A May 2004 trip
to Australia by Chrissy1
Quote: Visit the most easterly point in Australia. Byron Bay is considered the coolest destination on Australia's east coast and this old hippy town is certainly a must to visit.
Visit the most easterly point in Australia. The views from the lighthouse will blow you away. Look out over the ocean and see right down the coast of NSW. You can see beach for miles and miles.
Byron is about 40 minutes from the Gold Coast by car or bus, or you can also fly into Ballina, which is about 15-minute drive away. There are great places to stay, both budget or luxury resorts.
There is the Great Northern Hotel across from the beach in the heart of town and it is always a buzz with live music and a great place to meet, enjoy the local fish and chips from the seafront restaurant, or just order and go and sit in the park and watch the waves roll in. There are many local restaurants and my favourite is Thai Lucy’s, which serves great food at a great cost. A great meal costs about $20 including a drink.
Learn to surf in Byron . . . it’s a local pastime. Come, relax, and soak up the sun.