I first visited Byron Bay over 10 years when we were backpacking down the east coast.
Sitting on the most easterly point of Australia, Byron is the first place to see the sunrise in Australia. This small coastal community has really developed into a haven for those seeking escape.
We’re pretty spontaneous travellers and as we arrived into town we thought we could find a place to stay easily. But in the middle of December, Byron starts to get pretty crazy and everywhere was booked out. We were stranded with nowhere to go.
The best thing about backpacking is the people you meet. You form instant bonds and become fast friends over a few beers while you trade travel tales. On our way to Byron we met a fellow traveller, Emily. She was on a gap year from the UK and had plans for a family reunion in Byron Bay. Her parents had rented a house for the holidays so they could all be together.
Hearing we had nowhere to go, Emily invited us to stay with her family. Looking back, I wonder what her parents thought when she turned up with strangers, I mean new friends, in tow! They were so welcoming and let us stay a couple of nights before we made it back for Christmas with my family.
Our stay in Byron went from a disaster to one of the best parts of our trip. We ended up having so much fun we lost our camera but we still keep the memories close.
On our last trip, we did Byron Bay in style and were amazed at how this little town has grown. No matter what style of travel you like, you’ll find it in Byron Bay. From the most luxurious private breakfast we’ve ever had, to a calming health retreat, champagne lunches on the beach and exploring brand new luxury resorts – here are some of our postcards from Byron Bay.
Looking to plan your trip to Byron Bay?
Check out our posts on Byron Bay to help you plan your next escape.
- Our top 7 things to do in Byron Bay
- Where to stay in Byron Bay – Elements of Byron
- Where to stay in Byron Bay – Gaia Retreat
- 7 best things to eat in Byron Bay
- Where to eat in Byron Bay – Graze at Elements
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