Byron Bay


bells beach surfing
Remember when I posted the 6 best beaches in Australia not too long ago? I do especially because it was a difficult task to whittle down a list of thousands of potential great Aussie beaches into one tiny list of six. Well, I’m about to do the same with surfing spots in Australia even though those 30,000 kilometers of coastline […]

6 Best Surfing Spots in Australia


Byron Bay has for years been one of the destinations in Australia to spend New Year’s Eve. As an alternative to the more grown-up celebration that takes place in Sydney, it is the spot for “young people” to ring in the new year. So, at 28 I decided to spend New Year’s Eve in Byron Bay. It turns out that […]

New Year’s Eve in Byron Bay


Julian Rocks is the small rock formation found off the Australian coast in Byron Bay. The tiny islet is considered a bird sanctuary, so climbing on the rocks is strictly prohibited. You can, however, take one of the several guided snorkeling trips to Julian Rocks from the various providers around town. Julian Rocks is no Great Barrier Reef, but if […]

Snorkeling at Julian Rocks in Byron Bay




There is no doubt Byron Bay is a major hot spot to see while in Australia. Laid back during the day and party all night for the backpacker crowd. But that is not all there is to Byron- there is plenty of culture, art, and holistic health options to keep the other faction happy. (I haven’t even mentioned the beach […]

How to get to Byron Bay. Transport Options




Each year from mid September through January the Thursday Plantation hosts the East Coast Sculpture Show. This year for the 11th year running…around 70 recent works are displayed in a unique outdoor exhibition. The Exhibit is open 7 days a week 9-5. this is touted as “an exciting award winning exhibition of fine Australian contemporary sculpture set amongst a botanical […]

Byron Bay Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit: Sept ’06 to Jan ’07