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Location: Sydney

Day 1 - 3 Jan 2021

Sydney

Sydney, Sydney

Content: Start your journey in Sydney, pick up your rental car if you need one or if you have your own then you're set! Fuel up, bring some snacks, you're on your way to Bryon Bay!

Location: Newcastle West

Day 1 - 3 Jan 2021

Papa's Bagel Bar

Newcastle West, Papa's Bagel Bar

Content: If you're feeling snacky, Papa's Bagel Bar does the best bagels and you can customise your own bagel flavour and fillings

Location: Wauchope

Day 1 - 3 Jan 2021

Bago Maze and Winery

Wauchope, Bago Maze and Winery
Wauchope, Bago Maze and Winery

Content: Time for another stop over at Bago Maze and Winery for a wine tour or just an escape in a maze for $12 entry. See if you can beat our time of 25nins!

Location: Port Macquarie

Day 1 - 3 Jan 2021

Ocean Breeze Motel Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie, Ocean Breeze Motel Port Macquarie

Content: After your first day of driving, arrive at your halfway point accommodation for the night in Port Macquarie *Not my image

Location: Port Macquarie

Day 2 - 4 Jan 2021

Shelly Beach

Port Macquarie, Shelly Beach

Content: Start your morning with a beach stroll before heading to breakfast *Not my image

Social Grounds Cafe

Port Macquarie, Social Grounds Cafe

Content: Get fuelled up for another day of driving to get to Byron Bay! *Not my image

Location: Crescent Head

Day 2 - 4 Jan 2021

Crescent Head Lookout

Crescent Head, Crescent Head Lookout

Content: Stop by for some views at Crescent Head Lookout or keep heading to the next lookout at South West Rocks *Not my image

Location: South West Rocks

Day 2 - 4 Jan 2021

Trial Bay Kiosk

South West Rocks, Trial Bay Kiosk

Content: A beautiful spot to look out over the coast, it's a quick stop here before we head to Coffs Harbour for lunch *Not my image

Location: Coffs Harbour

Day 2 - 4 Jan 2021

Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour, Coffs Harbour
Coffs Harbour, Coffs Harbour

Content: Arrive in Coffs Harbour for lunch at Supply Coffee

Location: Dorrigo

Day 2 - 4 Jan 2021

Dangar Falls

Dorrigo, Dangar Falls

Content: If you have time for a detour, an hour inland is Dangar Falls, a stunning waterfall with a viewing platform (if you don't have time, you can see it on the drive back!) *Not my image

Location: Byron Bay

Day 2 - 4 Jan 2021

Airbnb

Byron Bay, Airbnb
Byron Bay, Airbnb
Byron Bay, Airbnb
Byron Bay, Airbnb

Content: Next is a 3h drive up to Byron Bay to complete our road trip destination. Settle into your Airbnb to kickstart your relaxing holiday I highly recommend this Airbnb by Russ and Lily, they are very attentive and considerate hosts and their home is located very close to the centre of town

Miss Margarita

Byron Bay, Miss Margarita

Content: Walk ins only at this restaurant so make sure to get there early OR you can takeaway and eat back in the comfort of your own Airbnb

Location: Byron Bay

Day 3 - 5 Jan 2021

Tallow Beach

Byron Bay, Tallow Beach
Byron Bay, Tallow Beach
Byron Bay, Tallow Beach

Content: Your first full day in Byron Bay starts off with a morning walk along the beach just a short 10min walk from your Airbnb

The Byron Bay General Store

Byron Bay, The Byron Bay General Store

Content: Next is breakfast at the popular Byron Bay General Store, try their protein acai bowls, yum!

