After a first stop at Yamba Beach the tour continued with the next stop planned for Byron Bay.
Byron Bay is a coastal town in the south-eastern Australian state of New South Wales. It’s a popular holiday destination, known for its beaches, surfing and scuba diving sites. Cape Byron State Conservation Park is on a headland with a lighthouse. Between June and November, humpback whales can be spotted from headland viewpoints such as the Captain Cook Lookout.
Tweed Heads is a town in New South Wales.
It is located on the Tweed River in north-eastern New South Wales, Australia, in Tweed Shire. Tweed Heads is located next to the border with Queensland, adjacent to its “twin town” of Coolangatta, which is a suburb of the Gold Coast.
It is often referred to as a town where people can change time zones – even celebrate New Year twice within an hour – simply by crossing the street, due to its proximity to the Queensland border, and the fact that New South Wales observes daylight saving whereas Queensland does not.
So here Team Lipstick entered into another time zone and had to adjust their watches again for the 4th time since their travel started in Perth.
The boys continued the trip through the Tweed Valley which is a subtropical oasis encompassing the rugged terrain of Wollumbin National Park, Arty riverside villages, historic coastal towns and the gateway to the Gold Coast.
The Gold Coast is a metropolitan region south of Brisbane on Australia’s east coast. It’s famed for its long sandy beaches, surfing spots and elaborate system of inland canals and waterways. It’s also home to theme parks such as Dreamworld, Sea World and Wet’n’Wild. Inland, hiking trails crisscross Lamington National Park’s mountain ridges and valleys, home to rare birds and rainforest.
The Gold Coast was originally known as the South Coast (because it was south of Brisbane). However, inflated prices for real estate and other goods and services led to the nickname of “Gold Coast” from 1950
The boys found accommodation on the southern part of Gold Coast close to “Broad Beach” and due to high traffic and potential parking problems opted to rather use an Uber to go to the inner city.