A Peaceful Hinterland Escape

Flying into the Gold Coast on Friday afternoon, we had a short drive South, pulling into The Vale's gravel driveway just as twilight gave way to darkness. Situated in the Byron Bay Hinterland, the luxury farm became our home for the weekend and a welcome escape from the crowds of nearby Byron.

Spending our mornings' bushwalking and exploring the secluded beaches of the Byron Bay coastline. We returned to The Vale for an afternoon of soaking in the outdoor bath, wandering through the golden fields surrounding the property, and enjoying a cheese board & drinks with friends on the shaded wrap-around verandah.

We spent nights cooking wood-fired pizzas and watching the sunset over the valley, stars filling the sky as we relaxed into conversations around the fire pit. Settling into the relaxed lifestyle way too comfortably, it wasn't easy leaving The Vale behind on Sunday to return to reality.

Things We Did

  • Beach
  • Swim
  • Food & Drink
  • Walk
Secluded Swim at Broken Head
Our friends Oli and Kelsey suggested a couple of off-the-beaten-track beaches just South of Byron for a secluded morning dip....
Cosy Corner Beach
Tucked away at the Northern end of Tallows, Cosy Corner is a local favourite swimming spot to escape the crowds of Byron Bay's most popular beaches....
Suffolk Bakery
Just a couple of minutes from some of the best beaches in Suffolk Park and Broken Head, the Suffolk Bakery is a must-visit on your way back to The Vale....
Byron Bushwalk
No visit to Byron Bay would be complete without a stroll along the Cape Byron Walking Track. Our favourite spots along the way were The Pass and the iconic Cape Byron Lighthouse....

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