Travel Stories

Our surfing continued in Seal Rocks where we stayed one night at Seal Rocks Holiday Park. The park is placed next to an idyllic white beach, ideal for surfing, fishing and diving. From here we continued North after a brief stop at Aldi and an afternoon in Coffs Harbour. Aussies love big things and here you can find the famous Big Banana just outside Coffs Harbour. A little bit further down the road we stopped at an individual kind of hipster style café and had lovely scones with fresh butter and cherry jam and a cappuccino which was as fluffy as heaven.

Once the sun set, our drive up to Byron Bay was a little mysterious. At a certain point, cars and trucks that passed by would flash their lights. Initially we thought that something was wrong with our awesome campervan - there wasn’t. We were still quite irritated because the 'flashlights' weren’t about to stop. I ended up calling Park my Van to ask if its an Australian way of warning or communicating and was told that usually, your fellow drivers try to warn you and hint that there might be a police control. Luckily, there wasn’t any, however at a certain place close to the highway a bushfire appeared. Never have we been so close to a fire. It shrouded our entinre drive in a mysterious haze of smoke. Luckily, we passed by the bushfire quite quickly and ended up at the Arts Factory in Byron Bay. Friends of mine already stayed at this exceptional place full of good vibes and funky people. That evening we went out. Byron Bay has quite a few places to go for a few drinks and a bit of a dance. After a few beers at Art Factory’s Buddha Bar we headed out to dance up a storm...