The Brooklet is the creation of the Smith 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 and 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. It is a thoughtful and luxurious 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 things will be taken care of.
A place you and your guests will want to return to year after year.
THE BROOKLET COMMUNAL AREAS
The Barn is the meeting place of The Brooklet, somewhere you can retreat to if you feel like being a part of something new and different to the secluded privacy of your accommodation.
The open plan design allows you to breathe out the moment you walk through the over-sized timber barn doors, into a light filled space with neutral, calming white washed walls, expansive high ceiling and cool polished concrete floors. From there you step out onto the deck and in the breathtaking views over the 25-metre mineral pool to the hinterland beyond.
The Barn has many purposes, the reception for The Brooklet where you can connect to a staff member if needed, a quiet place to read and relax on leather couches or wait for a massage or facial in our treatment room. The infrared sauna also sits within The Barn walls and overlooks the mineral pool and rolling hills, creating a sense of peace.
The Barn can also be used for corporate workshops and sessions, a private event or retreats, a yoga class, meditation or breath work, where hearts and minds can meet.
– 80 sqm indoor
– infrared sauna
– treatment room
– The Brooklet reception
– smart TV
– air conditioning
– unlimited WIFI
– sonos sound system
– tea and coffee facilities
– lounge area
– dining table and chairs
– 2 unisex toilets
Venue Hire Fee for The Barn for corporate, retreat and private events is: $1800
The Bar, the final addition to The Brooklet sits adjacent to The Barn, separated by a long wooden deck with an open wood fireplace, perfect for a long lunch overlooking the pool and rolling hills or dinner under the stars.
The Bar is an integral part of The Brooklet vision and a place where the owners can express and share their great love of wine and hospitality. Walk through the doors into an intimate space with a floor to ceiling cellar, library, wood fireplace surrounded by plush lounge chairs and leather swivel seats and a perfectly appointed bar, showcasing champagne and wine from all around the world,
local producers and distilleries. Creating a place where guests can walk up from the pool to order a spritz or sit by the fire with a glass of wine and a good book. A place where you can choose to meet new people or retreat on your own for some reflective time.
The Bar can also be activated for a corporate masterclass or private event. The possibilities are endless.
– 60 sqm indoor
– floor to ceiling wine cellar
– wood fireplace
– 3.5 metre bar
– filtered mineral + still water facilities
– lounge area
– high bar seating area
– large wall-mounted smart TV
– air conditioning
– unlimited WIFI
– sonos sound system
The Kitchen was built outdoors residing in the field near The Bar, completing the full circle and creating an immersive food and beverage experience.
Thoughtfully designed by renowned interior designer, Amanda Luckmann of Caravan Interiors and The Brooklet executive chef, Simon Favorito, The Kitchen is the heart of The Brooklet where guests can gather to watch dishes being created, smell the flavours cooking and share a feast.
The Kitchen includes a traditional woodfired oven where guests can make their own pizzas, harvesting produce from our organic vegetable garden or feast on local meats cooked over fire on the Argentinian parrilla grill.
A five-metre-long communal table runs through the kitchen, allowing guests to have an immersive experience and participate in masterclasses, cooking classes and workshops. Our dream was to share The Kitchen with everyone, creating abundance for all to share, many stories told, and many memories made.
– 60 sqm indoor
– argentinian parrilla grill
– traditional woodfired oven
– combi oven
– 6 metre communal table + stools
– dishwashing facilities
– storage facilities
– cool room
– 2 unisex toilets
The Deck connects The Barn and The Bar, overlooking the 25-metre mineral pool and breathtaking hinterland views. A place to sink into the comfortable outdoor lounges by the wood fireplace in winter, or set a long table for guests to gather, share, laugh, feast and drink the afternoon away!
