Tweed Highlights Private Tour

Byron shire’s northern neighbour is full of pleasant surprises! Travel north to Fingal for a private Snorkel with the Turtles tour with a marine biologist guide, all equipment provided. Board your private vessel for a 15-minute boat ride that will have you cruising past some of the most beautiful beaches Australia has to offer. It’s not unusual to encounter a pod of dolphins along the way. Located just off Fingal beach, the tiny volcanic outcrop of Cook Island is home to a large permanent population of Green Turtles. As well as turtles, see a mix of colourful hard and soft corals, anemones, wobbegongs, tropical fish and maybe even Nemo! Cook Island is one of the few places in Australia that can almost guarantee you will see not just one but many turtles and get so close you will have the chance to get your photo taken with one or lots.

Another highlight of the Tweed is award winning, hatted restaurant Paper Daisy at Halcyon House on Cabarita Beach. The ethos that drives Paper Daisy is one of sophisticated simplicity, producing dishes that are satisfying, thoughtful and deeply memorable. Lunch will be a celebration of this unique part of the world, one of Australia’s most important and scenic food producing regions. Take a stroll down onto the white sand of Cabarita Beach, with views of the stunning headland to the south and the Gold Coast to the north.

After lunch, take a short but scenic drive through lush farmlands. Tropical Fruit World, set amongst rainforest, water catchments and the rolling volcanic mineral soil from the caldera of Mount Warning. This working fruit farm grows over 500 fruits from around the world and offers a chance to see, taste and learn. Climb aboard a tractor train and explore the orchards on the Plantation Safari. Sample and learn about seasonal fruits during a Fruit Tasting Session. Meet farm animal friends, kangaroos and emus in the Fauna Park. Pick up some delicious local produce from the Tropical Fruit World Marketplace.

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Highlights

  • Have your photo taken underwater with Green, Leatherback or Hawksbill turtles
  • See quirky sea creatures including star fish, squid, sea cucumbers, wobbegongs and more
  • Alfresco fine dining on the patio at Paper Daisy, a stone’s throw from Cabarita Beach
  • Taste tropical fruit where it’s grown
  • Tour through lush farmlands of red, volcanic soil
  • Stunning views of majestic Wollumbin Mount Warning, known as the Cloud Catcher or Warrior Chief

Inclusions

  • Private tour hosted by an expert local guide
  • Private Snorkel with the Turtles Tour
  • Morning or Afternoon tea
  • Lunch with beverages
  • Entry into Tropical Fruit World and tractor tour (not private)
  • Premium vehicle with bottled water & travel snacks

Commence

07:30am from your Byron Bay hotel / address

Duration

Approx. 9-hours




Byron Bay Active

Commence the day paddling a sea kayak through the surf and getting up close with playful bottlenose dolphins. Keep an eye out for sea turtles and you may also be lucky enough to come across a pod of majestic migrating whales.

Visit the iconic Cape Byron Lighthouse located at the most easterly point of the Australian mainland where you can take in 360-degree panoramic views of Byron Bay and the hinterland. Walk the coastal track to the stunning Wategos Beach situated below the imposing lighthouse.

A casual yet sophisticated alfresco lunch featuring the freshest and finest local produce from Byron and the surrounding regions will be served overlooking Wategos Beach at the famed Rae’s Dining Room.

As for the afternoon, your expert local guide can tailor the day to suit your tastes. Travel a short distance inland to explore the charming hinterland villages of Bangalow or Mullumbimby and admire the regions lush rainforests.  Savour the regions burgeoning gin or craft beer scene with a visit to award winning Cape Byron Distillery or Stone & Wood Brewery. Take in panoramic views and find your inner Zen at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens or enjoy afternoon tea or gelato on a true paddock to plate property at ‘The Farm’.

Conclude at your Byron Bay accommodation in time for an afternoon swim or walk on the beach.

Highlights

  • Get up close to playful bottlenose dolphins onboard a sea kayak
  • Visit the iconic Cape Byron Lighthouse
  • Alfresco lunch featuring fresh local produce overlooking Wategos Beach
  • Visit award winning Stone & Wood Brewery for tastings
  • Find your inner Zen at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens

Inclusions

  • Private tour hosted by an expert local guide
  • Sea kayak experience including morning tea (Shared departure with a private kayak guide)
  • Lunch with beverages
  • Afternoon touring (includes attraction entry and tastings to suit)
  • Premium vehicle with bottled water & travel snacks

Commence

08:00am from your Byron Bay hotel / address (Start time is flexible)

Duration

Approx. 8-hours


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Byron Bay Private Tour

Your introduction to Byron Bay starts with a visit to Cape Byron Lighthouse and the most easterly point of the Australian mainland. Enjoy 360-degree panoramic views of Byron Bay and the hinterland. Spot dolphins, turtles and rays from the cliffs high above and even Humpback Whales during their annual migration. Walk the coastal track to stunning Wategos Beach situated below the Lighthouse.

