Introducing Byron Bay
OK, you’ve made it to the promised land. God’s own earth, Byron is the region’s most celebrated haunt, a gorgeous town where the high green moguls of the northern rivers hinterland meet the coast in spectacular fashion. The aesthetics spin the mind, but it’s the town’s escapism that has become the honey to roving bees. Deflated swarms of them bumble in to get drunk on the trademark New Age, laid-back, organic-fusion lifestyle. They stay for a weekend, a week or for good (often in that order) to tune in, tune out, tone up and tan up.
Utopian visions aside, Byron is no secret. When it’s good, it’s unsurpassed: long days, balmy weather, endless beaches, delightful accommodation, delectable food, delirious nightlife and an ambling milieu. But when it’s bad, let’s just say it’s very crowded. Despite this, the charisma and hospitality of the local community really make Byron what it is – an asset worth bottling in its own right.
Last updated: Oct 27, 2008
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