Located by the coast on the far-north of NSW, Australia, Byron Bay is a popular destination for a quick getaway. It is home to the iconic Cape Byron lighthouse, magnificent beaches, and different world-class festivals.
Almost two million domestic and international tourists visit this town per year, many opting to discover it with the different Byron Bay day tours. Many who flock to Byron Bay particularly want to watch the sunrise at Cape Byron lighthouse as it sits at the most easterly point of mainland Australia. Others prefer to explore the different wining and dining experiences it offers.
To help you make the most out of your Byron Bay trip, here are a few tours in Byron Bay that you might want to check out.
If you’re looking for a unique Byron Bay day tour, check out their distillery and brewery tours! Facilitated by local tour guides, these tours will help you gain a new level of appreciation for your drink of choice.
Byron Bay’s famous distilleries and breweries include Lord Byron Distillery, Cape Byron Distillery, and Stone and Wood Brewery. At the end of the tour, you’ll be treated to a tasting paddle at each location, allowing you to sample their best and newest brews.
Walking is a great way to immerse yourself in the beautiful Byron Bay surroundings. In a vision walk tour, you’ll be doing a lot of – guess what? – walking. But don’t worry, it’ll definitely pay off as you visit the famous Cape Byron lighthouse and The Farm, to name a few.
At the Farm, you’ll get the chance to know how a local farm operates and how it sustainably supports the micro-businesses that it shares a goal with. End your day there with great food from their very own produce.
If you’re feeling alternative, vision walk tours may also by customised to include a walk through Sunday markets, Protesters Falls, and Rainbow Temple. For your adventurous streak, you may also choose to take a vision walk tour through the different habitats near Byron Bay. There, you’ll get the chance to see koalas, kangaroos, and different species of birds as you’re guided by an Environmental Scientist.
The hinterland is the gem of Byron Bay. For nature lovers, it’s a paradise. Byron Bay bus tours often include several stops and activities in the hinterland due to the abundance of things to see and do here.
Some of the activities include trekking the Gondwana Rainforests, a UNESCO World Heritage Area to experience the majesty of one of Byron Bay’s tallest waterfalls before dining surrounded by nature. When night falls, you’ll also get the chance to see illuminated glow worms in their natural habitat, something straight out of a movie.
Byron Bay is famous for its adventure tours. From surf lessons and kayaking, to hot air balloon rides and skydiving, Byron Bay day tours have a lot to offer.
You can hone your surfing skills in beautiful Byron Bay with the help of certified instructors. When you’re ready, you can test your skills with the waves for that perfect Instagram shot. If surfing isn’t your cup of tea, relax and get an hour of exercising in with a kayaking day tour. You’ll be kayaking with the dolphins after climbing Mount Warning for a breathtaking sunrise view.
When you’re done with the seas, take to the skies and fly gently over Byron Bay’s rolling hills. As the most eastern point of Australia, you’ll get the chance to see the sunrise way ahead of everyone while riding a hot air balloon.
And if you’re looking to get your adrenaline fix, sign up for a tandem skydiving tour. At the height of 15,000 ft, you’ll get the bird’s eye view of Byron Bay’s beaches and coastal views.
Byron Bay is blessed with a beautiful habitat for both land and sea creatures. This gives visitors the rare chance to be within viewing distance of majestic animals such as humpback whales and dolphins. Led by a marine biologist, you’ll be learning about whales at their natural habitat, watch them as they majestically breach, and listen to them sing by using an underwater hydrophone.
Keep in mind though, that humpback whales migrate during winter and it’s the best time to come and see them. So plan your trip wisely!
Nothing beats feeling like a local in a tourist town. And no one understands that better than Adam Cook, aka Cookie.
Being a Northern Rivers local, Cookie passionately shares the beauty (and tastes!) of the Byron Shire with his guests. Whether it’s an epic spot to catch the sunset, a winding drive through the majestic hinterland or intel into the best surf breaks, Cookie has ideas.
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