When you imagine Byron Bay, you probably picture a few things.
Pristine beaches. Beautiful people. Chris Hemsworth. Well, technically Chris IS one of the beautiful people, but I feel like he deserves his own shout out.
Having visited nearly every year since I was a kid (even though I am most definitely not one of the aforementioned beautiful people) I've seen my fair share of changes around the place as it's transformed from a quiet hippie town where tie-dye and tarot reading reigned supreme, to a bustling town full of buzzy restaurants and trendy bars.
Located on NSW's north coast, less than an hour from the Queensland border, it has now become a hotspot for celebrities and influencers, which has given it a (totally unfair) reputation of being a bit… well… pretentious. Please don't hate me, Byron.
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But there is a reason so many people flock to the area year after year: because there's just no place quite like it. I'm not a woo-woo person at all, but there is something a bit magical about swimming at Clarkes Beach or listening to the musicians who line the streets at night as you wander home with a gelato.