These mini-breaks, or micro-cations, will help all of us become less harmful travellers. No house-sitters required
Forget dreadlocked hippies; the once snoozy surfside town of Byron Bay has been repopulated largely by creative entrepreneurs, haute-bohemians and the odd celebrity.
Byron Bay's neighbour has the same charm, minus the stars.
The check-in counters have changed little in the upgrade, but who needs them when online check-in is so easy?
The pool, the views and the pavilions make this a hinterland highlight in the Byron Bay region.
With dwarf palm trees edging the pool and cane chairs dangling from the veranda, the place seems to murmur "oasis".
Beaching, brunching and boho hair buns – I can get use to this so called Byron Bay life.
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.