Byron Bay is a quiet beachside town in New South Wales, close to the Queensland border. If you are looking for a relaxing holiday or weekend away, Byron Bay is the place to be.
I travelled to Byron Bay for the weekend away from the Gold Coast which is an easy 1 - 1.5 hours drive along the motorway. I loved it as everyone in the area is so friendly and the atmosphere is so peaceful.
Anywhere you choose to stay in Byron Bay you will have easy access to the beach which is great for surfers or people like me looking to relax on the sand in the sun.
Byron Bay is a unique and colourful town that attracts many visitors to the area. There can be a crowd especially in the summer months, but it is still definitely worth visiting.
There is some great shopping in Byron with a lot of one-off boutiques and markets. There are also a few great cafes, restaurants, clubs and bars located within the small town.
My highlight of Byron was visiting Cape Byron which reaches out to the most easterly point of Australia's mainland. It is the perfect place to watch the sunrise or sunset with fantastic views across the water.
Cape Byron is home to the Byron Bay Lighthouse. From the lighthouse you can follow a three kilometre trail around the Cape offering more wonderful views and the opportunity to see a range of wildlife.
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