Thanks to my incredible host family I got to go on a nice trip to Byron Bay last weekend. After only a 1 hour flight from Sydney I got an airport shuttle to my hostel. The closer I got to the town center and the nearby beaches the more surfers and lots of hippie vibes all around.
Right after I got there it started pouring, so I didn’t get to do much that day other than walk around the town center and eat. A lot. Because wow the amazing (raw) vegan food you find there!
The second day was much better though. The sun came out and I decided to do the Cape Byron Walking Track. This is a 3.7km loop that took me about 3 hours. I had to stop everywhere because the views are just beautiful. I saw water dragons and a wallaby, crossed the most easterly point of the Australian mainland and walked up to the lighthouse on the top of the hill.
On my last day in Byron Bay I spent a lot of time on the beach. I walked from the town center to The Pass and was lucky enough to see some dolphins getting really close to the people surfing there! Wow! I sat down in the sand and had some vegan sushi that I bought earlier while watching people surf and enjoying the beautiful sunset.
Byron Bay is full of surfers and backpackers. There are many hostels in the area. I stayed at the Byron Beach Resort which is located about 2km from the town center, but right on the beach (free shuttle service to and from the town center). I really enjoyed my stay here.
Have you been to Byron Bay? Let me know your experiences in the comments!
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And look out for another Byron Bay blog post coming soon about some great (raw) vegan spots I found.
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