Byron Bay is a truly breathtaking part of Australia. It is actually the most eastern part of the continent about an hours drive south of the Gold Coast.
'Byron' as it has long been called by locals, has since the 1970s developed a very hippie, transmeditative feel, with many musicians and artistic-types taking up residence over the years.
If youre heading to Byron for a weekend we suggest visiting the following places to visit.
Byron Bay Brewery
The Byron Bay Brewery started life as the Norco Piggery in 1898. It was bought in 1984 by an American music promoter Dan Doepel and friends Kevin Oxford and Karin Wood. It became a music haven hosting the likes of the Eric Burdon, The Ramones, The Pogues, The Violent Femmes and Crowded House.
The Byron Brewery is the latest tale from the old piggery. Started first by a couple of locals with a 'love for all natural beer' it is now owned and operated by South African Al and has won numerous craft beer awards.
Worth getting down there for a local beer in the leafy beer garden.
Accomodation: The Atlantic
The Atlantic property is home to 4 original Byron Bay cottages all lovingly restored with a timeless attention to detail. Known for its evolving design and tokens of travel with remnants of adventure adorning every wall.
The Pass is one of Australia's most famous surf breaks. It is very popuar with surfers and although it is a long and peeling break, it can be quite aggressive and normally not suited to beginner boardriders.