Take a stroll through Byron Bay town centre and soak up the holiday vibe and new age energy whilst browsing the fabulous boutiques, local fashion designers, homewares shops, studios and galleries.

Spend some time touring Byron’s surrounding villages. Bangalow’s 19th century architecture borders its main street which is lined with cosy cafes and colourful boutiques that delight and inspire. ‘Magical Mullumbimby’ is a historical part of the alternative culture of the rainbow region. Residents continue to embrace the laid-back, alternative lifestyle the town has celebrated since the 1970s. The quaint, unspoilt village of Brunswick Heads has retained its traditional seaside village atmosphere. Timber bridges link the riverside to a safe, calm beach at the mouth of the Brunswick River and to the surf beach that spans the coastline all the way to Byron Bay. Stroll around the village and explore retro-vintage treasures which Bruns is famous for.

Enjoy a classic pub lunch at Hotel Brunswick or the Bangalow Hotel. After lunch visit the enchanting Crystal Castle and Shambhala Gardens, a truly unique attraction. Tour the magical gardens of mystic statues, walk the ancient labyrinth, spin the prayer wheels on the only Buddhist Peace Stupa in the Southern Hemisphere and admire the amazing crystal collections including the largest crystals in the world. Soak up the serenity, participate in the daily peace experience which includes a crystal bowl sound healing and meditation. Leave feeling positive, peaceful and connected.

Alternatively, stop in at award winning Stone & Wood Brewery to taste a selection of craft beer, brewed on site.

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Highlights

  • Visit Byron Bay’s iconic Lighthouse
  • Uncover the wonderfully distinct personalities of the Byron Shire villages
  • Take part in a guided meditation and crystal bowl sound healing at Crystal Castle.
  • Taste limited release, seasonal and pilot batch beers at Stone & Wood

Inclusions

  • Private tour hosted by an expert local guide
  • Morning or Afternoon tea
  • Lunch with beverages
  • Premium vehicle with bottled water & travel snacks

Commence

09:30am from your Byron Bay hotel / address (Start time is flexible)

Duration

Approx. 6-hours




Byron Bay Epicurean

Your Byron Bay Epicurean journey will commence with a visit to The Farm, on the outskirts of town. Enjoy a coffee at Three Blue Ducks, then wander along the farm trail past the pigs in their mud bath, the 700 Bond Brown chickens, the Macadamia Orchard and the fields planted with an array of produce served in the restaurant. Epicurean

The next stop is the local Brook family’s 96-acre farm ‘Brookfarm’ located high on the ridgeline above Byron Bay with views to the iconic Lighthouse and along the coastline.

Enjoy a private tour of the Macadamia plantation and adjacent rainforest to gain an insight to how native botanicals and macadamias are used in award-winning mueslis and gin. Onsite is the Cape Byron Distillery where you can sample gin and see how it is made.

Continue inland to Newrybar, a tiny hamlet which houses Harvest Restaurant and Historic Bakery as well as the ultra-hip Newrybar Merchants, a collective of creative local artisans and curators. A scattering of other delectable shops makes up the village known for its unique blend of antiques, gifts, clothing and home wares.

Lunch is at the delightful Harvest Restaurant in Newrybar.  This awarded restaurant showcases the best seasonal food, sourced from artisan producers and their own edible gardens, alongside foraged native and wild Australian ingredients.

Following lunch travel back to the Byron Arts & Industry Estate to visit the new home of Stone & Wood, Australia’s second largest craft brewer. Grab a tasting paddle of locally, handcrafted beers including seasonal and special releases. Conclude at your Byron Bay accommodation in time for an afternoon swim or walk on the beach.

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Highlights

  •  Visit ‘The Farm’ for a true paddock to plate experience
  • Tour a Macadamia plantation and rainforest to gain an insight to the regions native produce
  • Explore ultra-hip Newrybar with a gourmet lunch featuring wild Australian ingredients
  • Learn about craft beer from the super-chilled crew at Stone & Wood
  • Tour through picturesque country lanes lined with macadamia, avocado and coffee plantations

Inclusions

  • Private tour hosted by an expert local guide
  • Private Gin Tasting Experience including a rainforest tour at Cape Byron Distillery
  • Morning or Afternoon tea
  • Lunch with beverages
  • Tasting Paddle at Stone & Wood Brewery
  •  Premium vehicle with bottled water & travel snacks

Commence

09:00am from your Byron Bay hotel / address (Start time is flexible)

Duration

Approx. 7-hours