Every year, the Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk is transformed into a 2km long temporary sculpture park called ‘Sculpture By The Sea‘ which features over 100 sculptures by artists from Australia and across the world. Below are just a few of the featured artists in this year’s exhibition. If you’re in Sydney, it’s definitely worth a visit.
Hobart is built on the foothills of Mount Wellington, hiking, riding or driving to the top provides expansive views of Hobart and its surroundings.
Friendly Beaches is located on the east of Tasmania, North of the Freycinet National Park.
Cradle Mountain is a mountain in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park in Tasmania, Australia. You can walk around Dove Lake and have great vistas and also climb to the mountain top in about 6 hours return trip. Cradle Mountain is a pristine location blessed with amazing colours of the dark mountain, the Dove lake and the wild flora.
Freycinet is a national park on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia, occupying a large part of the Freycinet Peninsula, named after French navigator Louis de Freycinet. Coles Bay is a small town bordering the national park while Swansea is the largest closest town. Wineglass Bay provides one of the best vista of national park with clear azure water overlooked by jagged granite peaks.
Bruny Island is an island off the south-eastern coast of Tasmania, near Hobart which it is separated by the D’Entrecasteaux Channel, named after French explorer Bruni d’Entrecasteaux. Bruny Island is made of two islands joined a long and narrow sandy isthmus. You can walk up to the top of the “neck” for beautiful 360 degrees panoramic views.
Bruny Island is home to fur seals, penguins and white wallabies. You can drive on Bruny Island by taking your car via a ferry. Bruny Island offers beautiful bushwalks, wineries and artisan products.
Bicheno is a small town located on the east coast of Tasmania, Australia. It is a fishing port and beach resort. Bicheno is also known for its penguin, you can visit a penguin rookery on a private tour.
Somedays, things work out and the day I flew over Sydney was one of them, perfect weather, Sydney waking up on a Sunday morning, beautiful beaches, beautiful surf, awesome harbour. Viewing Sydney from above makes you realise how special the city is and why we live here.
Balmoral is the perfect for young kids, families, beautiful food at the Balmoral boat shed. I love the spot for stand up paddle boarding going to Chinaman’s beach or Clontarf.
Ferries racing around Fort Denison
South Manly and the walk path to Shelly beach, a great snorkelling spot and also excellent for standup paddle boarding
Espérance is French for hope and that’s what French explorers had when they sought sheltered there from a storm back in the 18th century, they survived and they even gave Esperance its town’s named after their boat. Esperance is a long way from everything about 730 km from Perth, Western Australia capital city. The town developed from the gold boom back in the 19th century and is now a popular spot for surfing, swimming, fishing, camping, hiking and nature lovers.
The beaches around Esperance are among the nicest we have seen, beautiful white sand, clear blue waters. Twilight beach was our favourite with its rock formation, West beach for hard core surfers overlooked by Eagleview and Lucky bay with its white sand beach, the whitest in Australia apparently!
Another thing to do as well is the Ocean drive, a beautiful scenic drive with panoramic views and coastal sceneries.
Possum Creek near Bangalow
Lillian’s Cafe is now closed but we hope it will reopen soon.
The Harvest Cafe
18-22 Old Pacific Highway
NSW 2479 Australia
Phone: +61 2 6687 2644
Reservation is a must even for breakfast! We’ve tried breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as enjoyed a New Year’s Dinner at The Harvest Cafe. The food is incredible and all local.
Town Cafe and Restaurant Bangalow
Address: 33 Byron St, Bangalow NSW 2479
Phone: +61 2 6687 1010
One of the best regional restaurants in nearby Bangalow about 20 minutes drive from Byron Bay. The service is great and the owner chefs are very friendly and hospitable. Reservation is a must – degustation dinner available through the restaurant with breakfast and lunch offered through the cafe.
Naked Treaties Cafe
2/3 Marvell Street
Byron Bay, NSW, 2481
Phone. +61 2 6685 7856
Mon: 8am – 4pm
Tue: 8am – 4pm
Wed: 8am – 4pm
Thu: 8am – 4pm
Fri: 8am – 4pm
Sat: 8am – 4pm
Sun: 8am – 4pm
The Atlantic Byron Bay
13 Marvell St, Byron Bay
NSW, 2481 Australia
Beaches and Walks to check out:
– Watego’s Beach
– Little Watego’s Beach
– Lighthouse walk from Wategos
– The Pass Beach
– Rainforest boardwalk behind The Byron At Byron
– Tea Tree Lake
Where to eat
The Roadhouse for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The food is incredible here!
Topshop for a great burger and fresh juice.
Town Cafe Restaurant in nearby Bangalow for an amazing degustation menu.
Harvest Cafe in Newrybar about 15 minutes drive from Byron Bay – a lot of the vegetables are grown in their own garden.
Milk and Honey in Mullimbimby for fantastic pizza
Where to shop
Spell Designs for gorgeous boho playsuits, skirts, dresses and jewellery.
Island Luxe Tribe for jeans, leather jackets & pants and gorgeous knits plus home furnishings.
Hope & May for raw and bohemian inspired fashion and interiors.
Cape Byron is Australia’s easternmost point of the mainland of Australia. Cape Byron is located about 166 kms South of Brisbane and is located in New South Wales (NSW). The Cape Byron lighthouse was built in 1901 and can be reached by car, cycling or walking. There are many walking tracks from Byron Bay via Wategos beach to the lighthouse. It is one of our favourite coastal walks, trekking through rainforest, picturesque beaches and you can often watch dolphins jumping the waves in Clarkes beach. At the top, you can also overlook the 6.5 km long Tallow beach, a great surf beach but with many rips, so make sure to swim between the flags there.
Tidal Pools by Elaine Miles
More sculptures here
Ornithopter by Sam Deal
More sculptures here
Wentworth Falls is a historic town in the Blue Mountains, about 1.5 hours by car from Sydney. It is a good one-day trip to experience and see Australia’s unique bushland with a number of well-maintained bushland paths and tracks suitable for walking, climbing, abseiling, canyoning and hiking.
The photos taken from this day trip, were from the National Pass trail a medium grade bush walk that can take up to 3 hours. It is very popular so it’s best to go early to beat the crowds and heat and enjoy the spectacular views. The highlight of this pass, is the gorgeous Wentworth Falls – make sure to pack a picnic lunch, plenty of water, snacks, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. It’s probably a good idea to bring a light long sleeve shirt or top as it can be quite cool beneath the tree top but incredibly hot when above!