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When we found out my parents were staying in a cabin at south ballina beach caravan park for Father's Day over the weekend, we decided it would be a good quick test for the van during an overnight stay. So we waited until Cath finished work at 430 Saturday afternoon, hooked on the van, loaded up and left. As luck would have it, night fell, I got …
... to Ballina after a quick scan for the now elusive whales. We stopped in at one of the local shopping centres for refreshments and supplies then headed home. We had a late afternoon walk to the sea entrance but apart from plenty of dolphins there still no sign of the whales. We have also decided to change base for Byron Bay in the morning which is a huge 40km away. We are already unpacking our hippie clothes so as to blend in with the locals.
... was beautiful. So beautiful in fact that we decided that this would be our next destination and after heading down the hill made our way. A lot less touristy & on the edge of a national park, you can only reach the beach on foot so we parked up and headed over. It wasn't a long walk through the bush at all but it sooned opened up to the beautiful remote sand with good views of the lighthouse back where we were. We sat down for a while but realised that the wind coming in off the ...
... down to the huge rocks that separated park from beach and noticed that they were all painted! Some were painted with pretty scenes and designs but there were lots that were dedicated to passed loved ones. It was great to walk and look at each rock reading the messages.
When we got to the end of the path we saw lots of guys in the water who we thought were surfers. As we got closer however we ...
6th - 19th Dec NSW coast
Byron Bay - known as a mecca for backpackers, and the week we were there was also “schoolies week” ie the week all the year 11s finish their final year exams and PARTY. The place was therefore packed full of trendy young things, all looking a bit groovy grungy, all seriously beaching, posing, posturing, drinking, admiring, smoking, talking animatedly, high fiving and generally eyeing each other up. You wouldn’t want to sit down ...