6th – 8th March 2017
After the most amazing morning at surf camp it was time to jump back on the bus and head to our next destination, the magical Byron Bay.
Our 6 hour drive was broken up by a few stops, one of them being Coffs Harbour, home to the big banana – one of the many ‘Big Things’ here in Australia. Another was at a stop in Ballina where we saw the big prawn. We didn’t arrive in Byron until around 6pm so we stayed in, cooked dinner at our little cabin and got ready for the next day.
We woke up bright and early and were greeted with the most beautiful blue sky. Not wanting to waste a second of the day we headed straight to the beach. We spent the morning sunbathing, relaxing and cooling down in the crystal clear waters. As the midday heat hit we swapped the beach for the shops and headed up to explore the town. Byron is such a beautiful little hippie town filled with loads of quirky stores and boutique shops which we loved looking around. Afterwards we grabbed an ice cream and headed back to the beach for some more sun.
Around 5 we set off from the beach to do the famous lighthouse walk in time for sunset. The path wound along the coastline dipping down into some of the bays and then climbing back up the cliffs out to the most easterly point of mainland Australia. From here we climbed the stairs up to the lighthouse and sat and watched the beautiful sunset.
That evening we headed out with the rest of our group to see what the nightlife in Byron had to offer. We went to two places – Cheeky Monkeys and then Woodys where we drank and danced the night away (not too much though as we had a really really early start the next day 😦 ).