Byron Bay – A Northern Rivers Natural Wonder.
When you hear the
words Byron Bay, you automatically conjure up thoughts and emotions of its
pristine sandy beaches, tropical coloured waters, surfers and sun bakers. Known
the world over Byron Bay is a Mecca for holiday makers and tourists alike.
Yesterday I decided to
brave the traffic and crowds to sample some of the things that make Byron Bay
one of the most sought out destinations on the planet. From the Northern Rivers
Hinterland, I traveled through Bangalow, up and over Hayters Hill, cruising in
from the Southern end of Byron Bay. Go this way to avoid virtually all the
queuing traffic delays, synonymous with the Northern entry. Plus the scenic drive
Byron shire has many
stunning beaches along its coastline but today I really wanted to enjoy a
couple of its most popular so I headed straight for “The Pass”. The car park is
small, you have to pay for parking and generally there is a wait for a space
to become available, but it is totally worth it because when you walk down the
stairs, out onto the beach, you know you are somewhere really special. These
are some of the images I took at “The Pass”.
After spending a good 4
hours there, it was time for lunch, so I headed into town where you are spoilt
for choice of food and made my way to the beachfront, to check out “The Wreck”
and “Main Beach”.
I spent another three
hours swimming and relaxing, taking in this beach-side paradise and when it came
time to leave, I just didn’t want to. Now over the halfway mark of the summer
season, I am extremely glad I made the trip to Byron Bay to experience
firsthand the pristine sandy beaches, tropical coloured waters and picturesque
setting and highly recommend you put it on your list of things to do and see