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Mid-November, after working in Sydney--but before working in Brisbane -- I’ll have four days off. A friend from Australia highly recommended we spend them in Byron Bay, but I’m wondering if that’s the best choice for us. We spend a lot of time in Hawaii, so swimming and beaches are not a big draw.

Are there beautiful places with easy/moderate hikes near Byron Bay? Or is it basically just a pretty beach town? Will there be stingers there in November? We prefer nature and wildlife to cities. At the end of the trip we'll spend ten days in Tasmania.

We've spent a lot of time in Sydney on previous trips, and have been to the Blue Mountains, Pt. Douglas, Melbourne (and the Grampians & GOR). Last year, when we had more time off before Brisbane, we based in Boyland at Clandulla Cottages--a marvelous farmstay within driving distance of Springbrook Mountain, Tambourine Mountain, and Canungra. Then we went to Noosa and made several stops along the Sunshine Coast. We really enjoyed that—but are looking to see someplace new.

We'll be flying from Sydney to Brisbane -- but we could fly elsewhere, instead -- or drive somewhere within a couple of hours of either of these cities.

Any thoughts? Thanks!!!

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