whisky at the Winding Road Distilling Co. We are so blessed to be part of this little community and it's extraordinary generational stories.

Explore

5 minutes away in the little town of Newrybar, is the award-winning Harvest Restaurant and deli. Walk across the road to shop at The Old Pacific where you will find flowers, fashion and furniture or down the lane way to Newrybar Merchants, Driftlab and Lost & Found where homewares, creative works and eclectic pieces can be found.

The beautiful town of Bangalow is only 8 minutes away, where you can shop at local grower’s markets, dine at restaurants and cafes, find a great bakery and a very good bottle shop! It's renowned for its wonderful, eclectic blend of fashion, art, homewares, jewellery and books.

Byron Bay only 20 minutes away, where you can shop, eat and drink at award-winning restaurants and bars, swim at some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and walk through pristine rainforest.

Sustainability

'Sustainability is no longer about doing less harm, it is about doing more good'. Since 2007, we have slowly transformed a working macadamia and stone fruit farm into a natural wonderland. The soil has slowly been regenerated back to rich, nutrient dense red earth where they planted over 3500 native trees, regenerated waterways and built four rainwater tanks to service accommodation and facilities with fresh rainwater.

The vegetable garden was also an important part of the vision, reducing food miles from our backyard to the kitchen, sourcing produce from local grower’s markets and organic farms down the road.

Recycled timber, stone and bricks were used when building the accommodation and the small things also make a difference...choosing a digital compendium app as opposed to paper compendiums, sourcing local spray-free farm flowers, wood fires to keep you warm in winter, eco-friendly body products and cleaning products, composting, recycling and e-bikes for guests to explore the countryside.

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