Escape to Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia

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For this installment of Otter Escape, we are heading to Byron Bay, which is in New South Wales, Australia. As you should know by now, we are fans of Australia, whether it was our interview with First Base Founder, Alison Cotton, or our various Australian model spotlights and model interviews that gave it away.

Guiding us along this Escape is Elle Ferguson of They All Hate Us.

Before we get this adventure underway, we need to start out with some scones at the Harvest Café, Bakery and Deli
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And remember, when traveling, pull out your favorite fashions – why not, you are on holiday!

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Shop the Above: Elina Linardaki Footwear

Now, let’s head to the beach!

“Located just north west of Cape Byron and the lighthouse, Wategos Beach is one of Byron’s best places to picnic, paddle and play.” – NSW National Parks

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“You’ll adore the peaceful beauty of this sheltered beach on the northern side of Cape Byron. Protected by the headland from the wilder waters beyond, it’s a fabulous spot to picnic and play. The local bottlenose dolphins use it for recreation as well, showing off their silky surfing skills on the incoming waves.” – NSW National Parks

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When in Byron Bay, we have a feeling that you will want time to stand still…

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Although, when it comes time to head back, why not make sure that destination is The Atlantic Byron Bay

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“The Atlantic Byron Bay is a boutique lifestyle hotel smack in the heart of Byron looking over a rainforest reserve.” – The Atlantic Byron Bay

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“[With its] mix of surf culture, gypset lifestyle and international travelers, [you can] park your surfboard on the deck and live like a local in Byron Bay. Cafes, markets, boutique stores and beaches are all a short stroll from your room. Wash the salt from your skin in our outdoor shower by the lap pool.”

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“The Atlantic Byron Bay is only minutes from Clark’s beach, known for its easy, long waves and Wategos beach, which is popular with long boarders and the perfect picnic spot. Tallows beach and the Pass are also close by, offering more challenging waves in breathtaking natural settings. Head out for a drive to the Hinterland or visit some of the many nearby coastal towns for destination dining and nature walks.” – The Atlantic Byron Bay

Now, let’s eat! We are taking you to a place…

Where you will dine while overlooking the sea and eat locally sourced produce…

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Dine at the Above: Rae’s on Wategos Beach

While in Byron Bay, be sure to check out some handmade surfboards at McTavish Surf

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Last but not least, even for your evening attire, be sure to invuse it with inspiration from your surroundings…

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To recap…

Breakfast and/or Afternoon Treat: Harvest Café

18-22 Old Pacific Highway
Newrybar Village NSW 2479
Byron Bay Hinterland
harvestcafe.com.au
(02) 6687 2644

Swim: Wategos Beach
For more information, check out – nationalparks.nsw.gov.au

Stay: The Atlantic Byron Bay
13 Marvell St
Byron Bay NSW 2481
atlanticbyronbay.com.au
(02) 6685 5118

Dine: Rae’s on Wategos
8 Marine Parade
Byron Bay NSW 2481
raes.com.au
(02) 6685 5366

Shop: McTavish Surfboards
3/91 Centennial Circuit
Byron Bay NSW 2481
mctavish.com.au

Wait.

Before you go, we have one more piece of advice.

Have fun and enjoy the ride! xx

Shop the Featured Image: Thurley at The Atlantic Byron Bay.