4 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

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  • Location: Gold Coast, Australia
  • Duration:  9 hours (approx.)

Take a day trip to trendy Byron Bay and relax at a cafe, indulge in some retail therapy or spend time at the beach. You'll enjoy a scenic drive down the coast into New South Wales, and make plenty of entertaining stops along the way.

Highlights

  • Day trip from the Gold Coast to relaxed Byron Bay
  • Go swimming at a beautiful Byron Bay beach
  • Browse the boutiques and shops at Byron Bay
  • Enjoy lunch at the Lotus cafe at the Crystal castle (If option selected)
  • See Cape Byron Lighthouse, the most easterly lighthouse in Australia
  • Picturesque drive through southern Queensland and northern New South Wales
  • Enjoy a visit to Tropical Fruit World

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What You Can Expect

Byron Bay Day Trip from the Gold Coast

Byron Bay Day Trip from the Gold Coast

Byron Bay is famous as the relaxed alternate lifestyle capital of Australia. First stop is the Byron bay lighthouse. Standing on a bald rocky cliff, this working lighthouse marks the eastern most point of the Australian continent. The lighthouse is situated three kilometres northeast of the township of Byron Bay.

Next, head to the township of Byron Bay. This trendy town has an international charm offering unique shopping, pristine beaches, market stalls, fun activities for every budget, a beachside Aussie pub and quality dining choices. Enjoy a stroll on the beach, put your feet up at a chic cafe or enjoy a delicious lunch (if option selected) in the Crystal Castle Lotus Cafe that overlooks the Byron hinterland and beautiful grounds of the Crystal Castle.

In the afternoon you'll stop into Tropical Fruit World, a fifth-generation family-run farm specializing in Australia's most exotic fruit. You're sure to enjoy one of the best fruit parfaits around after all, tropical fruit is what they do! View the largest variety of tropical fruit in the world. You'll also have the opportunity to wander the gardens and purchase natural products such as tea-tree and avocado oils and soaps.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was a full day tour to Byron Bay. Our tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable.

Everything mentioned was covered with enough time to look around the Byron Bay town centre. Note, admission to the Tropic fruit work park is not included only access to the gift and fruit store. I would certainly recommend the tour and it was done at a relaxed pace

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Best outing we did! Didn't get tour guide's name on Sunday, March 8, but he was great. Stopped at Snappers Rocks. Just beautiful! Then lighthouse. And finally Byron Bay. We were able to rent beach chairs and an umbrella and enjoy the beach for a little while. Lunch at the Balcony was vey good. A little shopping then it was time to head back. Fruit World was at the end of the season but our guide helped us to sample some of the interesting fruits. More of just a pit stop. Overall great day!

Sharon B
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2010

Beautiful place. Very well organised.

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

This tour is great! Pick up and drop off was smooth. Byron Bay is stunning! After visiting the famous lighthouse, we were given 3 hours of free time in the small town. Subsequently we were brought to tropical fruitworld for some fruits. Although the time given for each location is not long, but is sufficient. Driver is friendly, introducing the attraction from point to point. He even share with us some of his experience during the tour. thumbs up! :

4 star rating: Recommended May 2014

This was a great day trip. Our guide was very helpful and informative. Crystal Castle is well worth a visit, an amazing place.

4 star rating: Recommended March 2014

Great day. Plenty of time to look around Byron and even go for a swim.

Kevin H
United Kingdom

4 star rating: Recommended January 2011

Great Day Out and Enjoyed every Minute

MARIE M
Australia

4 star rating: Recommended August 2008

A more direct route from Springbrook to Byron would allow time at Byron to enjoy lunch and the atmosphere without being so rushed.

3 star rating: Worth doing March 2011

A good day trip from the Gold Coast (too far in my opinion from Brisbane). Shame we didn't have a little longer in Byron Bay. 2 hours isn't enough to have lunch and a good look round. My preference would be to cut out the Honey stop on the way down and Tropical Fruit world on the way back for more time in BB. But I guess the driver needs a break and the passengers a toilet stop in a fairly long journey

Hang D
Australia

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better June 2010

Not really interesting, there was not much to see. It would have been better if we had spent more time in the Tropical Fruit World. Moreover, the driver/guide was terrible. The worst tour guide I've ever met - unfriendly and very quite.
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