I travelled to Byron Bay with some mates on a highway journey after I was in my early 20s. We stayed at a youth hostel someplace, hit up Cheeky Monkeys for some photographs, and drove round taking photographs with each massive object we might discover (the massive prawn in Ballina, for instance).
Lower to over a decade later, and a visit to Byron Bay and the Northern Rivers area is a bit of totally different. Whereas the landmarks and large Australian icons are nonetheless there, there was an inflow of wonderful creatives and foodies which have arrange store within the space, in addition to social media stars sharing each nook of city. However don’t be delay by its ‘sceney’ standing, there are a nonetheless a number of locations to flee to if you wish to unwind.
Certainly one of my favorite issues in regards to the space is that it’s someplace you may go to any time of the yr. Whether or not it’s peak summer time season or the center of winter, there’s lots to do and see. The aforementioned inventive scene is experiencing large development, with new design shops, vogue, lodging and eating places opening with each go to. In a yr when journey was scarce, Byron has supplied a plethora of recent experiences and a change of tempo to the standard working from dwelling grind.
Whereas the sleepier, extra informal Byron Bay of the previous has advanced, the city and surrounding space nonetheless holds many secrets and techniques. You may nonetheless discover a few of the most unimaginable nature walks, discover small cafes hidden away in nation cities and take day trip on spectacular drives to see the place the rainforest meets the ocean.
I am going to Byron to get impressed, to take pause and join with different designers. On no account am I a neighborhood, however among the best issues about Byron Bay, is that while you get there, you’re on vacation… however you continue to really feel at dwelling. And on the way in which out of city, because the solar rises and we brace for an 8 hour drive again to Sydney, I nonetheless go previous the massive prawn at Ballina each time, as a result of it makes me smile and jogs my memory that I’ve been doing this journey for some time, and it will get higher with each go to.
Listed below are a number of of my favorite spots!