– outdoor 60 sqm deck
– outdoor wood fireplace
– outdoor lounge area
– picnic rugs and cushions on request
THE BROOKLET WELLNESS FACILITIES
THE 25 METRE MINERAL POOL
The Brooklet felt complete when the extraordinary 25 metre tiled mineral pool was designed and built. The Pool resides effortlessly on top of the hill overlooking the magnificent hinterland, creating the feeling you are floating in nature. The colours of the tiles, chosen to reflect the surrounding green of the countryside and the blue of the sky. The Pool is close to The Barn and The Bar, perfectly tying in all areas. Surrounded by Italian travertine tiles and lush green grass there are many places to retreat, under a shady umbrella or tree to read a book, sip cold wine or take a swim.
The Pool is heated during the cooler months which allows guests to swim all year round. Start your day with a few laps and end your day with a spritz, watching the sun go down and the sky turn pink, purple and gold.
HOT TUB and RAINWATER SHOWER
A bath house must be outside when there is so much natural beauty around! The magnesium hot tub and rainwater shower overlooks The Pool, where you feel you are at one with the elements and all senses are elevated while you soak in the warm magnesium water and surrender to just being in the moment.
A hand-built western red canadian cedar infrared sauna resides in The Barn and overlooks The Pool and hinterland. A very special place to reflect, sweat it out and detox. A vital part of The Brooklet, creating wellness and balance.
The Infrared Sauna, Hot Tub, Rainwater Shower and Ice Bath are all part of a journey to connect, revitalise and induce deep relaxation.
It was important to include all types of therapy at The Brooklet and people have been using cold-water immersion for health and wellness for centuries. Taking an ice bath as part of your health routine is a perfect way to reduce inflammation, activate the nervous system and elevate your mind.
Endorphins and competition collide on The Brooklet championship Tennis Court! Often resulting in laughter and great, fun memories. Whether you are a novice, serious player or just want a good workout, a game is the perfect thing to do, and we supply everything you need! After the game you can cool off in the pool or soak tired muscles in the hot tub.
The moment you walk into our treatment room you feel like you will transcend to another place. Calming white-washed walls, handmade terracotta tiles, plush therapy bed, candlelight and the subtle scent of essential oils induces deep relaxation. Relax the hours away with a massage, facial, reflexology and more. After your treatment, you can sit on the lounge in The Barn and sip a warm cup of herbal tea or cool filtered water to bring you back to earth.
The Brooklet Gymnasium is the perfect place to get the endorphins up, sweat it out and serotonin flowing! The Gymnasium is located on top of the ridge line, allowing you to work out with a view. State of the art machines and equipment are available
for guests and all details have been thought of including cool filtered water, music and a personal trainer if needed.
A perfect way to complete your work out is to continue sweating it out in the infrared sauna to relax your muscles or take an ice bath to assist with inflammation and boost your mood.
– concept 2 rower
– concept 2 bike
– concept 2 ski erg
– free weights
– smith machine
– squat rack
– kettle balls
– unlimited WIFI
– sonos sound system
THE VEGETABLE GARDEN AND ORCHARD
The vegetable garden and orchard are a very special place at The Brooklet where many hours of love have been spent planting and harvesting nutrient dense, organic produce. Ingredients are picked to make nourishing salads, full of life force, garden herbs added to flavour dishes, fruit and berries picked for breakfast and seasonal vegetables harvested at optimal time for roasting, steaming, sautéing, pickling and fermenting. To complete the garden, flowers have been planted for the bees and edible flowers planted to add vibrant colours and texture to dishes.
Creating an abundant organic garden, we could share was paramount. Guests can wander across the paddock from their accommodation to harvest salad greens, pick herbs and forage for other ingredients they would love to cook with, in the comfort of their own kitchen in The Villas or The Bails.
Alternatively, let executive chef, Simon Favorito create something spectacular, a menu harvested from the garden, line caught sustainable seafood, local organic meats, perfectly seasoned with herbs, spices, nuts and grains.
Where you and your guests arrive, and we cook and look after you!
