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Clarkes Beach

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  • Day15

    Byron Bay

    February 12 in Australia ⋅ 🌧 24 °C

    Wieder sitze ich im Bus Richtung Norden und verlasse gerade Byron Bay nach zwei Nächten im 4-Bett-Mädelszimmer.
    Nachdem ich Montagmorgen angekommen bin, schien endlich mal wieder die Sonne, sodass ich erst am Hostel-Pool und dann am Strand ein wenig Schlaf nachholte und Sonne tankte. Na gut, einen kleinen Schauer zwischendurch gab es dann doch, aber der war nichts gegen den Regen der vorigen Tage und zog auch schnell wieder vorbei.
    Abends traf ich dann zwei Mädels aus München, von denen ich eine auf der schlimmen Regen-Busfahrt kennengelernt hatte, zum Burger essen und einer Kugel Eis am Strand.

    So richtig wollte sich die Sonne aber noch nicht durchsetzen, sodass ich gestern morgen erstmal ordentlich ausschlief und anschließend ein bisschen durch die tollen Läden schlenderte, einen Einkauf bei Aldi erledigte und später auf der Hostel Terrasse fleißig Busfahrten, Touren und Hostels buchte.
    Da Hannah morgens ebenfalls in Byron Bay angekommen war, verabredeten wir uns für den Nachmittag zu einer (fast trockenen) Wanderung zum Leuchtturm. Einige Stunden später waren wir nass geschwitzt und von Mücken zerstochen wieder zurück - aber der Ausblick war es wert 😍

    Insgesamt sorgt der ganze Regen dafür, dass es, wenn es trocken ist, ziemlich schwül ist.
    Und auch die Verpflegungssituation ist für mich noch etwas in der Schwebe.. jeden Tag essen gehen ist ziemlich teuer, ständig fast-Food irgendwie auch nicht die Lösung und für sich alleine kochen macht auch nicht so viel Spaß.
    Aber ich arrangiere mich irgendwie & so schnell werde ich ja auch nicht vom Fleisch fallen :)

    Jetzt geht es weiter nach Noosa, der Ort soll ähnlich sein wie Byron Bay - nur noch schöner 👌🏻
    In 6 Stunden werde ich voraussichtlich ankommen.
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  • 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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  • Day115

    Byron Bay and some beach time

    October 15, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

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    After saying goodbye to Elki and 7 hours of nighttime busride we finally arrived in Byron Bay. We were allowed to check in at our Hostel at 9 am - which is super nice - and therefore we’re able to catch up on some sleep. After that we went to the beach for some tanning and walking 😊. A really nice first day in Byron.
    Another cool thing about our hostel is, that they offer „free“ (I’d say included) dinner every night 😍. And it tastes quite good as well 🙉😅.

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    Nachdem wir uns schließlich von Elki verabschiedet haben und 7 Stunden nächtlicher Busreise hinter uns gebracht haben, sind wir endlich in Byron Bay angekommen. Wir konnten glücklicherweise direkt un 9 Uhr morgens in unserem Hostel einchecken und ein bisschen Schaf nachholen. Danach ging es erst einmal zum Strand, um ein bisschen zu brutzeln und uns zu bewegen. Ein sehr schöner erster Tag in Byron Bay 😊.
    Ach ja, was noch sehr cool an unserem Hostel ist, dass die uns im Preis inklusive wir abends Essen bekommen. Das Beste: es schmeckt sogar einigermaßen gut 🙉😅.
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  • Day21

    Byron Bay wir kommen

    November 14, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Um 09:00 Uhr konnte die lange 6.5 stündige Autofahrt nach Byron Bay starten. Eine Stunde später waren die ersten Rauchwolken zu sehen und der Wald neben uns war völlig verbrannt. Der Smog am Himmel verstärke sich immer mehr. Dank dem „Fire around Me“ App sind wir immer bestens über die aktuellen Brände informiert. Während der Fahrt reservierte ich den Campingplatz für die nächsten Nächte, welcher direkt am Meer liegt. In Bayron Bay gings dann zuerst an den Strand und anschliessend wurde das Städtchen, welches ca. zehn Minuten zu Fuss entfernt liegt, besichtigt. Mein Fazit super Strand, coole Shop‘s, Café‘s/Restaurants und Bars. Hier lässt es sich leben. Nach dem Duschen machten wir nochmals einen Spaziergang ins Städtchen und dann fielen wir müde ins Bett.Read more

  • Day65

    Byron Bay Style

    November 8, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Ganz im Byron Bay Style starteten wir entspannt in den Tag. Nach dem Frühstück ging es in die Stadt, wird chillten am Stadtstrand, aßen Muscheln, schlenderten durch die Gassen und gingen nochmals an den Wategos Beach. Zum Baden war es heute etwas frisch und sehr windig. Nach und nach verdunkelte sich der Himmel und die Sonne verschwand hinter den Rauchwolken. Ein neues Buschfeuer nur 25km entfernt von uns. Also beschlossen wir zurück an unseren Campingplatz zu fahren Barbecue zu machen und den Abend entspannt ausklingen zu lassen.Read more

  • Day18

    Byron Bay

    January 19 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Hello guys
    Time to tell you about our ByronBay-Weekendtrip!
    On friday evening we went with a group of 50 people from our school (of course most of them were from switzerland) to Byron Bay, where we spend the whole weekend. We started the trip with a theme-party: „I‘m a celebrity get me out of here.“ 🕷🦂🐜
    Despite the bad weather on Saturday, we walked to the lighthouse, which is located at the most easthern point of australia! The view was stuning and we saw dolphins and wallabys. In the evening they offered us a pizzabuffet 🍕, well lets be honest, the australians don‘t do the best pizzas. 🙂
    On Sunday we went on a kajak-tour. We excpected to see dolphins, sadly our excpectations did not come true. 🐬 But at least we saw turtles 🐢. We still had a lot of fun.
    It was also our first time at a hostel, we have to get used to it for the next three months!
    Finally we can say, we had a fabulous weekend! Thank you for having us Byron Bay, you are stunning!!

