The Traveller team recounts some of the people, places and surprises that filled the year with unforgettable moments.
At a Byron Bay retreat, Robert Upe contemplates his prospects from yoga mat, tarot cards and surfboard.
Simon Webster enjoys the silence on top of Cape Byron.
Sarah Whyte is no longer in the dark about the Byron hinterland's charms.
IT'S quiet. Too quiet. We are away without the kids, together, for the first time in eight years.
Beyond the ashram, Megan Johnston discovers the growing number of places worldwide devoted to inner calm.
We plan to drive from Sydney to the Gold Coast in mid-December with our two children. Can you suggest some good stopping points along the way?
With children in tow, Peter Wilmoth compares two beachfront lodgings.
Attracting surfers and holidaymakers, Byron is a tick-all-boxes destination for beach getaways. Blessed with perennially sunny weather, its superb beaches and small-town feel have attracted an artsy community with a hippy edge. Come to relax, peruse galleries, hit the beach, sit back in a cafe and people watch, take part in one of its annual festivals or eat at one of its notoriously good restaurants.