The concept of sustainability is expansive, ever evolving and indeterminate. Practicing sustainability ensures that we make conscious, ethical choices that creates a safe, liveable and harmonies future for all living species on earth.
‘Sustainability is no longer about doing less harm, it is about doing more good’. This is the path the owners of The Brooklet chose to take when they purchased the 125- acre farm in 2007. Slowly transforming a working macadamia and stone fruit farm into a natural wonderland. The farm was no longer used for production and the soil slowly regenerated back to rich, nutrient dense red earth where they planted over
3500 native trees, regenerated waterways and built four rainwater tanks which services the 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, no single use plastic and e-bikes.
THE BROOKLET – LOCATION
We acknowledge and pay our respects to the Bundjalung people as the traditional owners of this land in which we live, love, work, play and stay. We honour the wisdom of Elders past, present and emerging and recognise the positive contribution of First Nations people to the health and wellbeing of our communities through values, beliefs and cultural heritage.
The Brooklet is in Brooklet! A small town located in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales. On one long and beautiful winding road, you will find ‘honesty box’ roadside stalls overflowing with local produce, honey, eggs and blueberries. A little hand-built shelter where you can buy dry firewood, ceramic artists and leather makers, buckets full of fresh flowers and award-winning gin, rum and whisky at the Winding Road Distilling Co. Every day we feel so blessed to be part of this little community and all the extraordinary stories and people who have lived here for many generations.
5 minutes from the little town of Newrybar which has become a destination, has the award-winning Harvest Restaurant, Deli and Bakery where you can buy a great coffee and sit on the lawn, or have a long lunch on the verandah. Walk across the road to shop at The Old Pacific and Luther & Co 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.
8 minutes from the beautiful town of Bangalow where you can shop at local grower’s markets, dine at restaurants and cafes, find a great bakery and a very good bottle shop! Bangalow is renowned for its wonderful, eclectic blend of fashion, art, homewares, jewellery and books.
20 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Byron Bay 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. Watch a movie at the cinema, attend a theatre production, immerse yourself in art galleries or simply sit and watch the world go by.
OUR COMMUNITY, OUR PEOPLE
Brooklet and the surrounding Byron Bay hinterland is one of the most beautiful parts of the world and is renowned for attracting alternate, eclectic and creative people. When like-minded people come together, here is where the magic unfolds. When communities come together extraordinary things happen and possibilities are infinite.
The Brooklet is surrounded by a community of passionate people from all walks of life, artists, food and wine producers, distillers, merchants, farmers, coffee growers, florists, writers, teachers, builders, practitioners, designers and more. Together we unite to support each other, share stories, listen and nurture.
We are passionate about nurturing relationships and supporting local businesses and have included their stories, produce and products at The Brooklet. Our luxurious linen robes from Deiji Studios in Byron Bay, award-winning rum, gin and whisky from Winding Road Distillery served at The Bar, Loco Love Chocolate in our mini bars and Bay Grocer creating guest boxes for breakfast, a picnic lunch or an easy dinner.
Finally, and most importantly our exceptional and passionate team at The Brooklet, who come to work every day sharing their own stories, purpose and vision. We are grateful to everything and everyone who contribute to this very special place, and we cherish our community.
CORPORATE AT THE BROOKLET
It is rare to find a place that ticks all the boxes, when you are taking work away from the office and into a natural wonderland.
The Brooklet is the perfect place to host a corporate getaway with a combination of high-end luxury accommodation, wellness facilities, exceptional food and beverage, event production and areas for sessions and workshops. The Brooklet provides communal spaces for guests to connect and then retreat to the privacy of their own accommodation.
The possibilities are infinite, whether we host a welcome dinner, arrival gift in the room, long lunch by the pool, an afternoon cooking class in The Kitchen or masterclass in The Bar.
The Barn is the perfect place to hold corporate presentations and sessions, an early morning yoga class or afternoon meditation.
