Darwin or bust - a short drive up the road travel blog

The Big Banana Coffs Harbour

A winter's day on Coffs Harbour Jetty

Beach near Byron Bay

Cape Byron lighthouse

Mt Warning is the first place in Australia to see the sunrise.

Texas Long-Horn in Murwillumbah

We called in to Coffs Harbour and the Big Banana on the way. They say this is the place that started the BIG craze. Its quite a complex now with laser tag, ice skating and water slides, oh and bananas of course!

We spent a night in beautiful Byron Bay and thought wow if it is this crowded in winter we'd hate to see it in peak summer season. While we didn't spot anyone famous the staff everywhere are very friendly and helpful, with a nice relaxed vibe.

After breakfast we visited the 1901 year old light house at Cape Byron, and every man and his dog had the same idea so we shared the experience with all the other tourists. It's another great spot for watching the whales swim by as they migrate up north. We are starting to wonder if we keep seeing the same ones as we also head north!

Before heading into Queensland we visited Murwillumbah a town on the Tweed River for lunch. It's a hilly place and many of the buildings are Art Deco in style.

An interesting fact is the area is used for filming the British reality series, I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!

Crossing into Queensland we had wonderful views of the mountains including Mt Warning, which is the first place in Australia to see sunrise, however it is very sacred to Aborigines and they ask that you don't climb it.

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