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.