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