Location: Ewingsdale

Day 3 - 5 Jan 2021

The Farm Byron Bay

Ewingsdale, The Farm Byron Bay
Ewingsdale, The Farm Byron Bay
Ewingsdale, The Farm Byron Bay
Ewingsdale, The Farm Byron Bay

Content: After chilling back at the Airbnb, it's time to head off to The Farm to see some cute animals and stop for lunch

Three Blue Ducks Byron Bay

Ewingsdale, Three Blue Ducks Byron Bay
Ewingsdale, Three Blue Ducks Byron Bay

Content: Don't forget to make a reservation ahead of time at Three Blue Ducks and enjoy farm to table meals that are seasonal and oh so delicious

Location: Byron Bay

Day 3 - 5 Jan 2021

Tallow Beach

Byron Bay, Tallow Beach

Content: After lunch it's free time to roam at the beach or relax back in your room, this is the chill holiday that you deserve

Treehouse on Belongil.

Byron Bay, Treehouse on Belongil.
Byron Bay, Treehouse on Belongil.

Content: After a day of eating and chilling, we're eating again! This time in a treehouse right by the beach where you can enjoy pizzas and classic Aussie meals before heading back home to prepare for an early rise

Location: Byron Bay

Day 4 - 6 Jan 2021

Cape Byron Lighthouse

Byron Bay, Cape Byron Lighthouse
Byron Bay, Cape Byron Lighthouse
Byron Bay, Cape Byron Lighthouse
Byron Bay, Cape Byron Lighthouse
Byron Bay, Cape Byron Lighthouse
Byron Bay, Cape Byron Lighthouse

Content: This morning you're starting early and rising for sunrise at the most easterly point of mainland Australia! You'll be the first to see the sunrise today and it truly is magical to see the sun rise over the horizon and pain the sky in pinks and purple's. The best way to start the day imo!

Cape Byron Walking Track

Byron Bay, Cape Byron Walking Track
Byron Bay, Cape Byron Walking Track

Content: You can continue taking the walking track to get to Wategos beach and The Pass but you can also come back and do this later in the day

Combi Byron Bay

Byron Bay, Combi Byron Bay

Content: Next grab some quick breakfast in town before we head into the national parks for a quick dip into waterfalls *Not my image

Location: Tintenbar

Day 4 - 6 Jan 2021

Killen Falls

Tintenbar, Killen Falls
Tintenbar, Killen Falls
Tintenbar, Killen Falls
Tintenbar, Killen Falls
Tintenbar, Killen Falls

Content: The best thing about waking up early for sunrise means your day has started earlier and you can get to spots with hopefully less people! Head into the Hinterlands and bring your swimmers and a towel for a quick dip at Killen Falls after a 15min descent down stairs before you come to a shallow rock pool and a 10m waterfall

Location: Byron Bay

Day 4 - 6 Jan 2021

Bang Bang Byron Bay

Byron Bay, Bang Bang Byron Bay
Byron Bay, Bang Bang Byron Bay
Byron Bay, Bang Bang Byron Bay
Byron Bay, Bang Bang Byron Bay

Content: After your early morning adventure, head back for some rest or continue on for lunch at Bang Bang, an Asian fusion restaurant that delivers the best heartwarming Asian food you could ask for in a coastal town iykyk Try the fried tofu and chicken curry yummm

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Day 4 - 6 Jan 2021

Wategos Beach

, Wategos Beach
, Wategos Beach
, Wategos Beach

Content: Head down to the beach if you're not too tired or head back to the Airbnb to relax, read a book, watch a movie, before heading to dinner Also stop by Rae's but make a booking! *Not my images

Location: Byron Bay

Day 4 - 6 Jan 2021

The Balcony Bar & Oyster Co.

Byron Bay, The Balcony Bar & Oyster Co.

