A Weekend Spent in Byron Bay

Last weekend, Rhett and I spent a spontaneous night in the bohemian epicentre of Northern-NSW, Byron Bay. So for today’s post, I thought I’d share with you guys a suite of photos from our two days away whilst showcasing some of the beautiful sites that Byron Bay is so well-known for.

Location 1: Byron Bay Lighthouse, Byron Bay

When visiting Byron Bay, you simply cannot go without making a bee-line straight to the iconic Byron Bay Lighthouse. Positioned on top of a scenic grassy headland, this iconic landmark also marks the most easterly point within all of Australia. So when Rhett and I waddled up the summit at 5:30 am, bleary-eyed and blistering with cold, we were expectedly joined by hordes and hordes of tourists, all looking to catch that mornings sunrise. And I’m not entirely sure how, but despite the crowds, Rhett and I somehow managed to snap a few, albeit cliché, photos of the beautiful Byron Bay lighthouse with minimal photo-bombing. Which, in my opinion, was a job bloody well done!

Location 2: Minyon Falls, Nightcap National Park

The majority of you guys would have seen this epic location from my post earlier this week. But for all who have not, Minyon Falls is a 100-metre plunge waterfall located inconspicuously within the heart of Nightcap National Park, just 45-minutes west of Byron Bay. And long-story-short, this waterfall was as massive as it was breathtaking and downright overwhelming. An absolute must-see force of nature. The walking track itself made for a visually spectacular hike that was just the right balance of rock scrambling, crawling under fallen tree branches and leisurely strolls through well-defined paths. And needless to say, Rhett and I have already made plans to return to Minyon with our friends and family in tow.

Location 3: Whites Beach, Byron Bay

Whites Beach is a beautiful, secluded, and magical place that is also, quite frankly, a pain-in-the-ass to get to. Not only did Rhett and I find ourselves unexpectedly bouncing our low-profile car along a beaten, dirt road within an overgrown rainforest but we also did a fair bit of scrambling, and bush-bashing, and slipping in the mud. But with all that being said, and having just recovered from a bruised coccyx, I can honestly say that once we reached White’s Beach, Rhett and I were well re-paid for our efforts. And well, the photos simply speak for themselves!

Location 4: Killen Falls, Titenbar

Killen Falls, a 10-metre waterfall located in the sleepy suburb of Titenbar, just 20-minutes out of Byron Bay was the last pit-stop that Rhett and I made for the weekend. And what a gorgeous way to top-off our mini getaway – we could not have been more pleasantly surprised! Because not only was this little gemstone absolutely flowing from the previous weeks-worth of rain but the natural formation and understated beauty amidst a relative population-dense suburb was nothing short of impressive. I am definitely keen to come back here with a pretty dress in hand!

That just about sums up our wonderful weekend in Byron Bay. And as always, I hope you guys enjoyed coming along with us and having a sneaky little look around. But before you lovelies all waddle away, I just wanted to do a quick shoutout to Natasha from ValueSimplicity, Hazel from MrsS.LDN, Angela from LifeOfAngela, Victoria from Victorialise, Sarah from VintageTeaRose, MyMindlessDrivel and StripSearchLA for commenting on this post – you wonderful humans make me laugh. Because I’m not sure if any of you guys noticed, but this mornings version of this post was a draft that I had mistakenly hit publish on and hence why there were no texts or formatting.  But regardless, you lovely angels still liked, and commented and supported! LOL. And I honestly cannot express, just how much I adore you all. Thank you. ❥❥❥

Until next time, stay safe my little wombats.
Love Linda, xo

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31 Comments

  1. July 15, 2017 / 6:08 am

    Once again I’m in awe of these breathtaking images that capture the gorgeous Queensland environment! Linda and Rhett, you’ve both outdone yourselves! When will you be publishing a Queensland Landscapes photography book? Put me first on your list if you do! Blessings to both of you, 🙏🏻🌸✌🏽

    • July 16, 2017 / 1:02 pm

      Natasha! You are just, a wonderful and supportive human being. Thank you, once again, so so much. 💜😊

      I’ll be sure to pass on that little hint hint across to Rhett! I’m hoping one day, we are able to create a pack of wallpapers to send out to all the subscribers soon. Just working on getting our photos desktop wallpaper worthy! 😊😘😘

      • July 18, 2017 / 8:28 pm

        That is fantastic news about the wallpaper, what an ingenious and creative way to share your talents. And, you are most welcome, thank you for the lovely comments you always give in return, I think as human beings it’s important to support each other in our passions and endeavours. 🌸😘

