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Byron Bay: Hinterland Magic and Glow-Worm Experience

1. Byron Bay: Hinterland Magic and Glow-Worm Experience

Set off on a unique trip in Byron Bay that includes swimming, inspiring discussions, a hearty lunch, and awe-inspiring views. Explore a waterfall in Nightcap National Park and see glowworms during a magical experience. Start your adventure with pickup at Byron Visitor Center. From there, head to a waterfall for a refreshing swim. Then, observe magical glow worms and learn more about them. An easy guided walk, amongst ancient trees, will take you to one of the highest waterfalls in the region for some breathtaking views. Later, refuel with a healthy vegetarian/vegan-friendly dinner in nature. Head back to Byron rejuvenated after a day filled with conscious talks, inspirational ideas, and live sacred instrument sessions in between. Leave with a greater understanding and appreciation for what the region and its people are really about.

Brunswick River: Morning Eco Rainforest River Cruise

2. Brunswick River: Morning Eco Rainforest River Cruise

Start the tour by boarding the cruise ship at the wharf at the Brunswick Heads Boat Harbour. Then, set off on your river cruise which travels upstream for about 8 km. During the cruise, view beautiful rainforest scenery, amazing birds, wildlife, and marine life. Be entertained by the commentary of local knowledgeable guides as you learn about the fascinating history and environment of this tranquil, pristine area in Byron shire. Enjoy a delicious morning tea including local plunger coffee, selection of teas, hot chocolate, juice, delicious gourmet cakes and biscuits. Finally, return to the harbor feeling relaxed and with a wealth of local and environmental knowledge.

Byron Bay Hinterland: National Park and Waterfalls Tour

3. Byron Bay Hinterland: National Park and Waterfalls Tour

Get out amongst the beautiful Byron hinterland and explore the natural wonder of the World Heritage-listed Nightcap National Park including a 2 hour guided rainforest walk to the base of the spectacular Minyon Falls. Take a swim in the pristine freshwater pools, photograph the abundant wildlife or simply relax and get in touch with nature. Click here to watch a video about Minyon Falls. Enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch before arriving at the famous little town Bangalow. Tour Bangalow’s fascinating mix of local shops, galleries, and cafes. From Bangalow, the tour weaves through the beautiful Byron hinterland and the many historical unspoilt hinterland towns that are sprinkled throughout the countryside.

Byron Bay: Scenic Sunset River Cruise

4. Byron Bay: Scenic Sunset River Cruise

Take a sunset cruise on the Richmond River to discover the tranquil waters around Ballina Island. Get picked up in Byron Bay, then explore the mangrove forests and creeks that branch off the river. Relax on the water as you look out for the rich flora and fauna, including rare birds and dolphins. Bask in the glorious evening sun as you enjoy a cold drink, tasty refreshments, and learn some local history from your marine biologist guide. Sit back as the boat winds its way down the beautiful river to where it meets the sea. Head to Mobb's Bay and cruise around Pimlico Island before heading back to shore.

Byron Bay: Full-Day Wildlife Safari

5. 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: Brunswick River Scenic Kayak Tour

6. Byron Bay: Brunswick River Scenic Kayak Tour

Enjoy a relaxing kayak session on the Brunswick River, one of the most beautiful river systems in New South Wales. Make use of the tides and paddle along the clear, calm water. Embrace the tranquility of the area, breathe in the clean air, and listen out for the sounds of local sea birds and wildlife. Take in the views of stunning coastal scenery as you cruise past. Take a well-deserved break on the river bank for a swim and a snack before continuing the tour. Listen as your guide points out the unique features of the environment.

From Byron Bay: Platypus Spotting Walk

7. From Byron Bay: Platypus Spotting Walk

Get up close and personal with Australia's famous platypus on this tour. After getting picked up from your hotel in Byron Shire before dawn, head to a special creek where you will be able to watch the sunrise. At the creek, take a pair of binoculars and begin your 1.2-kilometer walk. The platypus are very shy, but if you stay still and quiet, you will hopefully get to spot up to 4 of these unique creatures, either in the pond or on land. During this walk, you will also get to admire a range of bird species, including the beautiful azure kingfisher, and you may even get to spot a cheeky koala. Finish your tour with a picnic breakfast before returning to your accommodation, just in time for check-out if you need to leave that day.

