Byron bay day two. Road trip day eleven east coast australia.
3 min read. Created 2018
This morning we went for a morning walk to the Cape Byron Lighthouse. We planned to go for sunrise but thankfully we all decided it was a better idea to go around 9:30am. It was a slow morning for all of us so we decided to get an uber there and back.
The uber from town is about $10-15 depending on surcharges and time of day etc. We arrived and had a walk around the lighthouse and theres a walk that starts from Main Beach and goes all the way up to the lighthouse so we walked a little bit of that. There was surprisingly a fair amount of people at the lighthouse at that time. I’d say if you want to enjoy the views and have it to yourself definitely go either early morning or very late afternoon. We spend about an hour just walking around. There is a cafe up there, we didn’t try it but that is also something you can do while your there.
About 3-5 friends that i’ve met on the east coast had arrived in the afternoon so we decided to get a group together and head for a bit of sightseeing. Byron Bay has a small town, two main streets that you can walk in about 10 minutes top to bottom. I really enjoyed the Yoflo Frozen Yoghurt, I ate it about 2-3 times a day, it was healthy alternative to ice cream as it was so hot and also a nice fretting treat. I recommend Poke Bowl it’s off the main street and had a really yummy vegan poke bowl, I got the large to last me over two days which was a perfect way to do two meals for the price of one! I also enjoyed about 5 fresh orange juices and lots of fresh fruit, there are small shops to get groceries from but Aldi and Woolworths also are in town so there is plenty of choice…
We headed onto the beach with our group in the afternoon and no one had seen the lighthouse beside me and Shudi so we took everyone up, we did the walk this time from Main Beach. We stopped a fair few times and I reckon it look us 1-2 hours. The stairs leading up to the lighthouse are pretty tough but the walk is mostly flat and had amazing views of the coast line.
It was the best way to spend my last full day in Byron Bay surrounded by friends and people I travelled with. We had a great time before heading back to our hostels to have a quick dinner and then grab some drinks to hit the town for my last night.
The nightlife in Byron is fairly limited. There is about 3 places to go and most of the time your experience will depend on the people you go with rather than the venue. As it was Sunday every pub, and club in Byron closed at 10pm, so we were hyped on 'drunk' food, a little bit of alcohol but managed to find a place that was open till midnight just by the beach.
When going out in Byron a lot of the streets end up being filled with party goers as the places to go out either close or aren’t too good. If you’re intending on going out in Byron Bay and are staying in a hostel check out their recommendations because overnight is a new thing.
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