New Italy Museum and Cafe

Galleries, Museums and Collections

New Italy museums and facilities stand on acreage that was once part of the original New Italy settlement, on the Pacific Highway in Northern NSW, between Byron Bay and Grafton. Historic New Italy is a great place to rest, enjoy an excellent coffee at their Café and an Italian experience in the Australian bush land.

Dedicated volunteers wanting to preserve the memory of the pioneering Italian families built the mud-brick Museum/Café, Italian Pavilion, Gift Shop, Community Hall and Glass Art Workshop buildings during the 1980s and 1990s.

This quiet stopover off the highway has ample free parking and space for caravans, picnic areas and room to walk your leashed dog. Often kangaroos can be seen lying about watching the site’s visitors.


Cafe Caravan / Camper Trailer / Campervan Sites / Campsites Carpark Coach Parking Conference/Convention Facilities Family Friendly Gallery / Museum Lawn / Gardens Pet Friendly Picnic Area Public Toilet Shop / Gift Shop

Disabled Assistance

Disabled access available




Free Entry

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