Dolphins, Turtles, Stingrays, a shark and a Lighthouse
Byron Bay, New South Wales
We are finally in Byron Bay after a long 14 hours on a coach, and we both can see why people rave about this place. It's beautiful, laid back and full of life.
On our first day in Byron we took a free walking tour with the hostel around the Cape. It was really good but we were totally unprepared to walk around in 30 degree heat and now both resemble tomatoes.
The tour started with a walk through the Byron bush where we saw bush turkeys and wallabies. This took us out onto the coastline where we were lucky enough to spot sea turtles, stingrays, Dolphins and even a shark. It was cool to watch them in their natural environment.
We then headed to the famous Byron lighthouse which sits on the most easterly point of Australia. We then walked past millionaires row where one property was up for sale for $ 20 million (we put our offer in). We finished the tour by walking across Byron beach which is huge and full of surfers but it was a relief to paddle.
In the evening we thought we would check out Byrons' nightlife so headed out for some dinner then to a backpackers bar called Cheeky Monkey. It was like Barbados but the drinks were cheap and we even made a profit.
Unfortunately on our second day here we were meant to head to the beach but Jess came down with heat stroke from yesterday. So it turned out to be a day of cricket and rehydration sachets.
We are both sad to have to leave Byron tomorrow and could easily spend a few weeks here.