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  • Location:Gold Coast, Australia
  • Duration:8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Small-Group Byron Bay and Bangalow Day Trip from the Gold Coast

Spend a delightful day exploring famed beaches, funky shops and historic landmarks on this full-day tour to Byron Bay and Bangalow. Departing from the Gold Coast, visit the easternmost point in Australia with a stop at Cape Byron lighthouse and enjoy morning tea at a historic Bangalow estate. Explore the artistic enclave of Byron Bay at your leisure, and learn about the area’s amazing biodiversity with a visit to Murwillumbah’s Rainforest World Heritage Centre. Group size is limited to 16 for a more personalized experience.  


  • Full-day tour to Byron Bay and Bangalow, from the Gold Coast
  • Enjoy morning tea at the Bangalow Heritage House Museum near Byron Bay
  • Visit the Cape Byron Light, the lighthouse located on Australia's easternmost point
  • Look for turtles, dolphins and other wildlife during a coastal walk on the headlands
  • Enjoy up to three hours of free time in Byron Bay to browse the shops, hit the beach and eat lunch
  • Stop at the Rainforest World Heritage Centre to learn about the region’s five UNESCO World Heritage-listed rainforests
  • Small-group tour limited to 16 people ensures a more personalized experience with your knowledgeable guide

What You Can Expect

Small-Group Byron Bay and Bangalow Day Trip from the Gold Coast

Byron Bay

Discover highlights of coastal New South Wales with a diverse, full-day detour from the Gold Coast. After pickup at your hotel in the morning, soak up the scenery and listen to your driver-guide’s narration on the approximately 1-hour drive south along a coastal highway. On the way, pop in at the Bangalow Heritage House Museum for morning tea and cake on the wraparound veranda of this 1920s estate.

Continue on to the rocky outcropping of Cape Byron, and visit the historic lighthouse that’s been keeping watch over Australia’s easternmost point here since 1899. Access the nearby town center of Byron Bay via a scenic 2-mile (3-km) walk along a coastal trail, or hop back in the minivan for a ride.

Once in town, enjoy 2 to 3 hours of leisure time to explore this relaxed, artistic enclave, home to many music festivals. Shop for handmade souvenirs at unique markets and boutiques, and enjoy lunch at one of many charming cafés and pubs (own expense). Head to the water to experience Byron Bay’s famous stretches of beach, where you can stroll on the sand, take a dip in the ocean or snorkel with gear rented from a local shop (not included). 

After reconnecting with your guide, drive back toward the Gold Coast through the lovely Tweed and Currumbin valleys, passing Mt Warning and the sugarcane plantations of Tomewin along the way. Stop in Murwillumbah to learn about the area’s UNESCO credentials at the Rainforest World Heritage Centre before continuing on to the Gold Coast, where your tour concludes in the late afternoon. 

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