Invincible and Hang Gliding over Byron Bay


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The view of Tallow Beach from above

Australia is one of those places which provides travelers unlimited options to complete items on their bucket list. I was able to accomplish yet another item on my 2014 bucket list: Hang Gliding. Flight Zone took me flying over Byron Bay like a Eagle searching for its prey. With views of Byron Bay, Tallow Beach, Byron Bay Lighthouse, and the wild wallabies below, I was left wondering in that moment if life could get any better.

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Traveling to some of my dream turquoise destinations while checking off items on my bucket list is a dream come true. I am living the ultimate dream; taking a year off from my job has been so rewarding and such a learning experience. I’ve been learning so much about myself and the world I am exploring. I realized that if I put my mind to something I can accomplish anything. I also realized that I am braver than I thought I was! The way I explain it is, I am not fearless, but have the courage to try new things and to go beyond my comfort zone. I am continually searching for new ways to challenge myself.

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Running off a cliff to go hang gliding, while trusting that I would soar and not fall to my death was another moment that challenged my fears. The fully certified flight school Flight Zone took me for a tandem hang gliding tour of a lifetime! When I heard that hang gliding was possible in Byron Bay, I couldn’t pass up on the opportunity to do it. I’ve been wanting to do it for years, but the opportunity never presented itself. The day I decided to go hang gliding was also the same day I did it. Nothing like a quick decision.

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A spontaneous decision quickly had me high in the sky. I couldn’t think of a better way to see the beautiful and turquoise Byron Bay. It was well worth taking the risk to experience something so incredible. I don’t know if I’ll have the opportunity to do it in the future so the time is now. Hang gliding is thrilling, yet relaxing at the same time. Wrapped up like a caterpillar in a cocoon, I was able to see the coast from above, while hanging from an enormous kite which were my wings. I’ll never forget that moment, I felt invincible like I can conquer the world!

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29 thoughts on “Invincible and Hang Gliding over Byron Bay

  1. Great photos, and it looks like so much fun! I think it would be better to do this instead of sky diving, since you already have your equipment open and don’t have to worry about your parachute not opening! Looks like a lot of fun.

  2. Nope, I’m sorry but you would not catch me up there. I was nervous enough going on the hand gliding attraction at Walt Disney World.

    I’m glad you had such a blast flying like a bird though.

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