Byron Bay was the first stop in Oz. It was exactly as I'd imagined it, beautiful beaches, loads of surfers and a very chilled out town. A pretty good way to start the holiday, especially after the 30 hour journey! It was laid back, calm and beautiful. The sand squeaked and the sunsets were spectacular. A highlight has to be Tallow Beach which was a short walk through the bush from where we staying - a huge, completely deserted white sand beach. We explored it at sunset and it was stunning.