A HINTERLAND ESCAPE
I've lived out in the hills of Byron for years now and over that time have woven many a routine and ritual around days off spent in the sunshine with my family seeking maximum outdoor adventure in the gorgeous Hinterland right at our doorstep.
For those days when the Northerly is howling and has Byron Bay itself turning cartwheels the best thing to do is pack your essentials in a big straw bag and head to the hills for a day's mini escape!
There are many extraordinary excursions to be had all over this wonderful area, but these are a few of my favourite places and whilst these spots are on the slightly more beaten path, I can't give away any secrets…my neighbours would kill me, they are well worth the beautiful drive and the incredible experience you are sure to have!
A fabulous place to start is the ever lively and always delicious Doma in Federal Village. Bring your Cup and stop for a coffee or some exceptional sushi. While the kids run wild you can relax and take a moment to collect your thoughts in the casual, sunshine filled outdoor space where more often than not there is a live musician playing songs that float away majestically on the breeze.
They do say you should always start as you intend to go on, so after that tranquil beginning why not fill the rest of the day with
more relaxing, sunshine filled vibes. After leaving Doma, duck next door to the Federal General store to
grab some fruit, cheese, crackers, some of Byron's local brews and whatever other picnic delights may take your fancy!
Jump in the car and drive down to the enchanting and magical Keys bridge waterhole for a splash in the cool refreshing water. The perfect place for a laze about and a picnic amidst the magnificent old trees filled with chirping bird life. Serenity at its best and most humbling.
The magic that exists in the Hinterland is something that I am eternally grateful for, it is my reset button, my cherished family time and my escape away from the busy that fills my days…I hope this shared knowledge of a slice of my paradise inspires you to come and visit or to seek out your own most treasured haven in your neck of the woods.