The food scene in the Northern Rivers’ region/Byron Shire

Anyone who has read my previous Blogs would know I am an unapologetic advocate of domestic tourism because this land we call Australia and, for most of us home as well, has an abundance of riches to offer the intrepid traveller, especially if you hit the road and explore beyond the metropolises. I was so very fortunate […]

Christmas in Byron Bay

It’s that time of year again when we begin to see Christmas decorations make their appearance in the shops and television ads reminding us of how many days we have left before Santa flies in from the North Pole. Another telltale sign that the festive season is just over the horizon is when people start […]

Byron Bay International Film Festival

Byron Bay maybe small in population but the same cannot be said for its reputation when it comes to hosting globally acclaimed and popular events including the town’s upcoming International Film Festival running between 18 and 27 October.I couldn’t think of a more appealing location and time of the year as the backdrop for Australia’s largest regional film festival […]

Byron Writers’ Festival

Scroll down the list of over 140 writers and thinkers appearing at the renowned Byron Writers’ Festival and you will know immediately that the 2019 three day event commencing on Friday 2 August will again be nothing short of inspirational, educational, entertaining and an opportunity to appreciate the power and influence of the written word and those who tell […]

Winter in Byron Bay

If you’re sitting in front of your computer screen with the Winter blues and wishing you were elsewhere, let me suggest that Byron Bay could be that elsewhere, as it’s not only in Summer when this renowned east coast town shines as vibrant as the beacon radiating from its famous lighthouse. Over the next few months, Byron is gearing […]

Byron Farmers’ Market

For me, I just love cooking up a storm in my kitchen, particularly when I’m using quality, fresh locally sourced produce and that’s exactly what you’ll get when you visit the Byron Farmers’ Market (BMF), home to over 70 stall-holders from around the Byron Shire. Since hitting the ground running seventeen years ago, this vibrant not-for-profit […]

Cape Byron Lighthouse

Cape Byron, named by Captain James Cook in honour of fellow British explorer, John Byron, is home to Australia’s most popular and well known lighthouse. This magnificent white, concrete block structure was built by Charles Assinder Harding and opened in 1901. Its cylindrical tower and lantern stands an imposing 23 metres aloft the rocky terrain on […]

The best of Byron walking tracks

If we were playing a word association game and I said Byron Bay you would immediately think of beaches, holidays, paradise and for some, the Hemsworth brothers and in each case you’d be right, but what you need to add to that list is walking tracks and I will tell you why. The town and its surrounding […]

Byron Bay, An Idyllic Destination

The name Byron Bay is synonymous with fun times for all. Whether it’s enjoying a music festival, surfing, scuba diving, hiking, tasting delectable food and wine or simply relaxing, you won’t be disappointed with a visit to this vibrant and unique coastal township and its breathtakingly beautiful surrounds.  Located on Australia’s most easterly point and home to […]

Byron Bay’s Best Markets

Not only does Byron Bay offer beautiful weather for your week away, it is also the perfect place to fill your basket with fresh produce, or find the perfect souvenir, thanks to Byron’s local community markets, farmers markets and artisan markets. With the weather starting to warm up and Spring just around the corner, the […]