Our Quick Yet Fascinating Visit To Byron Bay

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Our stop to Byron Bay was quick yet remarkable. Situated less than a couple of hours away from Queensland, it was the perfect stop especially when you are driving from Sydney. In fact, we are utterly amazed to discover this coastal suburb flourishing with Haute-boho lifestyle. Everything about this place was beautiful, calm, cool and refreshing.
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The Byron Bay lighthouse is the most popular attraction in the area. Built in the 19the century, the lighthouse was built to protect ships that pass along the coast. Up until now, the lighthouse is still very much active and is in fact the brightest of its kind in the Southern hemisphere. Interesting.
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A lot of tourists go to this spot not only to witness the lighthouse's marvelous beauty, but also try to catch a glimpse of whales in swimming in the sea. Unfortunately for us, the whales were a bit shy to show themselves during that time. They say the months of May to October are the best months to catch not just whales, but turtles and dolphins too.
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We could have done the Cape Byron Loop Walk if we had more time to spend in the area. However since we just went there for a stopover from Coffs Harbour to Goldcoast Queensland, we had to make it very quick and enjoy the view. Good thing Cape Byron Lighthouse Cafe was there and we were able to grab some coffee before we head off. Did I tell you we were able to take tons of beautiful photos in the area? Yes, and I'm about to share more of them here.
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The cafe is such a good place to relax. They serve really strong coffee, I must say
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The white walls of the lighthouse is so white and clean - it makes every photo instagrammable

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The lighthouse is such a picture-perfect spot where every angle is beautiful. You get to have that coastal view in one area, then have the picturesque lighthouse on the other. Paolo and I only had one decent photo and we have to ask a fellow tourist to take one for us while our son was busy running and goofing around in front of us. He did not want to join our group photo.
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Dress: Factorie | Sandals: KMART | Bag: Thrifted | Hat: Coles

In case you're wondering what I'm wearing. I am wearing this lovely summer dress I bought in Factorie a month back during their end of season sale. It's now autumn here so most of the summer clothes went on crazy sale. I have bought this for only $7 (originally for $20) just because it's end-of-season. Good thing the weather in Goldcoast (and in Byron Bay) was warmer that I was able to wear them during our trip.
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Before heading to the Lighthouse, we first went to The Bayleaf Cafe to grab some lunch. The area is surrounded with so many hip cafes and restaurants that we were blown away by how beautiful yet relaxed the vibe is. Bayleaf Cafe is one of those chic cafes that serves healthy, organic dishes that are
not just Instagram worthy, but very filling and tasty. While we were very excited to try one of Byron Bay's best cafe, we were surprised to find a menu filled with healthy options. Talk about salads, fruits, quinoa - you name it, I don't eat it. Lol. Being a meat-eater and carb-lover myself, I was surprised that great food doesn't mean steak or pasta - fruits and salads, mixed with the right ingredient can be good food too.
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Delicious.
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That's it, guys. Hope you guys liked this post. I still have so many to share and I'm too excited to blog more about our recent visit to Queensland. Update soon. For now, the mom needs to sleep!

Much love,
 The Mommy Roves

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