A Glimpse of Beautiful Byron Bay Australia
After arriving in Sydney, Australia from our home in British Columbia Canada and having spent the first 2 days touring the city, it was time start our travels in the eastern part of this country. Be sure to check out the Attractions in Sydney that we enjoyed during our visit.
Our first stop on our Australian adventure was the famous resort town of Byron Bay situated on the eastern shores of the Pacific. Byron Bay is a picturesque seaside town approximately 770 kilometres north of Sydney and just 165 kilometres south of Brisbane. This is a very popular location for both Australian’s and visitors traveling to this destination from across the globe.
While making our travel plans and the places we should visit during our stay, it was recommended by many to visit this part of the country, particularly if you are beach lovers like ourselves. Our plan was to spend 2 nights here and then continue down to Gold Coast. We could have easily spent a few more days in enjoying the sites and beach in Byron Bay.
Getting to Byron Bay Australia is Easy
Byron Bay Airport
We chose to fly from Sydney to Byron Bay because of our time constraints. It was fast, easy and very affordable. You also have the option of bus transportation or taking the train, but will take you much longer depending on how much time you have.
Surprisingly to us, our travel agent suggested flying as the best alternative to that of the train and with the specials on at that time, it ended up cheaper in the long run as well. One of the many reasons to use a travel agent who specializes in travel to the country you are visiting!
Virgin Airlines Australia
Beautiful Sunsets in Byron Bay
We always made sure to make our way to the beach just before sunset to enjoy the view and entertainment taking place each day along its shores. Check out my short video on the sun setting and the musical entertainment you can expect while staying in the area.
Sun Setting in on Byron Bay
Enjoy my quick video!
Australia’s Eastern Most Point
Byron Bay not only has beautiful beaches to enjoy and surrounded by lush rainforests with numerous spa type accommodations to choose from, it is also the most eastern point of Australia and with this, comes the Cape Byron Lighthouse and State Conservation Area.
Cape Byron Headland Reserve
A nice hike from the main beach with spectacular views of the surrounding bay and area, this is not to be missed when staying at Byron Bay!
Cape Byron Lighthouse
“You simply have to visit Cape Byron Lighthouse when you’re in Byron Bay – the shipwreck history was fascinating and the views from the top weren’t bad either.”
Turtles, dolphins and humpback whales can be viewed from this vantage point at times. We watched dolphins along the rocky banks for the Lighthouse on our visit!
Shopping, Dining and More
Byron Bay Town Center
The town comes alive at night, with a variety of interesting shops and galleries to browse in the town center. As well, there are a number of restaurants, bars, small cafes and more to suit your tastes and budget.
Byron Bay Market Food Vendor
We enjoyed the small market in one of the parks nearby with food vendors offering delicious home cooked meals at very affordable prices!
BreakFree Eco Beach Resort Byron Bay
From hostels, private rentals, modest to luxury accommodation, Byron Bay has it all in and around the town center. For those renting or arriving in their Recreational Vehicles, then camping is ideal here and situated right in town as well.
We chose a modestly priced chain hotel just a few minute walk to the town center. The selection is endless in this town for suitable accommodations.
From luxury hotels to affordable fun camper van rentals
Byron Bay is the perfect holiday resort destination for those looking for a more relaxed beach get-a-way than that of Surfers Paradise to the north. If your travel plans include Australia and the east coast, then I definitely recommend a stop or stay at Byron Bay!
Have you been to Byron Bay? If so, what did you like most during your visit?
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