    Love and miss you!
    xoxo Fendi & Meret ♥️
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  • Day615

    Byron Bay

    January 29 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    We dropped the girls off at school first thing then completed the final packing of the car.
    Jamie's tradies were busy concreting the pool surrounds ready for the tilers to start their work later this week - all looking good for a dip on our return from this road trip.
    First stop was Byron Bay, a must do on the east coast trip on our way southwards. It is very close to the most eastern point on the Australian continent where on the headland is the famous lighthouse.
    We found a site at the heart of the town and 10 minutes walk from the beach. We are surrounded by Europeans- German, French, Italian with the odd Aussie too, big blue skies and a cooling breeze. After putting up the tent in blazing heat we cooled off in the pool then took a short wander into town. The town is full of youngsters on the gap year circuit but also has a loyal following of oldies- buskers line the streets and beach foreshore - a very vibrant and colourful place. Our site is a haven for bird life. Ibis walk amongst us picking up any scraps, magpies are aplenty, a kookaburra came to watch us from the top of our car and parrots chatter away in the trees. A duck is walking by as I write this.
    The following day was spent having a further look around the town followed by a trip to the beach. The ocean was very warm and the surf good fun to get amongst. The waters were crystal clear and we could see fish in the waves as they came to engulf us.
    On Friday we took a trip into the hinterland. Our journey took us from BB through Bangalow to Lismore - where Karen had seen a quilting shop advertised - and eventually on to Nimbin. The route took us through some beautiful countryside, rolling hills, lush green after recent rains, and along twisty - twiny passages through old stands of rain forest.
    The quilting shop did not dissappoint. After my second random breath test of the trip we headed off to Nimbin, which is a town renowned for its alternative culture. In 1973 a music festival was held here and a lot of the hippies simply stayed on to live in the area. The town has a strong affinity to Hemp and the locals are continuously lobbying for its de-classification. Hemp products were in most of the shops which were primarily selling colourful clothes or pharmaceutical hemp product. The sweet smell in each shop came from incense sticks. The town has a very laid back appeal and the high street very colourful.
    We found a small Asian restaurant and enjoyed some Dim Sum dumplings and a refreshing smoothie. The shop owner was not laid back, she persuaded us to have a particular smoothie then chided here oppo for not having any of the ingredients. She fired him off down the road for the pineapple juice then on his return he advised that there was no orange juice either - this brought about another bollocking. She explained that her brain was addled due to the very hot summer they have been experiencing, that was her excuse anyway - she then went immediately on to perform some strange Yogic exercises in front of us whilst oppo ran over the road to get the OJ. The dumplings and smoothies were very tasty.
    A couple of signs on other shops illustrated the general laid back attitude of the town.
    We visited the candle factory in the town and the proprietor advised that his factory is the source of many used in the Warner Brothers and Disney films. He gave us a short demo of his art.
    On Saturday we walked up to the Lighthouse through the Palm side walk, via the most eastern point and caught the last tour of the Lighthouse. It was closing due to the extreme heat. The breeze at the top of the tower was delightful. On returning to BB we saw some turtles in the water below us then a pod of five dolphins fishing in the inshore waters below the lighthouse. Then we settled down with our books on the nearest beach for a couple of hours. In the evening we wandered into town to view the twilight market and dallied on the foreshore to listen to a busker - he was playing classical guitar to a very high level in front of many onlookers. He had to play up loud to overcome the chatter of the parrots in the trees overlooking the foreshore. On Sunday we visited the monthly community market which takes place along the beach foreshore. A wonderful array of stalls, very colourful and many tastings of a variety of food. Everything a good market should be! The town was once again buzzing with activity, with various musicians playing along the foreshore and tucked in alcoves off the Main Street. We really love this laid back town - always something to watch and such a great vibe. We spent the mid part of the day in the shade next to our trusty fan outside the tent. It really is SOOOOO hot! Late afternoon we ventured down to the Main beach, where there was a delightful breeze blowing. Another dip in the sea to cool down, followed a couple of hours reading our books in the by now bearable temperatures.
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  • Day10

    Byron Bay ☀️

    October 17, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Nous voilà arrivés a Byron Bay, avec ses plages magnifiques et son ambiance très hippie ✌️✌️

    L'auberge est super, une bonne ambiance et de quoi faire billard et pingpong (:
    Malheureusement pas de baignade possible pour le moment, cause de méduses, de vent et d'orage !!

    Mais des bonnes balades dans les marais et les parcs nationaux 🌳
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  • Day209

    Byron Bay

    February 25 in Australia ⋅ 🌧 26 °C

    Byron Bay - the actual surfers paradies.
    After a 2 hours bus drive we arrived in beautiful Byron Bay and immediately headed to the beach, the ocean breeze was all we needed. We enjoyed the sun, our ice cream and also our walk along the beach. 🏝 Byron Bay is definitely a must visit when being in Australia, the water is not too cold for a swim and very clear and blue.
    The next morning, we went to the Cape Byron Lighthouse to watch the sun rising with a pretty view over the ocean 🥰 on our way back (actually on our way to our breakfast spot) we could watch all the early surfers and even some dolphins who were playing with the waves 🐬
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