Well Travelled: Byron Bay

September 4, 2014

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Holly McCauley is an Australian designer who has worked with publications such as Frankie Magazine and Smith Journal. As a recent contributor to the Journal Issue Three, Holly captured the pastoral views of Byron Bay, Australia for Well Travelled. Follow along with her images and words below…

Byron Bay is a pretty magical spot. It’s the most easterly point of the Australian mainland and is the perfect combination of beach, hinterland, rainforest, country town and rolling hills. We thought we’d do a little exploring and bring you a little guide for a lazy Thursday autumn afternoon.

HSC_herschel_supply_well_travelled_bryonbay_ 1Stumble across a local record fair held to one of the quaintest town halls we’ve ever seen.

HSC_herschel_supply_well_travelled_bryonbay_ 2Flick through album after album until your eyes go fuzzy.

HSC_herschel_supply_well_travelled_bryonbay_ 3Settle for some 80’s punk surf.

HSC_herschel_supply_well_travelled_bryonbay_ 4Hop in the car, it’s time to find a beer.

HSC_herschel_supply_well_travelled_bryonbay_ 5Make your way to a cute old country pub.

HSC_herschel_supply_well_travelled_bryonbay_ 6Order a local brew.

HSC_herschel_supply_well_travelled_bryonbay_ 7…and a feed.

HSC_herschel_supply_well_travelled_bryonbay_ 8With a full belly, drive through the endless grassy fields, over windy roads and past epic views.

HSC_herschel_supply_well_travelled_bryonbay_ 10See if you can spot the lighthouse and get a bird’s eye view of the bay.

HSC_herschel_supply_well_travelled_bryonbay_ 11Take a photo.

HSC_herschel_supply_well_travelled_bryonbay_ 12Park the car and load those tipples into an esky.

HSC_herschel_supply_well_travelled_bryonbay_ 13Soon you’ll find a narrow little path, it looks pretty promising.

HSC_herschel_supply_well_travelled_bryonbay_ 14After a bit of walking, the ocean will peek through the foliage.

HSC_herschel_supply_well_travelled_bryonbay_ 15Keep going.

HSC_herschel_supply_well_travelled_bryonbay_ 16With any luck, the beach will be all yours, not another soul in sight.

HSC_herschel_supply_well_travelled_bryonbay_ 17Find a spot to set up, the sun is slowly setting and you’ve just got enough time to watch the dusk roll in.

HSC_herschel_supply_well_travelled_bryonbay_ 19Take in the view, get a little salt on your cheeks and get your toes nice and sandy.

HSC_herschel_supply_well_travelled_bryonbay_ 20Enjoy.

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Enjoyed ‘Byron Bay’? Check back next week for the another instalment from The Journal, Issue Three. Or to find your own complimentary copy of The Journal, visit Herschel Supply stockists around the world.