Byron Bay Magic at Bluesfest

If you ever want to relive your youth, buy a kombi.

Or in the case of two slightly retro millennials, buy tickets to Bluesfest.

Adam surprised me at Christmas time with a pair of gumboots and a ticket to Bluesfest inside. Then Easter came around before we knew it and we were off in the kombi, complete with fairy lights and a very cosy bed.

After a prolonged drive and overnight stop, we arrived at our campsite in Byron. First stop was a rosewater and almond milk smoothie at Folk cafe, followed by a walk through town.


We attended Bluesfest on Saturday and it was a day to remember; An eclectic melding pot of young and old, buskers and established Blues icons.

Highlight acts that we saw included a raw performance from Trevor Hall and his enthusiastic percussionist.

Corinne Bailey Ray’s performance was ethereal, perhaps suited to a more intimate stage but captivating nonetheless.

An eclectic melting pot of young and old, buskers and established Blues icons.

We enjoyed browsing the many market stalls where I bought a playsuit and two shirts for Adam.

Of course, the food was the highlight. Adam and I sampled morsels from the likes of the Steak House stall and I indulged in a Russian Caramel Doughnut from the famous Organic Doughnut Stall.

We sunk our teeth into many more delicious unmentionables…



Wondering where to eat?

I managed to sample it all, including an incredible Acai Bowl from Combi (pictured below) as well as some of their raw treats. Their lunch menu also looks interesting with a vegan Pad Thai amongst the diverse offerings, however a little on the pricey side.

Miss Margarita was a hit. After a lengthy wait we enjoyed, well, margaritas as well as their fish and squid tacos and nachos.

Top Shop wasn’t up to all the hype with a limited menu of Acai Bowls and Breakfast Burgers, but worth it for a walk on the beach afterwards.

The Mez Club was outstanding! Incredible Mediterranean inspired cuisine and excellent portion sizes. The decor is stunning, I felt like I was back in Santorini. I ordered the Halloumi and Roast Vegetable Kebab Plate which came with a Greek salad and sweet potato fries to die for!

Treehouse had incredible pizza on our final night, but I chose the salad which included quinoa, roasted pumpkin and baked ricotta. An interesting yet bland combination but huge portion size.


The rest of the trip was enjoyed relaxing on Clarke’s Beach and chilling in the Kombi. Another memorable sight was the buskers in the high street of Byron, we were blown away with their raw talent.

Don’t miss a chance to immerse yourself in the magic of Byron!


2 Replies to “Byron Bay Magic at Bluesfest”

    1. Aww thank you!! Also I think you should come and visit me in Manly 😉
      And I just found out I will be visiting Korea in July for a journalism scholarship from uni 😀
      How was Japan? Looks fab xx


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