Four days in Byron Bay

23 FEBRUARY 2021

market of clay pots

Byron Bay has been on Christian and I's list for a years now. Although 2020 was basically a ride off and we are still unable to travel internationally. Covid-19 opened our eyes to appreciate what we had, right in front of us. So we booked Byron Bay for our first 2021 destination.


Day One: Exploring Byron. We spent our first day strolling the shops on Byron street: Bare Body Beauty Co, Kivari and Assembly Label were our favourites.

Day Two: We were lucky enough to adventure out to Zephyr Horses, located in Bayshore Drive. Horse riding is not something we would normally do however, it was one of the best experiences we've endured. Trotting through the forest and along the beach, we were able to really connect with our horses.

Day Three: We started the day at Top Shop for brekky where I had a grilled chicken burger and an iced coffee in the sun. Probably one of the best burgers I've had (we even went back on our last day). Its a cute little milk bar located on the top of the hill at Carlyle St. I can honestly say, Christian and I fell in love with Byron while sitting at Top Shop.

We then travelled to Wategos Beach to take advantage of the sunny day. Which was INCREDIBLE! Where the ocean meets the forest just below the lighthouse. The water was beautiful and we were able to catch some waves while drooling over dream homes (one day). Unfortunately we were unable to get a table at Raes, if you can get a booking there you've done well!

Day Four: We started our day back at Bayleaf where I got my favourite brekky. Definitely something I will attempt making at home.

Our challenge today was to complete the Cape Byron Walk and see the Lighthouse. After crossing a path with a eastern brown snake and a few lizards we made it to the top! One of the view points is also the most eastern point in Australia. WOW!


Food is life and unfortunately, you can only eat so much! I definitely think food has the biggest impact on whether your holiday goes from good - great. I can say, we did not have one bad meal in Byron. Amazing!

Beef and Beach: The name says it all, steak and seafood. What more could you ask for?

Bayleaf: Absolutely delicious! A fancy slice of heaven, full of spices you wouldn't even think of putting together. We went more than once.

The Top Shop: The milkbar I spoke about earlier. Falling in love with Byron.

Il Buco: If you want a taste of Italy, you are at the right place. And its BYO.. so we sipped on a glass of Pinot Gri with our spicy woodfired pizza.

Loft: Not only is the décor gorgeous, the food is just as appealing. A menu designed for sharing. Don't under estimate a sharing menu... we couldn't breathe when we left the venue. Christian and I were planning on heading to the Mez Club for a cocktail after however, the food coma had kicked in so, we ventured back to the resort for a snooze.

Karkalla: Cocktails to die for with a good vibe. I had the macadamia sour which was sweet and delicious.

The Mez Club: If you're looking for a good time, this is the place! Good tunes, great cocktails and even better people. Definitely a MUST! We had a ball at the Mez.

There is still so much more to explore in Byron so I will definitely be back!

It was nice to write my first blog, I hope you enjoyed it

Danielle x