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  • Byron Bay: Kayak with Dolphins Tour

    1. Byron Bay: Kayak with Dolphins Tour

    Take in some of the best sights the East Coast has to offer. Learn about local history and indigenous history, the lighthouse, dolphins, whales, and turtles. See the most Easterly Point of the Australian mainland on a guided tour in a two-person, sit-on-top-style sea kayak. Enjoy paddling your sea kayak through the surf and later ride some of Australia’s most famous waves in Byron Bay. Get up close and personal with friendly bottlenose dolphins and discover how inquisitive they can be.

    Spot sea turtles and marvel at the size of the majestic humpback whales as they migrate through beautiful Byron Bay. There is a 90% chance of seeing dolphins on this tour and if you don’t see them you can come again another time for free.

    Didn't see any dolphins. But saw a whale breach out of water a few times! SO COOL It was super cool to be out so far in the ocean. Very exhilarating. I honestly couldn't stop smiling and laughing the whole time. The lads that took us out were funny, nice and very helpful in any situation. Look after us very well. Definitely be back for our free trip.. WOOOOOO

  • 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.

    Brunswick is renowned for 'Simple Pleasures" and nothing beats the beauty and tranquillity of a cruise from The Brunswick upstream taking in all it has to offer culminating in an uninterrupted view of Mt Chincogan the crowning glory of the Brunswick valley. Wildlife abounds from the tiny sacred Kingfisher to the White - breasted sea eagle . The coffee and cake was delightfully served to us from our congenial hosts.

  • Byron Bay: Full-Day Brewery and Distillery Tour with Lunch

    3. Byron Bay: Full-Day Brewery and Distillery Tour with Lunch

    Enjoy a day of drinking in the Byron area during a brewery and distillery tour as you learn about the processes of production from the masters themselves. Make the most of the day by visiting 3 local breweries and 1 distillery. The tour includes transportation so you can drink safely and comfortably without worrying about how you will get home. All tastings at each brewery and distillery are included so you won’t get thirsty. Also enjoy lunch at one of the breweries and a sweet tour of the coast and some of the luscious hinterland that surrounds Byron. Visit breweries Stone and Wood, Byron Bay brewery and Seven Mile brewery in Ballina and Lord Byron Distillery or Cape Byron distillery. A background on each place will be given by the breweries and distillers so you can receive an inside look at the processes on how the magic is made . A large array of drinks are included at each venue an...

    My husband and I really enjoyed the experience. Good value for money! Great company and some amazing breweries/ distilleries.

  • Byron Bay: Hinterland Magic and Glow-Worm Experience

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

    Set off for a unique afternoon and evening filled with conscious talks, inspirational ideas, and live sacred instruments sessions in between. Explore a waterfall in NightCap National Park, and enjoy the sight of glowworms in a magical forest. 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. At your last stop, enjoy a healthy vegetarian/vegan-friendly dinner in nature.

    Great day with lovely people, relaxed environment and Chris was a great guide with great conversation. Special treats throughout the trip with great locations

  • Byron Bay: Scenic Sunset River Cruise

    5. 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: 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.

  • Byron Bay: Nighttime Nature Walk with Night Vision Goggles

    7. 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.

    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

  • Byron Bay Hinterland: National Park and Waterfalls Tour

    8. 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 fresh water 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, locally sourced 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.

    The walk was excellent. The whole family enjoyed swimming in the falls. My 10 year old complained on the way back up - but I put it down to charachter building! we also got to enjoy the Bangalow markets

  • Brunswick River: Sunset Eco Rainforest River Cruise

    9. 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,...

    A fabulous way to spend a couple of hours. Super relaxing and enjoyable. Would recommend for anyone wanting to just kick back and relax. The guides were wonderful, helpful, and welcoming. The provided food was great and the glass of wine was greatly appreciated.

  • Byron Bay: Full-Day Wildlife Safari

    10. 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.

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What people are saying about Byron Bay

Didn't see any dolphins. But saw a whale breach out of water a few times! SO COOL It was super cool to be out so far in the ocean. Very exhilarating. I honestly couldn't stop smiling and laughing the whole time. The lads that took us out were funny, nice and very helpful in any situation. Look after us very well. Definitely be back for our free trip.. WOOOOOO

It was great experience battling the waves! We did not get to see dolphins in action but we were given the dolphin guarantee that we can come back for free. The staff are commendable they are professional and helpful. I wish to come back in Byron and do it again! Awesome experience.

Great day with lovely people, relaxed environment and Chris was a great guide with great conversation. Special treats throughout the trip with great locations

My husband and I really enjoyed the experience. Good value for money! Great company and some amazing breweries/ distilleries.

Great experience, great guide would definitely recommend.