Content: $1.50 happy hour oysters from 5-6pm and $12 espresso martinis? Yes please sign me up!! Enjoy an evening here, don't forget to book ahead of time especially during holidays when bookings can go up to 9-10pm! Then head back to the Airbnb for some rest *Not my image

Location: Byron Bay

Day 5 - 7 Jan 2021

Byron Bay Dive Centre

Byron Bay, Byron Bay Dive Centre
Byron Bay, Byron Bay Dive Centre
Byron Bay, Byron Bay Dive Centre
Byron Bay, Byron Bay Dive Centre

Content: This morning it's time to see some turtles! Join a tour at Byron Bay Dive Centre to sea some sea turtles. They'll take you out to Julian Rocks and provide all your snorkel gear and wetsuits. Take a floaty to conserve energy and a go-pro for awesome underwater footage. You'll hopefully get to see some cute turtles, some nurse sharks (harmless) and an array of fish! Definitely an experience you don't want to miss

Hunky Dory Fish & Chips Byron Bay

Byron Bay, Hunky Dory Fish & Chips Byron Bay

Content: After your snorkel, it's time for lunch and this place does some really good fish and chips!

The Pass

Byron Bay, The Pass

Content: After lunch, it's time for another beach or alternatively you would have started and ended your snorkel tour on this beach so you can visit Wategos instead *Not my image

Raes on Wategos

Byron Bay, Raes on Wategos

Content: Come for some sunset drinks! Just remember to book in advance *Not my image

The Mez Club

Byron Bay, The Mez Club
Byron Bay, The Mez Club
Byron Bay, The Mez Club
Byron Bay, The Mez Club

Content: After drinks, head here for dinner. I would recommend going with the set menu so you can try a bit of everything! Again don't forget to book early or you may be like us and have your reservation for 9pm! Which is not uncommon during peak summer holiday times

Location: Byron Bay

Day 6 - 8 Jan 2021

Main Beach, Byron Bay

Byron Bay, Main Beach, Byron Bay
Byron Bay, Main Beach, Byron Bay

Content: Today is your last full day in Byron Bay so we're going to make the most of it! Start off with a wander around Main Beach and enjoy the scenery. There are markers along the beach too so I would recommend checking those out to support local businesses.

Location: McLeods Shoot

Day 6 - 8 Jan 2021

Cape Byron Distillery

McLeods Shoot, Cape Byron Distillery
McLeods Shoot, Cape Byron Distillery
McLeods Shoot, Cape Byron Distillery

Content: After your stroll and free time, head to the Cape Byron Distillery for a gin tasting! A bit more unusual than wine tasting, but the tastes here we're so aromatic and all come with a background story which you can get if you join a tasting for $16 +$2 for each additional liquor (which I'd recommend) the Mac liquor is delicious and we bought.a bottle to take home If you sign up early you will also get a tour through the forest where the taste of their gin was inspired

Location: Byron Bay

Day 6 - 8 Jan 2021

Bayleaf Cafe

Byron Bay, Bayleaf Cafe
Byron Bay, Bayleaf Cafe
Byron Bay, Bayleaf Cafe

Content: Enjoy some lunch here before free time to spend it however you'd like, at the beach, at your Airbnb, shopping, you're on holidays so you can pick!

Orgasmic Food Byron Bay

Byron Bay, Orgasmic Food Byron Bay

Content: Enjoy some "orgasmic" Greek food for dinner. Guarantee it's delicious

Location: Coffs Harbour

Day 7 - 9 Jan 2021

Supply Speciality Coffee and Bar

Coffs Harbour, Supply Speciality Coffee and Bar

Content: Your trip officially ends in Byron Bay but don't worry this paradise will still be here for you to return to one day! As you head back to Sydney don't forget to stop by any places you missed on the way up. I would recommend brunching here and checking out the Coffs area

Coffs Harbour Jetty

Coffs Harbour, Coffs Harbour Jetty

Content: Explore the jetty before you head back to Sydney.

Location: Sydney

Day 7 - 9 Jan 2021

Sydney

Sydney, Sydney

Content: Congrats you've made it back home and now time to relive your photos and memories. Find me on Instagram for tips on how to creatively edit and share travel memories @jessonhertravels and at jessonhertravels.com for more detailed guides Happy travel researching!