Below, I have compiled a simple set of guidelines to ensure that you are able to enjoy your blissful Byron experience without being bombarded by awkward teens on a seven day bender.
1. Avoid all nightclubs.
As tempting as the drink specials may be, under no circumstances do you want to find yourself gyrating on the tables at Cheeky Monkey's with an under-ager in possession of a questionable i.d. Nor do you want to be knocking back jam jars at Cocomongas with a fresh high school graduate.
Instead do your shopping during the morning, whilst Schoolies are sleeping off a weeks worth of hangovers. Even better, head to one of the many local produce markets, such as the monthly Byron Bay Market, for fresh and bountiful fare.
Nothing signifies drunken debauchery like an ill thought out tattoo or piercing. As a result, Schoolies throng to the towns tattoo parlours to get inked with dubious tribal symbols, Celtic crosses and heart-felt Chinese idioms alike.
While these inscriptions are undoubtedly extremely significant to the wearer, it is best to stay as far away as possible, or you will witness enough horrible tattoos to cause you a lifetime of distress.
Also popular are exceedingly unflattering and cringe worthy piercings, with nipples and belly buttons proving particularly tempting.
Many a Schoolie has bowed to peer pressure only to return home with a swollen tongue and a head full of regret.