We love adventure. Luckily for us, each time we shoot a new season, we also get to explore a new destination. One of our favourites to date has been iconic Byron Bay. Here are a few of our favourite things in and around Byron Bay, and a list of our top 5 spots to visit!
#1: THE FARM
Yes, yes…we know that the mere mention of Byron Bay evokes daydreams of lazy beach days. But one of the best and unexpected finds was the stunning country-scape. Only 10 minutes drive from the beach, the rolling green meadows at ‘The Farm‘ welcome you in. Novelty sized letters remind you of the simple pleasures in life – flowers and love. It’s the perfect destination to breathe in fresh air, slow the pace down, watch the clouds go by, and enjoy some good food.
#2: NORTH SHELLEY BEACH
North Shelley Beach is one of THE most popular surfing beaches along the central coast of NSW. If surfing’s your thing, the waves at Shelley Beach have your name written all over it. And if surfing isn’t…well relaxing on the sand with the sound of waves meeting the shore isn’t a bad option either!
#3: LENNOX HEAD
A short drive south of Byron Bay will bring you to the quaint seaside village of Lennox Head. A chilled-out, beachy seaside vibe makes it an ideal location for a bit of R&R. Lennox Head is also renowned for whale-watching, and draws in the masses every August when the annual ‘Lennox Longboard Classic’ is on.
#4: KILLEN FALLS
When we stumbled across the Killen Falls, it made us feel like a kid who came across a secret stash of chocolate, and got to enjoy it all to ourselves. We just wanted to drink in the surroundings. Somewhere between Byron Bay and Ballina, this is a spot you want to make the time for. A magical 10m waterfall cascades at one end, and fills a large swimming hole. A great place to get back to nature and find your zen. Slightly off the beaten track, it truly is a hidden gem.
#5: ST. ELMO’S
What better way to end your day than with a cocktail at St Elmo. A few minutes walk from the beach, St Elmo provides the refreshing cocktails and mouth-watering bites. Everything you crave after a day on the sand and in the surf. They offer a fresh range modern Spanish-inspired tapas, and share plates too – a perfect stop for you and your mates!
Have fun. Explore. Travel.
EMU Australia xo
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