  2. July 15, 2017 / 7:25 am

    Ok that’s it….. I’m packing a bay and your getting a new lodger!!!
    I’m moving, I’m sold and you’ve only yourself to blame 🙂
    xxxxx

    • July 16, 2017 / 1:03 pm

      Hahahah! Good! Rhett and I would love nothing more than to have another couple do go on double dates with! See you when you get here! 😊💜

      • July 17, 2017 / 2:56 am

        Yes!! We can go hiking, the boys can go ahead and natter and we can hang back bit#*ing and moaning until we get there 🙂 Hope your weekend is going good!! xxx

  3. July 15, 2017 / 7:55 am

    As much I love you Linda, my favourite photos are definitely just the scenery shots 😂 They’re so stunning and definitely set off wanderlust!! 😀

    • July 16, 2017 / 1:04 pm

      Haha. No offence taken my love! ❤️😊

  4. July 15, 2017 / 7:59 am

    Sooo beautiful!! Love the moon over the water, just lovely! x

    • July 16, 2017 / 1:04 pm

      Thanks V 😊💜
      One of my absolute favourites as well. 😍

  5. July 15, 2017 / 8:30 am

    I’m kinda running out of nice things to say about your photos, so I’ll keep it simple – WOW – The 3rd and 7th picture are actually magical! They look like fairies or mermaids should be inhabiting them 💜🦄

    • July 16, 2017 / 1:05 pm

      Hahah. Sar! As always – gorgeous soul – thank you! I adore receiving comments from you. Every time your username comes up! I am just like … 🤗🤗🤗 haha. 💜😊

      • July 16, 2017 / 1:29 pm

        Lol, glad I can make you 🤗 (by the way, I’m basically seeing you do jazz hands as that’s what I think of with that emoji)
        When I see a post from you I’m like … 😮🤳😃🤳😀🤳
        😉💜

        • July 16, 2017 / 1:31 pm

          Hahah. Good – because I am!! 💜😊

  6. July 15, 2017 / 10:25 am

    Stop! You’re killing me with all this beautifulness out of my reach!

    Ah well, I’ll have to make do with Rhett’s gorgeous photos.

    • July 16, 2017 / 1:07 pm

      Heheh! Thank you! 💜💜
      I’ll pass one your compliments to Rhett.
      You’ll have him grinning from ear to ear for the rest of the week! 💜💜

  7. July 15, 2017 / 11:08 am

    Great pictures, as always. I love the ones depicting the sky, so beautiful. Cheers!

  8. Keri Elaine
    July 16, 2017 / 11:40 am

    Your photos are always so calming and borderline magical in a sense. Go Rhett for the major photography skills!

    https://kerielaine.com
    Keri Elaine

    • July 16, 2017 / 1:33 pm

      Haha! Have passed your compliments on to Rhett! I am sure I won’t be hearing the end of your lovely words! 😂💜

  9. July 16, 2017 / 4:22 pm

    Never kwew about the Killen Falls @ Titenbar. Never seen it mentioned anywhere before.

    • July 18, 2017 / 7:53 pm

      Neither had I! I sort of stumbled on it in a blog post a week back! Very accessible though!

  10. July 17, 2017 / 2:41 pm

    Hey Linda, I have just discovered your blog from Hazel’s recent post.
    You have captured Byron beautifully. I have not visited the Bay as yet but heard so many wonderful things about it. We should definitely look into visiting, even the next time we are in Sydney.
    Thanks for sharing
    Lorelle 🙂
    https://amindfultravellerblog.wordpress.com/

    • July 18, 2017 / 7:52 pm

      I am so so sorry for just getting back to you! 😳
      I have been feeling so poorly this week – but all excuses aside! Thank YOU so much for visiting and commenting. I adore Hazel! I would definitely recommend Byron Bay get added to your bucket list soon! It deserves at least 2-3 days in itself! Let me know when you head up! ☺️❤️

      • July 18, 2017 / 8:47 pm

        No worries at all. My fam has been under the weather here too. That time of year I guess… 🙁
        Yes, will surely add Byron to the list. Thanks Linda Lorelle 🙂

  11. July 18, 2017 / 1:02 pm

    Wow, Linda! These pictures are incredible! Love all the colors dancing around in the sky!

  12. July 19, 2017 / 8:24 am

    I’ll have to go with Angie on this.
    The scenery shots are absolutely amazing!!!
    I just love the way the colors dance around.

    And that lighthouse shot – stunning!

  13. July 20, 2017 / 12:44 pm

    Absolutely surreal photos, Linda. I cannot decide which is my favourite so I am going to go with All. xx

    • July 20, 2017 / 8:17 pm

      Hehe! Thanks so much lovely! ☺️❤️

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