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Byron Bay: Sea Turtle Snorkel Tour in Julian Rocks Reserve

1. Byron Bay: Sea Turtle Snorkel Tour in Julian Rocks Reserve

Head out to sea on a fun snorkel tour around the unique Julian Rocks Marine Reserve, as it combines the marine life found in the deep Southern Ocean as well as that found in the tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef. Arrive at the Byron Bay Dive Centre either at your scheduled departure time or, if you’d like a free snorkel lesson, arrive 30 minutes before departure to practice in the heated pool. All tour participants must be able to swim to participate in this tour. Receive a short safety briefing before heading out to the Julian Rocks Marine Reserve. Journey to The Pass, about a 10-minute ride, and learn about this snorkeling spot. Get in the water for a 1-hour swim. Spot underwater creatures such as small wobbegong sharks, hard and soft corals, an assortment of rays, and three different kinds of sea turtles. Look for more than 400 different species of fish that make this area their home, and ask any questions you may have to the qualified dive staff. Head back to shore for a hot shower and some time spent with the crew identifying the creatures you saw.

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Byron Bay Hinterland: National Park and Waterfalls Tour

2. 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.

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Byron Bay: 2.5-Hour Stand Up Paddle Board Lesson

3. Byron Bay: 2.5-Hour Stand Up Paddle Board Lesson

Find out why stand up paddle boarding (SUP) is one of the fastest growing water sports in this 2.5 hour SUP experience. The stable stand up paddle boards make it easy for anyone to enjoy the unique experience of walking on water. You'll start with some important safety information where all of the basics including; warm up, how to stand and control the board, proper stroke and turning techniques, correct posture and positioning, safe entry and exit from the water will be covered. You will be surrounded by a beautiful natural landscape and have the chance to spot some amazing marine life including dolphins, fish, seabirds marine plants and sea turtles.

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Byron Bay Tandem Skydive

4. Byron Bay Tandem Skydive

Take in Australia's most spectacular coastal views from 15,000 feet as you skydive over Byron Bay. Experience the thrill of a lifetime, with up to 1 minute of freefall. Float under a colorful canopy for 5-7 minutes on this tandem skydive, taking in breathtaking area views. Fly free as a bird, feeling the wind rustling through your hair. See sparkling white sand beaches and unspoiled hinterland On this 4-hour activity you’ll take off and land beach-side at the drop zone just 15 minutes from Byron Bay, where you’ll find ample parking, BBQ and picnic areas.

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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.

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Byron Bay: 2-Hour Small Group Surf Lesson

6. Byron Bay: 2-Hour Small Group Surf Lesson

Awaken the surfer within you during this 2-hour introductory lesson. Even if it's your first time around a board, you'll be safely shown up to your first wave before you’ve even had time to worry about falling off. Learn to surf in beautiful byron bay. This operator is one of the few suppliers that has a licence in Byron Bay. From absolute beginners to anyone looking for a refresher course, these lessons include safety information about the beach and important surf and safety rules covering all the basics from the warm-up, to paddling, catching waves and standing. Surf in small groups (maximum 6) and the personalized attention you'll receive will build your knowledge and confidence as you cultivate your surf technique.  You're bound to leave with a smile on your face, plus bragging rights having near conquered this perma-cool and amazing sport!

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Byron Bay: Minyon Falls and Ocean Kayak Tour with BBQ Lunch

7. Byron Bay: Minyon Falls and Ocean Kayak Tour with BBQ Lunch

A full day’s adventure. In co-operation with our partner company, Go Sea Kayak Byron Bay, enjoy a half-day morning hinterland tour to the World Heritage listed Minyon Falls, plus a bonus spectacular kayaking tour with dolphins and whales in Byron Bay in the afternoon. Explore the magnificent Byron hinterland with its World Heritage listed rainforests and spectacular Minyon Falls. Enjoy a bush walk to the base of the falls (2 hours return), swim in pristine waters, photograph the abundant wildlife, or simply relax in this unique natural environment. The soundtrack of birds and wildlife will lull you with its natural beauty. You can then enjoy a delicious BBQ-style lunch before weaving your way through beautiful landscape back to Byron Bay, where you start your kayak tour adventure. Imagine the thrill of kayaking up close with dolphins, whales (May to October) and turtles at Byron’s beautiful marine park, while learning about local history and listening to local indigenous stories. You will also have a great view of Byron’s coastline and the Byron Bay lighthouse from the water. You can then take time to relax and socialize over afternoon tea. This good value package gives you the opportunity to experience two must-do activities in Byron Bay in only one day.

