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Byron Bay Hinterland: National Park and Waterfalls Tour

1. 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: Hinterland and Bangalow Full-Day Guided Tour

2. 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.

Byron Bay Half-Day Tour

3. Byron Bay Half-Day Tour

Byron Bay is one of the most popular and magical destinations in Australia with its laid back lifestyle, world famous beaches, natural beauty and diverse residents. The Byron Bay Express tour is the ‘insiders’ guide to Byron Bay, local style! Start your trip driving up to the Byron Lighthouse for spectacular 360-degree ocean and hinterland views. Watch the dolphins and migrating whales between the months of May and October. Visit the pearl of the hinterland – the beautiful little town of Bangalow, with a fascinating mix of local shops, galleries, and cafes. Have a locally brewed coffee and indulge in some locally grown food. Next stop, take a tour of the sustainable farming and food experience that is "The Farm," located in Byron Bay. Meet the resident heritage-breed pigs, Scottish Highland cattle, and free-roaming chickens as you stroll through fields of flowers and the market garden. Walk your way up through the subtropical rainforest to the Byron Lighthouse for the most spectacular 360-degree ocean and Byron hinterland views, and watch the dolphins and migrating whales (May to October). Have your photo taken at the most easterly point of the Australian mainland surrounded by palms, white sands, and dramatic cliffs.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 38 reviews

Definitely recommend this tour! The lighthouse and views are amazing, the farm was so nice to visit and crystal castle was absolutely beautiful, there was even an option to do a sound healing session there which was so nice and relaxing. The tour guide Tom was so lovely and very knowledgeable and made it a great experience. Very grateful to have gotten to visit all these great attractions at Byron Bay during our stay.

The tour guide was excellent. You could tell that he has a passion for what he does and for the area. He was very informative, very easy to talk to, and a great driver and guide. Would highly 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.

Excellent tour led by Tom! The rainforest trek was such an adventure and you will be rewarded with one of the most beautiful waterfalls at the end.

Relaxed walk into the hinterland. Great view of waterfall