Byron Bay Hinterland – where I’d like to be right now!

August 19, 2015

Because I’ve been away at the Problogger conference, I haven’t been here to edit and prepare my next lot of Tassie Trip photo’s for Wordless Wednesday.  So, I thought instead I’d revisit a couple of photo’s taken back in April 2014 that show you where I’d like to be right now.

I’d like to be at Byron Bay.  In actual fact, I’d like to be staying up in the Byron Bay hinterland where it is quiet and beautiful.  In April 2014 the tennis player and myself spent two nights in a gorgeous little cottage at Possum Creek in the Byron Bay hinterland.  Here’s a bit of trivia for you:  Paul Hogan (of Crocodile Dundee fame) used to have a home in Possum Creek!

I like staying in the hinterland because I love peace and quiet and countryside and you get all that plus more up in the Byron Bay hinterland.  It is breathtakingly beautiful up there!  The bonus is that it is only a short drive down into Byron Bay where you can enjoy the beach, the lighthouse, the cafe’s and restaurants and the very unique Byron Bay atmosphere!  Because Byron Bay is so beautiful it is a very popular and busy place, so when you’ve had enough of the hustle ‘n’ bustle I personally love being able to escape back to my hinterland retreat.

I said when we left our cottage – “we’ll be back” and I meant that.  I loved it so much there.  It is calling me for a revisit one day very soon! 🙂

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Sunrise behind Cape Byron from Byron Bay Beach

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Sunset over Byron Bay beach taken from Cape Byron lighthouse

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Our gorgeous cottage at Possum Creek in the Byron Bay hinterland
[psst – don’t tell anyone but here is where you can find it]

If you could click your heels together and wish yourself somewhere – where would you choose to be right now?

Ciao for now,


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  • Reply Phoebe @ Lou Messugo August 19, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    Oh I’d love to be there right now too! I spent lots of time around there in the late 80s early 90s as my boyfriend at the time came from Mullumbimby. We were living in Sydney but went to see his parents most uni holidays wheere they lived in a log chalet with the most phenomenal view, looking over Cape Byron, perfect for chilling out. I don’t have a single photo of that time as obviously it was before digital and I’ve moved so many times that I’ve lost paper photos 🙁 so it as lovely to see your pics of this gorgeous and special area. #wednesdaywanderlust

    • Reply Min August 20, 2015 at 9:03 am

      Hi Phoebe – I love Mullumbimby too! Beautiful countryside there. We went to Crystal Castle at Mullumbimby – such an interesting place! I’m loving the sound of the log chalet that your uni boyfriend’s parents lived in. What fun times those must have been! 🙂

  • Reply Malinda @mybrownpaperpackages August 19, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    I actually got married in Possum Creek! Such a gorgeous part of the world. Shh, don’t tell too many people 😉
    Was great to have you join in #wednesdaywanderlust this week.

    • Reply Min August 20, 2015 at 9:05 am

      Wow – you did? What a gorgeous place to get married! It is absolutely one of my most favourite places that I’ve ever been to in my life. 🙂

  • Reply Kathy Marris August 20, 2015 at 7:50 am

    Min, Byron Bay is one of my favourite little places to escape to and the hinterland is just stunning. I have been out and about exploring this wonderful area with my camera and hope to bring more posts about the far north NSW region as it is only across the border from the Gold Coast where I live. Thanks for your gorgeous photos.

    • Reply Min August 20, 2015 at 9:06 am

      It’s a gorgeous area isn’t it Kathy? I wish I lived closer! Myself and my camera would love it! I look forward to seeing your photo’s from that area (you are so lucky to live closeby!). 🙂

  • Reply stephanie@stephsjoy August 21, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    Can i just so oh WOW!

    • Reply Min August 22, 2015 at 2:52 pm

      HaHa – wow for the sunset, sunrise or the cottage? I love them all and would so love to be there right now!!

  • Reply Ruth August 22, 2015 at 6:47 am

    I love Byron Bay. I was there last month for a week or so but could have stayed so much longer. Your photos made me wish I was back there. Love the one of the sun behind the lighthouse.

    • Reply Min August 22, 2015 at 2:57 pm

      Our stay was only for 2 nights, 3 days – not long enough! I’ll make sure to stay longer next time. It really is a very special place! So glad you like my photos Ruth! 🙂

  • Reply PatrickC September 6, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    Oh wow Min the sunrise photograph is stunning. You should sell that image to the Australian Tourism Authority. Its breathtakingly beautiful. Those colours. I love the last photo as well of the front of the cottage with the door, verandah and seat. Very atmospheric. You again have managed to capture mood in this photo.

    • Reply Min September 7, 2015 at 2:19 pm

      Thanks Patrick! I adore this part of the world. The sunsets and sunrises are just beautiful here and that cottage and the hinterland where it is – is somewhere I could happily live! 🙂

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