Byron Bay

Known for it’s surfing, beaches and relaxed vibe. A very popular destination on the east coast for many travelers. Far from city like, it has many hostels and lots of small quirky bars, art work and a bit of an alternative lifestyle.

We really enjoyed the three days we spent here. It was particularly hot when we stayed so we sunbathed a lot on the beaches and topped up our tans after working in Brisbane full time!

Aquarius Backpackers was also my favourite hostel we stayed at on the way down the East Coast.  The bar provided great entertainment with a jelly fighting competition and the pool was the best one i’d seen in a hostel yet.

There is a popular walk you can do up to the Cape Byron lighthouse and half way along there is the most eastern point of the Australian mainland.

We even managed to meet ‘Steph Scully’ from Neighbours this made our day but particularly Siobhan’s being the ultimate Neighbours fan!

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When you come to Australia you’ve got to give surfing a go too! Siobhan and I took on our first surfing lesson here with mojo surf. It was about $70 and included transport to and from the beach. We had great fun, and both managed to stand up a few times on the board! Success.

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