Byron Bay in New South Wales is the easternmost city of Australia, known for its mix of cultures that favours a unique experience for your holiday. This city in the eastern edge of Australia offers surf beaches, tropical forests, regional cuisine and new-age retirement. One of the unforgettable moments of Byron Bay are its sunsets, with the sun bathing an immense sea which gradually changes from the deep blue of the day to the black of the night, and with incredible golden tones that make sunset something magical.
There are many scenes that leave their mark on the traveller, humpback whales going across the cape; the rainbow over the mountains of the bay, stunning beaches for surfing, legendary lighthouses, wild forests and a diverse mix of people. There is much to do, like exercise and relaxation lessons on the beach at sunrise, enjoying a massage, mud treatments in the inland and tasting delicious Australian dishes.
Learning to enjoy the sea:
The waves have been a great lure for surfers and water sports enthusiasts, who have come to the beaches of Wategos and Main Beach for years. You have the possibility of taking a route in kayak with dolphins playing around you at Main Beach, or you can go diving at Julian Rocks Marine Park. Or if you are less active you can go fishing on the beach in Seven Mile Beach, near Cape Lennox. Another plan is the path to Cape Byron Walking Track while enjoying the pink tones of a breathtaking sunrise, or the gold and blue ones of the sunset as you arrive at Cape Byron lighthouse.
Savouring the colours:
There is a very marked fondness for the monthly Byron Bay Community Markets, where, apart from the variety of items, you will enjoy jugglers, mimes and musicians who bring a touch of colour to the environment. You can not go through one of these markets without stopping to taste the famous colourful avocado or macadamia nuts. In the Taste of Byron festival, held in September, you can taste typical dishes cooked by the best chefs in the area, apart from its famous Australian coffee. You can savour a variety of colours and diverse tropical juices. Local restaurants are specialized, in many cases, in elaborating seafood and fish with which you will enjoy the taste of the Australian coast.
Holidays in Australia should last forever, it is a continent so full of flavour and colour that you can not help feeling sad when entering the plane back home, but no need to worry, it will still be there when you return. One thing we know for sure, Australia is not for visiting just once, once you have tasted it, you come back.