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Byron Bay, Australia

A few years ago now (in 2011 actually), Ty and I took a trip to Byron Bay. It was one of those truly great holidays where we rented a house and spent a weekend swimming in the ocean, going for walks along the golden beaches, basking in the beautiful scenery and glorious sunshine, and enjoying the fun nightlife. This was my first visit to Byron Bay and once we left, I immediately couldn’t wait to go back! Byron has that effect on people!

For those of you who don’t know Australia all that well, Byron Bay is a beautiful beachside town located in the northeastern corner of the state of New South Wales. Byron Bay is an extremely popular travel destination for both Australians and international visitors alike. It’s a little bit hippy – in the best possible way – and with its sun, surf and laid-back lifestyle, Byron Bay really does feel like a little piece of paradise.

For me, one of the highlights of an incredible weekend was the walk Ty and I did out to Cape Byron and the Byron Bay Lighthouse. I came across the pictures we took from that walk just the other day and it reminded me just how much I loved our time there so I had to share!

Cape Byron is the most easterly point of the Australian mainland. A walking track goes right round the Cape and weaves its way through scrub and bush land and provides the most amazing vantage points for spectacular views in all directions from the headland. Ty and I didn’t take anywhere near enough photos from our time in Byron Bay (this was pre-paparazzi me) but the ones we do have serve as a great reminder of how beautiful this part of Australia really is.

Standing impressively atop the 94 metre cliff face of Cape Byron is Cape Byron lighthouse and it is a must-see if you ever visit the area. Built in 1901, for a century it alerted passing ships to the dangers of the coast. Whatever the weather or the time of day, the view is stunning and it’s very common to see dolphins, turtles, whales and wallabies that inhabit the Cape! Bonus! I don’t remember seeing any this particular day – I might have missed them altogether though as I was too busy staring out at the endless ocean and soaring horizon! If we were to do it again, I think we’d opt to take an early-morning walk so we could watch the sun rise up over the Pacific Ocean and be amongst the first people in the country to see sun on that day.

I really can’t wait to go back one day! I think we’d have to stay for longer next time and do some more exploring – I don’t know this part of Australia well enough!
Have you ever visited Byron Bay? I seriously can’t recommend it enough!

For more information on Byron Bay, its highlights and all the must-do’s, click HERE!
Thanks so much for reading! Xo

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