BYRON BAY AND NORTHERN RIVERS
Larry recently visited Byron Bay and Northern Rivers
Kingscliff Beach and Salt are just south of the Queensland / NSW border and are adjacent to the Tweed River.
Kingscliff and Salt are a little “out of the way” but if you are OK with a 30 minute commute to Surfers Paradise or a 50 minute commute to Byron Bay, then it’s quiet seclusion is ideal. We stayed at the Mantra on Salt Beach property which was very nice mid range accommodation. We did get a chance to look over the Peppers on Salt resort and that was certainly a step up from the Mantra.
Both are on the beach front and both have easy beach access. Walking and cycling are easy on the seafront board walk and both offer great early morning beach walks. This piece of Pacific Ocean coastline offers great opportunity for whale watching if that is on your bucket list. The restaurant and bar bistro options are fine but if you want a variety then hope in the car and pop up to Coolangata or Tweed Heads where there is cuisine to choose from.
Byron Bay is a special place. A glorious naturally blessed combination of uncrowded white-sand beaches, lush rain forests and an idylilic climate has attracted a curious mix of hippies, surfers, rich urbanites, actors and artists to the New South Wales-Northern Rivers region.
Byron Bay is a melting pot of surf culture, alternative philosophies and hedonistic indulgence. This beautiful beachside community is home to an eclectic mix of cafes, boutiques and bars, and is one the worlds best places for a spot of people watching. While you are there you must take the walk to the Byron Bay lighthouse for a 360 degree view of the wonderful horseshoe shaped golden sand beaches of Byron Bay.