January 21, 2017

Summer in Byron Bay

Byron Bay

I’ve just started settling back into work after spending the Christmas break relaxing in Byron Bay and Melbourne with Ryan and our friends Mark and Mon. Traveling with a group is always more fun! Here’s a peek into our Summer break full of aperol, trips to the beach and snoozes.

ByronBay AirBnB

Byron Bay Accommodation

Mark and Mon picked us up from the airport after a horrible red-eye flight from Perth and drove us to our stunning home for the week. Our AirBnB house did not disappoint… with this view of the ocean from the comfort of our couch, how could we go wrong? A dip in the ocean helped relieve our jetlag, followed by a walk along the beach to Treehouse on Belongil for a much needed coffee fix.

Byron Bay AirBnB

Byron Bay Treehouse Cafe

The evenings were filled with cheese platters and aperol spritz. I still love my little instax camera which somehow manages to perfectly capture the vibe.

Byron Bay Aperol and Beach

Belongil Beach, Byron Bay

Mark and Mon Byron Bay

Our first lunch was at Three Blue Ducks on The Farm, where we feasted on all the vegetarian dishes on the menu. After lunch we walked around the farm, playing in the sunflowers, cracking macadamias and saying hello to the furry cows.

Sunflowers, Byron Bay, The Farm Macadamia cracking, The Farm, Byron Bay The Farm, Byron Bay

The Farm

I loved exploring the cute shops and cafes in the Byron town centre. Nikau Store, a botanical and clay emporium, was a highlight – I’m kind of glad Perth doesn’t have a store like that otherwise I’d be pretty broke.

Byron Bay Surf Shop, Byron Bay

Liberty Trading Co was filled with very pretty homewares and jewelery.Liberty Trading Co, Byron Bay

Nikau Store, Byron Bay

Combi, Byron Bay Combi, Byron Bay

Byron Bay

Byron Bay

Having hired a rental car, we were easily able to explore the Hinterlands. We walked down the main street of Bangalow admiring the cute antique stores and modern art spaces, ate a delicious lunch at DOMA Japanese, followed by a refreshing iced coffee at Moonshine Coffee Roasters in Federal and felt extremely scared of heights at the Minyon Falls lookout.

View over Byron Bay

Bangalow, Byron Bay

DOMA Japanese, Federal, Byron Bay

Moonshine Coffee, Federal, Byron Bay

Minyon Falls, Byron Bay

Bangalow, Byron Bay

A favourite spot of mine was Newrybar Merchants – an enormous cottage house turned collective/shop filled with the nicest selection of homewares, jewelery and ceramics I’ve seen! We had a drink opposite at Harvest and soaked in the holiday vibe.

Newrybar Merchants, Byron Bay

Newrybar Merchants, Byron Bay

Newrybar Merchants, Byron Bay

We ate fish and chips on the beach for dinner while we watched dolphins and surfers enjoy the ocean. It was also my first time seeing the crazy looking brush turkeys, who seemed pretty happy to wander around hoping for a chip to drop.

Byron Bay Surfer

Byron Bay Beach

The next morning we woke fairly early (thank goodness my jet-lag had finally started to ease!) to hike up to the lighthouse before the sun made everything too unbearable. We were treated to the most exquisite views along the track and it felt really special to be in Byron Bay.

Byron Bay Lighthouse

Byron Bay Lighthouse

Byron truly has a magical feel about it and I’m so happy I was able to experience it with such top friends. Is it too early to start planning the next trip?

Belongil Beach

 

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3 Comments

  • Reply Monique January 30, 2017 at 4:26 PM

    Holy moly! How did I miss this gorgeous post? Awesome as always miss xo

  • Reply Monique January 30, 2017 at 4:28 PM

    Ps LOVE THE NEW LOOK!

  • Reply mahani February 10, 2017 at 7:21 AM

    Seriously missing the glorious beaches in Oz! And all of your lovely faces!

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