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Byron Bay: Hinterland and Bangalow Full-Day Guided Tour

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

When the beach, sun and surf get too much, it’s time to explore Byron and beyond! The choices of what to do and see in Byron are sometimes overwhelming and, occasionally, it’s a relief to sit back, enjoy and have the day perfectly planned for you. So, this is a complete and comprehensive one day tour, suitable for all fitness levels and ages. The Byron & Beyond Tour is a super option.   Your adventure starts when you're picked up from your accommodation, and you'll be driven up to the iconic Byron Bay lighthouse. Be blown away by the 360 degree panoramic views over the Pacific Ocean and mountain landscape, and get up close to the iconic Byron Bay lighthouse. Between May and October, whales can be spotted on their annual migration and this is one of the best vantage points to soak up this majestic sight. 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 deleicious lunch in one of the amazing restaurants in town. The old world charm of the architecture belies the chic shopping, eateries and galleries on offer, not to mention the beautiful and historic pub. Bangalow is a beautiful village to stroll through, and maybe pick up that special keepsake or gift including everything from vintage clothing, homewares, glamorous designer boutiques and an authentic French patisserie. From Bangalow you'll head back to Byron Bay, where you'll be dropped off with plenty of time to have a late afternoon swim or surf. You will have the sensation of having been away for a week, full of new sights, smells and experiences!

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Byron Bay: 1.5-Hour Private Surf Lesson

9. Byron Bay: 1.5-Hour Private Surf Lesson

Hone your surfing skills with extra attention from a dedicated personal surf coach. Whether you’re an individual determined to get up on that wave, a group of friends wanting your own personal learn to surf experience, or a more experienced surfer needing feedback on technique, these lessons give extra attention, courtesy of a dedicated coach working with you. Your instructor will determine your current level and structure, then plan the lesson setting some goals. There are a variety of surf instructors available to match your level and requirements.

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Byron Bay Waves To Waterfalls Adventure Tour

10. Byron Bay Waves To Waterfalls Adventure Tour

Want to enjoy the best of Byron Bay’s surfing action and explore the lush rainforests of its surrounding hinterland? Strapped for time and cash? On this tour you don’t need to choose between one experience or the other: you can do both at an affordable price. You will be picked up from Byron Bay in an air-conditioned tour vehicle which will transport you to the majestic rainforests of the World Heritage listed Nightcap National Park where you’ll see the power of nature firsthand at the impressive Minyon Falls. Marvel at the 100 meter drop of the falls and if you’re feeling adventurous you can take a dip in the fresh water rock pools beneath the falls, before enjoying a BBQ-style lunch prepared by our team. After lunch it’s back to Byron Bay where you’ll experience Byron’s world renowned beaches the way the locals do; standing on a surfboard! Let the outdoor adventure specialists and the surfing tour partners take care of the details of your hiking and surfing adventure while you sit back and soak up the once in a lifetime experience. 

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What people are saying about Byron Bay

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 28 reviews

If you like snorkelling... this location “Julian Rocks” is a MUST DO! We saw 4 sea turtlea and so many Leppard sharks and massive sting rays. Quite incredible!!! The only downside of this experience is that it is often cancelled due to weather conditions. Ours was cancelled the first time just 15 min prior to departure and almost again the second time at time of departure. It’s no ones fault (it’s the weather!) so just be prepared to be flexible. We had no trouble rebooking for a few days later and they offer full refunds.

We had a really enjoyable, personalised experience with Darcy. Any fear of not being able to stand up was taken away immediately. This experience was relaxing and was topped off with Darcy’s local knowledge of the area and his hospitality. Would recommend this for any group, kids, families - in our case a girls weekend! PS Hi Darcy! Thanks!

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

Really enjoyed this trip. Staff were great and got to see Turtles, Lionfish, Wobbegong and lots of tropical fish. Would do it again!

Very well organised, great communication and both Minyon falls and the kayaking were spectacular. Would definitely recommend!