Byron Bay has been on my list of places to visit ever since I arrived in Australia and heard about this beachy, vegan friendly place just on the border of Queensland and New South Wales. I finally made it for a quick trip, and though there is so many amazing places to eat and beaches to see, I feel like I made the most of this short trip.
Byron Bay: Where I Stayed
I picked this airbnb and I absolutely loved it. It was a bit higher than my normal price range, but there was a massive festival going on in Byron Bay the weekend I visited, which caused a lot of the airbnb’s to be rented out. So I splurged.
I had been in contact with a fellow travel blogger, Marnie, for a few weeks prior. She lives in Byron Bay and she offered to show me around. I happily agreed, and she came to my apartment to pick me up that Saturday.
We headed to a restaurant that Marnie recommended called The Beet. It’s all vegan and super adorable. We ordered up a feast and happily filled up over good talks and amazing drinks.
Next, we headed toward the beach, where we stopped off to admire the insane beauty that is Byron Bay.
We took a hike up to the Byron Lighthouse. There is a lookout on the way, where you can spot whales migrating. We saw a couple of whales swimming together – it was amazing!
Once we made it to the lighthouse, we looked around at the insanely gorgeous, almost 360 view, before heading back down the path.
We drove through town and searched for vegan ice cream. We didn’t find any shops that were open that served vegan ice cream, so we headed to Fundies. Fundies looks like a vegan heaven – they have all sorts of vegan treats, plus health foods, and home necessities.
We picked up some vegan ice cream made by Knox and Aya (try them out if you’re in Byron!). This ice cream came back to the airbnb with us, where we ate it out of bowls on the balcony.
I had such an amazing time in Byron Bay. I’d highly recommend stopping here if you’re traveling through Australia – it could be my favorite place in the whole country!