Finding My Happy Place in Byron Bay

This past weekend I took a trip to Byron Bay with my friend Rachel from Wales where I had my first hostel experience at Aquarius! I had an amazing time and met so many awesome backpackers from around the world.

My first hostel experience was amazing, weird, and just plain awesome. When we first arrived we thought we had booked the females only dorm, but, as we unlocked the doors, we were greeted by three half naked, young men. After dropping off our stuff we wandered around a bit and grabbed delicious burritos before heading over to Byron Bay Brewery for drinks.

When we got back to Aquarius it was raining a bit, so we decided to take a quick nap before our night out. We ended up going out with one of the other girls in our dorm named Kristie who is from Netherlands and is backpacking up the coast. It was definitely a memorable night involving lots of glitter… Don’t ask.

We only stayed out until around midnight since Rachel and I had to be up early the next day. It was then that I had my “Introduction to Diving” course and went on my first ever scuba diving adventure. I was a bit nervous at first but thanks to the amazing instructors I had an amazing experience filled with fish and the biggest turtle I had ever seen in my life! My biggest regret from my first dive was not having an underwater camera because it was incredible. Rachel did get a photo of me which you can see below.

It was then that I had my “Introduction to Diving” course and went on my first ever scuba diving adventure! I was a bit nervous at first but thanks to the amazing instructors I had an amazing experience filled with fish and the biggest turtle I had ever seen in my life! My biggest regret from my first dive was not having an underwater camera because it was incredible. Rachel did get a photo of me which you can see below. (I am the orange one)

That night we had the true hostel experience. We ate dinner with all of our dorm mates (Free Meals Each Night!) Afterwards, we moved the party to the common area. There we played ring of fire and other fun drinking games to get us excited for our last night out.

Our final day we spent lounging on the beach before heading back to the Gold Coast. I went body surfing with some of the guys, but the water was freezing so I didn’t last too long. It was a beautiful day out. Which made it extremely hard to get off the beach to go back to life as an Au Pair. Luckily, Byron is only an hour away so I will definitely be back!
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As you can see, I was not very happy to leave this beautiful place.

Until next time <3

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  • Reply Scarlett Begonias

    Your first hostel and first diving trip! It must have been amazing 🙂 So glad you were able to experience the beauty of Byron Bay. #weekendwanderlust

    July 3, 2017 at 2:50 pm
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