Byron Bay: The Farm and Lighthouse with Lunch & Tastings

8. Byron Bay: The Farm and Lighthouse with Lunch & Tastings

Setting off from the Gold Coast in the morning, cruise down through the rolling green farmlands of the Tweed Valley towards the iconic northern New South Wales beach town of Byron Bay. After taking in the sweeping views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, keep your eyes peeled for migrating whales between June and October. Opt to take a refreshing dip at nearby Wategos Beach, home to some of Australia’s priciest real estate. Visit hip hilltop cafe Top Shop, a local institution for a caffeine hit before heading to The Farm. This lush, working farm on the fringe of Byron is anchored by the lauded Three Blue Ducks restaurant, where you'll tuck into an incredible lunch showcasing produce harvested just meters from the table. Take a stroll around the property to meet the Highland cows, purchase some homegrown sunflowers at the on-site florist, or perhaps grab an ice cream at Baylato, before making a move to Stone and Wood to sample the famed Byron Bay brewery’s multi-award-winning beers. Enjoy a tasting at one of Byron’s boutique distilleries set in a lush rainforest. Cape Byron Distillery specializes in gin (with whisky on the way), while Lord Byron Distillery produces rum, vodka, gin, and more. Hear stories of sustainability just as epic as their boozy offerings at both venues before returning to the Gold Coast.

Byron Bay: Hinterland and Bangalow Full-Day Guided Tour

9. Byron Bay: Hinterland and Bangalow Full-Day Guided Tour

Explore all that Byron has to offer on this packed day tour. Visit the Byron Bay lighthouse, explore Crystal Castle, and enjoy a tasty BBQ lunch in Bangalow. Your adventure starts when you're picked up from your accommodation, and you'll be driven up to the iconic Byron Bay lighthouse. Marvel at the panoramic views over the Pacific Ocean and mountain landscape, and get up close to the iconic Byron Bay lighthouse. Between May and October, you can spot whales on their annual migration. Next, enjoy a tour of The Farm Byron Bay, a sustainable farming and food experience. Meet the resident heritage-breed pigs, Scottish Highland cattle, and free-roaming chickens. Stroll through fields of flowers, macadamia and pecan plantations, and market gardens filled with in-season produce.  Then, it’s off to the mystical Crystal Castle. Here you can marvel at the massive natural crystals on show, get lost in a garden labyrinth, take a gentle walk, touch the World Peace stupa or just enjoy a coffee and soak up the hushed tranquillity of this amazing place. The Zen quality of the crystals will put you in the perfect frame of mind for a drive through the beautiful Byron hinterland to the next destination, the historic and delightful town of Bangalow. Enjoy a delicious BBQ-style lunch, followed by a stroll through this beautiful village, which includes vintage clothing stores, homewares shops, glamorous designer boutiques, and an authentic French patisserie. From Bangalow, return to Byron Bay, where you'll be dropped off with plenty of time to have a late afternoon swim or surf.

Brunswick River: Sunset Eco Rainforest River Cruise

10. Brunswick River: Sunset Eco Rainforest River Cruise

End your day with a relaxing sunset cruise along the Brunswick River. Enjoy a unique local experience with fantastic bird and wildlife watching opportunities in Byron Bay. First, board the comfortable ship and depart from the harbor in Brunswick. As the sun begins to set, soak up the magical evening atmosphere and experience how every sunset on the river is special. Feel the breeze cooling you on a summer afternoon as you watch the birds return to roost for the night. Cruise past diverse rainforest and river scenery which is beautiful at this time of day. As you travel down the river, you may even see 1 or 2 of the beautiful kingfisher species or majestic eagles that call the area home. Enjoy a complimentary drink and tasty tapas including a selection of local fine produce as you relax and let the cares of the day float away. The licensed bar is open for local Brookie's Gin cocktails, beer including local Stone & Wood beer, wine and bubbly. Finally, return to the harbor as the sun slowly sinks behind Mt Chincogan and see the lovely reflections in the river.

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What people are saying about Byron Bay

Great experience with Chris as a guide! He adjusted the trip to the weather conditions, so even on a rainy day with was so much fun! We took a dip in a lake, saw a waterfall and east dinner at the temple. It was a great day, definitely recommend!

Very special places visited and highly recommend for anyone visiting Byron Bay! :) Mark told many interesting stories and insights and was very knowledgeable, thank you for the great experience!

Chris was very friendly, took us to some great spots. Had some really interesting my knowledge about the area. The Rainbow Temple and gloworms were beautiful. 100% recommend

Enjoyed this thoroughly. Was great to get historical information about the area as well as a guided tour. Glad we booked this activity during our stay.

It was a great experience to discover the natural part of Byron Bay. The guide was very knowledgeable and passionate.