We checked out at 10 and went to Pacific Fair to kill some time. It's just a big shopping centre and the outside is like a village, heaven when you have money, teasing when you are a backpacker. We went to Zushi Sushi which had a little train that goes around and you pick what you want to eat. We soon got fed up of window shopping though and went back to Surfers Tradewinds where our bags were and sunbathed for a while. Probably our last time as we were heading south and it's cold!
At 4 the Oz Experience bus arrived and we hopped on for a journey to Byron Bay. We were crossing the state border from Queensland into New South Wales and the driver said if there were anybody with drugs on the bus, to tell him and we'll get rid of them because they bring sniffer dogs on when passing the border. Everybody looked around but no-one got up. When we passed the border he told us he was joking and he just wanted to laugh at anyone who stood up. Haha!
We got into Byron Bay and checked into Byron Backpackers Inn. We were staying in a 9 bed dorm full English people except one German guy. It was the European Championship the nest day at 4:45am so some people were staying up to watch it. We were so hungry and Woolworth's was shut so we went to Hog's Breath for tea. Which is a huge treat for a backpacker! It's famous for it's steaks though neither of us got one, they were about $22!
Byron Bay is the most Easternly place in Australia and you can walk to Cape Byron which is a cliff that is the most Easternly point in Australia. You can see dolphins from there and as it's the right time of year, you can see humpback and minke whales migrate North. It's also the first place the sun hits in Australia and we'd been told we had to watch the sun rise so we booked a taxi for 6:20 to take us up there as it would be too dark to walk.