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by Jennifer (subscribe)
Born in the tropics. Currently residing in Melbourne. Lover of food, travel, hip hop and everything that sparkles. Visit my blog at
Published June 7th 2010
Get away from the daily grind with a weekend in gorgeous Byron Bay.

It may be a whole other state away, but depending on where in Brisbane you live, Byron is a drive of only 150-200 kilometres.

Blessed with beautiful beaches and exquisite coastline, you'll love the swimming, surfing, kayaking and diving. Or if staying dry is more your thing, there's no shortage of strolling and sunbaking opportunities to help you unwind.

One of the highlights of any visit is Cape Byron. The most (accessible) easterly point in Australia, people come here to admire the lighthouse and look down on the ocean almost 100 metres below, where whales and dolphins can sometimes be spotted.

This is a region blessed with natural beauty. If you're feeling up to a drive, you could do a lot worse than the Rainforest Way, which is full of walks, lookouts, rivers, mountains and waterfalls.

Alternatively, there's nothing wrong with staying in town – and whether you're interested in health and wellbeing, cafes and restaurants or cruising the markets, you'll find something to help you pass the time.

Any time is a good time to visit Byron, but if you don't like crowds, go off-peak, because the place can get infested during the season.

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Why? The perfect way to unwind
Where: Byron Bay
Cost: Petrol, food and accommodation will set you back several hundred dollars
I was on my way to Byron Bay from hearing all the rumours of how wonderful it is and I really wanted to find out for myself and take some picutres, tan and the rest. Somehow, we missed the exit and we did not know where we were going because we were driving for much too long so I thought we would end up in Sydney. Happens that we aer so close to Byron Bay that we did not know that we went past the exit and ended up in Hastings Point, which was a nice way to go anyway.
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