“Transportative and wildly atmospheric, Villa Rustica is an infusion of Moroccan accents, Mediterranean influences and lush overgrown gardens.”

The Lane


Location Hire

From luxury bridal to vibrant swimwear, Villa Rustica provides a character-filled backdrop for product launches and location hire. The villa’s romantic ivy-clad columns, weathered timber doors and textured walls evoke timeless European style enfolded in a tropical garden setting.

Villa Rustica offers photographers and videographers a Mediterranean look within Australia. The villa is also a favoured location for Moroccan-inspired brands. Our national clients include some of Australia’s leading brands such as Target, Tigerlily and Anna Campbell Bridal. 

When booking Villa Rustica, you have exclusive access to the public areas in the main villa including the Jaipur Suite and bathhouse. You may also access the Moroccan courtyard/swimming pool, rustic stone outbuildings, charming rock walls and landscaped gardens overlooking the expansive waterways.


  • Swimming pool
  • Moroccan courtyard and bathhouse
  • Three all-weather areas in the event of wet weather
  • Rustic stone barn and rock walls
  • Tennis Court
  • Iconic Australian windmill (Southern Cross)
  • Complimentary tea & coffee facilities
  • Steamer and hanging rack, upon request


Villa Rustica is conveniently located 15 minutes from Ballina/Byron Bay airport and 50 minutes from Coolangatta airport. When required, crews stay in nearby Byron Bay and travel to Villa Rustica for the day. Catering can be arranged through Harvest Deli or a platter delivery.


Featured in The Lane, Harpers Bazaar, Elle, Vogue, Brisbane News, North Coast Weddings, Hello May.

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Contact us for bookings and rates for your next shoot.

"I come from a background in Fine Art, and I am drawn to the dramatic painterly photographic opportunities Villa Rustica offers. I love the villa's European chateau character and its many unique backdrops in heavenly surrounds."

Amanda Hamilton

Director, Photographer

Peppermint Photography

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Villa Rustica

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