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Our most recommended Byron Bay Food & Gourmet Tours

Byron Bay: Hinterland Magic and Glow-Worm Experience

1. 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.

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Byron Bay: Scenic Sunset River Cruise

2. 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.

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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 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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Brunswick River: Morning Eco Rainforest River Cruise

4. 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.

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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: 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.

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Byron Bay: Arvo Session Brewery and Distillery Tour

7. Byron Bay: Arvo Session Brewery and Distillery Tour

Enjoy your morning at the beach and join an awesome arvo tour. Kick things off at 2:00 PM and head to two local breweries and a distillery. Learn about the process of how breweries and distilleries do things North Coast style, and more importantly, sample a selection of award-winning beers and spirits.   At each stop, enjoy a selection of the most popular beers and spirits from Byron Bay and surrounding areas. If you love what’s on offer, feel free to grab a six-pack or bottle for later in the night.   A background on each place will be given by the hosts so you can get an inside look at how the magic is made. Choose from a large array of drinks at each venue and rely on a round trip transfer afterwards, so you don’t have to worry about driving.

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Brunswick River: Sunset Eco Rainforest River Cruise

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

9. 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

10. 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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What people are saying about Byron Bay

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.

Would recommend this cruise highly. Simon made the trip very interesting and he was very knowledgeable about the local flora and fauna. Will definitely do this cruise again. Very enjoyable.

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

Fantastic tour. Chris was amazing!!! with great personality, a beautiful heart and great knowledge of the attractions included in the tour.

Great experience, great guide would definitely recommend.