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Byron Bay: The Farm and Lighthouse with Lunch & Tastings

1. 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.

Brisbane: Full-Day Byron Bay Tour

2. Brisbane: Full-Day Byron Bay Tour

Visit Cape Byron and see the dramatic cliffs as they tumble down to the ocean surge. Your full-day coach tour departs from Brisbane City early in the morning before heading south through some of the popular beach-side suburbs. Enjoy the endless stretches of pristine beaches, lush rainforests, and a diverse mix of people as you drive across the Queensland border into New South Wales and through the sugar cane country of the Tweed Valley. Your ultimate destination is the easternmost point of mainland Australia, which is marked by the Victorian-era lighthouse which sits high on the crest of Cape Byron. Standing high on a bald rocky headland, the lighthouse has a precipitous cliff to the east and a sheer drop of approximately 330 feet below it. The Cape Byron Lighthouse is one of the most powerful lighthouses in the world, and the most easterly in Australia.

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