Littered along the sandy foreshore of the Coral Sea are 4 quaint beachside villages that create the playground of Mission Beach in the Cassowary Coast region of Queensland: South Mission Beach, Wongaling, North Mission Beach and Bingil Bay.
The aquatic playground of Airlie Beach caters to all sorts of wanderlusters: the flip- flop brigade who love to munch on meat pies, the designer clad souls seeking exclusive experiences, adrenalin junkies looking for the next new thrill and everyone in between, whether you are an individual, group of friends, or mum and dad with kids in tow. Home to Heart Reef, the famous silica sands of Whitehaven Beach and 74 tropical islands on the Great Barrier Reef, this is the gateway to abandonment, disconnection and discovery of the beautiful world we live in.
Many tourists flock to Byron Bay, often missing out on the surrounding secrets. But the real magic can be found beyond the glitz and glamour of beautiful Byron, where locals embrace a life of simplicity, serenity and slow living that’s facilitated by the incredible nature that surrounds. All of the following adventures are day-trip distance from Byron Bay.
Slow travel is gathering momentum, with more and more people looking to slow down the way that they see the world. It’s about quality over quantity—seeing and doing less—but in a more considered way. Read on for our simple guide to help you plan your own slow getaway.
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