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samandlucytravels
27th Feb 2017 - 6th Mar 2017
Byron to Brisbane

Travelling North from Ballina we stopped in Lennox Head. We didn't know what to expect as people told us it's the next Byron Bay. It was a beautiful seaside town but had nothing on Byron Bay. Byron Bay is one crazy town.

Coming this far North from Sydney we have definitely noticed a climate change, it has got hotter (even though we're coming into autumn now), it's humid and the mosquitos are getting more and more uncontrollable. As well as the climate change the weird Australian wildlife is increasing. We have seen the Blue Bottle jellyfish covering beaches, and I was also stung by a jellyfish! I guess it was an experience (not one I'd like to relive though!)

I loved the Northern Beaches of Sydney, but Byron Bay is putting up a fight for being my favourite place in Australia. It's home to the best fashion that has ever walked this earth (not from the hippies!). It's home to surfing, and some of the most famous places to surf in the world (great free entertainment for hours!), and the home of Cheeky Monkey's.

As if we hadn't seen enough hippies in Byron we then decided go inland to Nimbin, a town painted in red, yellow and green. After one final blowout in Byron we headed up to Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise & Brisbane.

It was nice to see a city again for the first time after leaving Sydney. At home I wouldn't usually say that, but Australia's countryside involves long drives before you come across civilisation. Gold Coast was nice, sunny & modern, but Brisbane was my favourite. We sat out in Brisbane with Bill & Ellie drinking goon on the Southbank river (which I thought actually looked a lot like London's Southbank!). It was awesome to see them again, and can't wait for another reunion in Bristol when we get home.



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Diary Photos
27th Feb 2017  Angorie Spooky Beach
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27th Feb 2017  Angorie Spooky Beach
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27th Feb 2017  Angorie Spooky Beach
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27th Feb 2017  Angorie Spooky Beach
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27th Feb 2017  Angorie Spooky Beach
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27th Feb 2017  Angorie Spooky Beach
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27th Feb 2017  Angorie Spooky Beach
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27th Feb 2017  Angorie Spooky Beach
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27th Feb 2017  Angorie Spooky Beach
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27th Feb 2017  Angorie Blue Pools
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28th Feb 2017  Yamba - Rainy Days
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28th Feb 2017  Yamba - Rainy Days
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28th Feb 2017  Evans Head - Rainy Days
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28th Feb 2017  Evans Head - Rainy Days
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28th Feb 2017  Evans Head - Rainy Days
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28th Feb 2017  Evans Head - Rainy Days
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28th Feb 2017  Blue Bottle Jellyfish - Ballina Beach
We were swimming in the sea moments before, came out & saw hundreds of these on the beach. One of the most painful jellyfish stings you can get! NO THANK YOU!

1st Mar 2017  Lennox Head
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1st Mar 2017  Lennox Head
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1st Mar 2017  Lennox Head
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1st Mar 2017  Lennox Head
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1st Mar 2017  Lennox Head
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1st Mar 2017  Lennox Head - Lake Ainsworth (Tea Tree Lake)
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1st Mar 2017  Lennox Head - Lake Ainsworth (Tea Tree Lake)
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1st Mar 2017  Lennox Head - Lake Ainsworth (Tea Tree Lake)
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1st Mar 2017  Byron Bay - The Pass
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1st Mar 2017  Byron Bay - The Pass
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1st Mar 2017  Byron Bay - The Pass
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1st Mar 2017  Byron Bay - The Pass (One of the most famous surfing spots in the world)
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1st Mar 2017  Byron Bay - The Pass
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1st Mar 2017  Byron Bay
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2nd Mar 2017  Byron Bay - Surf Lesson
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2nd Mar 2017  Byron Bay - Surf Lesson
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2nd Mar 2017  Byron Bay - Surf Lesson
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2nd Mar 2017  Byron Bay - Surf Lesson
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2nd Mar 2017  Byron Bay - Surf Lesson
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2nd Mar 2017  Byron Bay - Surf Lesson
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2nd Mar 2017  Byron Bay - Surf Lesson
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2nd Mar 2017  Byron Bay - Surf Lesson
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2nd Mar 2017  Byron Bay - Surf Lesson
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2nd Mar 2017  Byron Bay - Surf Lesson
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2nd Mar 2017  Byron Bay - Surf Lesson
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4th Mar 2017  Byron Bay Lighthouse walk
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4th Mar 2017  Byron Bay Lighthouse walk
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4th Mar 2017  Byron Bay Lighthouse walk
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4th Mar 2017  Byron Bay Lighthouse walk
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4th Mar 2017  Byron Bay Lighthouse walk - Most Easterly Point of Oz
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4th Mar 2017  Byron Bay Lighthouse walk - Most Easterly Point of Oz
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4th Mar 2017  Byron Bay Lighthouse walk - Most Easterly Point of Oz
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4th Mar 2017  Byron Bay
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4th Mar 2017  Byron Bay
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4th Mar 2017  Byron Bay
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5th Mar 2017  New South Wales & Queensland Boundary
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5th Mar 2017  Tweed Heads
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5th Mar 2017  View of Gold Coast over the beach
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5th Mar 2017  Gold Coast
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5th Mar 2017  Gold Coast
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5th Mar 2017  Gold Coast
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5th Mar 2017  Gold Coast - Surfers Paradise (Not actually 'surfers paradise', as the surf there is rubbish!)
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5th Mar 2017  Gold Coast treats
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6th Mar 2017  Gold Coast campsite in the middle of the city
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6th Mar 2017  Brisbane
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6th Mar 2017  Brisbane
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6th Mar 2017  Brisbane
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