This weekend we decided that we should do some more exploring and headed down to Byron Bay as I had been told it was a nice spot and its only about an hour from the gold coast.
We made it up there with no car troubles!! Woo hoo and checked into our cute B & B with a spa bath in our room. They are on level 1 water restrictions in New South Wales so didn't feel guilty about filling up the bath and having a relaxing spa.
We then headed back up the main street. Byron Bay kind of reminds me like Raglan or Wainui, a laid back hippi beach town with botique little shops that contained many rainbow and tie dyed things. Everyone seemed to have a relaxed outlook on life ... if you know what mean :)
On Sunday we headed to the markets for a look around and then headed to the icon of Byron Bay, the lighthouse. It was a nice view from the top and sometimes, if the time is right, you can see whales passing. Unfortunatley we didn't see any whales, but I did find out that the piece of land by the lighthouse is the most easternly point of the Australian mainland.