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Australia & Pacific-Travelogue  |  Travel time: September 2005 - July 2006  |  by marc and nora L.

Australia - Down under: Byron Bay

Nora writes:

Our next stop was Byron Bay in New South Wales.
We heard many different things about this place - some say it is very touristy and full of backpackers others say it is really nice...

...only one way to find out...so we went there.
We both liked it - it is a real surfing spot and you can see a mixed clientel around - hippies, elderly people, families, etc.

at every car park in byron bay there are signs 'no stopping from 1am - 5am' --> a nice indication that no campers are wanted...
...we cruised around to find our free parking spot for the night and decided to stay up at the lighthouse.
...and we were lucky as we werent disturbed by any rangers.

the next night we chose the same spot but at 6am some rangers woke us up and gave us the option to pay 200 dollars fine or pack our stuff in 3 minutes and leave...
...guess wot we did.

however, we only drove to the next car park where we saw about 15 backpacker vans - all were woken up by the rangers but didnt really care and stayed...apparently rangers never fine you in byron bay, they just come every morning between 6 and 7am and wake you up and ask you to leave. some of those guys spent 5 days there already...

...we also tried to surf in byron bay. i put emphasis on TRYING to surf as we didnt really manage. the waves were massive and our skills not really good enough for these conditions...

...after a few lungful of water and some stung of blue bottle jellyfish which were everywhere in the water we decided to give up... never mind, we will be back and improve our skills one day...

byron bay

byron bay

light house before storm in byron bay

light house before storm in byron bay

byron bay

byron bay

beach where we surfed in byron bay

beach where we surfed in byron bay

view of one of byron bay beaches

view of one of byron bay beaches

© marc and nora L., 2005
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Hello - 5 more days!!! On the 12th of September we are setting off! Our plan is to travel round the world for a period of 10 months. 1st stop: Thailand (1 month) and cambodia 2nd stop: Via Singapore (overland) to Australia where we plan to stay for approximately 4-5 months. 3rd stop: New Zealand (2 months) (north and south island) 4th stop: South America (approx. 3 months) (Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador and if time and money allows we might visit costa rica)
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Start of journey: Sep 12, 2005
Duration: 11 months
End of journey: Jul 31, 2006
Travelled countries: world-wide
United Kingdom
Thailand
Malaysia
Cambodia
Singapore
Australia
Australia & Pacific
New Zealand
South America
Chile
Argentina
Bolivia
Peru
Ecuador
Canada
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