Byron Bay is just pretty damn awesome! It has to be one of the best places on the East Coast of Australia. I think the highlights have to the beach and strangely the artistic use of graffiti to cover up ugly (what I assume to be) power boxes.
If you are going to stay there check out the Holiday Village and treat yourself to an apartment. It’s a big hostel with plenty of backpackers. Alternatively if you want to try something a big different maybe check into the Arts Factory and sleep in a Tepee. Sounds strange but hey I didn’t say it was normal.
I must admit I go out a lot but it’s been a while since I have had a truly epic night. You can’t go to Byron Bay without heading for a night out at Cheeky Monkey’s.
I think its distinguishing feature is that the tables are designed to be danced on. It’s funny how people seem to have an irrational fear of dancing on a table, especially if no one else is. Slowly but surely, one by one, everyone got on the table and danced the night away. Eventually it became socially unacceptable to not be dancing on table. As if standing on the floor was an alien concept. “Erm, what are you doing dancing down there for? You should dance on the table, duh!” Funny how alcohol alters people’s perceptions and values…