Filled with friendly strangers, earth loving hippies, and characterised by it’s dreamy surf breaks and beaches, Byron Bay has got to be one of my all time favourite places to escape to in Australia. Having family up there and a holiday flat makes it that much easier for repeat visits, but I recommend it to all my friends as there are so many cute rentals and places to stay. Continue reading 10 Things To Tick Off Your Byron Bay Bucket List
The last time I traveled to Byron Bay in winter was a couple of years ago. Oh my – how good it felt to be back at this time of the year. I’ve forgotten how powerful nature can be in the cooler seasons. Over the past two weeks Byron has experienced a tremendous bout of rain. Luckily the sun decided to shine and the clouds cleared up as soon as we arrived for the weekend.
You’ll often hear me talk about Byron Bay. It’s our go to place over summer and the new year, although we don’t often go up over winter. I guess it’s the whole mentality of “save beachy places for summer” but how wrong we can be! No regrets for visiting during the middle of winter because Byron sure did put on a show for us.
I can’t promise this weather to everyone because I think we must of just got the window of sunshine. The water was incredibly clear and the sun was super warm. We managed to sneak in a few ocean dips and hubby enjoyed several surf sessions he raved about the whole weekend.
Every time we go to Byron it ends up as a food tour. I’m convinced this coastal town has some of the best food spots in Australia, especially for breakfast. I couldn’t tell you just how many incredible cafes and restaurants there are. This delicious coconut concoction was from Bay Leaf which is a well known cafe in B-town.
We always like to try something new or see a different place every time we visit Byron. This time around we ventured to Brunswick Heads which is only a 20 minute drive from Byron. It’s quieter, has an amazing pub called Brunswick Hotel and has some really cute shops and cafes.
On Sunday morning we managed to squeeze in a quick walk up to the Cape Byron Lighthouse, by following the trail from Wategos Beach. Would highly recommend it as the views were to die for and we spotted about 30 dolphins swimming off shore – amazing!
The beauty of Byron is that every time you go you’ll discover something different, meet someone new and come home feeling refreshed and in tune with nature.
Have you visited Byron Bay in winter?
Love A x
Hola friends! Wow what a week it has been. If you’ve been following along on Insta (@goldenhourgirl) and Snapchat (@adrianajennings) you would have seen that we embarked on a road trip to Byron.
Byron is one of our all time favourite places to venture to in the summertime here in Australia. It’s a 9 hour drive from Sydney and with incredible beaches, the hinterland, rainforests, cafes, shops, vibrant people, spectacular weather… you can’t be bored!
For me, Byron is a place that resets me. It gets hubby and I ready for the year ahead. Refreshed, excited and active. We love visiting end of January / early February when the crowds have calmed a bit but the weather is still warm and sunny.
There’s something about the natural beauty of Australia that gets me every time. I feel so connected to our natural landscapes and animals. If you’ve never been, go. As I can’t put into words the way Byron makes you feel.
Here are some of our favourite moments from our one week getaway:
Sunset at The Pass
Greek details at Rae’s on Wategos
Sunset at The Pass, my all time favourite
Killen Falls in Byron’s hinterland
Underneath the falls felt incredible
Pretty floor details at Newrybar Merchants
Dreaming up my home – Newrybar Merchants
Healthy breakfasts at The Belongil
Cape Byron views
Early morning breakfasts
Quiet mornings at Belongil Beach
A summer dream.
Love A x
Thought I would share with you an update from Byron Bay, the eastern most tip of Australia. We are currently up here over the Australia Day long weekend, and my goodness it is pure magic!
Luckily the weather has been pretty darn good for the majority of it. Sometimes around this time of the year, the extreme hot weather can result in afternoon rain and storms. Majority of days have been around 28 degrees Celsius, and we’ve only had one burst of rain.
We flew up here so we don’t have a car, meaning lots of bike rides! I’m counting it as my exercise. Our primary mode of transport being bikes has actually been a blessing in disguise. It’s made us slow down, see more and really appreciate the natural beauty of Byron.
I visited The Pass yesterday for the first time and was amazed. Due to the aspect of this surf break, you get lines and lines of perfect waves. It was super busy but so nice to watch everyone enjoying the surf, whether it was their first time or their local spot.
I think the best thing about Byron is just how intune everyone is with nature and the ways of the sea. Everything here seems to revolve around daylight hours, surf breaks, wind patterns and the sun. I love it! Sunset beach sessions all the way.
We are currently staying on Belongil beach which is nice being a little tucked away from the main town. As I’ve always said about travel, it’s nice to see a place the way locals do.
Where are you spending your start of the year vacay?
Love A x
Over the winter uni break I travelled nine hours north of Sydney to the eastern most point of Australia – Byron Bay. I think this town is a beautiful example of what Australia is about. It is relaxed, slow going, surrounded by nature as well as wallabies, whales and wide cliff faces. Alongside the diverse range of cafes and restaurants in the town, you can kayak with dolphins, surf, walk up to lighthouse, ride bikes and have bon fires on the beach.
It is a popular spot in the summertime for many city consumed people. It is a place where you can really unwind and open yourself to the possibilities of relaxation and days where you have time to watch the sunrise and sunset.
Here are some of my snaps from my weekend away in Byron Bay (and a few cheeky ones from not so far away Queensland!) Don’t be afraid to drop a line if you are planning on visiting sometime!
And this is where we stayed whilst in Byron, in a turquoise shack!