Byron bay was as expected (although my only expectations come from watching The Inbetweeners movie), a cute little hippy beach town by the sea. We began our stay in Belongil Beach at Byron Beach Resort, which is by far my favourite hostel; such a beachy, chilled vibe and right opposite the beach. I couldn’t recommend it enough annnnnnnd it’s got a great little booking hub ‘RatPack Travel’ where we booked all of our trips up the East Coast.
From the hostel, we borrowed body boards which was so much fun (even though the surf was awful)! You could also hire bikes, so we cycled in to town a couple of times and down to a creek at the bottom of our road. Although the hostel was a little far out from town, that didn’t matter – Belongil is such a lovely place, surrounded by wildlife and nature.
Next we rented an Airbnb in Suffolk Park, a suburb of Byron near Tallow Beach. The town was even slower than the relaxed atmosphere in Byron Bay, so not much else was done here other than trips to the beach, so can’t really complain! It was a chance to wind down and get stuff booked and ready for our trip up the coast.
On the way to Cape Byron lighthouse (the sweatiest walk of my life as we went mid day!!!), we visited Wategos Beach – one of the most beautiful beaches I’ve seen! To top this, we spotted dolphins out at sea and a wallaby on our walk back. Although it’s a super long, hilly walk, it was worth it! The views were incredible and along the way was the most easterly point of Aussie mainland – which is pretty cool.
I would recommend Byron to anyone, such a perfect environment to wind down and chill.