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Brunswick Heads: Snorkeling Byron Bay Tour at Julian Rocks

1. Brunswick Heads: Snorkeling Byron Bay Tour at Julian Rocks

Join a marine biologist guide on a cruise from Brunswick Heads to Julian Rocks Nature Reserve for a snorkeling adventure with all gear included. Sail along the coast of Byron Bay and explore over 1000 marine species including sea turtles, humpback whales, sharks, dolphins, corals, and more. Start from Brunswick Heads Marina, soaking in the sights of the Byron coastline onboard a comfortable boat. Encounter local dolphins and other marine life on the way to Julian Rocks. Next, discover the rocky outcrop of Julian Rocks Nature Reserve, traditionally known as “Nguthungulli”, one of Australia’s top dive sites. Snorkel in its safe and shallow waters and observe an endless list of marine life. From friendly wobbegongs to manta rays, hundreds of colorful fish species, leopard sharks, grey nurse sharks, dolphins, whales, sea turtles, and more – take it all in during a guided snorkel tour.

From Byron Bay: Half-Day Trip to Crystal Castle

2. From Byron Bay: Half-Day Trip to Crystal Castle

Experience the calming and healing effects of Byron Bay's Crystal Palace on this half-day trip. After getting picked up from your hotel in the Byron Shire area, enjoy a scenic 30-minute drive through the Byron Hinterland to reach the palace. Upon arrival, listen to a brief 10-minute orientation from your guide during which you will learn all about the walks and meditation sessions available. You will also receive a guide book that will allow you to experience the complex at your own pace. Follow paths such as the Budda Walk which will take you through the Shambalah Gardens, the reflexology walk, or the rainforest walk. You will also have the opportunity to take part in daily workshops and meditation sessions. Feel free to get something to eat at the on-site vegetarian cafe or treat yourself to some crystals at the shop. Get dropped off back at your hotel in Byron after 3.5 hours.

Byron Bay: Full-Day Wildlife Safari

3. Byron Bay: Full-Day Wildlife Safari

Discover Australia's renowned wildlife for yourself on this wildlife safari. After getting picked up from your hotel in the Byron Shire area, drive to a rainforest habitat. Here, enjoy a short stroll through the rainforest to spot flying foxes, a unique breed of megabat. Afterward, go for another short drive to a different rainforest where you can spot rainforest wallabies (aka pademelons) and rainforest birds. Later, head to a eucalyptus forest where you can spot koalas in their natural habitat before sitting down to a picnic lunch made from local produce at the riverside.  Finally, head to a grassland habitat and get up close with kangaroos and wallabies before beginning the journey back to Byron.

Byron Bay: Nighttime Nature Walk with Night Vision Goggles

4. Byron Bay: Nighttime Nature Walk with Night Vision Goggles

Discover Australia's nocturnal wildlife in their natural habitat on this eco-friendly tour. After getting picked up from your hotel in the Byron Shire area, enjoy a scenic drive to the National Park, during which you will learn more about the natural and human history of the area from your passionate guide. Upon arrival at the park, have your goggles fitted before embarking on a 1-hour walk through flat and comfortable terrain. Keep your eyes wide open and your ears peeled as you search for animals such as pademelons (rainforest wallaby), possums, bandicoots, fuscipes, melomys, frogs (depending on the time of year), tawny frogmouths, bats, and owls. After your walk, have your photo taken in your goggles by your guide with a special night vision camera. Finish the evening with a warming cup of hot chocolate and a Byron Bay cookie before heading back to your accommodation.

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What people are saying about Brunswick Heads

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 12 reviews

It took us about 20 minutes to get to the Crystal Castle. I absolutely loved it there. The whole place is so magical and surrounded with pure nature, therefore the view of byron’s hinterland was marvellous. I was a bit afraid of the thought that the place would be full of tourists but this wasn’t the case at all. We had plenty of time to stroll around the whole area which was provided with a considerable number of stunning crystals and interesting figures. I also took part in two extremely informative and interesting workshops which were definitely a highlight of the day. I absolutely recommend this place to everyone who is into the whole magic of crystals.

Our guide Wendy was passionate, knowledgeable, punctual and friendly. The tour was unlike anything we have done before. It was amazing to see nocturnal animals in their natural habitat whilst minimising our footprint

Great to see the wildlife in their natural habitat. Wendy was a great spotter, and was very knowledgeable about the animals we saw. Also prepared a very healthy lunch for us.

Super nice fun excursion. Seen everything, beautiful day! Nice good tour guide knew how to find all the animals and good explanation. Recommended!!