The Brooklet wellness facilities speak for themselves and add to the full experience. Start the day swimming a few laps, work out in the gymnasium or play a game of tennis. Elevate your mind in the ice bath, soak in the warm mineral hot tub or sweat it out in the infrared sauna.
Our chef will carefully curate a daily menu harvesting nutrient dense ingredients from The Brooklet vegetable garden and sourcing local, organic and sustainable seafood, wild game, chicken, eggs, beef and lamb from our wonderful farmers close by. Also
including cheeses from local dairies, ancient grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, ferments and native foods, creating a balanced menu full of life force and vitality!
Our region is abundant with local wine growers and producers, distillers producing award-winning rum, gin and whisky and local breweries. We also make a great cocktail served by the pool!
The Kitchen has been designed to hold workshops and cooking classes where guests can watch, learn, smell, taste and feast! Learn how to make your own gin, ferment, pickle, grow your own mushrooms, sprout at home or indulge in a cacao ceremony. Harvest herbs, greens and root vegetables from The Brooklet vegetable garden and create your own pizza, cooked in the wood fired oven.
The possibilities are infinite, star gazing at night, picnics in the paddock, shared dinners on the deck, walks through the hinterland or explore the countryside on an e-bike. There are so many options as to how we create your corporate stay.
RETREATS AT THE BROOKLET
Wellness and a wholistic, healthy way of life is imbedded in the earth at The Brooklet. The first thing you notice when you arrive is the fresh country air, the silence and sense of freedom when you look over the vast hinterland to the Nightcap Ranges and Mount Warning beyond. The feeling of oneness arises, and you begin to feel calm and connected.
The Brooklet is the perfect place to host a retreat, offering high-end luxury accommodation where guests can rejuvenate and reflect in privacy while accessing all the wellness facilities and communal areas when needed.
The Brooklet wellness facilities speak for themselves and compliment the retreat experience. Float in nature while you swim in the 25-metre mineral pool overlooking the hinterland, work out in the gymnasium or play a game of tennis. Elevate your mind in the ice bath, soak in the warm mineral hot tub or sweat it out in the infrared sauna.
The Barn is the perfect place to hold a yoga class, meditation and breathwork session or sit and relax on the lounge while you wait for a massage in our treatment room.
Our chef will carefully curate a daily menu harvesting nutrient dense ingredients from The Brooklet vegetable garden and sourcing local, organic and sustainable seafood, wild game, chicken, eggs, beef and lamb from our wonderful farmers close by. Also including cheeses from local dairies, ancient grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, ferments and native foods, creating a balanced menu full of life force and vitality!
Our region is abundant with wholefood producers making raw treats and snacks, kefir, kombucha, teas, tonics, juices, medicinal cacao, elixirs and more. Perfectly complimenting the wellness journey, nourishing the mind, body and soul.
The Kitchen has been designed to hold workshops and cooking classes where guests can watch, learn, smell, taste and feast! Learn how to ferment, pickle, grow your own mushrooms, sprout or make your own kombucha and kefir. Harvest herbs, salad greens and root vegetables from The Brooklet vegetable garden and create your own feast cooked in the wood fired oven.
The possibilities are infinite, star gazing at night, picnics in the paddock, shared dinners on the deck, walks through the hinterland or explore the countryside on an e-bike. Leaving slower, reset and inspired!
PRIVATE EVENTS AT THE BROOKLET
This is where The Brooklet shines! where we create extraordinary experiences and unforgettable memories for you, your family and friends.
The Brooklet is yours exclusively to indulge and roam free with family and friends.
A luxurious collective of accommodation, wellness, nature and old school hospitality, where you feel a sense of home, as well as an elevated sense of excitement and freedom, along with a subtle ease that everything will be taken care of.
Here is where the magic happens, where we listen to you, your ideas and vision and then curate days and nights of endless possibilities!
A private oasis in the Byron Bay hinterland where we can create an intimate wedding, a birthday celebration, family gathering or close friends coming together to eat, drink and play!
A place you and your guests will want to return to year after year.