Burleigh Heads ~ Queensland

Burleigh Head is further along the coast. We drove from Byron Bay and arrived in Burleigh Heads an hour later.  This city is  in the Gold Coast of Australia. The touristy area is close to the beach. We stayed in a hotel/condo across from Burleigh Beach.   Burleigh Heads National Park is close by. We hiked to the Tallebudgera creek which opens up to the ocean on the way to the national park.  Crocodiles live in this area of Australia,Read more

Byron Bay ~ New South Wales

Byron Bay is a two-hour drive from Brisbane in the Gold Coast of Australia.  The scenery changed from major city to tropical island paradise.  We stayed in a house through air b&b (see accommodations page) and lived like locals for six nights. The main area of Byron Bay is a beachfront town with lots of shopping and restaurants.  Young travelers flock here for the beaches and surfing.  In the center of town are many backpacking hostels and a few clubs gearedRead more