Welcome to my first travel blog! Now, like you, I’m wishing that this blog was all about how I’d been soaking up the sunshine and swimming in crystal clear water in the Maldives. Unfortunately, I only made it a few hundred kilometres across the boarder into New South Wales, to the not so hidden gem known as Byron Bay. But it’s all about the company right? I was lucky enough to be spending a few days celebrating one incredible year with none other than Damien (the lucky bugger, how he’s managed to stick around a whole year I’ll never know!) Anyway I’ll get stuck into this blog, if you’re keen to find out some great places to eat, things to do and hear about some idiot who lost a million dollars in Byron, read on!
Dinner on our first night in Byron was something else! After the typical hour or so couple discussion of what and where to eat we ended up at a place called ‘Tree house on Belongil’. Both Damien and I were pleasantly surprised on arrival to see a very retro themed literal tree house, we were surrounded by trees, and our seats were made of old bus bench seats, how good! Not only did the place look and feel groovy, but they catered for vegans to! You will notice I get excited about this a lot. Turns out they were also some of the best dam wood fired pizza’s we’d ever had! Their cocktails were also to die for, if you’re on the chilli tequila band wagon like Damien is, they do a killer cocktail called the ‘Mexican stand-off’ he will rave about it for dayssss if you ask him. For someone who doesn’t usually take to much notice of the staff or service, this place made it hard not to. They were just awesome. Some really funky live saxophone in the background made for an overall perfect dinner! I apologise if I’ve gone on about this place for to long but that’s honestly a testament to how great it was! So if your looking for somewhere funky, laid back and with great live music I’d definitely recommend heading here for a meal or two!
Damien and I are definitely the furtherest thing from morning people I will honestly struggle to be out of bed before nine on any given day (RIP 8am and 9am classes). We did however manage to be awake to view the sunrise the following morning. For some reason a sunrise is about the only thing I’ll get up for. Anyway, have a look at some of the pictures I put below and you’ll understand how we managed to get up, so beautiful! Our first stop of the morning was ‘The Farm.’ I loved this place! It was so peaceful and there was so much to do. We had breakfast at the cafe on site called ‘Three Blue Ducks’ it looks out over the farm, amazing view for breakky! Damien again with the choice of drink though, he had some weird ‘Organic Kombucha juice’ ask him about this one to, he will rave again, definitely worth a try for something different. It’s pretty hard to explain how nice the farm was so I’ve thrown in a bunch of pics to give you the idea! Definitely another one for the Byron to do list if you’re heading that way.
What better way to spend the afternoon then at the beach, although with so many beaches to choose from in Byron it’s hard to know where to start! We ended up at Kings beach and boy am I glad we did! We some how managed to fluke coming on the day some poor bugger had ship wrecked his million dollar boat. What a laugh! We did feel a little bad for him, his boat clearly cost more money than I’ll ever see in my entire life. It was still funny though, he crashed it, what an idiot. It certainly gave us plenty of entertainment while we soaked up some rays.
We headed into the centre of Byron on the second night to a place called ‘Miss Margarita’s’. I actually feel kinda bad, we really had no faith this place would live up to the expectations that were set from the night before. We couldn’t have been more wrong! This place was awesome! The Mexican food was amazing, so tasty and filling. The cocktails weren’t quite as extravagant but they didn’t cost quite as much so no complaints here! After downing what some would say was a few to many drinks we headed on over to the ‘Sticky Wicket Bar’ and spent the rest of the night listening and grooving to some live tunes by a local guy ‘Luke Morris’ who has now made it onto my favourites list. Worth a listen friends!
Our last day in Byron was no less jam packed than the previous two, wanting to make the most of our time we were up early again and venturing off to another cafe for breakfast. This one was my favourite of the trip (SO many plant based goodies on offer). The folk cafe had one of the best menu’s I’ve seen in a long while, and it’s relaxing hippy vibe was just what I felt like to start my morning off the right way (que abundance of cacti and table plants). There was one last stop before we headed on back to the sunny state, and that was the glorious lighthouse on the top of the hill. I’ve been here plenty of times but enjoy it just the same every time. The views are breath taking and the walk up is something special. Not to mention the actual light house when you arrive at the top! (makes for great backgrounds for photos may I add, as you will see below). To top it all off, this time we were blessed with the sight of, no not whales, or dolphins, better than that! The poor guys boat being tugged away from yesterdays unfortunate events. hahaha I just can’t, so funny.
Well that was about all we could squeeze into our little adventure down south, I do highly recommend spending a day or two having a look around good old Byron Bay! I hope you have a great a time as we did.
Oh and one last little side note, happy one year Damien, you truly are the best xx Much Love xx