Byron Bay Travel Blog› entry 28 of 33 › view all entries
January 4th, 2010 – by: lukeandsarah
Monday saw us taking a trip down to Byron Bay, crossing the border into New South Wales from Queensland in the process. Time change didn't have too much effect, other than trying to work out when to eat lunch. Traffic on the way into Byron was like at an English beach town - there was a queue and everything. Eventually got parked, met up with the other cars and headed for an early/on time lunch. I had a chicken burger.
After eating I headed off to buy a kids cricket set, as an afternoon on the beach should only be spent playing beach cricket. Managed to find a part of the beach without too many people around, though it meant the cricket pitch was a little bumpy.
Enough about the cricket. Byron Bay has a long and beautiful coast line - white sand beaches all the way. Although we didn't have the greatest weather, was nonetheless a picturesque place to spend a day.
Once we'd finished our beach antics, we piled back into cars - after the obligatory ice cream break - to drive the short distance to the most easterly point on the Australian mainland. Nice helpful sign pointed it out for us, near to a big white lighthouse. Overriding memory is that it was very windy up there. Tempted to take a long walking route back, but in the end we settled for heading back to Brisbane for some dinner.
Byron definitely worth a day, if not more, but always good to save some things to come back to!
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