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Byron Bay

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  • Day31

    Byron Bay

    February 12 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Tag 30 - 33 : Nach einer 7-stündigen Autofahrt hatten wir endlich Byron Bay erreicht. Eine schöne Einkaufspassage mit kleinen Boutiquen und Cafes empfing uns direkt bei unserer Ankunft. Am nächsten Morgen machten wir uns um 05:30 Uhr bereits auf den Weg zu dem Leuchtturm ,,Cape Byron Light" um uns den Sonnenaufgang anzuschauen. Das frühe Aufstehen hat sich gelohnt, als die Sonne am Horizont erschien. Den restlichen Tag haben wir die Seele am Strand baumeln lassen. Aus Byron Bay haben wir außerdem das kleine Hippiedörfchen Nimbin besucht, welches für uns schon ein wenig zu viel ,,Peace Love and Rock'n Roll" war. Vielleicht lag es auch dem Nieselregen, weshalb wir uns in diesem Dorf nicht wohl gefühlt haben.Read more

  • Day91

    Byron Bay

    December 19, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Unseren Tag starteten wir auf der Terrasse vor unserem Zimmer, bis es Jan dort zu heiß wurde ;)
    Wir liehen uns zwei Fahrräder vom Hostel aus und fuhren nach BYron rein - UND yayyy. Fahrradfahren geht (wesentlich besser als laufen)
    Byron Bay ist eine süße kleine Hippie/ Hipsten/ Surfer Town, wo man wunderbar bummeln und essen kann. Ziemlich touristisch aber echt süß!
    Wir entschieden uns für einen gesundes Lunch - Açaí Bowl und Mango/ Himbeere Smoothie. Hmm, so lecker!
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  • Day62

    Fisherman's Lookout

    January 27 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Wir sehen in der "kurzen" Zeit ja nur einen ganz kleinen Teil des 5. Kontinents... fasziniert sind wir aber auch hier von dem schnellen Wechsel der Landschaften. Eben noch der Markt auf dem Lande...und nun keine halbe Stunde zurück an die Küste...Abkühlung, Surfer, Beachlife...die ganze Ostküste ein unendlicher Strand...eine Bucht schöner als die andere.Read more

  • Day62

    Cape Byron Light House - Delfine

    January 27 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    Wir sind am östlichsten Punkt des Australischen Festlandes. Überall auf der Welt haben Leuchttürme eine besondere Magie und Anziehung ..wir besuchen sie gerne und gerade auf dieser Reise sind es oft Fixpunkte oder markieren einen äußersten erreichbaren Punkt auf dem Globus... ursprünglich wollten wir hier umdrehen zurück Richtung Sydney...straffen nun aber lieber unsere Rückfahrt und fahren noch ein Stück weiter hoch...wollen noch Meer sehen....die Gold Coast 🌞🏄... bevor wir abfahren, tauchen noch dutzende Delfine in den Wellen auf...die Nähe zu diesen und vielen anderen wundervollen Geschöpfen auf unserer Reise werden wir vermissen🐧🐨🐫🦎🐳🐬🐢🐑Read more

  • Day16

    Debbie and the Creatures

    March 30, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 23 °C

    It's impossible to capture the wetness of the day as the remnants of Cyclone Debbie pass through. So far Byron Bay has got off lightly though the forecast is for much stronger winds overnight. A few miles up the coast towards Brisbane they've had an astonishing 15" rain. Schools are closed and there aren't too many tourists around. But some folk are still surfing!

    I've just been down on the beach (low tide) to see what's going on and I'll go over again later tonight to see what it's like as the wind picks up and the tide comes in (safe! 🙂 ). Just now I found a washed up bluebottle - as stung me last week. Other creatures featured are 'Eric/a' my local Eastern Water Lizard who lives under the lodges, taken yesterday in the unbearable heat and humidity. Finally 3 pics taken on Monday when I went back to Arakwal National Park. That's a Robust Striped Skink, followed by a Little Wattlebird and finally a Lewin's Honeyeater.
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  • Day14

    Julian Rocks Nguthungulli Nature Reserve

    March 28, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Early morning snorkelling trip to Julian Rocks which is an important site for the Bundjalung nation.

