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This Is Northern New South Wales

Byron Bay’s Magical Moonrises


Sure, those West Australians get ocean sunsets every day. If you wake early enough you’ll see the sun rising over the ocean here too, but let’s be honest – not all of us are doing yoga in the sand at 5am. The only time I ever see the sun rise over the ocean here in Byron is usually after a massive bender for which I’ve not yet slept.

So it’s nice to know that we get these spectacular moon rises, predictably, for almost a week after every full moon. Remember that little tip and head down to the Cape, or your favourite east, south-easterly vantage point to watch the moon soar high above the infinite sea and into the milky arms of the stars.