FOR HIM: Last Minute Father’s Day Shopping in Byron Bay

Father's Day in Byron Bay

You’re on holidays, you’ve managed to remember to pack everything from your phone charger, to your new swimsuit, that far-too-expensive night cream made it without smashing, and you even brought your refrigerated pro-biotics. But, you still can’t shake that niggling feeling that you have forgotten something… something important!

Your stomach drops, you’ve forgotten Father’s Day! While men can be notoriously hard to buy for at times, we’ve made a list of last-minute ideas you can collect in a quick visit to the shops right here in Byron Bay.



The Department of Simple Things

Located in Habitat, The Department of Simple Things is a one of a kind concept store from the team behind Mr Simple. To put it simply – this is your one stop shop for all things manly. You name it, they have it! Here you’ll wade through an eclectic collection of skateboards, barbeques, motorbikes, hot sauces, furniture, books, eskies, clothes, there’s even a barbershop. The decisions are endless!

But be careful, Habitat is a shopping haven which could easily see you lost in such stores as The Beach People, Tigmi Trading, Fae, One Teapsoon, Nice Martin & more! Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

Department of Simple Things Byron Bay

Keep him well dressed from his head to his toes

If dad’s sneakers are in dire need of an upgrade then look no further than State of Play. Their brands include Reebok, Adidas Originals, Converse, ASIC, Lacoste, Veja and Vans just to name a few!

At the other end of the spectrum Byron Bay Hat Co. stock everything from Akubras to local brand Will and Bear. If your man of the hour has been binging on Yellowstone, make all his John Dutton dreams come true and get that man a genuine Stetson made from buffalo fur! 

If you want to play it safe, Patagonia is perfect for all fathers both young and old. This B-Corp Certified brand offers up a range of long-lasting staples for pretty much every outdoor activity, but we would never judge if he just wants to want to kick back in one of their extremely cosy fleece jumpers with a cup of tea on the couch.


Go big, go fishing in the rainforest!

Northern NSW tourism company Go Fish offer a range of fishing adventures. But by far the standout has got to be their Byron Bay Rainforest Fishing adventure! They combine kayaking with fishing for a unique and unforgettable experience in the picturesque hinterland of Byron Bay. One of their expert guides will lead the way through cool pristine waters as you cast your line either directly from the kayak, or the river bed.

Helicopter transfers from Brisbane, Gold Coast or Byron Bay airports are provided, as are gourmet lunch options.

Go Fish Australia


Give the gift of a full stomach

At the end of the day, or the start of the day in this instance, he’ll most likely be happy with a big breakfast packed full of free-range bacon and perfectly poached eggs! If you have little ones, Three Blue Ducks at The Farm is perfect, as the kids can tire themselves out on the lawn while you eat. Otherwise opt for the ever popular, Bayleaf! Be warned this café is the go-to for tourists and locals alike so you’re best to get down early as wait-times can be lengthy! For a personalised touch, nip down to Bay Grocer to curate a delicious selection of cheese and deli meats for a picnic on the beach. Or better yet, if you give us 48 hours noticed we can arrange this for you, head over to our menu HERE.


 Stone & Wood Beer Packs

Sometimes it’s best to keep things simple! A quick trip to Stone & Wood and you could return with a slab of the Byron’s breweries finest froths.

Stone & Wood Byron Bay