A couple of weeks ago I went on a media trip to the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales. These trips, in which a bunch of journalists are driven around in a minibus or the like, are typically fast and furious, covering a lot of ground.
This trip was no exception - we touched down at Ballina airport, then over three days were driven to Grafton and Nymboida, then back via Ballina to Byron Bay and onto Kingscliff, near the Queensland border.
On the way, we had a brief stopover at the small town of Bangalow, inland from the more famous seaside town of Byron Bay. Although it's not on the coast, Bangalow is gaining popularity both with travellers and tree-changers... in fact I noticed that a one-bedroom apartment located above the real estate agent's office was selling for nearly $500,000!
It's an attractive place however, with a vaguely between-the-wars look to the architecture and a profusion of tropical greenery half-hiding the buildings along the main street. Here's a look at some of the snapshots I took...
Tim Richards travelled courtesy of Northern Rivers Tourism.