On Monday Dominic led a walk and talk with students to Byron Bay’s towering graffitied water tank and the lookouts at Arakwal National Park (Arakwal). The Arakwal lookouts present stunning panoramic views of Main Beach, Tallow Beach, Broken Head Beach and inland.
On the walk, students practised their English conversational skills and talked about their experiences in Byron Bay so far, managing work/study/social life, travel plans and professional and personal goals.
It was fascinating for everyone to learn more about each other. The group of students included teachers, a social worker, nurse, imminent university student, recently graduated university student and tradesman. Everyone had diverse life experiences, travelled here from different cities, were different ages but all shared the same hunger to travel and learn English in Australia.
On arrival at the water tank, students were rewarded with arguably the best panoramic views of Byron’s beaches and natural surroundings. The historic Byron Bay lighthouse could be seen in the distance. From May to November Humpback whales travel north past Cape Byron headland and can usually be seen from the lookout. Unfortunately, we didn’t spot any whales this time.
If you are interested in independently visiting the water tank and Arakwal’s lookouts, they are only a 15-minute (uphill) walk from the Lexis Byron Bay campus.
Arakwal National Park is an important part of Aboriginal heritage, it’s a haven for migratory birds and animals and a lovely escape from Byron’s bustling main town.
Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE, and English plus Surfing in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.