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Published May 24th 2012
If you are looking to get away this weekend, may I suggest a quick road trip down to Byron Bay.
An easy 3hour drive from the Sunshine Coast, Byron is a great place to explore, relax and unwind for the day or for the weekend. Last weekend I headed off early (to beat all the traffic) and arrived in Byron about 9am.
First stop was the very eccentric cafe 'Treehouse on Belongil', perfect as a stop in before you hit the main town. They are open from 7.30am till 11pm and have a gorgeous menu on offer (not to mention vegan, gluten free options, and fantastic selection of cocktails and entertainment when the sun goes down). At 9am I chose to go with a strong coffee to kick start my big day.
Now that I was charged with caffeine I was ready to tackle The Cape Byron Lighthouse walk and reach the most easterly point in Australia. A suggestion, wear good walking shoes, pack some water, a camera and if you can some binoculars as it is very possible to sight some whales.
After the big walk, take your pick from the many amazing cafes and restaurants to grab a bite to eat and if you are still up for some more walking, there are streets and streets of great boutiques to troll through.
Byron is a great place to get away for the day, or a weekend. You are guaranteed to see a busker, a hippy, and plenty of tie dye.