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Posts Tagged "Byron Bay"

Embracing the street art scene of Byron Bay

With a few days off at a mates place and non-stop rain chucking itself down on Byron, I took to the streets in search of inspiration; colour I might normally find in nature around these fertile parts of Northern New South Wales. While the silvery hues of the ocean hold their own special appeal, it seems surfers […]

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Daybreak at Tallows Beach

Rising in the dark to walk through the bush at Arakwal National Park, the early sounds of expectant birds, chattery frogs and foamy waves guiding my way. It’s always a childlike pleasure to see the potential of a new day rise up out of the ocean, uninterrupted. There is another woman just down the beach, greeting the day […]

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A fresh look at Byron Bay’s Lighthouse Trail

Summer has been a total sweat fest in Brisbane this past month, with temps smashing forty right in the face. As I perspired my way through the festive season, not a seabreeze in sight, all I’ve been able to think about is running head-on in to the ocean like some kind of inland bogan monster. The time […]

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Travelling within

While Andres and I have been heads down in work and study we haven’t had much of a chance to travel, nor will we while new directions take a front seat. Yet I’ve been reminded with a recent stay at a friends house in Byron Bay that travelling in your mind can be just as […]

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Portrait of an Aussie beach day

I’ve recently spent about six weeks hibernating at home; keeping out of the light while I had a challenging preventative sun cancer treatment on my face. My feet have been incredibly itchy. So it was that the other day, with a disproportionate level of excitement, that we headed for a weekend with friends in Byron Bay. […]

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Aussie coastal living

There are some things that are easy to take for granted as an Australian that grew up on the coast – like shoes being optional, the ability to get your bearings by listening for the ocean and a casual approach to life that prioritises outdoor time. Normally Andres and I live in a city that […]

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Farmers Markets – Byron Bay style

It’s no secret that the Byron Bay region is home to a lot of health conscious, peace loving, preferably organic eating folk. So every Thursday in town the good farmers and their faithful patrons gather to share the best of the in season gifts from the land. It’s a pleasure to shop there. You’ll find […]

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Browsing Byron Bay’s eclectic Sunday market

Whenever Andres and I met travellers overseas who were keen to visit Australia, almost all of them had a desire to include Byron Bay on their itinerary, and fair enough too. It’s a country town with an incredible natural landscape, a great surf break, alternative open minded people and close to some incredible hinterland escapes. […]

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A Byron Bay backyard

Byron Bay sits proudly on the most Easterly point of Australia, complete with lush, sub-tropical vegetation and rainfall heavy enough to make farmers in much of the rest of the country envious. It’s no surprise then to find an abundance of cool flora; much of which resides in my girlfriends beautiful, rambling back yard. Here’s a […]

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Discovering the quiet side of Byron Bay

I often hear people say “Byron Bay, argh, it’s just not the same anymore”. Sure, it’s already heaving with people this time of year, the main beach is starting to drone with the multi-cultural accents of backpackers, and the night club scene has turned that much further to the seedy side. But then there’s Tallows […]

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