hey there, yeah byron is prety cool only it is not a hipi place any more.
Like every nice place the hipies find it and than it chnages slowly, and than its a sky rocketing real estate place (I think I just found a good formula to make money)
i was there back in 03 and july of 04...amazing how quickly things change. surfed tallows really fun and the shipwreck during a cyclone swell. I remember going to a chill reggae bar on the beach and then having to camp out in the rain with 3 dudes in a 2 person tent...not fun. We also slept on the floor of a hostel our friend was staying at one night too...needless to say the other backpackers in the room were not pleased with us being there.
Let me know when next are you coming, I have a friend that has a backpacker next to tallo.
If you let me know far enough ahead I may organize something nice for you, or even exchange of work for accommodation.