Three days was not enough time in Byron, but it was long enough for me to seriously consider moving north. But all good things must come to an end and it had been a beautiful three days. Despite being the middle of winter, we’d had near constant sunshine and my bathers had made more than one appearance. After starting the morning with a stroll along Tallow Beach, it was time to explore some of Byron’s farmland. See, this town has a little bit of everything – forests, farmland, beaches, you name it.
Situated on the aptly named, The Farm, is one of Byron’s most celebrated restaurants, Three Blue Ducks. Located in an old farmhouse, this place has become something of an institution and a must-try on any visit to the Northern Rivers region. If you’re looking to try locally grown produce then this is the place to go.
As the name suggests, this place is a farm and you’re free to wander around at will and admire all the animals. They have pigs (some of which are enormous), cows and chickens. In addition to their livestock there are rows and rows of macadamia and pecan trees. If you come at the right time of year you can try some of the pecans fresh off the tree yourself.
You could easily spend all day at The Farm, which is also home to a florist and a cute little store selling local arts and crafts. If I’d had any room left in my backpack, I would have bought one of these amazing-smelling candles.
After a really lovely day at The Farm, it was time to head back to Byron. One of my best friends lives up on the Goldcoast (about 45 minutes north of Byron), so she came down for the afternoon and met us on the beach. Together, the three of us went to Treehouse on Belongil for a cup of coffee and a blueberry cheesecake doughnut (which I’m still thinking about a week later!)
The day finished just as it had begun – with a stroll along the beach.
And stay posted because I’m off to Malaysia and Singapore in just under a fortnight – travel tips for these two countries are most welcome. Thank you in advance