The Journey Begins – Byron Bay

Day 1 of my 12 month trip. I set off early from Brisbane heading South on the Pacific to Byron Bay, home of the Easternmost point of mainland Australia. I head straight to Cape Byron to stand at the Easternmost point. That’s 2 of the 4 I’ve completed.. Cape York for North and now Byron for East. The Cape Byron Lighthouse is a short walk from this point along the walkway with awesome views of the ocean. In the waters below are a pod of 20 or so Dolphins cruising in close to the rocky coastline, along with 2 large Manta Rays. Come up here during the whale migration season for a great show.
If you love the beach or surfing Byron Bay has a lot to do and see. I must have walked past a dozen surf shops in the town centre. But for me, I got bored quite quickly.. much the same touristy shops and cafes as anywhere else.
There’s plenty of options for accommodation. I stayed at Beaches of Byron caravan park which I found to be the cheapest at $15 per night for an unpowered site (during the offpeak season). The facilities were clean and tidy. Beach Access was only a short 10 minute walk along a nearby track. This has views of the lighthouse in the distance.
I camped in the back of my car for the first night. Very comfortable.

 

About Brett

Brett is a film maker, hiker, adventurer and Defender owner. He loves the outdoors and feels most at home travelling remote outback places in Australia. The idea of waiting till retirement to begin exploring Australia is not the path Brett has chosen, instead choosing to live life now. Join him on his adventures.

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