Ah, the land of sun-kissed surfers, street-side buskers, retreat seekers, Hollywood celebs and acai bowl aficionados – Byron Bay! If you've ever wondered what it's like to live a day in our hippie-chic paradise, then we’re going to take you on an epic journey through the bohemian streets, sandy shores, and crystal-clear waters. Let's dive into a day in the Bay!
Rise and Shine, sleeping beauty! As the sun peeks over the horizon, so do the energetic souls of Byron Bay. The town's unofficial wake-up call comes from the harmonious, sound-bowl healing hum of yoga enthusiasts and the lightly express (lighthouse walkers), who gather on the beaches like a flock of serene seagulls. Stretch, twist, and contort yourself into the sunrise – the most gram-worthy way to greet the day.
Byron Bay is synonymous with surfing, and even if you've never touched a surfboard, this is the place to give it a shot. Grab your board (or swing by McTavish and they'll sort you out with a sweet board), apply your gradual tan (to get the locals look) and enough sunscreen to resemble a walking coconut, and paddle out into the waves at the Pass with the grace of a slightly clumsy dolphin. Bonus points if you manage to stand up – even if it's just for a split second. And if not, well, wipeouts make for great tales…
Getting Groovy at Sunset
As the sun starts to set, the locals gather on the beach for an impromptu drum circle dance party. Did you bring your bongos? No worries – just grab one from Byron Music, or just sway, twirl, and groove to the rhythm of the drums like nobody's watching (no one is, their eyes are closed and they are one with the universe). The gorgeous sunset will have you mentally packing up your house and hiring a moving van as you just can’t imagine a life other than this one - that’s how we all end up here!) Oh, and the good vibes are totally contagious.