Located at the most easterly point of Australia, Byron Bay is a must-do for every surf-lover. Although there are lots of tourists, Byron Bay still has a relaxed and hippie atmosphere. And what is better than camping to experience this flair in every way possible?
I was staying at the Two Birds – the Aviary campground, which is located about 3 kilometers from the center of Byron Bay. Tents, mattresses and sleeping bags are provided, so everybody is able to get a camping experience.
The Aviary is only a couple minutes away from beautiful Tallow Beach. There are not many people, so you can almost enjoy it on your own. To get into town the best way in Byron Bay is hitch-hiking. It’s super common there and you never have to wait long for somebody to stop.
My first night started with grilling damper on a camp fire while listening to guitar music. We spent the next four days in Byron Bay just watching surfers and enjoying the local vibes.
One of the most common things to do in Byron Bay is to do the Lighthouse Walk. It runs along several beaches all the way up to the famous white lighthouse. From there you also have a great view of beautiful Tallow Beach. You should definitely visit this beach afterwards!
Other activities are obviously surfing, but also kayaking, snorkeling, or riding a bike along the beach. You can also do a daytrip, for example to the hippie town Nimbin.
Since there was a cyclone, we didn’t have the best conditions for sleeping in a tent and the waves were too strong to go surfing as a beginner. But Byron Bay was definitely worth it and I’m already thinking of coming back!