    "There are several important Dreaming stories associated with Julian Rocks.
    In one story, Nguthungulli, Father of the World, who created all the land and the waters, the animals and plants, now rests in a cave at Julian Rocks. The Elders have instructed over the generations that Nguthungulli must be protected from any misuse or it will cause destruction."

    Star of the show? The leopard sharks. But I'm very fond of triggerfish, so great to see a wedgetail. It's just great to be in the water surrounded by fish ... love it! Also saw a wobbegong, but it's so well camouflaged I can't find it in my pics.

    So other than the obvious, the pics are a load (technical term) of common sergeants; leopard shark; wedgetail triggerfish; crested morwong; mingling with the blackfish 😎

    Oh, and I did find Dory 😆

    Thanks to Byron Bay Dive Centre for the great trip, and www.julianrocks.net for help with identification!
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  • Day23

    Final day in Byron Bay

    April 6, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    It was an absolutely beautiful morning, warm and not too breezy so I was able to get back in the sea on my final day here - so happy. It does my soul good.
    Visibility is great so there's an amazing view north up the coast to Mount Warning.

    This afternoon I headed back towards Cape Byron, only going as far as The Pass which has an unusual photographic vantage point from the Fisherman's Lookout. Then a stroll around the near-deserted Palm Valley loop (everyone else seemed to have a surfboard and be focused on the sea!) which is another beautiful enchanted woodland.

    Next is a real change, giving a different way to feed my soul. Over the next couple of days I work my way down to Adelaide to pick up a 4x4 trip into the dusty red interior at the start of next week with, I just calculated, Easter at Uluru, arriving in Alice Springs a few days later. It's going be very different to the relaxed pace I've been going at since I arrived in Oz but I'm ready for a change and really excited about getting into the outback.
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  • Day11

    Cape Byron and a wallaby

    March 25, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 24 °C

    Bit overcast and cooler this morning so I took a track round Cape Byron. Saw dolphins ... amazing...maybe 30 or more around Watego's Beach, then followed the path up to the most easterly point in mainland Oz and on to the lighthouse. The walk got even better after that, with views over Tallow Beach, which is absolutely gorgeous and almost deserted, and on up Tallow Ridge through more rainforest. It's a round walk so eventually rejoins the road back into Byron. I paused to check where I was. Did I have the sense I was being watched? I'm not sure, but suddenly I was eye to eye with a swamp wallaby about 15 feet away, slightly behind me to the left. Wow. My first wild wallaby! Not a great pic, but I wasn't feeling very composed!!Read more

  • Day12

    Tallow Beach and Arakwal National Park

    March 26, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Tallow Beach at the Cape Byron end seems to be THE place for serious surfing, so that means the rest of the beach is nearly deserted. South of the car park is the Arakwal National Park, which is really why I went ... to see what wildlife I could spot: the back half of a wallaby, a wallaby (hopping) paw print, countless birdsong, an unidentified bee-eater, evidence of a very neat beach creature (pic below), half of something large with a red tail moving fast! (bush too thick to see what it was) ... and so it goes on. Just my cup of tea! I don't think many people take the paths through the Park, but the surroundings are stunning.
    It's very sobering to think about what Australia must have been like just 200-odd years ago.
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  • Day9

    'Bluebottle' encounter

    March 23, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    I hired a bodyboard this morning - the surf is great - up to about 3' cresting waves (enough for me) even in waist deep water (safe 😉 ). Thought I brushed against some seaweed, that's my Irish Sea training showing through. But clearly not seaweed when I saw the welt - a bit tingly but not painful. I checked it out with Reception and they said it's a bluebottle sting. Apparently there have been a few reports this morning. They recommended a hot shower (denatures the protein ... I'm trying not to remember your weever fish experience Sis, this was 1% as bad). I've now found out that a 'bluebottle' is a Portuguese man o'war! I'm kinda excited to have been stung by one! Once the day cools off I'll head back to the beach and see if I can find any washed up.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Byron Bay, خليج بايرون, QYN, 바이런베이, Байрон-Бей, Байрон Бэй, 拜倫灣

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